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Snacking can be a struggle for many slimmers. When the urge to snack strikes, it can be tempting to reach for biscuits, crisps, cakes and other common trigger foods that you’d prefer to swerve.

Slimming World puts you back in the driver’s seat and on your way to your weight loss destination. You’re in control of what you eat and when, with an eating plan that’s proven to work. Here’s how we can help…

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Satisfy your appetite

The Slimming World Food Optimising plan is packed full of filling foods that you can eat freely – including pasta and potatoes – meaning that mealtimes are more satisfying and you’re less likely to reach for unhealthy snacks.

Of course, there are times when we just don’t fancy or have time for a big meal. Our Free Foods list includes stacks of choice for when you’re feeling snack-ish. We will help you swap unhealthy nibbles for Free snacks that you can enjoy to your heart’s content without stalling your weight loss.

10 Free Food snack ideas:

  • cooked chicken drumsticks with the skin removed
  • corn on the cob
  • cherry tomatoes
  • seafood sticks
  • hard-boiled eggs
  • fresh or frozen fruit
  • sliced peppers 
  • fat-free natural yogurt with fresh fruit
  • carrot and celery batons
  • speedy Slimming World houmous

Using your Syns 

Remember, absolutely no food is banned at Slimming World – we’re big believers in a little of what you fancy. The Food Optimising plan includes Healthy Extras and Syns to use as you wish. 

At a Slimming World group you’ll learn how Syns work as part of a healthy balanced diet, how to plan your Syns into your daily menu and how to make them go further with our slimmed-down recipes, snacks and treat ideas. With our help, you can use your choice power to snack while still staying in control.

Slimming support

We understand that there are many reasons slimmers sometimes reach for unhealthy snacks. Hunger, boredom, habit and emotion can all cause unwanted snack-cidents, and in a Slimming World group we can help you to identify and tackle your personal trigger points.

Find your nearest Slimming World group here

Ready to get started? Here are some satisfying meal suggestions and slimming-friendly snack ideas to plan into your week. We’ll help you beat those snack-attacks, whether they strike morning, afternoon or night!

Breakfast: Slimming World breakfast


There’s no better way to set yourself up for the day than with a classic cooked breakfast. With all your favourite brekkie bits – plus potatoes for extra filling power – this tasty plateful will keep the biscuit barrel at bay.

Mid-morning snack: Jewelled fruit salad

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A bright bowl-full of fresh fruit salad will give you a morning energy burst. Add shredded mint for extra zing!

Lunch: Baked vegetable frittata


This frittata is packed with pasta to keep you fully fuelled all afternoon. It’s versatile too, so throw in pretty much any veg you like! Enjoy a wedge at work – it’s delicious hot or cold.

Afternoon snack: Blueberry muffin cheesecake


If you fancy a mid-afternoon, guilt-free treat try this fruity cheesecake square. A cross between a blueberry muffin and a cheesecake, with a biscuity oat crumb, this 1 Syn wonder will satisfy even the sweetest tooth.

Dinner: Lancashire hotpot


Cosy nights call for comforting casseroles, and this potato-topped hotpot will hit the spot! With hunks of lamb and chunks of veg in a rich gravy, it’s a warming one-pot wonder that will keep you feeling full for hours.

Evening snack: Veggie pakoras

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If you prefer savoury snacks to sweet, these spicy veg-packed pakoras (with refreshing raita dip) will stop the crisps from calling.

Whatever your slimming challenge – whether it’s snacks, alcohol, sweet treats or something else – we will support you with strategies to tackle those triggers and get the weight loss that you want. Join your nearest group for personalised support, all the way to your slimming goal.

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