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Hummus

BritMumInCanada

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I can't remember whether this qualifies as having a free food allowance??

I know certain sauces and dips don't.

I am wondering if I can work it out by the 20 calories = 1 syn or if I need to take into account a free food allowance, since the main ingredients is chickpeas and sweet potato.

It is my favorite variety and I couldnt resist a tub when I spotted some at my local store.
 
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BritMumInCanada

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this is the nutritional info, just incase it does qualify for a free food allowance, if anyone can tell me the syn value.

(main ingredients being chick peas followed by sweet potato and then the usual hummus ingredients)

per 30g
calories: 60
fat: 3g
sat fat: 0.3g
carbs: 7g
of which sugar: 3g
fibre: 1g
protein: 2g
 
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sweets154

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S: 13st0.5lb C: 11st7.5lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 23.8 Loss: 1st7lb(11.51%)
On 'the list' houmous is coming out as 2.5 syns for a level tbsp and 4.5 for 28g. Reduced fat is 1.5 and 3 for respective measures. Does this help?

OMG never eat it in a restaurant - average portion is 23 syns!!! lol
 

BritMumInCanada

Gold Member
On 'the list' houmous is coming out as 2.5 syns for a level tbsp and 4.5 for 28g. Reduced fat is 1.5 and 3 for respective measures. Does this help?

OMG never eat it in a restaurant - average portion is 23 syns!!! lol
I think I need to go more by the nutritional information for this brand, rather than generically for all hummus, because various brands differ hugely. But I don't know if hummus qualifies for a free food allowance, so dont know if I can just use 20 calories = 1 syn to work it out, or I need the nutritional information checked on the syns calculator.
 

Circes

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S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
Yes it would get a free food allowance for the chickpeas. Sorry I can't help with the syn calculator but hopefully someone else can work it out for you. But failing that just count it as if it didn't have the allowance - i know it will come out higher but you will be erring on the safe side and it won't be hugely high in syns.
 

BritMumInCanada

Gold Member
Yes it would get a free food allowance for the chickpeas. Sorry I can't help with the syn calculator but hopefully someone else can work it out for you. But failing that just count it as if it didn't have the allowance - i know it will come out higher but you will be erring on the safe side and it won't be hugely high in syns.
thanks Circes,

I wasn't sure if it does qualify or not, because I know some sauces etc with free foods in don't.

It is good to know anyway. I don't buy it that often, as it is hard to get this particular one, but when I do see it I can't resist as it is yummy.

I will use the 1 syn = 20 calories for now, and hopefully someone can work it out for me on the syns calculator. :)
 

jennibells

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S: 11st13.5lb C: 9st13lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 24.6 Loss: 2st0.5lb(17.01%)
1 Syn per package/portion on Extra Easy
1 Syn per package/portion on Green
3 Syns per package/portion on Original

Hello

this is what it came back with i used the syns calculator, alocating free food allowance for the chickpeas! hope ive helped!
 

Sam1988

I ♥ Slimming World
S: 14st12lb C: 14st2lb G: 10st0.0lb BMI: 34 Loss: 0st10lb(4.81%)
Hi Britmum,
I'm not sure which plan you follow but on GREEN you can use it as a HEB instead of having to syn it:

28g Houmous
S 28g Houmous Reduced Fat
57g Houmous Reduced Fat

Hope that helps! :)
xxxxx
 




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