Stir frys are meant to be quick and easy and all too many times in quickness, I’ve picked any old jar in the shop for convenience. Recipes are easy but tasty syn free sauces are extremely hard to come by. In fact, I made a point of this in my 3 recipe video tutorial (the 2nd recipe is not syn free).
But, as I have major renovations at the minute, I picked up two sachets in my local coop so I could use up this year’s cabbage harvest and thought I’d share them with you.
Note: I did not add any garlic, ginger or any other seasoning for a fair test, just added to simple green veg and spring onions cooked in low calorie cooking spray.
Please note I am not associated with Slimming World, so please ask your consultant if in doubt. I am basing the syns on the Extra Easy plan.
The Sweet Chilli Sauce – 3.5 Syns Per Serving
The first I tried was my favourite of the two; sweet chilli. It was perfect for turning my fat free beef and all green veg in to a delightful one. It serves two people and great with egg noodles, but if you’re a chilli lover, there may not be enough kick for you. But in our house, I much prefer chilli compared to my other half, so in terms of pleasing crowds, it’s ideal as a safe option, but I’ll add a little more in mine next time. Overall, this turned out to be a great meal at only 3.5 syns and will definitely pick this up again.
The Hoisin – 2.5 Syns per Serving
Now moving on to the Hoisin at 2.5 syns per serving, this is not normally something I would pick up because I generally find them hit and miss. It’s certainly not my favourite either but would be far superior adding to vegetables with some freshly grated ginger. So on that basis, yes, I would buy it again.
Overall, I’m giving both a thumbs up. I’m happy to healthier options for quick fixes and must give credit to Co-op for clearly labelled colour coded fat content, who from memory, were one of the first ones to implement this around 13 years ago in my Uni days.
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