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Roasted Chick Peas

Aaaahhh is this because of 'food abuse'?

I really have no idea how to syn them tbh, because if they're syn free, then what syn value are you meant to put on them??

I like to make my own potato crisps, I would imagine this is food abuse too, but like you, I have no idea how to start synning them, all I do is slice them, stick them in the micro and cook them until crispy. How do I syn that?!?

I would have thought your consultant should tell you how to syn them rather than saying figure it out yourself, that's not very helpful is it!?!

Hope someone can help soon.



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Hmm, this is one of those controversial little SW things, like cous cous cake/Lasagne crisps/blending fruit etc....

I'm not sure how you would syn them, did she say? I can't see how you are tweaking them, it's not like you are using them as a flour substitute eg in a cake. You can have hummous for free home made so this is a strange one!
Ha, she referenced the lasagna crisps when she said it. I'll ask at the next meeting. I'd be more than happy to count a couple of syns for them on my green days (I can't imagine there would be a lot) because I'm not housing the whole can in one sitting, but I just don't know how to figure it out!


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But if you ate that tin of chick peas cold mixed in with some salad leaves then it would be free???
If I roast a chicken breast it's free so why not roast some chick peas..... I love SW but sometimes it leaves me a little speechless (yes really!)
Maybe its to do with eating more than you would in their 'usual' form ..... ie/ I may make crisps for a snack using 2 potatoes but if I were having a jackie P as a snack, I'd only eat 1.

But if you're only eating the same number of chick peas that you'd eat as a snack anyway ..... I don't see what the problem is!

Hhhhmm might it be worth emailing SW?
I think it just depends on how much you're eating if you're using it as a snack. I think you're fine as long as you're not eating mounds of it as a snack - a couple of handfuls then I can't see the problem (in my opinion!).


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The reason they're syned is because the are peanut equivilents basically and you wouldn't have a whole bunch of them on our plan. Same with the crisps, you wouldn't/shouldn't have loads of "real" crisps on the plan.

Free foods are as such because they intend to fill you up and/or be the main part of a balanced meal, whereas a pack of "syn free" crisps wont. That being said if you only have a few "crisps" or "peanuts" then I wouldn't count big numbers, it's all about training the brain to think healthy :)

I hope I explained that OK

Natt xxx

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