Do you want to make a healthy buffet or take food to a Slimming World taster session? Are you stuck on taster ideas for your group’s party sessions? Do you attend one of the many Slimming World groups across the country?

At taster sessions, members bring along a low syn or syn free food for everyone to share as a big buffet. There are so many Slimming World friendly recipes you could make.

selection of dips and crudites
Selection of dips with crudites

Remember though if for some reason you can’t take anything that is no excuse to avoid the scales! Yes I know I have done that before so you are not alone!

Here are some great taster ideas for you. If you follow Slimming World at home online without a group then these are also great buffet ideas.

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What can you take to a Slimming World Taster session?

So, what can you take? It doesn’t have to be something you have made remember you can take something you have bought too. The idea is that it is a syn free meal or a syn free snack.

Don’t let it being taster week put you off there are some really easy things you can make. Here are my suggestions for you.

Garden fresh salsa
Garden fresh salsa

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Savoury ideas

Sausages – cook and serve cut up cold your favourite sausages for others to try. Check all the best sausages and both meat and vegetarian to keep you on plan!

cooked sausages over a flame
Cooked sausages

Curry Loaf – easy to make and perfect on Slimming World’s no carbs SP plan. It contains only “free foods” if you follow the Slimming World plan.

Ploughman’s on a stick – apple, cheese and pickled onion on a cocktail stick.

Caribbean Rice – a vegan/plant-based and vegetarian cold rice recipe which is healthy and full of flavour.

Rosemary and Caramelised Onion Mini Quiches – usually syn free, vegetarian.

Houmous/other dips and crudités – often syn free, vegetarian, some are vegan, crudites can be carrot sticks, pepper, cucumber, celery, spring onion etc.

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Hawaiian Sticks – ham, cheese and pineapple on a cocktail stick. Using Quorn instead of ham for a vegetarian option.

cherry tomato, pineapple and ham on a stick

Lo-Dough Pizza – If you haven’t tried this or others in your group haven’t then lo-dough pizza is an alternative to a takeaway.

pizza with lo-dough base
Lo-dough pizza which is a low syn way to make pizza on Slimming World

Soup – If you can take a flask then why not make some soup, can be syn free, can be vegan/vegetarian depending on the recipe you follow.

Nigerian Jollof Rice – this is vegan and easy and will be really popular!

Sausage rolls – using wholemeal thins as “pastry”, using a beaten egg to seal. Check all the best sausages and both meat and vegetarian to keep you on plan!

Chicken Drumsticks – easy to cook and great warm or cold. Slimming World usually considers these as syn free if skin is removed.

Whole roast chicken on white background
Whole roast chicken

Chicken Marinated in spices – toss some chicken pieces in some spices mixed with a little yoghurt and leave to marinate then cook as normal. Usually syn free.

Mini Pepper Quiche – great use of soft taco boats.

mini quiches
mini quiches with crust

Snack a Jacks – quick to buy and low syn.

Doner Kebab Meat – this is really easy to make and will be a hit with those who like takeaways!

doner kebab in bread with salad
Doner kebab served in pitta style bread with salad

Sweet Potato Cakes – These are great little snacks and can be made whatever size you like for a taster.

sweet potato cakes
Sweet potato cakes

Falafel – This recipe is so good but also so easy to follow.

Eggs in ham – easy and quick to make.

Pasta salad – cook some pasta, strain and cool and mix with cherry tomatoes, pickled red cabbage, cubed of cucumber, cubes of pepper and diced red onion for a quick easy pasta salad. If you use the juice from the red cabbage also it makes it less dry.

Tomato and mozzarella pasta salad
Tomato and mozzarella pasta salad

Tomato, basil and mozzarella sticks – using mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes and basil leaves onto a cocktail stick. It is so easy but looks and tastes great!

plum tomatoes in a box
plum tomatoes

Sticky chicken for salad or snacks – using the recipe from this sticky chicken salad.

Sticky chicken salad
Sticky chicken salad

Boiled Eggs – simply boil some eggs and allow them to cool then peel!

sliced eggs
Boiled egg

Sweet ideas

Fruit Pasta Salad – usually syn free, vegan.

Pink and Whites – easy to buy and low syn for a sweet snack.

pink and whites and Fibre one bars for easy to buy taster ideas for a slimming world taster session
Pack of Pink and Whites and box of salted caramel fibre one bars, both of which are low syn on Slimming World

Fibre one bars – Low syn snacks that are quite popular and easy to pick up for a taster.

Cereal bars as healthy B choices eg. Aldi Benefit bars – easy to buy and cut up to share alternative healthy b ideas. Low Syn. Alternatively, have some fun making your own cereal bars?

Vanilla cheesecake
Vanilla cheesecake

Vanilla baked cheesecake – if you cut this into one syn pieces they will be really popular!

mixture of berries

Melon, pineapple or mango fingers or a bowl of berries – easy to buy or cut yourself and healthy too.

Jelly – low syn and quick to make in little plastic shot glasses for the taster.

small bowl of jelly
Bowl full of strawberry red sweet jelly and green spoon

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There are so many great food diaries too so you can record your meal plans and track your weight loss to keep a record of the good and bad weeks. Click the photos to have a look for yourself.

weight loss sign
a bottle of milk
A weight loss sign
teaspoon saying calories don\'t count on this spoon
Weight loss magnet
A close up of a bouquet of skinny whip bars

Frozen grapes – Grapes are great frozen and not everyone has tried them. If you can get them out of the freezer just before group then this is a great choice.

Carrot Cake – Low syn and yummy!

Fruit and vegetables – If you are struggling for time picking up a tub of grapes or bag of carrot sticks can be so quick and stop you from feeling like you are turning up empty-handed.

Low syn sweets like these Diablo ones from B&M stores.

Diablo sweets bag showing the low syn sweets available from B& M bargains
Diablo low syn sweets available from B&M Bargains

Are there any rules for Slimming World taster week?

Usually, the group consultant requests all food or drinks you take are syn free or low syn.

Additionally, it is always a good idea to list ingredients or even provide the recipe. This can greatly help people with allergies and intolerances.

If you enjoy the food you make to take then the chances are someone in your group will so do take the recipe with you for people to photo on their mobile phone!

Group of people of varying sizes attending a weight loss group
Group Of People Attending Diet Club

What else can I take?

There are so many other options but these are just a few of my favourites you might not have thought of.

Maybe you have some other ideas? Do comment below and share them!

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3 Comments

  1. I love these recepes. Especially the curry loaf.
    A healthy diet is important to maintain a healthy weight.

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