Here are some healthier snacking ideas which may help you all under 5 syns on Slimming World or 100Kcals.
Sometimes, however healthy you are trying to be, you just want snacks, maybe in the evening or to watch a movie with.
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It is the reader’s responsibility to check nutritional values, such as Slimming World syn values and WW points. Additionally, they must check any other allowances, as any given are approximate.
There are so many healthy syn free snacks you could enjoy I have written a full post of them. Find syn-free snack ideas here.
Other good things to snack on are your healthy extra A choice of cheese or a cereal bar, bowl of cereal or some toast from your healthy extra B choice.
Can you enjoy these snacks on other weight loss plans?
If you follow Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count these in another way such as points or calories and all the following are under 100 kcal, of course always check your plan for advice.
Chocolate snacks for five syns/100Kcal or less
Of course, there are many things you can break or cut a piece off to fall within five syns or less but these are actual bars you can get for this allowance.
Cadbury buttons, 14.4g bag, 4 syns approx, 80kcal approx
Chomp, 12g bar, 3 syns approx, 60kcal approx
Freddo, 5 syns approx, 99kcal approx
Mini eggs, 1 syn each approx, 20Kcal approx
One Ferrero Rocher, 4 syns approx, 80kcal approx
One Lindt Lindor ball in milk chocolate, 4 syns approx, 80kcal approx
Maltesers, fun-size 19.5g bag, 5 syns approx, 100kcal approx
Mars bar, fun-size 18g bar, 4 syns approx, 80kcal approx
Milky Way, fun-size 15.5g bar, 3.5 syns approx, 70kcal approx
Milkybar 12g, 3.5 syns approx, 70kcal approx
Snickers, fun-size 18g bar, 4.5 syns approx, 90kcal approx
Twix, fun-size 20g bar, 5 syns approx, 99kcal approx
Skinny crunch 20g bar – 3 syns approx or 2 bars for healthy extra b choice, 65kcal approx
Unofficial Slimming World Sweets syns – five syns or less or under 100kcal approx
These are better calculated as individual sweets, so here are some sweets for five syns or less each. Of course, not all you could have but a few you might like.
Aniseed ball 1.5 syns approx, 30kcal approx
Bonbon 1.5 syns approx, 30kcal approx
Flying saucer 0.5 syns approx, 10kcal approx
Jelly baby 1 syn approx, 20kcal approx
Cola Bottle 0.5 syns approx, 10kcal approx
Werther’s original sugar-free, 1 syn approx, 10kcal approx
Could you give these to your children too to reduce temptation? Or perhaps get them to help make low-sugar treats?
Unofficial Slimming World Cake syns – five syns or less or 100kcal
There are not many cakes that you can enjoy for around 5 syns or less guilt-free, but here are a few you may enjoy!
There are a lot of cakes you can have 25g of for 5 syns including Battenberg, angel cake, Carrot cake (though this healthier version is better!), Bakewell tart and chocolate fudge cake.
Mini chocolate brownie, 3 syns approx, 60kcal approx
Chocolate cornflake cake, 3 syns approx, 60kcal approx
Chocolate crispy cake, 3.5 syns approx, 70kcal approx
Mini chocolate cupcake, 4.5 syns approx, 90kcal approx
Mini eclair, 2.5 syns approx, 50kcal approx
Mini ring doughnut, 3 syns approx, 60kcal approx
Bitesize flapjack, 4 syns approx, 80kcal approx
Jam and cream mini roll, 5 syns approx, 99kcal approx
Unofficial Slimming World Jelly syns and calories
Jelly is a popular snack on Slimming World because it is generally quite low-syn and also sweet. Here are a few choices for five syns or less.
Jelly cubes, 25g of cubes as sold, 3.5 syns approx, 70kcal approx
Ready-to-eat pot, standard, 125g post, 4 syns approx, 80kcal approx
No added sugar ready-to-eat jelly pot, 175g, half a syn each approx, 10kcal approx
Hartley’s jelly pots, no added sugar, 125g pots are just half a syn approx each in every flavour, 10kcal approx.
