So as some of you may or may not know there has been some changes to the plan! Nothing like the changes we experienced back in 2015 but you'll be delighted to here that some of the Healthy Extra B choices have increased in size and the one downside to this change is that sweetener will now have to be syned. You can view all changes below!


Healthy Extra B:

50g Kellogg's All-Bran Original
45g bran flakes
45g fruit-filled wheat biscuits, blueberry/raisin
45g oat bran*
45g Dorset Cereals Simply Delicious Muesli
45g Jordan's Natural Muesli (No Added Sugar)
45g Weetabix Crunchy Bran
40g porridge oats (unflavoured)*
40g puffed wheat*
40g Dorset Cereals Simply Nutty Muesli
40g Kellogg's All-Bran Golden Crunch
40g Mornflake  Swiss Style Classic Muesli
40g Nestle Bitesize Shredded Wheat*
40g Nestle Honey Nut Shredded Wheat
40g Nestle Shreddies original
40g Post Grape Nuts
40g Quaker Oat Crisp Cereal
40g Weetabix Crispy Minis (Banana/Chocolate Chip/Fruit & Nut)
2 Nestle Shredded Wheat*
2 Weetabix*
1 sachet Quaker Oat So Simple Big Bowl Porridge, Original*
1 sachet Quaker Oat So Simple Multigrain Porridge, all varieties

*These cereals have the lowest sugar content.. Even Healthier Extras!

Removed from the list:

That's Coco Shreddies
Frosted Shreddies
Honey Shreddies
Sultana Bran
Kelloggs Fruit & Fibre

Granular Sweeteners:

Although most spoonable/granular sweeteners* are Syn-free, to make them granular, they do rely on a carrier which contains calories. For the odd teaspoon or sprinkle, the calories and the syns are truly negligible. However if you're using larger amounts to sweeten Fromage Frais, stewed fruit ect, it could be having an impact on your weightloss. So it is recommend that if you plan to use several tablespoons you count it as 1/2 Syn per tablespoon.

 * this doesn't effect table/drop sweeteners.

Raisin & Cinnamon Oat Bites / Low Syn Flapjacks

If like me you love flapjacks but hate wasting loads of syns on something small then you will love these Oat Bites. At just 2 syns for the whole lot you won't be disappointed.  The best part is that if you are in a rush - they only take 5 minutes in the microwave! You can also cook them in the oven if you have more time to spare.


  • Frylight
  • 40g of oats (HEB) **
  • 12g of raisins (1.5 syns)
  • 2 tbsp of cinnamon (can use more or less depending on personal preference)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp of sweetener (0.5 syns)
  • A dash of vanilla essence
  • About 125g of quark 


  1. Measure out all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  2. Spray a microwaveable container with frylight.
  3. Add mixture to the container and microwave for about 5 minutes.
  4. Cut into as many slices as you like and place on a cooling rack.

Other notes:

  • These are only 2 syns for the whole lot when using the oats as your healthy extra b - otherwise they are 1 syn per slice when cut into 6 slices.
  • If cooking in the oven, line a baking tray with baking paper and spray with frylight before adding the mixture to the tray. Cook for 20-25 minutes on 180 degrees celsius. 
  • You can swap out the raisins for 10g chocolate chips for the same amount of syns.