If you are always looking for healthier or Slimming World low syn snacks then here is an ultimate list to help you. Of course, it is not all the snacks you could possibly have, but a pretty good list!
All are favourites of mine and my friends so I know you will love them too. There are lots to help with that sugar fix or craving but also some great savoury ideas too.
Perfect for car journeys or when you like a low syn snack to nibble whilst watching the TV.
Just Average Jen is an independent blog and in no way connected with any weight loss plan and no contributors have been trained by them or worked for them. It is the reader’s responsibility to check Slimming World syn values, WW points and any other allowances themselves as those given are approximate.
Low syn popcorns
You could make your own popcorn with 25g of unpopped kernels being approx 4.5 syns and making quite a lot!
If you buy it at the Odeon it could be 61 syns for a large sweet box! Alternatively, here are some easy supermarket buys you could consider.
Metcalfe’s Skinny popcorn syns
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.
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Low syn biscuits
These are just some of the lovely biscuits and such you can enjoy on Slimming World easily within your daily syn allowance. Here are some tasty choices.
Approx syns of Gullon sugar-free products
These are available in a variety of places including B&M bargains. There is a great multipack on Amazon.
Gullon sugar-free chocolate chip cookies – 2 syns each approx
Gullon sugar-free Maria – 1 syn each approx
Gullon sugar-free Shortbread biscuits 1.5 syns each approx
Gullon sugar-free cookies 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.
Approx syns of Mikado sticks
Mikado sticks 0.5 syns each approx
Mikado king double choco 1 syn each approx
Syns of Pink and Whites
Caxton Pink and Whites less than 2% fat from 6 pack – 2.5 syns approx
Caxton Pink and Whites Jammies – 3 syns approx.
My favourite Cereal bars syns
Alpen light cereal bars, all flavours, 3 syns each approx.
Aldi Harvest Morn Benefit cereal bars, 3 syns each approx.
My favourite Rice cakes syns
Snack a jacks jumbo varying from 2-3 syns each.
Snack a jacks bags varying syns from 4-6 syns a bag.
Morrisons Sweet and Salty rice cakes, 1.5 syns each approx.
Don’t dismiss these as savoury snacks as well as sweet snacks!
Approx syns for Rainbow drops
These delicious multi-coloured yummy snacks are only around 4.5 syns for 25g and as they are so light that is quite a few!
Low syn dessert recipes
Flavoured Quark syns, fat-free fromage frais or fat-free yoghurt.
Using flavourings to give these syn-free staples a nice flavour is a perfect way to make a delicious dessert whilst using minimal syns.
If you would like to know more about quark then check out my quark guide.
Flavour with vanilla essence and other similar flavourings from the baking section are usually syn-free.
Flavour with a hot chocolate sachet from 2 syns.
Slimming World desserts to buy
Approx syns for Muller lights, yoghurts and similar desserts
I love yoghurt in the morning with fruit or as a dessert if I want a sweet treat after the main meal. Why not try freezing them for a different flavour?
Muller light yoghurts most varieties around 0.5 syns each.
Danone Light & Free Greek-style yoghurts, Blueberry/Vanilla/Lemon flavours around 0.5 syns each.
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.
Rolo Dessert, 70g pot – 8.5 syns 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.
Approximate Jelly syns
Jelly is a great sweet snack but the syns can vary significantly. A 135g block of jelly cubes is generally 20 syns, ready to eat jelly in a 125g pot is around 4.5 syns. There are much better choices you could make and here are some popular ones.
No added sugar ready to eat jelly pot, 175g, half a syn each approx.
Hartley’s jelly pots, no added sugar, 125g pots are usually half a syn each in every flavour.
Hartley’s sugar-free jelly crystals are just 1.5 syns for an 11.5g sachet approx so perfect to make your own jelly.
Approximate meringue syns
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.
For extra flavour add a yoghurt, fat-free fromage frais or quark. If you fancy cream it isn’t off-limits just because you are dieting.
