Slimming World Healthy Extra A list 2020

When following the official Slimming World plan, each day you are allowed to consume 2 portions of dairy. These are called “Healthy Extra A”. These portions are to ensure your body is receiving the correct amount of calcium per day.

Please see the allowed products below with the portion size next to it. Most Slimming World consultants suggest that one portion should be from the milk section and one portion should be from the cheese section. But I regularly have double cheese and do not find this affects my weight loss.

One of the questions I am asked regularly is… Do I really have to eat both portions each day? I would highly recommend consuming both if possible.

Check out my recipe section which includes some brilliant dishes using your Healthy Extra A portion here.

List updated May 2020


30g Cheddar / Double Gloucester /Red Leicester / Lactofree Mature Cheddar
40g Reduced Fat Cheddar / Reduced Fat Emmental
35g Danish Blue
35g Edam
30g Emmental / Gouda / Gruyère
45g Feta
65g Reduced fat Feta / Greek-style salad cheese
30g Hard goats cheese
35g Halloumi
45g Reduced fat Halloumi
25g Manchego
50g Mozzarella (cows milk)
70g Reduced Fat Mozzarella
40g Paneer
30g Parmesan / Parmigiano Reggiano / Grana Padano, fresh
90g Ricotta
40g Smoked processed cheese (Austrian / Bavarian)
40g Koko Dairy Free Alternative to Cheddar2 Dairylea Light Cheese Slices

3 Dairylea Original Triangles
4 Dairylea Light Triangles
2 Dairylea Light Cheese Slices
2 Kerry Cheestrings, Original
2 Mini Babybel Original Cheeses
3 Mini Babybel Light Cheeses
4 McLelland Seriously Spreadable Lighter Creamy Cheese Squares
2 The Laughing Cow Original Triangles
5 The Laughing Cow Light Triangles, plain / blue cheese / Cheddar / Emmental
6 The Laughing Cow Extra Light Triangles

30g Aldi Emporium Grana Padano Cheese, all varieties
30g Aldi Emporium Smoked Cheddar Cheese
30g Aldi Emporium Red Leicester Cheese
30g Aldi Emporium British Lighter Mature Cheese
30g Aldi Emporium Spicy Cheddar Cheese with Chilli
30g Aldi Emporium Dewlay Double Gloucester Cheese
30g Aldi Specially Selected Somerset Mature Cheddar Cheese
30g Aldi Specially Selected Red Fox Red Leicester Cheese
4 Aldi The Cheese Emporium Cheese Triangles, Lighter


350ml skimmed milk
300ml 1% fat milk
250ml semi-skimmed milk
200ml whole milk
400ml skimmed goats milk
275ml semi-skimmed goats milk
200ml whole goats milk
300ml semi-skimmed lactose free dairy drink
400ml almond drink, plain and unsweetened, with added calcium
400ml soya drink, plain and unsweetened, with added calcium
225ml rice drink, plain and unsweetened, with added calcium