Is Young's Scampi Slimming World Friendly? - Our Guide!
If you fancy some scampi for an easy dinner with some chips and veggies, you'll need to make sure you are synning your fish if it's breaded.
Young's scampi in particular has 11 syns for half a pack, making it very high in syns, we would suggest eating this scampi in moderation or having 1/4 of a pack to help keep syns low.
In our guide below we will discuss why Young's scampi is high in syns, syn values of their range, low syn alternatives from other brands and a recipe for making your scampi meal at home!
Why Is Young's Scampi High In Syns?
At 11 syns for half a pack, Young's scampi is very high in syns taking up over half of your daily syn allowance, this food is high in syns due to the breadcrumbs around the shrimp, this increases the fat content, with a serving of the scampi having up to 9g of fat.
To reduce syns we would suggest having non-breaded fresh scampi when possible which would be syn free.
Young's Scampi Syns
Young's have a few different varieties of their scampi on offer, we've listed all of their syn values down below to help you compare.
One way to reduce the syns in breaded scampi fish is by making your own at home, we've listed the recipe details below which are easy to follow for a quick SW weeknight meal!
Pinch of mixed herbs.
20 peeled king prawns.
40g of wholemeal bread.
Pinch of paprika.
Spoon of capers.
One red onion diced.
Two spoons of light mayonnaise.
200g of fat free fromage frais.
Spoon of lemon zest.
Pinch of dill.
4 gherkins diced.
To begin blend your bread then add in the herbs and paprika, blend the eggs in another bowl then season your prawns separately.
Heat your oven to gas mark 7 then dip your prawns into an egg and the breadcrumbs then arrange them on a baking tray with some low cal cooking spray and bake for around 10-12 minutes.
Mix all your tartar sauce ingredients then serve with the baked scampi!
To conclude, Young's scampi is very high in syns, having 11 syns for half a portion due to the breadcrumbs which makes them high in fat. To save syns we recommend having the fish without breadcrumbs or having a smaller portion.
One way to keep your scampi slimming world friendly is by using our recipe above which uses the bread as your healthy extra B or by checking out low syn alternatives which start as low as 9 syns for half a pack.
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.