Low Syn Slimming World Treats

Sometimes, the syn free stuff can get stale and although I no longer attend Slimming World, I still loosely follow the plan because it still helps me.

So here are my low syn treats when an apple or carrot stick just won’t cut it.

Sweet

Curly Wurly 26 grams- 6syns
Mikado – 1 stick 0.5 syns
Freddo Original- 5 syns
Chomp-5.5 syns
Fudge- 5.5 syns
2 finger Kitkat- 5.5 syns
Alpen Light Bars-3 syns each
Milkybar-13.5 gram bar is 5.5 syns
Milkyway 21.5 gram- 5 syns
Ferrero Rocher- 1 for 3.5 syns
Aero Milk Chocolate Mousse- 5 syns, mint one is 5.5 syns
Jelly tots -3.5 syns
Dairy Milk Buttons-4 syns
Walnut Whip- 8syns
Cadburys Creme Egg – 9 syns (but SO WORTH IT)
Pink and Whites Wafers-2.5 syns
Hartley Sugar Free Jelly- 0.5 syns
Cadburys Animal chocolate biscuits 22gram bag- 5 syns
Soreen Lunchbox loafs- 4.5 syns
Penguin Chocolate biscuit bar- 5.5 syns
Cadbury Twirl 21.5 gram bar- 6 syns
Kinder Bueno twin bar- 6 syns per bar
Fibre One bar Chocolate- 4.5 syns
Bounty Milk Chocolate Bar- one half is 7 syns
Maltesers 37gram bag – 9.5 syns
McVities Jaffa Cake Bar – 5syns
McVities Chocolate Hobnobs- 4.5syns
Muller Light Chocolate fix – 5 syns
Muller Light Chocolate Fix Layers- 3.5 syns
Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn Sweet ‘n’ Salt 17gram bag – 4 syns


Savoury

Wotsits- 4.5 syns
Quavers 20gram bag- 4.5 syns
Cheetos- 3.5 syns
Walkers Baked crisps- 5.5 syns
Sunbites- 6syns
Walkers Squares-5.5 syns
Hula Hoops Puft- 3.5 syns
Snaps Crisps- 3 syns
Skips- 4.5 syns
Walkers French Fries-4.5 syns
Beef & Pickled Onion Space Raiders 13gram bag – 3 syns
Velvet Crunch Crisps- 4syns
Laughing Cow light Original Cheese triangle- 1.5syns
Mugshots- all free except Thai Style which is 0.5 syns
Pot Noodle Chicken and Mushroom- 7 syns (these are quite high in salt though)
Dairylea Dunkers Jumbo Tubes 47gram- 6syns
Dairylea Dunkers Breadsticks 47gram- 5.5syns

If there’s any more you think I should add to this list, let me know and I will add more as I think of them too. I might even set up a treat box with some of these like I’ve seen other people do.

Also, please double check these on the SW app as syn values do change over time and mine may not be accurate a few months down the line. šŸ™‚

Speak soon lovelies

SIMW

Slimming World Ready Meals Review!

THEY HAVE ARRIVED!

Ok so I was super excited for this release, purely because I love the Slimming World recipes and had high hopes for these meals asĀ the recipes are really tasty.

Available exclusively at Iceland stores and online, this was ideal for me as Iceland is one of my regular places to shop anyway. I plan on having a few of these meals in stock for those days when I am either too knackered to cook or just feeling a bit lazy.

The meals I chose were theĀ Meatballs & pasta with a spicy tomato sauce and theĀ Chicken tikka masala. Queue vain pose with the meals:

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My mum tried theĀ Beef in red onion gravy with veg crush but also bought theĀ Hot-smoked salmon farfalle to try.

NB: This is an honest opinion and is in no way endorsed by Slimming World. I have genuinely wanted to try these ever since my mum told me they were being released.

So last night I tried the Meatballs with pasta dish. It looks like this before going in the microwave.

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It definitely looksĀ better than other frozen ready meals I have had; that’s before it cooked! I followed the microwave instructions on the pack which were pretty easy to follow. One thing I noticed right away is that this meal in particular is quite high for calories and was about 550 calories for the whole thing. However, if you are on Slimming World plan, then these meals are all classed as Free. I try to have an even balance and not completely concentrate on calories but rather on how healthy theĀ foods I eat are. I allowedĀ the meal to cool for a minute as the instructions stated and then plated mine up with a side salad of bagged lettuce,tomatoes,cucumber and onion.

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The meal just out of the microwave.
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Plated up with my salad.

I wasn’t sure how the meatballs would taste because meat in frozen ready meals tends to leave a lot to be desired and can taste like cardboard. However, when I bit into a Ā meatball it was so meaty!

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super meaty meatball!

These are really good quality meatballs and I was really impressed with them. The meat is beef and pork mixed together but I didn’t realise this and just thought they were beef. The meatballs weren’t soggy or full of breadcrumbs but were firm and juicy.Ā The pasta was nice too but I have to admit there wasn’t a lot of sauce in the meal and the sauce that was there, was pretty watery. I added a bit of salt just for my taste but maybe a kick of chilli in the recipe wouldn’t have gone amiss.

I wasn’t expecting these meals to be a replacement or my normal food but just to have for those days when I really cannot be bothered to make anything, that I can quickly throw in the microwave and ding. That’s what they do!

My mum had the beef with veg crush, which she really enjoyed. She had hers with cabbage but did say that the veg crush was not to her taste as, again, it was too watery. One fantastic thing though, it that she said she was going to use the recipe on the back of the pack (yes, they all come with a recipe to allow you to re-create your own version) and make it again in future. I think this is the main point of these meals; that you can easily recreate them at home using easy to obtain ingredients.

I am really looking forward to trying the Chicken Tikka Masala because I love a good curry and I have also made the Slimming World recipe for this at home previously. It will be interesting to see Slimming World’s own take on a classic curry!

These meals are generously portioned and ideal for anyone both on the SW plan and also who are just looking to change-up their meals a bit for something different. I also think the price of Ā£3 is fair because you get a lot for your money and these meals alone without a side dish would still be filling. Next on my list are the Singapore Noodles as I have heard fab things about these on the internet waves!

I definitely recommend anyone to give these a go because they really are ideal for those days when you are just too busy to cook or just want an easy, healthy meal.

Good Job Slimming World. I am a convert! šŸ˜‰

For the full range, check out Slimming world website hereĀ or go to Iceland’s page about the meals to order.