Wheaten bread or brown soda bread is a favourite Irish bread for many of us, but how many syns does this bread have on the slimming world plan?
Wheaten breads syns can vary according to how it is made but typically has about 5 syns a slice which is around 100 calories, making it quite high in syns, two slices would cost you 10 syns, leaving only 5 left for the rest of your day.
Down below we will cover why wheaten bread is so high in syns, some syn values of different breads, low syn bread alternatives as well as how to make your own SW friendly soda bread at home!
At 5 syns a slice, wheaten bread is very high in syns, with some brands even going up to 6.5 syns a slice.
The syns in this type of bread comes from the butter and sugar used inside of the Irish soda bread, making it higher in syns than typical wholemeal bread.
Despite being high in fibre, wheaten bread does not count as your healthy extra B on slimming world, only plain wholemeal bread does.
Depending on where you buy your wheaten bread from, the syns can vary slightly, we've listed a few types below to keep you on track.
Wheaten breads have 5 syns a slice, but how do they compare to white and wholemeal breads?
Well, white breads have between 3.5-5.5 syns a slice depending on how thick the bread is while wholemeal breads also have between 3-5 syns a slice.
This is a similar syn value to wheaten breads, sometimes these Irish soda breads can have a slightly higher syn value if more butter was used during the baking process.
If you're a lover of wheaten bread but find it too high in syns, we've listed a few other low syn bread alternatives to check out below.
One way to save some syns when eating wheaten bread, is by making your own slimming world friendly version at home.
This soda bread is gluten free and one slice can also be used as your healthy extra B!
Overall, having a slice of wheaten bread now and then is fine on slimming world as long as your syn allows, you could have up to three slices before using up your syn allowance.
To save syns we suggest having regular wholemeal bread as your healthy extra B or make your wheaten bread at home with our recipe above counting as your healthy extra B!