Whether you love sausages for breakfast or for a hearty dinner they are a food that can be high in calories and fat. If you can find a healthier option you enjoy then it can be life-changing! Here are lots of low-calorie and low-syn sausages that are perfect for Slimming World you could try!
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.
Choosing the best sausages for weight loss
In general, opting for turkey sausages is the best option or low-calorie vegetarian sausages.
Chicken ones are also often a good choice, with both turkey and chicken being much lower in fat than pork or beef generally.
Looking at the fat content and calories of different options can usually be a good guide if you are really stuck.
If you are eating out choosing grilled or barbecued rather than fried will always be better. This is because the fat drips off and no extra fat is added to cook them.
Sausages for weight loss
In general, on most plans you could follow, choosing sausages will inevitably be down to the fat and calorie content of the sausages as well as sometimes the protein.
Weight loss comes about when you eat fewer calories than you burn and as such choosing low-calorie food and foods low in saturated fats and high in proteins is always the best.
If you follow a specific weight loss plan then they will have guidance to help you further.
The difference between sausages on Slimming World?
Some are syn free while others are significantly more. Can you imagine the difference that could make to your weight loss?
Most cocktail sausages are 1-1.5 syns each and they are so easy to eat a number of, aren’t they? Have you tried the Quorn ones? They are only half a syn each.
Using Sausages in meal plans
Sausages are a great addition to any meal plan so why not see if you can find some nice ones to add to your meal plan this week?
Alternatively, why not try my ready-made meal plans including one full of vegetables and one with all easy to cook meals. If you prefer a warming winter meal plan I have those too in my meal plan directory as well as meals for one.
The best meat Slimming World friendly syn-free sausages
The only meat sausages I believe that are syn free are the Slimming World sausages (all flavours).
Of course, you could use 5% fat pork mince and make your own if you were that way inclined but I think most people don’t fancy that.
Heck Naked Chicken Skinless Sausages found in the chilled area of supermarkets in a 6 pack are just 0.5 for 2 sausages. Not quite syn-free but pretty close.
Slimming World Half syn sausages
Half a syn is not too bad, is it? I have found a few possibilities for around this, of course, do check yourself to be sure.
Asda Sausages for half a syn
From Asda, there are the Extra Special Light & Lean Low Fat Pork Sausages, which are chilled in a 6 pack (67g each).
Aldi sausages for half a syn
From Aldi there are a few possibilities, the Bucklers Wild Boar & Apple Sausages (frozen in a 6 pack 57g each), Specially Selected Skinny Pork Sausages also in a six-pack but chilled and 67g each.
If you prefer a smaller sausage then the 40g Brannans Low Fat Irish Pork Sausages which are found in the fridges in Aldi in a 6 pack are also only half a syn each.
Aldi also offers a beef steak option 55g slice, the Macaulay’s Skinny Beef Steak Lorne Sausage, Reduced Fat, found in a 4 pack.
Lidl sausages for half a syn
From Lidl, there is Glensallagh Skinny Pork Sausages found in a chilled 6 pack and 40g each so smaller than average but not a bad choice at all.
Sausages for around 1-1.5 syns each
If none of the above sausages is to your liking then these sausages could still be a great choice. Many of them are obviously low fat by the name so should be easy to spot.
Sainsbury’s sausages for 1 syn
From Sainsbury’s, there are the Be Good to Yourself Cumberland Sausages, 50% Less Fat available chilled in an 8 pack (57g each) which are 1 syn each.
Also at 1 syn, each is the Sainsbury’s British Turkey Sausages for the same size pack and sausage also in the fridge department.
Weight Watchers sausages for 1 syn
There is a Weight Watchers sausage you could have at 1 syn per sausage, their Premium Pork Sausages, available chilled at 50g each in an 8 pack.
Morrison’s sausages for 1.5 syns
Morrisons have a couple of options available. They do The Best Thick British Pork Sausages, 30% Reduced Fat, chilled in a 6 pack (67g each), The Butchers on Market Street Cumberland Sausages, 50% Reduced Fat and The Butchers on Market Street Pork Sausages, 50% Reduced Fat, both found chilled in an 8 pack and 50g each.
Tesco sausages for 1.5 syns
If turkey is more to your liking than pork then Tesco Turkey Sausages, chilled in an 8 pack (57g each) are only 1.5 syns a sausage.
Another choice is Tesco Finest Aberdeen Angus Beef Sausages which are chilled in an 8 pack.
Asda sausages for 1.5 syns
Asda Butchers Selection British Turkey Sausages are the same size and weight as the Tesco low syn sausages above (maybe they are even manufactured in the same place?)!
If you would rather try turkey sausages with a difference you could try Asda Butchers Selection Caramelised Onion Turkey Sausages, available chilled in an 8 pack with each sausage a tasty 57g.
Also, Asda Thick Pork Sausages, Reduced Fat, frozen in a great family size 12 pack.
Aldi sausages syns
Alternatively, Aldi does a turkey sausage for just 1 syn each. The Ashfield Farm Butchers Selection Turkey Sausages are chilled in an 8 pack (57g each).
