For a quick and easy meal, you might be tempted to buy a pre-made pack of meatballs for your weeknight dinner, but how many syns do these meatballs have?
Tesco mini meatballs have 8 syns for five meatballs making them an average syn-sized dish, you could eat up to 9 meatballs before meeting your daily syn allowance for the day.
In our guide below we will cover why Tesco's meatballs have syns, the syn values of the whole Tesco range and some low syn alternatives from other brands, we've thrown in an SW meatball recipe to help you save even more syns too.
Tesco's meatballs get most of their syns from the beef, potato and rice flour inside of them, the reason these beef meatballs are not syn free is due to the fact they are made from full-fat beef too rather lean beef mince which is classed as syn free.
These meatballs have around 8 grams of fat for five of them which still isn't too bad when eaten in moderation. Their large meatballs have 10 syns for five of them.
Tesco offers a few different types of meatballs, so to help you out we've listed their syn values below.
If you find Tesco's meatballs to be too high in syns there are plenty of other low syn alternatives to try out from other brands which we will list below.
To reduce the syns from your meatballs you can simply try making some low syn alternatives at home, we've listed a recipe to try out below if you feel like getting creative in the kitchen.
Overall, Tesco's meatballs have an average syn value of 8 syns for five meatballs which is fine to eat as long as your syns allow. To save syns we would suggest choosing reduced-fat meatballs or lean mince meatballs which are more SW friendly, you could also try our recipe above which syn free!