March 16, 2022
Finding foods without sugar is like hunting for a needle in a haystack when it comes to finding meals with no added sugar. Nowadays almost everything has sugar in it. Both anticipated and unexpectedly, for some purpose. While candy, morning cereals, ice creams, and other sugar-laden meals are transparent about their sugar level, some seemingly healthful items aren't. Certain brands of almond milk, nut butter, and even whole grain bread contain hidden sugar. I'm sure you're feeling cheated right now.
If you're looking to cut down on added sugars, we've done the legwork for you. These ten snack cover all of your bases without adding any unnecessary ingredients, and they're all readily available at your local grocery or Whole Foods.
We know what you're thinking: each serving has 18 grams of sugar. However, bear in mind that those 18 grams are all-natural sugar, not added sugar. Beets are a root vegetable with an earthy flavor, but they're dehydrated in this form, providing lots of protein and fiber.
This isn't your typical spiced nut recipe; this one is pure gold. And now it's time for our favorite golden spice, turmeric! In only a few handfuls, these cashews, seasoned with chili flakes and dried rosemary, can cure even the worst attack of the cravings. We like to keep these on hand for a last-minute snack or to sprinkle on top of a salad or stir-fry that needs a little bite.
Even the most "granola" of granola bars, no matter how organic they claim to be, are likely to be high in sugar. Making your own bar allows you to have complete control over what goes in and what stays out. What goes into it, you might wonder. Oats, Jackfruit dates, dried cranberries, almonds, and seeds combine for a chewy snack that's perfect for the trail or your morning commute. Make a couple extra and store them in the freezer for later.
Did you think that giving up sugar meant saying goodbye to muffins? Well, you should reconsider your position. Pureéd sweet potato, vegan cheese, and vegan yogurt give these savory muffins a kick. Bring a dozen (or two) to a potluck, serve as an appetizer, or stash a couple in a Tupperware container to tide you over until lunchtime.
As you already know, we love a good energy ball. They are vegan, full of nutrients, and are good for any type of meal. Check out our article on what are energy balls, if you're more interested in knowing more.
Do you have more suggestions for foods without sugar? Let us know in the comments!
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