Perhaps you are a fan of venison? Aldi Bucklers Venison Sausages are 1.5 syns each and frozen in a 6 pack.
Heck sausages syns
Have you heard of Heck sausages? Their Heck Reduced Fat Pork Sausages are only 1.5 syns each, found in a 6 pack in the fridges. Don’t mix them up with the 97% pork heck sausages though as they are a whopping 5 syns each!
Syns for Heck veggie options are below in the vegetarian section.
Meat sausages for around 2-2.5 syns each
These are probably not your go-to choice unless you don’t like any of the lower syn options but still so much better than the higher fat 7 or 8 syn options!
Morrison’s sausages syns
From Morrisons, there are the Market St British Turkey Sausages, (chilled, 8 pack) at 2 syns each or the Butchers on Market Street Thick Pork Sausages are also chilled and in an 8 pack at 2.5 each.
Tesco sausages syns
Tesco has quite a selection for you with Pork & Apple Sausages, frozen in a 12 pack or Pork & Herb Sausage Patties, frozen in a 6 pack both are 2.5 each.
Slightly lower are the Tesco British Pork Sausages, 50% Reduced Fat, these are chilled in a pack of 8 for 2 syns each.
Sainsbury’s sausages syns
Sainsbury’s has their own brand Venison Sausages chilled in a 6 pack for 2 syns each.
Asda sausage syns
Asda Butchers Selection has Cumberland Pork Sausages, Reduced Fat and the similar British Pork Sausages, Reduced Fat, both at 2.5 syns a sausage and found in 8 packs in the fridges.
Lidl sausages syns
Lidl has a couple of good options too, Glensallagh Turkey Sausages in a 6 pack from the fridges and 2 syns each or Warren & Sons Butchers Choice Reduced Fat Pork Sausages at 2.5 syns each chilled in a pack of 8.
Porky Lights and Slimming World!
Porky Lights at 66g each are 2.5 syns each but you won’t find them on the Slimming World app as there were some issues with the two companies getting on a few years ago and as such they refused to include them on the database!
This value is worked out by putting the nutritional information into the syns calculator, of course, the recipe could have since changed so always check yourself.
Slimming World friendly vegetarian sausages
As a vegetarian, I love a meal with sausages but find that some end up as more like a mixture of vegetables in breadcrumbs and just not the same.
Quorn sausages syns
As I am sure you know Quorn is a popular vegetarian and vegan brand. For 1 syn each you could have their frozen Cumberland sausages or two of their sausage patties which are frozen in a 4 pack and only half a syn each. They are said to be like the sausage in McDonald’s McMuffins!
At 1.5 syns each you could have the chilled or frozen Quorn sausages.
Linda McCartney sausages syns
Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Sausages, chilled or frozen are just half a syn each.
Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Red Onion & Rosemary Sausages though are free and delicious. I have used them to make stuffing before too.
Richmond meat-free sausage syns
My favourites are Richmond meat-free at 1.5 syns each they are available chilled and frozen, both in 8 packs.
Heck meat-free sausage syns
I also love the Heck Veg With Edge, Meat Free Sausages, which are 1 each from the fridges in the supermarket. The brand also does some that sound the same but are smaller in the freezer for half a syn each. I am yet to try those though.
Heck Veg with Edge also does Super Green Sausages for one syn each, chilled in a 6 pack (43g each) 1 each and Vegan Breakfast Sausage, frozen in an 8 pack for 2 syns each. I have not tried either yet but they are on my list for the next few weeks!
Heck Sweet Fusion Sausages also sound delicious at 1 syn each.
Cauldron sausage syns
Cauldron Foods do lovely Lincolnshire Vegetarian Sausages which are 1 syn each and found in the supermarket fridge in a pack of six.
Gosh! sausages syns
Gosh! is a brand that does alternative sausages full of different flavours and that will be loved by meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. Their Butternut Tomato & Basil sausages are 1 syn each and their Sweet Potato & Black Bean Sausages with a Hint of Lime are 1.5 syns each.
Supermarket brand vegetarian sausages
Morrisons V Taste Meat Free Sausages, (frozen 6 pack) are only half a syn each, as are Tesco Meat Free Lincolnshire Style ones also frozen in a 6 pack.
I don’t often shop at Aldi but they have a good variety too. Their Plant Menu Onion & Rosemary Sausages are syn free and found in the freezers in a 6 pack.
Other options could be the Aldi Masala Roast Cauliflower Sausages 0.5 syns each and found in the fridges or Red Pepper & Butternut Squash Sausages also chilled but a little higher at 1.5 syns each.
In the Aldi Mae’s Kitchen range they have Meat-Free Lincolnshire Style Sausages in the freezer in an 8 pack at one syn each.
Lidl compared to their rivals Aldi only do one option which is good on syns, the frozen What’s Cooking? Meat Free Lincolnshire Sausages at 1.5 syns each.
They are great in so many recipes, here are just a few.
Sausage Traybake – great with any of the above you fancy!
Sausages and chips with beans, vegetables or whatever you fancy. Simple but tasty!
Mixed meat paella – one of the meats in this is sausage!
They would be a great alternative to chicken in this carbonara recipe.
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