Confused - need some help please

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  1. Gembear

    Gembear Full Member

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    Newbie here :sigh:

    I'm trying to work out my weekly menu and very confused.

    I am taking a recipe for carbonara from SW online that says on green it has 3 syns on green.
    But looking at the ingredients I don't understand where the syns are coming from.

    Can someone help?
    4 rashers bacon, all visible fat removed (or Quorn bacon-style pieces - see tip)
    3 eggs
    salt and freshly ground black pepper
    3 tbsp fat free natural fromage frais
    2 level tbsp grated parmesan cheese
    small bunch of chives
    397g/14oz boiled spaghetti



    To me I would have bacon as my healthy extra B option, eggs are free, yoghurt is free, parmesan as my A choice, chives are free and spaghetti free.

    Am I being dim? If I was making this from scratch withouth the recipe just throwing things in a pot I wouldn't syn any of it as according to me working it out it shouldn't have a syn value. It is that the amount of bacon is more than you're allowed in your healthy extra?

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  3. Honeyoc

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    I think the recipe is assuming you don't want to use your HEs for the parmesan and bacon. If you use your HEA abd B for the parmesan and bacon then it would be syn free.
     
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    Thanks - that makes more sense and yay means I don't use syns for it :D x
     
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    What honeyoc said. You have to measure HEXes, so for bacon you'd get 85g as a HEXB, for Parmesan you'd get 28g as a HEXA.

    These amounts dont correspond to the relevant amounts in the recipe and I dont know how many the recipe serves. It is a waste of a HEX if you spend all if it on eg 2 tbsp of grated Parmesan which would only be 3 syns (or half a HEX), and even then thats if the whole recipe only served one person.
     
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