I am always thinking that I am hungry and want a snack that isn’t too unhealthy and isn’t fruit so I sought about finding some new ideas and wanted to share them with you.
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Snacking on Slimming World
If like me you follow Slimming World and also like your food then it is all about making tasty syn-free snacks. Of course, snacks do not have to be savoury they can be sweet and still Syn-free.
Here I will share my top syn-free snacks with you that we have as a family. They are Syn free in my experience so perfect on Slimming World so you can save those Syns for something else but do check yourself too.
If you have syns to use don’t forget to check out my unofficial low syn snack directory too. Whilst most fruit is Syn free I wanted to suggest some other ideas!
Iced flavoured coffee
Whilst it is more of a drink than a snack I promise you it is good and with sugar-free syrups or flavoured coffees it is definitely a good treat to try.
Sweet Omelette like egg custard
Beat a couple of eggs with a dash of water then add some sweetener and flavouring. The ones you get in the baking aisle of the supermarket are good, I love choc shot too (though that is a few syns) or how about these Skinny Syrups, I am not a fan of them but some people love them!
Yoghurt or Fat-Free fromage frais
There are some yoghurts that are Syn-free. My favourite though is using natural yoghurt or fromage frais and adding your own flavourings.
When you are looking for something to pick on while watching TV, grapes are great, not quite a family bag of chocolate but hey we can’t have everything. Frozen grapes are good too and last longer.
Making a lolly as we did as children with sugar-free squash might be just what you need for a tasty syn-free snack. Adding chunks of fruit can make this even better.
How about mixing yoghurt with fruit?
Not the kind you buy they are full of Syns but freeze your favourite and enjoy it differently. Check your syns though with Slimming World as many are synned.
Fruit Pasta Salad
Cook the pasta in sugar-free fruit squash mixed with water rather than water alone. Then allow to cool and mix with some defrosted frozen fruit. It is so tasty! I absolutely love fruit pasta salad!
Ok, they are not quite pancakes but making a really thin omelette and then cooking as you would a pancake and topping it with a little sweetener and lemon juice! Using that crepe pan you bought on offer for pancake day can help!
If you freeze sticks of pineapple it is like a lolly and syn-free but so sweet.
Syn free Jelly
Make your own Syn-free jelly using sugar-free fruit squash and gelatine or a vegetarian alternative to set it. Be sure to check with Slimming World that the squash you choose is syn-free though as they aren’t all!
Onions, Beetroot or even any other pickled vegetables. I love beetroot!
Cooled Savoury Rice
Homemade will usually make this Syn free. Simply boil vegetables of your choice with your rice and add a few spices too if you like.
Crab sticks or fish sticks are a popular snack and I believe syn free. If you like them it is definitely worth giving them a try.
I love snacking on a pot of fat-free cottage cheese. If you have a few syns to spare add a plain digestive biscuit!
The Mcvities light digestives are 3.5 syns each (approx). You can always add some spices or herbs to plain cottage cheese to add more flavour.
Hard-Boiled Eggs or even Pickled eggs. Can be made in advance and kept for a few days in the fridge.
If you love eggs then do check out my tips with eggs here.
Mini Crustless quiches
These Rosemary and Caramelised Red Onion Quiches are my favourites. If you have a few syns to share then an alternative is these pepper quiches. These make great savoury snacks for in the car too.
Spinach and mushroom frittata
How about some frittata? You can adapt the recipe with all sorts of vegetables.
This curry loaf recipe is lovely warm and cold, perfect, I believe, on the Slimming World SP plan or another low-carb diet. It is full of flavour and really is a great snack.
Vegetable Sticks with Houmous
These dip recipes make some lovely dips including hummus some of which do not have syns. Quark makes some great dips as well as is useful in a lot of other quark-based recipes.
Great to keep in the fridge and pick on whenever you fancy it.
Cooked chicken or Quorn
Cook it with some spices to make it a bit more interesting. If you like spicy then how about this Peri Peri chicken?
Chunky Vegetable soup
Filling and warming when you need a snack it is easy to heat up when you want it. If you only like blended soup there is no problem with that obviously but I don’t find it as filling.
Check out all my tasty soups recipes.
Personally, I can’t stand them but I know they are a popular snack. Stuart loves them with mint sauce which is only a few syns depending on how much you like.
A Bowl of homemade chips
They are great with this BBQ Sauce. I make the perfect homemade chips using a Spicentice sachet and my Actifry!
If you have not tried Spicentice then you will love it they have great spice sachets and kits. Use my discount code JUSTJEN20 for 20% off your order.
Cold couscous mixed with cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, onions etc to make a couscous salad. Alternatively, my recipe for wholesome vegetable couscous is lovely.
If you prefer summery couscous then this mango couscous could be perfect for you.
Caribbean Rice is yummy and sweet and savoury at the same time! It is great as a meal with Jerk chicken or on its own as a tasty snack.
What are your favourite Syn-free snacks? Have these suggestions helped you? For low-syn snacks like a lo-dough pizza check out this post.
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Decided to come off Keto diet and return to slimming world
Keto diets become very repetitive and a very limited choice of food, looking forward to variation of foods on SW, love your recipes and ideas !
I have been a vegetarian for almost all my life, I am looking forward to making lots of these recipes, thank you for sharing them with us. They will be very helpful to me.
Going to sign up to slimmers world see if it’s for me . I have a under active thyroid which is border line at mo so finding it hard to loss weight I’m quite muscley due to years of gym and swimming but weight is creepy on I’m 42 years old .