Hartley’s sugar-free jelly crystals are just 1.5 syns for an 11.5g sachet approx so perfect to make your own, 30kcal approx
Unofficial Slimming World syns list and calories – Icecream
Skinny Cow Lolly syns
Mint double chocolate ice cream lollies or vanilla ice cream sandwich with chocolate biscuits, 100ml each – 6 syns approx, 115kcal approx.
Mini caramel bite lollies 3.5 syns each approx, 70kcal approx
Caramel shortcake ice cream lollies from a triple pack 4.5 syns each approx, 90kcal approx.
Halo Top Ice cream syns
These are my favourite low-calorie Halo top ice cream choices for 100ml.
As you can see below there is a huge variety of flavours and you can enjoy them all within this allowance! The Halo Ice Cream calories range from 280kcal to 370kcal per tub.
Halo top Cinnamon roll – 4 syns approx
Halo Top Vanilla bean – 4 syns approx
Halo top chocolate – 3.5 syns approx
Halo Top Birthday cake – 3 syns approx
Halo top Red velvet – 4 syns approx
Halo Top Oatmeal cookie 3.5 syns approx
Halo Top Cookies and Cream – 3.5 syns approx
Halo top Candy bar – 4 syns approx
Halo top Strawberry cheesecake 4 syns approx
Halo top Sea salted caramel 3.5 syns approx
Halo Top Peanut butter cup – 3.5 syns approx
Halo Top Chocolate dairy free – 3 syns approx
Halo top Toasted coconut dairy-free 3.5 syns approx
Halo top Sea salt dairy-free – 3.5 syns approx
Halo Top ice cream is amazing and doesn’t taste low fat at all so I would definitely recommend it.
Unofficial Slimming World syns list for Yoghurts and chocolate desserts
Muller light yoghurts’ most varieties are around 0.5 syns each.
Danone Light & Free Greek-style yoghurts, Blueberry/Vanilla/Lemon flavours 0.5 syns each approx.
Danone Light & Free Greek-style yoghurts, Strawberry/ Raspberry/ Cherry/ Coconut/ Lavish Lemon/ Blueberry Burst/ Strawberry Sensation/ Peach Passion Fruit flavours 1 syn each approx.
Danone Light & Free Icelandic style yoghurt, playfully plain syn free per pot. Raspberry & Blueberry flavours 0.5 syns each approx.
Muller light chocolate fix layers, chocolate and caramel flavour – 3.5 syns approx, mint chocolate – 4.5 syns approx, milk chocolate 5 syns approx.
Meringues are a great way to add sweetness and crunch to yoghurt or to make a bowl of berries seem so much more special.
Large meringue nests are usually around 2.5 syns each but can depend a little on brands. Mini meringues are around 1 syn each.
If you want to add a bit of flavour to your meal, try some fat-free yoghurt, fromage frais, or quark.
Even if you’re on a diet, you can still enjoy cream – try light squirty cream, which only costs about half a syn for three tablespoons.
For a few syns more, you can have lots of squirty cream with strawberries in a meringue nest – a delectable dessert.
Unofficial Slimming World Biscuits syns list – five syns or less
Each of these are the syn values for individual biscuits, obviously, for some, you can have a few for the five syns, for others maybe only one!
Mikado sticks – most are half a syn each.
McVities digestive thins – 1.5 syns each approx.
Arrowroot, 2 syns approx
Belvita, 3 syns approx
Chocolate finger, 1.5 syns approx
Chocolate chip cookie (hard and small), 3 syns approx
Coconut ring, 2 syns approx
Oreo 2.5 syns approx
Crunch cream, 3.5 syns approx
Custard cream, 3 syns approx
Chocolate digestive, 4 syns approx
Plain digestive, 3.5 syns approx
Fig roll, 3.5 syns approx
Jaffa cake, 2.5 syns approx
Gingernut, 2.5 syns approx
Chocolate hobnob, 4.5 syns approx
Jammie Dodger, 4 syns approx
Wagon wheel, 5 syns approx
Rich tea finger, 1 syn approx
Pink wafer, 2 syns approx
Gullon sugar-free chocolate chip cookies – 2 syns each approx
Gullon sugar-free Shortbread biscuits 1.5 syns each approx
Gullon sugar-free cookies 1 syn each approx
Gullon sugar-free Maria – 1 syn each approx
Gullon sugar-free fibre biscuits – 2 syns each approx
Gullon sugar-free plain digestives – 2.5 syns each approx
Gullon sugar-free vanilla wafers 2 syns each approx
Gullon sugar-free Dark chocolate digestives – 3 syns each approx
Gullon sugar-free chocolate wafers – 2 syns each approx
Gullon sugar-free wholegrain breakfast biscuits – 3.5 syns each approx.
