Healthy Extra A’s are dairy products such as milk and cheese, or alternatives such as almond milk for vegetarians, vegans, people with intolerances or for anyone who generally doesn’t like dairy.

It used to be that you could only have one Healthy Extra A each day but as of the start of 2019, Slimming World has upped it to two. It was changed to increase your calcium intake and add more nutrients to your diet.

These are a great way to add some variety to your meal or add some flavour. I usually have a 250ml glass of semi-skimmed milk in the morning and 30g of cheddar cheese on my evening meal.

Below is a list of the Healthy Extra A Options and their allowances. These are generic options and not brand specific.

Healthy Extra A



  • Whole Milk – 200ml
  • Semi-skimmed milk – 250ml
  • Skimmed Milk – 350ml
  • Mozzarella cows milk – 50g
  • 1% fat milk – 300ml
  • Channel Island/Jersey full cream milk – 150ml
  • Whole goats milk – 200ml
  • Semi-skimmed goats milk – 275ml
  • Skimmed goats milk – 400ml

Non Dairy

  • Soya Milk – 400ml
  • UHT Whole Milk – 200ml
  • UHT Semi-Skimmed Milk – 250ml
  • Almond Milk, Unsweetened – 400ml
  • Coconut Drink with Calcium, Unsweetened – 400ml
  • Whole Oat Drink, chilled – 200ml
  • Skinny Oat Drink, chilled – 350ml
  • Semi Skimmed Oat Drink, chilled – 275ml
  • Rice milk – 225ml



  • Cheddar standard – 30g
  • Cheddar reduced fat/light – 40g
  • Smoked Cheddar Cheese – 30g
  • Goats cheese hard – 30g
  • Smoked processed cheese Austrian/Bavarian – 40g
  • Feta/Greek-style salad cheese reduced fat/light – 65g
  • Gouda – 30g
  • Ricotta – 90g
  • Edam Cheese – 35g
  • Halloumi standard – 35g
  • Reduced-fat Halloumi – 45g 
  • Manchego – 25g 
  • Mozzarella – 50g
  • Reduced-Fat Mozzarella – 70g 
  • Paneer – 40g
  • Parmesan / Parmigiano Reggiano – 30g 

Non Dairy

  • Koko Dairy Free Alternative to Cheddar – 40g
  • Daiya Medium Cheddar Style Farmhouse Block, Dairy Free – 40g

Healthy Extra A Recommendations

How do you like to use your Healthy Extra A’s? Have I missed any from the list? Let me know in the comments below.

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