A mum from Norfolk has shared her genius hack for making gravy which is Syn free.
Syns are a measurement used when following the Slimming World plan, those following the plan are allowed a certain number of Syns per day which is used to keep calorie intake down.
Many participants in the Slimming World diet have mourned the fact that instant gravy is high in Syns.
Unfortunately, for those same dieters the humble Sunday roast is never the same if you miss off a healthy slug of Bisto beef (which is vegetarian by the way).
So, if you don’t have 1 Syn per teaspoon of granules left for the day, but desperately want to add some meat liqour to your dinner, what can you do?
One woman has the answer.
She shared a photo of her tasty-looking dinner of sausages with yorkshire puddings, broccoli, carrots, leeks, green beans, parsnips and mash to the Facebook group Slimming World Recipes Tips & Ideas.
Nicole Smith wrote: "Oh my days... I have been waiting for this all day and it didn’t disappoint!
“[Pinched Fingers emoji] Broccoli, carrots, cabbage, green beans and leeks(all speed), roasted parsnips(free), mash(made with egg- free), 2 aldi sausages(1), homemade yorkshire pud(2) with gravy(free) [Heart Eyes].”
While lots of the members complimented her tasty-looking meal, calling it “yummy”, “amazing” and “lush”, many had another question.
One member asked: “Looks delicious, why is the gravy free please?”
Another said: “How do you do Syn free gravy?”
Nicole answered that she had used two oxo cubes with one beef stock pot, added water and left the mix to thicken.
Commenters called the hack “brilliant”, but it wasn’t the only snippet of genius advice the woman had.
Nicole, who shares her Slimming World dinners on her Instagram @mummysmithsw, said that to make a lighter mash she had added a whisked egg and 50ml of veg stock to her potatoes and mashed them in.
She also shared her recipe for two Syn Yorkshire puddings.
She said: “it’s 50g plain flour(10) 115ml milk and 2 eggs.. I took the milk out of my HEA allowance and made 5 Yorkshire’s! Xx”
HEA stands for Healthy Extra - A, which can include dairy.
The woman’s advice and delicious dish proved popular, gaining over 50 comments and 223 likes on the group.