Unofficial Slimming World syns list for spreads for toast for five syns or less
If you have your healthy extra b choice available still then you might consider having something on toast, there are lots of choices under 5 syns you could try.
Here are a few ideas. Pop them on your meal plan!
Chocolate spread including Nutella around 4 syns for 1 tbsp, 1.5 syns for 1 tsp.
Jam, 1 tbsp of standard jam, 2 syns or reduced sugar jam, 1 syn (all approx).
Marmalade, 1 tbsp of standard marmalade for 2 syns, reduced sugar 1.5 syns (approx)
Peanut butter standard 1tbsp 4.5 syns, reduced fat 1 tbsp, 4 syns (approx)
Marmite is usually syn free
Honey or Golden syrup, 1 tbsp for 2.5 syns (approx).
Unofficial Slimming World Savoury snacks for five syns or less
Crackers and crispbreads
Each of these syn values is for one cracker or crispbread.
Crackerbread (all varieties) 1 syn approx
Melba toast, half a syn approx
Plain or salted large rice cake, 1.5 syns approx
Savoury large rice cake, 2 syns approx
Breadsticks, plain 1 syn, mini half a syn and flavoured 1.5 syns approx
Butter puffs, 2.5 syns approx
Cream Crackers, 2 syns approx
Oatcakes, cheese/seeded 3 syns, plain 2.5 syns approx.
Snack a Jacks jumbo varying from 2-3 syns each approx.
Snack a Jacks bags varying syns from 4-6 syns a bag approx.
Morrisons Sweet and Salty rice cakes, 1.5 syns each approx.
Unofficial Slimming World syns for Crisps – 5 syns or less
There are so many crisps you could have a few from a larger bag of for your syns but there are some that you can eat the whole bag, even if it is just a small bag!
Cheetos, 15g bag for 4 syns approx
Twiglets, 24g bag for 4.5 syns approx
KP Skips, 17g bag for 4.5 syns approx
French fries are 4 syns for an 18g bag, 4.5 for a 21g bag approx.
Quavers are 4.5 syns for a 16g bag and 5.5 for a 20g bag approx.
Snaps spicy tomato crisps (my favourite!) are 3.5 syns for a 13g bag, 4.5 for an 18g bag and 5.5 for a 21g bag approx.
Pom bear crisps are 3.5 syns for a 13g bag, 4 for a 15g bag and 5 for a 19g bag approx.
Popchips, all flavours, 23g bag for 4.5 syns approx
Lightly sea salted Propercorn, 20g bag for 4 syns approx
Smiths Frazzles, 18g bag for 4.5 syns approx
Metcalfe’s Skinny popcorn cinema sweet 11g pack – 2.5 syns approx
Metcalfe’s Skinny popcorn cinnamon sweet 25g pack – 5.5 syns approx
Metcalfe’s Skinny popcorn Sweet and salty 17g pack – 4 syns approx.
Unofficial Slimming World drinks syns list for five syns or less
Syns for Beers, Lagers, Ciders and Ales
Ale and beer under 3.5% vol, approx 3.5 syns for half a pint
Ale and beer 3.5%-4.2% vol, approx 4.5 syns for half a pint
Ale and beer 4.2%-4.7% vol, approx 5 syns for half a pint
Cider, reduced alcohol or alcohol-free, approx 5 syns for half a pint
Lager, Reduced alcohol/light, approx 3.5 syns for half a pint or 4 syns for 330ml
Lager, alcohol-free, 3 syns for half a pint, approx 3.5 syns for 330ml or 5 syns for a 440ml can.
Unofficial Slimming World Wines syns, red, white and sparkling
I have a full post about choosing a wine that you may find helpful.
Bucks Fizz, 125ml 3.5 syns approx.