Light squirty cream is half a syn for 3 tablespoons approx.
For a few syns, it means you can have lots of squirty cream with strawberries in a meringue nest. What a tasty dessert.
Approx Fibre one bar syns
These are some of our go-to snacks, my favourites are the popcorn ones which are around 4 syns each or you can even have them as your healthy extra b choice! For more information on how Slimming World works have a read of my Slimming World guide.
Low syn Chocolate
The syns for Skinny Bakery low syn chocolate snacks
Chocolate Pearls 85g pot – 9.5 syns approx.
Sweet potato brownies 85g pot – 9.5 syns approx.
Chocolate chip cookies 50g pack – 9.5 syns approx.
Freddo 18g or Caramel 19.5g – 5 syns each approx. Sprinkles/popping candy 18g, 4.5 syns each approx, Freddo faces are 1 syn for each face approx.
Twirl 34g (from multipack) – 9 syns approx, treat-size 14g – 3.5 syns approx.
Flake 25.6g – 6.5 syns approx.
Cadbury Buttons 14.4g treat size pack – 4 syns approx, 24g bag – 6.5 syns approx, 2 giant buttons for 1.5 syns approx.
Crunchie 32g bar – 7.5 syns approx, 40g bar – 9.5 syns approx, treat size 17.5g – 4 syns approx.
Creme egg standard size 40g – 9 syns approx.
Mini Eggs 25g – 6 syns approx, or around 1 syn per egg.
Cadbury fudge 25.5g bar – 5.5 syns approx
Chomp 23.5g bar – 5.5 syns approx.
Nutella B Ready crispy wafer 22g – 5.5 syns approx.
Skinny crunch 20g bar – 3 syns approx or 2 bars for healthy extra b choice
Other low syn chocolate sweet treats
Chocolate spread including Nutella around 4 syns for 1 tbsp, or around 1.5 syns for 1 tsp.
Milk or Dark Chocolate digestive biscuits 4 syns each approx.
Chocolate fingers 1.5 syns each approx.
Dark Chocolate 25g – 7 syns approx.
Chocolate with fruit and nuts (milk or dark) 25g – 6.5 syns approx.
Low syn Ice Cream and lollies
Skinny Cow Syns
Mint double chocolate ice cream lollies or vanilla ice cream sandwich with chocolate biscuits, 100ml each – 6 syns approx.
Mini caramel bite lollies 3.5 syns each approx
Caramel shortcake ice cream lollies from a triple pack 4.5 syns each approx.
Syns of Halo Top ice cream tubs per 100ml
These are my favourite low-calorie ice creams. I am yet to try all flavours but they sound great. My favourite so far is definitely the sea salted caramel.
Cinnamon roll – 4 syns approx
Vanilla bean – 4 syns approx
chocolate – 3.5 syns approx
Birthday cake – 3 syns approx
Red velvet – 4 syns approx
Oatmeal cookie 3.5 syns approx
Cookies and Cream – 3.5 syns approx
Candy bar – 4 syns approx
Strawberry cheesecake 4 syns approx
Sea salted caramel 3.5 syns approx
Peanut butter cup – 3.5 syns approx
Chocolate dairy free – 3 syns approx
Toasted coconut dairy-free 3.5 syns approx
Sea salt dairy-free – 3.5 syns approx
Low syn drinks
If you choose a sugar-free fizzy drink it will almost always be syn free. Other syn free drinks for a sugar fix could be tea or coffee with sweetener if you don’t have milk they are often syn free.
Hot chocolate syns
Highlights hot chocolate 11g serving – 2 syns approx.
Options hot chocolate 11g sachet – around 1.5 – 2 syns depending on the flavour
Options indulgence varieties 2.5 syns approx.
Crusha milkshake syrup, no added sugar version 25ml serving for around 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 around 2 syns per 25ml. All flavours including cookies and cream have the same syns in each variety.
Nesquik milkshake powder, 1 syn per level tsp of all flavours.
