If you're trying to cut down on added sugar, finding sweet snacks, comfort foods and desserts that satisfy your sweet tooth can be more than a challenge. Luckily, we’ve got something for that too! Here are ten delicious sugar-free snack ideas for when you're craving something sweet.
Greek yogurt with strawberries and cinnamon: Greek yogurt is a great source of calcium and protein, and with the addition of fruit you’ve got a naturally sweet snack. Plus, Greek yoghurt is often creamier than other yoghurt varieties, taking on a creamy consistency. Add cinnamon and any other spices for flavour.
Chia pudding: Chia seeds combined with water or milk creates an indulgent pudding that's high in fibre and sugar free. You can add seeds, nuts, fruit and yoghurt to the finished product.
Ricotta and berries: This classic snack combo is a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth while still getting some fibre in. It’s a spin on the classic berries and cream as ricotta has a natural sweetness that pairs perfectly with fruit.
Roasted cinnamon and cardamom nuts: Roasting nuts with a sprinkle of cinnamon and cardamom – you can add nutmeg too for that extra touch! – can elevate them into the realm of snack-worthiness. Add a little salt for that sweet and savoury combo that’s beloved amongst foodies! Plus, these nuts are loaded with protein and fibre.
Smoothie: Smoothies are often packed with sugar and ice cream, placing them in direct competition with known junk foods. But it doesn’t have to be this way – you can make delicious smoothies without all the added sugar. The natural sweetness of fruit is more than enough to satisfy your craving can be loaded with sugar, but they can also be made without any added sweeteners. Use a sugar-free milk alternative like almond milk, add your favourite fruits, and blend for a satisfying and sweet snack.
Apple with almond butter: Apple slices are a naturally sweet snack, and pairing them with almond butter adds some protein and healthy fats to make it more filling.
Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate is naturally lower in added sugar than milk chocolate, not to mention it’s free from a number of other preservatives. The higher in cacao content you go, the less sugar – if you can handle 90 or 100% dark chocolate, you’ll be in for a burst of antioxidants, fibre and magnesium.
Banana bread: We’re not talking about your local café’s banana bread, we’re talking about sugar-free, homemade banana bread! And trust us – this doesn’t mean boring; we’ve got a tasty recipe that’ll have you enjoying the sugar-free life. The best part? Bananas are naturally sweet, so there’s no need to add sugar.
Raw veggies with hummus: Cucumbers, celery and carrots all go well with hummus – they’re refreshing, nutritious and free from added sugar. The healthy fats from the hummus help keep sugar cravings way and leave your feeling satisfied.
Homemade muesli: Store-bought muesli can be loaded with added sugar, but there are many recipes available that rely on whole foods rather than ultra-processed ingredients. Nuts, seeds, coconut and fruit are all great options for your muesli, and you can serve it with yoghurt, peanut butter or ricotta.
Need a little help shaking the sugar off your back? That’s why we’re here. We’ll help you change the way you look at food – and that doesn’t mean you have to follow restrictive diets or miss out on your favourite foods; we believe you can still enjoy delicious food without jeopardising your health. With celebrity chef Sarah Glover on our panel of experts, you’ll have an array of fun recipes at your fingertips, along with our own exclusive armoury of simple, tasty and healthy recipes for everything from daily meals to impressive entertaining. We know it can be hard to stick to your health goals – especially when you’re trying to manage it alone. When you sign up with us, you’ll have access to clear-cut meal plans, community support and exclusive access to our sugar-free content. Here’s what’s on offer:
- 8 weeks of meal plans and shopping lists.
- 90+ member-only recipes.
- Community forums to share your journey.
- Support and guidance from the I Quit Sugar team.
- Exclusive content from our panel of experts.
So, if you’re ready to ditch sugar and the host of maladies that come with it, it’s not too late to join. We’d love to help you get started on your health journey. Sign up HERE today!