Slimming World Speed Food List

We asked members of our Facebook group what would help them on their Slimming World journey and this Slimming World Speed Food List was pretty high up on the list!

Slimming World Speed Food List

Speed food is so important on the Slimming World Extra Easy, and the Slimming World Extra Easy SP plan. It’s important that a third or half of your plate is full of speed food.

Speed food can really help boost weight loss, and has certainly helped me lose 7 stone!

If you need a printable Slimming World Speed Food list, you can find it at the bottom of this page 👇

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Slimming World Speed Food List

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Fruit – Slimming World Speed Food List

Passion fruit
Star fruit
Ugli fruit

Vegetables – Slimming World Speed Food List

Acorn squash
Alfalfa sprouts
Baby sweetcorn
Bamboo shoots
Bean sprouts
Brussels sprouts
Butternut squash
Chinese leaf
Green beans

Pak choi
Runner beans
Spring greens
Spring onions
Sugar snap peas
Vine leaves
Water chestnuts

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    1. Hi Linda
      Some of the speed foods are listed in green because they’re linked to a recipe that uses that ingredient. If you click on a fruit or veg printed in green, you’ll be taken to a recipe page that uses them. Hope that explains it!

  1. I just wonder how I can deal witht he fact Iam in Australia and wether or not some of these foods are even available to me ,or do I use alternatives simular types of the same foods?I realy want recipes and a huge change to what I eat but I get very easily bored with my food so need some new ideas .Will this be me signing up to having to share my weight amount and losses because I prefer to keep those with my Dr and Dietician at the Obesity Centre here in Australias Brisbane that’s all.I think you make fabulous looking food I saw before a chicken curry etc etc many new things I have not yet thought of so would be great to get the recipes.Thankyou for sharing the recipes I need to also know what all this word /Jargin means such as Syns points etc I look forward to hearing from you and will your response be in a private email or on the forum at all? yours sincerely Linda Macdonald.

    1. Hi Linda
      You don’t need to sign up to anything to use our recipes 🙂 – you’ll find them all on our website
      The ‘Syns’ mentioned are a points system used by Slimming World. Foods are given a syn value depending on their nutritional values. A higher Syn value indicates that the food would not be as healthy.
      Hope that helps.

    2. Dear Linda, I had the same worries you had. At group they NEVER reveal your weight. Do try to stay for the group ‘s “image group” meeting after your weigh in. You can feel awkward, embarrassed maybe even cringemaking t first but IT WORKS. Your group leader will congratulate you on a loss and help you work out how to lose next week but NO PRESSURE. I find it incredibly supportive when we can (if we wish to) highlight our stumbling blocks.

      My main problem is pain and tiredness. Through image group I’ve begun to make up several.days of salad jars so I just take one out of the fridge when I want to eat. I also prepare my dinner veggies in the morning because by 5ish in the evening I’m tired and wouldn’t then do my veg – it would just be ‘reach for a sandwich (again) I suspect there are a lot of single ladies like me who ‘batch’ cook and freeze. It all helps with your meal planning.

      SYNS give you ‘wriggleroom’ to build in a treat or to carry a simple snack out with you shopping when there’s Nothing in the coffee shop that isn’t hidiously’ fattening and you need something to keep you going. My big SYN is the cake my mum buys for me when I go to see her. If i go easy on the SYNS’s over the week my cake doesn’t send my efforts to slim to far into the ditch!

      Best wishes, Jean

    1. Hi Victoria
      It’s never a silly question! If you click on a highlighted fruit / vegetable item, you are taken to a recipe page that uses that item. 🙂

  2. Janie – as a suggestion maybe you can put a note at the beginning of the list stating what the green means i.e. Click & links to a recipe. Would save you spending time answering this much asked question & is much clearer communication. Just a thought – Maggie

  3. compiled my weeks menu but just couldnt get the magic to work to generate a shopping list. very disappointed any help appreciated xx

    1. Hi Carole
      You should eat to suit your appetite. As long as you’re filling one third of your plate with speed food where possible, you should start to see results. Have a chat with your Slimming World Consultant to get the best advice. 🙂

  4. Ive Been advised to lose weight before I can have a op for. 3 hernias 2 yrs I’ve been waiting I have lost about a stone but it’s not enough I’ve just been on hols and put half back on,I’m desperate to get it back off quick as I’m going to see the surgeon on the 10 th January any ideas for quick results I love veg and don’t eat red meat

