Greek yoghurt is a staple on the Slimming World plan, whether you want it mixed in a curry to make the sauce creamier or enjoyed with some berries for your breakfast in the morning, there's plenty of ways you can use it.
Total Greek yoghurt 0% is also syn free on the Slimming World plan, which means you can eat as much as you want of it! But you will need to syn your yoghurt if you add ingredients to it or by a version with a higher per cent fat.
In our guide below we will cover which total Greek yoghurts have syns, some other 0% syn free alternatives from other brands and three ways you can cook with total 0% Greek yoghurt below.
Does Total Greek Yoghurt Have Syns?
Total Greek yoghurt which is plain and has 0% fat is indeed syn free, which means you can eat as much as you want without tracking. They make a great source of protein or for sauces rather than traditional fattening cream.
You will find however if you buy total yoghurt that has flavours or a higher percentage of fat then it will have syns.
We always recommend buying zero fat Greek yoghurts and mixing in your toppings and flavours rather than buying premade versions as you have more control over the syns.
We have listed the other types of total Greek yoghurt below and their syns to give you an idea.
Fage Total 0% Fat Natural Greek Yogurt (per 100g) - Syn free.
Slimming World Friendly Recipes With Greek Yoghurt
Now we know some great syn free and low syn alternatives to total 0% Greek yoghurt, we can get into a few Slimming World friendly recipes which use Greek yoghurt in a variety of ways, this will make you have a big tub of it in your fridge all the time!
Chicken Tikka Masala
This SW friendly chicken masala takes out the traditional cream in this Indian dish and replaces it with a tub of Greek yoghurt for a syn friendly count and creamy sauce!
We've put the details down below.
250g of total 0% Greek yoghurt.
Four chicken breasts.
Step one - Mix your yoghurt and curry powder in a bowl together then season and add your chicken until it is coated with the mixture.
Step two - Heat your grill underneath and start to fry the onion, garlic, ginger and spice for around 2 minutes, then stir in your tomato paste and water, bring to a boil.
Step three - Place your chicken pieces on skewers, grill until cooked then put them into your sauce discarding the skewers.
Step four - Remove from heat and add the rest of your yoghurt!
Slimming World Strawberry Mousse
If you fancy a sweet treat then why not try fixing yourself up a 1/2 syn healthy mousse with your tub of Greek yoghurt?
One tub of total 0% Greek yoghurt.
80ml of boiling water.
1 Sachet of Hartley strawberry jelly (sugar-free).
1 pot of strawberry light.
Step one - Mix your jelly and water in a bowl, allow it to cool then add both of your yoghurts.
Step two - Whisk the mixture for a little bit to allow air inside.
Step three - Pour into individual bowls and place in the fridge for an hour until set.
Step four - Top with fresh strawberry's and serve!
Overall, total 0% Greek yoghurt is syn free on the Slimming World plan and is a great breakfast or snack to have without you having to feel guilty!
Watch out when buying Greek yoghurts that have flavouring or a higher per cent of fat however as they will often have a few syns because of the extra fat and sugar content.
Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.