WHAT ARE FREE FOODS?

What Are Free Foods?

Free foods are an essential part of the Slimming World plan. They should always make up the main bulk of your weekly plan. Free foods mean they do not hold a Syn* value and we can eat unlimited amounts until we are full.

Most of your meals should be made up using Free foods first. Healthy filling free plates of food are what will help you to lose weight.

The rules to follow regarding Free Foods:

  • Eat unlimited amounts until full at any time.
  • No need to weigh or measure.

An example of a healthy evening meal using free foods

1 x Chicken Breast
4 Large New Potatoes
Half the plate full of fresh vegetables





DAIRY 

Dairy is an excellent source of calcium and perfect to create and add to meals. Try mixing Quark into cooked pasta or making a delicious mushroom omelette for a healthy filling lunch. Some examples being Cottage cheese and natural fat free yoghurt. Please join Slimming World for a full list of Free Foods.

DRINKS

Free also includes some drinks and it is really important to stay hydrated. Just remember to stick to low calorie drinks and if you add sugar to your hot drinks you must Syn this. Some examples are diet cola, black coffee and water. Please join Slimming World for a full list of Free Foods.

FRUIT

Almost all fruit is Free and it is a perfect addition to any meal especially breakfast. Top your cereal with berries to keep you fuller for longer. Some examples are bananas, oranges and berries. Please join Slimming World for a full list of Free Foods.

MEAT/POULTRY

Lean or trimmed cuts of meat are usually classed as free. Packed full of protein and a necessary for any healthy diet. Some examples are skinless chicken and bacon medallions. Please join Slimming World for a full list of Free Foods.

PLANT BASED PROTEINS

Slimming World is even vegan friendly and the perfect way to help you lose weight. Some examples are Quorn and Jackfruit. Please join Slimming World for a full list of Free Foods.

RICE/PASTA/GRAINS

These are only free if used as intended. If any products are ground to use as coating or flour they contain Syn values. Some examples are dried and fresh pasta, rice and noodles. Please join Slimming World for a full list of Free Foods.




SEAFOOD

Fish and shellfish supply the nutrients, vitamins and omega 3s essential for strong bones, brain development, and healthy heart and immune system. Some examples are cod, salmon and seafood sticks. Please join Slimming World for a full list of Free Foods.

BEANS/PEAS/LENTILS

These are a brilliant way to bulk out main meals without adding extra calories. Some examples are kidney beans, lentils and mung beans. Please join Slimming World for a full list of Free Foods.

STOCKS/DRESSINGS/CONDIMENTS/SAUCES

No cupboard would be complete without some of these essentials! Examples include vinegar, salt, cumin, bovril and marmite. Please join Slimming World for a full list of Free Foods.

VEGETABLES

Fresh, frozen, canned or pickled… most vegetables are free. Some examples are bean sprouts, beetroot, broccoli and carrots. Please join Slimming World for a full list of Free Foods.

ICELAND FOOD RANGE

Last but not least.. Iceland now stock an extensive range of Slimming World branded free foods. Check out their range here. These include curries, soups and even chips! 


If you are struggling with meal plans or ideas on what to eat using free foods. Please see my recipes using free foods only here.