    1. Hi Sandie
      I’d recommend starting at your local Slimming World group, it’s a great way to lose weight, based on healthy eating. There are no quick fixes, Slimming World is easy to follow, and it works! (I’m 5 stone lighter, so if I can do it, anyone can!)
      If you’re familiar with the SW plan, have a look at our recipe index – and make yourself a list of recipes that you’d like to try. 🙂

    2. Hi I tried to join your Facebook group but it is saying that it’s a closed group . How can I join? Thanks Debbie x

      1. Just click the join button and answer the questions. Then your request to join will be sent for approval by the team.

        Hope that helps! 🙂

  5. I need Slimming World to come to South Africa, as I would love to attend your classes. Here we do not have all these delicious food …… and for now I am a bit confuse …. I have joined SW on facebook. Will see ??? My daughter in law lost 10 stones with SW.. amazing.

    1. Hi Genny
      Just to clarify, we are Pinch of Nom, not Slimming World! We just love food and love to make lots of yummy SW recipes to help people on their journey. 🙂

    1. Hi Babs
      Apologies, the print button is having a couple of technical issues, as soon as it’s fixed, it’ll be back! 🙂

  6. Hi guys I am Trying to print the shopping list and free food lists from my iPhone but can’t seem to see the link either on FB or webpage. Has the link been removed ?

  7. Hi, hoping someone can help! Ive always thought the jar of pickled beetroot was speed.. there is a big debate on 1 of the fb groups i am on. Some saying speed others saying free.. can anyone help clear this up for us please?

    1. Hi Jess
      Beetroot is a speed vegetable. My consultant says it’s speed, if that helps! If in any doubt, contact the Syns Hotline at SW Head Office. 🙂

    1. Hi Donna
      You can have rice, SW chips, wedges, anything really! I sometimes serve my curry on a bed of spinach leaves. It gets the one third speed in and the heat of the curry wilts the leaves down. Lovely!

    1. Hi there
      The admin team are aware that there are some gremlins in the system at the moment, and we’re working to fix them. 🙂

    1. Hi Rebecca
      Slimming World recommend that you include one third of a plate of speed food with each meal. You can also snack on Speed foods. There’s no limit to the amount of speed foods you can eat, just have them until your appetite is satisfied.

    1. Hi Julie
      If a fruit or vegetable is a Speed food, it still counts if it’s frozen! I agree, much more convenient, no waste and already prepped! Win:Win!!

    1. Hi Stuart
      Apologies, the print button is still having technical issues and we know the gremlins are at work. We’re trying to resolve the situation. 🙂

    1. Hi Dawn
      When following SP you can have 2 x HEB and 1 x HEA and your usual Syns.

      You can only have foods which have an S or P symbol in the book / on Syns Online. You can’t have any Free Foods (rice, bananas, yogurts, pasta, potatoes etc) or any Synned versions of free foods. So that’s no synned foods that carry a free food allowance. For example frozen chips, synned rice sachets, synned yogurts.

      SP isn’t about cutting out carbs – you can still have them in the form of bread for your Healthy Extras, and beans like butter beans or kidney beans. It’s more about eating food which is lower in calories, but will still fill you up and keep you feeling full, which is why you should also have half a plate of speed and half a plate of protein whenever it makes sense, or whenever possible.

      Having said that it’s become apparent recently that there’s been a lot of conflicting advice given by consultants and SW to different people, so it’s always best to check with your own consultant or contact SW directly.

      Speed foods have fewer calories but still fill you up, and proteins will fill you up and keep you feeling fuller for longer, so you should also have half a plate of speed and half a plate of protein whenever it makes sense, or whenever possible, rather than the third of plate of speed on Extra Easy.

      You can find more info on SP here on the SW website

      Please note that SP is not suitable for diabetics or pregnant women. It’s also not recommended during your first 4 weeks on Slimming World, to give you time to get your head around the basic Extra Easy plan first.

  8. Hi im gonna try the 777 plan for 7 days, they say 7 glasses of water, 7 syns and 7 speed foods, i know it sounds silly but could you tell me if its 7 half pint glass’s of water or 7 pints and and what would be 1 portion of speedfood, no one seems to mention it, thank you.

