Slimming World Speed Foods List 2020

You have joined Slimming World and all you have heard so far is, speed speed speed…. Don’t worry I completely understand! It can be really hard to get your head around everything.

Speed foods are not only classed as a free food and syn free but almost all fruits and vegetables will be super free foods. These will help to boost your weight loss and keep you feeling fill for longer. 

Slimming World state that at least a third of your plate should be full of speed foods first. Also if you feel the urge to snack, try and reach for speed foods first. 

How can I add more speed foods to my diet?

  • Add some berries to your jelly/yogurt
  • Top your breakfast cereal with some fruit
  • Swap half of your pasta/rice for some vegetables
  • Fill a third of your dinner plate with vegetables or salad first, then add the rest of your meal.
  • Cut carrot sticks and place them in the fridge to snack on.

List Updated: 2nd February 2020





The following foods are classed as “speed foods” on the Slimming World plan. They can be eaten without weighing or measuring. 

Fruit

Mashed, pureed, blended or cooked fruit must all be Synned.

Apples
Apricots
Blackberries
Blackcurrants
Blueberries (Added Jan 2018)
Clementines
Cranberries
Damsons
Gooseberries
Grapefruit
Guava
Lemons
Lime
Loganberries
Mandarins
Melon (All types)
Nectarines
Oranges
Papaya
Passion fruit
Peaches
Pears
Plums
Pomelo
Raspberries
Redcurrants
Rhubarb
Satsumas
Star fruit
Strawberries
Tangerines
Ugli fruit




Vegetables

Alfalfa sprouts
Amaranth leaves
Artichokes
Asparagus
Aubergine
Baby sweetcorn
Bamboo shoots
Bean sprouts
Beetroot
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Butternut squash
Cabbage
Capers
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Chard
Chicory
Chillies
Chinese leaf
Courgettes
Cucumber
Endive
Fennel
Green beans
Garlic
Gherkins
Herbs
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce
Mangetout
Marrow
Mixed Salad Leafs
Mushrooms
Okra
Onion
Pak choi
Peppers
Pumpkin
Purple sprouting broccoli
Radicchio
Radishes
Rocket
Runner beans
Samphire
Shallots
Spinach
Spring greens
Spring onions
Sugar snap peas
Swede
Tomatoes, Fresh, Tinned or Passata
Turnip
Vine leaves
Watercress
Water chestnuts

66 comments

  1. I’m very grateful for this list – I’m surprised that so many foods are speed and not just free – really going to include them as much as possible this time – Thank you xx

    1. Hiya.. for as long as I have known about speed foods I never knew pineapple ever was? Maybe you could ask your consultant? x

  2. Hi, thank you for your list it’s really helpful for an old school slimming world like me! Could I just ask you if I’m doing green plan are baked beans a speed food? Thanks again for your info ☺ so helpful!

    1. Hi there I am glad you are enjoying the site. All of the speed foods are listed here.. if it isn’t here it isn’t a speed food 🙂 Thanks x

  3. Thank you….my downfall is hidden syns….sauces…flour spices etc…unless it has a high fat content im unsure…example would be maggi cook in bag…thanks in advance…x

    1. Hi there

      Unless its pasta, rice, fruit, vegetables or lean meat it generally has a Syn value. Maggi cook in bags are high in Syns so I would avoid them. They aren’t needed.. there are so many amazing recipes out there full of flavour and Syn free. Flour is around about 4 syns per 25g. Most herbs and spices are Syn free.

  4. Hi there I have just stumbled across your blog. I have been on SW for two weeks on line, so all quite new to me. This is just fabulous, thank you so much for all your hard work in explaining syns etc. I have started following your blog . Thank you again xx

  5. Hi ive just joined yourself and SW thank you for all the help your giving us i will be on here often thanks xx

  6. Hi there I’m from Canada and new to slimming world need help in shopping for low syn foods and snacks

  7. Can see there are Clementines and Tangerines on your list. I know you have said if it is not on there then it is not a speed food but my group leader says Satsumas are speed food. Can you clarify – Satsumas have a slightly lower sugar content than tangerines. Cheers

  8. Hi on my app it says most frozen veg is ‘free’ not speed when the fresh alternative is speed. Does frozen veg not count as speed?

    1. Hi Abi
      If a fruit or a vegetable is a speed food it doesn’t matter if it is fresh, frozen or tinned 🙂

      I hope that helps

    1. Speed foods are fruit and vegetables that are super low in calories but will keep you full. Try to fill half of your plate with them first before adding free or syn food.

  9. Thanks for that. So I could have a steak (free) with lots of veg & salad (speed food). I guess salad and veg are also considered free.

    1. You can have steak with all visible fat removed cooked in frylight (free)
      Served with Syn free slimming world chips and lots of vegetables and salad 🙂

  10. This is very good information. I stopped going to the club and put my weight on and more. But this is my 2nd week.
    Thank you for the information.

  11. Hello, sorry to ask, I can’t quite see the difference betwenb veg and fruits clearly . Going through the list in alphabetical order I can’t see melon? I thought this was a speed food?
    Jody.

  12. Should you reduce the portion size of free protein and carbs you would normally have with speed foods or can you just add the speed to your usual portion size?

    1. A third of your plate should be speed foods…

      But yes when i make a chilli now i use half the mince i used i used to and have replaced with more speed foods like pepper, onion, mushroom 🙂

  13. Hi thank you for your help in the speed foods I’m not sure on fruit
    Please could you tell me if fruit in tins in there own juices are speed or free many thanks

  14. I love your blog, I’m thinking about trying SW and will probably just do the on-line. You have helped me decide what I want to try, so … thank you very much for having a desire to help the rest of us!

  15. Hi. Are they free? I’ve been putting them in my yogurt the past few weeks thinking they’re speed😞. Strangely I’ve gained a couple of pounds since Christmas

  16. Hello ,

    Please are you able to to tell me if all fresh speed fruits and veg are also counted as speed if they are frozen?

    Or does it all have to be fresh to count as speed ?

    Thank you

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