Red wine, 10-12% vol 125ml, 5 syns approx.
Rose wine, 8-10% vol 125ml, 4.5 syns approx.
Rose wine, 10.5-12.5% vol, 125ml, 5 syns approx.
White wine, 8-10% vol 125ml, 4.5 syns approx.
White wine, 10.5-12.5% vol, 125ml, 5 syns approx.
Reduced alcohol wine, 5.5% vol, 125ml for 3 syns approx, 175ml for 4 syns approx.
Low Alcohol or Alcohol-free wine with 1.2% or less vol, 125ml for 1.5 syns approx, 175ml for 2 syns approx or 250ml for 3 syns approx.
Sparkling wine, champagne/prosecco/cava etc 11-12% vol, 125ml for 5 syns approx.
Unofficial Slimming World Spirits and gin syns
If you enjoy spirits with a low-calorie or diet mixer then usually you only count the spirit. Most low-calorie mixers eg diet lemonade, diet Coke etc are free. This means there are so many you can have for five syns or less.
If you find a pre-mixed spirit can which is marked as low calorie or diet it generally will be around 3.5 syns for a 250ml can. Of course, individual ones can be checked on the Slimming World app or website.
Brandy, 25ml is 3 syns or 35ml for 4 syns approx
Gin, 25ml is 3 syns or 35ml for 4 syns approx
Rum (35-40% vol), 25ml for 2.5 syns or 35ml for 3.5 syns approx
Malibu, 25ml for 2.5 syns or 35ml for 3.5 syns approx
Archers or other 21% vol schnapps, 25ml for 3 syns or 35ml for 4.5 syns approx.
Tequila, 25ml for 3 syns or 35ml for 4 syns approx
Vodka, 25ml is 3 syns or 35ml for 4 syns approx
Whisky, 25ml is 3 syns or 35ml for 4 syns approx
Amaretto, 25ml is 3 syns or 35ml for 4.5 syns approx
Gin liqueurs, 25ml for 2.5 syns or 35ml for 3.5 syns approx
Martini, dry 50ml for 2.5 syns, sweet 50ml for 4 syns approx
Cointreau, 25ml is 4 syns approx
Baileys, 25ml for 4 syns approx
Tia Maria, 25ml for 3.5 syns or 35ml for 4.5 syns approx
Very rarely are these low in syns, check the Slimming World app or website for the syns but expect them to generally be high!
If you make coffee yourself and use your healthy extra A choice for milk you can have it within your free and A choice allowance, if not here are some approximate syns you may find helpful.
Cappuccino with skimmed milk, large – 5 syns, medium – 4 syns and regular – 3 syns.
Cappuccino with semi-skimmed milk, large – 6 syns, medium – 5 syns, regular – 4 syns.
Cappuccino with whole milk, large – 7.5 syns, medium – 6.5 syns, regular – 5 syns.
Latte with skimmed milk, large – 5.5 syns, medium – 4.5 syns and regular – 3.5 syns.
Latte with whole milk, large – 10.5 syns, medium – 9 syns, regular – 7 syns.
Mocha with whole milk, large – 15.5 syns, medium – 13 syns, regular – 10.5 syns.
Mocha with skimmed milk, large – 13.5 syns, medium – 11.5 syns and regular – 9 syns.
So, as you can see it is so much better to make it yourself!
Slimming World Hot chocolate syns
There are a number of hot chocolates you can have under 5 syns.
Highlights hot chocolate 11g serving – 2 syns approx.
Options hot chocolate 11g sachet – 1.5 – 2 syns approx depending on the flavour
Options indulgence varieties 2.5 syns approx.
Crusha milkshake syrup, no added sugar version 25ml serving for 0.5 syns and if using healthy extra a milk it makes a low syn drink.
If you can only get the standard version that is approx 2 syns per 25ml.
All flavours including cookies and cream have the same syns in each variety.
Nesquik milkshake powder, approx 1 syn per level tsp of all flavours.
Don’t forget for low-syn snacks you could use your healthy extras and make something like baked oats.
Other articles you may find helpful
Healthy extra b (hex b) or healthy b choices
Healthy extra a (hex a) or healthy a choices
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