Nando's

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  1. Azeluk

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    hey every one, i'm going out for a work do tonight to Nando's i've never been before and i'm really looking forward to it, but i'm worried about syns can any one tell me what to stay away from and whats safe(ish). Many thanks.
     
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    I went to Nando's yesterday, and being a vegetarian it's pretty tricky there. It's not very SW friendly. I guess going for grilled rather than fried chicken, and not ordering garlic bread or chips would be sensible. It depends whether you want to flexi syn and pick and upper syn limit, but not worry about staying within 15 syns- or if you want to be totally rigid (as possible). Or even eat whatever you like at draw a line under it.

    There are, however, a lot of threads on here in the eating out section which are about nando's, so check those out :)
     
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    Product Extra Easy Original Green
    Chicken Breast in Pitta Bread, No Mayo, per serving 25 25 25
    Chicken Breast Sandwich, No Mayo, per serving 23 23 23
    Chicken Caesar Salad, per serving 11½ 11½ 23½
    Double Breasted Chicken Sandwich, No Mayo, per serving 28½ 28½ 28½
    Peri-Peri Chicken Potato Chips, 150g bag, 25g serving 6½ 6½ 6½
    Quarter Chicken Breast & Wing, per serving 8½ 8½ 22
    Quarter Chicken Leg & Thigh, per serving 7½ 7½ 17½
     
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    Product Extra Easy Original Green
    Chicken Breast in Pitta Bread, No Mayo, per serving 25 25 25
    Chicken Breast Sandwich, No Mayo, per serving 23 23 23
    Chicken Caesar Salad, per serving 11½ 11½ 23½
    Double Breasted Chicken Sandwich, No Mayo, per serving 28½ 28½ 28½
    Peri-Peri Chicken Potato Chips, 150g bag, 25g serving 6½ 6½ 6½
    Quarter Chicken Breast & Wing, per serving 8½ 8½ 22
    Quarter Chicken Leg & Thigh, per serving 7½ 7½ 17½
     
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    Thanks every one :),
     
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    Love Nandos and still need to claim my free whole chicken at some point too..... :eek:
     
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    Just discovered this:

    Nandos new flame-grilled Butterfly Chicken Breast (two boneless chicken breasts in crispy skin)

    SW calculator says:
    3 Syns per package/portion on Extra Easy/Original

    Would be even less if skin removed - already planning a smaller trousers shopping trip/lunch time treat!

    Samus
     
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    i like the sound of this chicken :0
     
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    anyone know how many syns in in the roll its self? ive looked everywhere, and the mash plea.se
     
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    When working out the syns value for chicken dont forget to include it as a free food in the calculator xx
     
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    I've had that few times. I ask for it to be cooked skin off and count it as free!
     
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    I've not been for ages but I used to get the couscous salad with grilled chicken breast, it worked out at about 5 syns but that could have changed, it was really tasty and filling though
     
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    There's a Nando's write up on SW website this week ;)
     
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    In nandos now can vouch how nice the salad is,I got it with hot chicken just having iced water to vool me doen lol:$

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    Sorry cool me down

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    Info from SW website: Hope it helps :)

    Starter shocks!

    Unfortunately there are limited healthy options on the ‘appeteasers’ menu. Pre-dinner nibbles such as houmous, olives in an oily dressing, peri-peri nuts and red pepper dip are generally very high in Syns and are very easy to keeping digging into while you’re waiting for your main course.
    Portuguese flame-grilled chicken

    The menu at Nando’s is bursting with flame-grilled chicken and spicy foods that’ll tantalise your tastebuds. Although lean chicken is a fabulously Free Food, the marinade on Nando’s chicken, and because it’s served in its skin, means that by enjoying your peri-peri chicken as it comes, you’ll also be eating an unexpected number of Syns.
    By removing all the skin, you’ll make your chicken lower in Syns while still enjoying the fiery flavours. Estimate a few Syns for the marinade and oil that may have been used on the grill pan, and take your pick from:

    • Flame-grilled butterfly chicken breast
    • A whole flame-grilled chicken!
    • Quarter chicken leg and thigh
    • Quarter chicken breast and leg
    Watch out for:

    • Wraps, burgers and pittas are served with yogurt mayonnaise or chilli jam (3-5 Syns per level tbsp), and the bread and sides add even more!
    • 3 chicken wings don’t give you much meat for your 7 Syns!
    • The veggie and beanie burgers might seem like healthy veggie options but they both contain hidden extras like soya, cheese and seeds – before you’ve even added your bread you’re looking at 10-12 Syns for the patties alone.
    • While lean steak with all fat removed is a Free Food, the Prego steak is served in a roll. If you can bear to part with the bread enjoy this juicy steak for a handful of Syns to keep track of the peri-peri marinade and oil.
    Sizzling side-dishes

    The side dishes at Nando’s are almost as famous as its chicken and there are some lower-Syns options to choose from:

    • Corn on the cob – estimate a couple of Syns for any oil it’s been brushed with
    • Mixed leaf salad – by asking for any dressings on the side, you can ensure your salad’s Free
    • Spicy rice – 2½ Syns per regular serving
    Watch out for:

    • Macho peas – what might look like Free Food is mixed with oil, so if you’re choosing this side dish stay on track by counting a reasonable 3 Syns for the regular portion and less palatable 6½ Syns for the large
    • Ratatouille – even though it’s filled with Free roasted vegetables the tomato sauce is quite oily!
    • Chips – they’re the only thing on the menu that are deep-fried and are 13 Syns per regular serving. Add 1-2 more Syns if you enjoy them sprinkled with per-peri salt.
    • Coleslaw – this creamy condiment is on average 12 Syns per regular portion.
    • Garlic bread – averaging 7 Syns per slice (and with two slices per serving) it’s an easy way to add Syns.
    • Creamy mash and sweet potato mash – both these sides dishes contain Free Foods as their main ingredient but because they’re mixed with cream and butter (which lets it all slide down without you noticing!), the Syn value is sent soaring - as much as 6-8 Syns per large spoonful!
    Salad options

    The salads at Nando’s are served without chicken, however by bulking out your salad with a skinless chicken breast (counting a few Syns for the marinade) you’ll be creating one of the healthier options on the menu!

    • The mixed leaf salad is Free and bursting with Superfree foods like mixed salad leaves, mixed peppers and tomatoes. Ask for any dressing on the side to stay in control of how much you enjoy.
    Watch out for:

    • The couscous salad contains lots of Free Foods like chickpeas, peppers, mixed leaves and savoury couscous – as well as the olives, there’s a lot of hidden oil in here.
    • Caesar salad – the croutons, grated cheese and Caesar dressing all add up!
    • Mediterranean salad – while this salad is bursting with Free Foods, it’s topped with feta cheese and splashed with a lemon and oil based dressing. Request your salad without dressing and count the feta as your Healthy Extra to reduce the Syns.
    Let’s get saucy

    At Nando’s there are lots of saucy additions available to go with your meal. While perinaise is 5 Syns per level tbsp and chilli jam is 3 Syns per level tbsp, the peri-peri sauces are only ½ Syn per level tbsp so they’re a better option for adding flavour to your plate.
     
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