Remember you can enjoy your milk as part of your healthy extra A allowance so only need to syn the syrup/powder. Read all the healthy extra A allowances here.
Low syn crisps
If you love crisps one of the key things to do is to avoid buying family bags unless you have the willpower to weigh the individual portions out.
Here are some great low syn crisp choices. Do pay attention to the bag sizes though!
French fries are approx 4 syns for an 18g bag, approx 4.5 syns for a 21g bag.
Quavers are approx 4.5 syns for a 16g bag and approx 5.5 syns for a 20g bag.
Snaps spicy tomato crisps (my favourite!) are approx 3.5 syns for a 13g bag, approx 4.5 for an 18g bag and approx 5.5 for a 21g bag.
Pom bear crisps are approx 3.5 syns for a 13g bag, approx 4 syns for a 15g bag and approx 5 syns for a 19g bag.
Other low syn savoury Slimming World snack ideas
If you want someone a bit more substantial and are tempted for a takeaway then maybe these ideas could help.
Pasta or pasta salad
Leftovers from the previous meal
Cooked breakfast using low syn sausages
Dips and vegetable sticks (easy dip recipes)
Chunky vegetable soup or other soups
Couscous a vegetable couscous or a mango couscous is perfect.
Pizza made with lo dough or bread from your healthy extra allowance for the lowest syn choice.
Remember if you read my unofficial Slimming World guide nothing is off-limits in moderation, just check how the syns of it fit in with your allowance and what you have already eaten that day!
How to calculate approximate syns for Slimming World snacks
If you are looking to eat something which has no free food component then use a simple rule of every 20 calories is one syn.
Additionally, 10 calories is 0.5 syn. So a chocolate bar which is 99 calories is 5 syns as this is so close to 100 calories the difference is negligible. If something is 110 calories then count it as 5.5 syns.
Using this trick makes shopping for snacks really easy as a quick glance gives you an idea of the syns. What are your favourite Slimming World low syn snacks?
If you enjoy baking then you need to add up the syns in each individual ingredient and then divide by the number of portions you make.
Home cooking is so much nicer, isn’t it? How about trying this three-ingredient shortbread? Easy to make and easy to work out the syns for, not only that but delicious too!
Etsy for weight loss
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Unofficial Slimming World snack tips for low syn snacks 2022 tips
Here are a few tips to help your syns go further.
Only have 5 syns left? Check out my snacks for around 5 syns or less guide!
Run out of syns? Check out my favourite syn free snacks.
Use fruit to make chocolate go further and cover strawberries etc.
Adding hot chocolate powder to yoghurt or quark makes a quick, low syn dessert.
Using your healthy extra b choice for a syn free sweet fix is great if you have a sweet tooth!
Cut portions small and put them in the fridge or freezer to make them last longer.
If you enjoy using syns for nuts, seeds etc then be sure to weigh them out before tucking in. It may help to try things like the Graze boxes as they are conveniently portioned.
Buy portioned cheese as you can have a cheese fix in a convenient easy way.
More support you may find helpful
Fancy 4 weeks of healthy lunches already planned out for you? Why not check out my lunch meal plan. Or for a full one-week meal plan check out this plan.
I have other guides to recipes with specific ingredients/diets so do go and have a look at those too. Recipes with chicken, vegetarian and vegan recipes, how to cook perfect rice and recipes with rice, and many more just check out my recipes directory. Be sure if you check out anything though to look at the tasty desserts too.
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Thanks for all this information. I lost 4 stone but during lockdown have put it all back in plus more. This has really inspired me to start again!!! Thank you!!
Now the kids are going back to school, I really need advice in relation to losing weight so this is great.
Great ideas, I often want something sweet in the evening. Although now at target through Slimming World, I’m at the upper end and do still have to be careful with what I snack on.
Some great ideas, I’m at slimming world and have reached my target weight but sometimes struggle maintaining it as I have a sweet tooth so love your low syn ideas…. brilliant thanks