Whether you are making some homemade nachos, or maybe you are having a night in with some chips and dips, you might be curious as to if tortilla chips have syns on the slimming world, and if so, how many?
Tortilla chips do have syns on the slimming world, syns vary according to the type of chip that you buy and the size, on average, for plain tortilla chips you can expect to use around 6 syns for 25g, making them high in syns.
We've put together a short syn guide below which will cover how many tortilla chips you can eat in the slimming world, syn values of tortilla chips and an SW recipe for making your own lower syn tortilla chips at home!
At 6 syns for 25g, you could have up to around 70g of plain salted tortilla chips before using up all of your 15 syn daily allowance.
This makes tortilla chips a very high syn crisp, the high syns in them come from the fat content, having up to 6g of fat a portion due to the oil inside of the chips. In order to reduce the syns in tortilla chips, we recommend weighing out your portion to avoid overeating them or choosing baked tortilla chips rather than fried, ones since they contain less oil.
Tortilla chips have varying syns according to where you buy them from, their size and any flavourings, to help you stay on track with your syns and compare, we've listed some syn values of popular tortilla chips down below to help you out.
Since tortilla chips can be very high in syns, you might be wondering if there are any lower syn alternatives you can try making at home.
You can indeed make your SW-friendly tortilla chips at home for dipping which are syn free with our recipe down below!
Overall, tortilla crisps are very high in syns, having around 6 syns for just 25g, this is because of the oil inside of them which gives them a high-fat content. To reduce syns in your tortilla chips we suggest choosing baked options when possible to reduce oil content or making your own with some pasta sheets!