I can be a very naughty weight loss enthusiast at times and one of my favourites is the dreaded pastry.
Pastry just takes so good and is really not that good for you when you are watching your figure and trying to lose weight. I am not too bothered for the sweet pastry (unlike my American family) but the savoury options get me every time.
I remember in my teenage years we used to go on holiday to France a lot and the bakery trips were the best. The tasty of a fresh and warm croissant with some melted cheese and butter was amazing. Just so glad that I don’t live in France otherwise I would be some crazy super size person now!
I remember reading online in the British newspaper that they were planning on taxing the Cornish Pasty to try and combat obesity and I would much rather have my pastry in moderation instead!
I am also a big fan of the sausage roll too – though in the case of the sausage roll I tend to make them myself.
And Christmas is my other problem area with my love for Vol Au Vents especially when they are filled with lots of prawns in a thousand island sauce. Though, my super bad habit is eating the spare cases that have not developed – so no wonder I always put on weight at Christmas!
Anyway as they say at Slimming World that you can have anything you want (just in moderation) I thought I would check out how my favourite pastry produce fair.
There are 18 Syns in a medium sized Cornish Pasty.
In comparison here is some other of my favourite pastry based snacks:
- 28g Sausage Roll = 5.5 Syns
- 28g Pork Pie = 5.5 Syns
- 28g Dumplings = 3 Syns
- 28g Cheese Quiche = 4.5 Syns
- Vol Au Vent = 5 Syns
I personally hate pork pies but if you are a pork pie lover like my parents you could easily have one every day if you wanted, just as long as you didn’t have a chocolate and a crisps addiction to go with it!