    1. Hi Keith
      This isn’t an official Slimming World plan, so there’s no published information. It’s a challenge that some people choose to set for themselves. There is no limit with Speed food portion size, other than your appetite. 🙂

    1. Hi Claire
      The admin team are aware that there are some gremlins in the system at the moment, and we’re working to fix them. 🙂

  9. Hi I was looking at the list for speed food & wanted to print it off but couldn’t see anything to click on that said print. Have you got a protein list too please.
    Thsnk you

  10. Hi i make up a water cannister of lemon lime strawberrys and blackberrys i drink this threw out the day is this ok to do i drink about e pints of if aday ty

  11. Hi everyone I’ve been doing SW for 10 weeks and have lost 1 and a half stone.Eat plenty of free and speed foods and u will lose weight

  12. Why isn’t there the print button to print off the speed fruit and vegetable list.BTW a brilliant website and Facebook group

    1. Hi Patrick
      We’ve got a few gremlins in the works with the print option for some pages. We’re aware of them and working on a solution. 🙂

    1. Hi Claire
      We’ve got a few gremlins in the works with the print option for some pages. We’re aware of them and working on a solution. 🙂

    1. Hi Wendy
      We’ve got a few gremlins in the works with the print option for some pages. We’re aware of them and working on a solution. 🙂

    1. Hi Nicola,
      If you click on the words written in blue you’re taken to a recipe link for that ingredient. Clever stuff! 🙂

    1. Hi Becki
      There are some gremlins at work with the print function at the moment. Admin are working to resolve this issue. 🙂

    1. Hi Hayley
      Slimming World nutritionists classify fruit and veg using information such as fibre content, carbohydrate value etc. Some fruit and veg are higher in natural sugars and complex carbs too.
      If you’d like a more comprehensive answer, Slimming World themselves are always happy to answer queries directly 🙂

    1. Hi Yasmin
      This is Kay Feather’s description of what it means! (Co-founder of Pinch of Nom! 😊)

      ‘When you eat something you enjoy – a lot of people will say nom nom nom (I know I do!) It means you enjoy something 😀 And a pinch of… well, cooking is about pinches of everything. Combine the two and you get Pinch of Nom :D’

      Hope that helps! 😀

  13. Hi, i make sure I have only speed fruits for my breakfast and have 1/3 plate filled with speed food for my lunch (usually a sandwich using my HEb with a salad, or pasta with a salad etc). I cook a lot of meals like spaghetti bolognese, chilli, stews etc and i pack them full of speed food to get my 1/3 speed on an evening because I don’t really like plain veg on it’s own, but someone has recently told me that their consultant has said this DOESN’T count towards your speed food and you still need to physically fill 1/3 of your plate even if your main meal is packed full of speed veg. Is this correct?

    1. Hi Rachel
      Slimming World guidance states that you should have 1/3 of a plate of speed food with meals where sensible to do so. This means replacing one third of the free food (or Synned food) on your plate with speed food.
      Extra speed food used in the preparation of stews, bolognese, chilli etc are a great idea, as the more speed you choose, the more weight you’ll lose, but to maximise your losses, you need 1/3 speed on your plate too. Hope that helps. 🙂

    1. Hi Jacqueline
      We’ve had a few gremlins in the works with the print option for some pages. We’re aware of them and working on a solution. 🙂
      Thanks for your patience. 👍🏻

    1. Hi Mary
      Strawberries and strasberries are two different fruits.
      The Strasberry or Fragaria × ananassa ‘Mieze Schindler’ is a variety of the garden strawberry, with a raspberry-like appearance.
      Strawberries are listed separately a little further down the list. 🙂

    1. Hi Elizabeth
      The admin team are aware that there are some gremlins in the system at the moment, and we’re working to fix them. 🙂

    1. Hi Michaella
      We have had technical issues with the print function for this list, so unfortunately it’s been removed for the time being. Thanks for getting in touch.

  14. Hi, are all the frozen varieties of the above speed foods still speed please? It was mentioned frozen cauliflower and broccoli etc isn’t speed but I always assumed it was?!

    1. Hi Terri
      Assuming it’s just frozen veg, with no other added oil etc, then it will still be a Speed vegetable. Freezing won’t change the status, if it was classified as Speed on the SW database, it’s still speed when frozen. Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Nicky,
      We have a few gremlins in the system with the print feature at the moment, so it’s been disabled for the time being. You could copy and paste it to a word document if you need a paper copy. 🙂

  15. Hi, are green beans and garden peas speed vegetables?
    Great website by the way and can’t wait for your book to come out (I have pre ordered) 🙂

    1. Hi Robyn
      Green beans are included in this Speed foods list. Peas are free, but not speed food.
      Thanks for pre-ordering the book! 🙂

    1. Hi Neil
      If a fruit or vegetable is listed as a speed food here, it still counts as speed when frozen, as long as it has no other added ingredients. So yes, frozen strawberries are speed. 🙂

    1. Hi Suzanne
      Unfortunately, we’ve had to disable the print option due to recurring technical issues. You could try copying the list and pasting to a word doc to print out that way. Hope that helps!

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