5 No-Sugar Snacks

Snacking becomes infinitely more important once you start watching your sugar intake. When the munchies suddenly hit, finding something to hit the spot is a little harder when you can’t just run to the nearest vending machine and grab a bag of M&Ms.
Even though it takes a little more effort and creativity, sugar-free snacks can be way more filling. Plus, they won’t leave you spiraling toward a sugar crash before you can toss out the wrapper. These simple snacks are great to make in bulk and just keep on-hand—whether that’s in the freezer, your backpack, a jar by your bed, or maybe just in your pocket. (We won’t judge!) That way, you’ll be prepared to spring into snacking action whenever and wherever the next bout of hanger hits.
These snacks are all refined sugar-free so you can guarantee you're not getting any of the white stuff in there. A couple of these recipes include a little bit of maple syrup (as in just one or two tablespoons in the whole batch) so feel free to leave it out if you want to cut back even more.

1. Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

In our opinion, roasted chickpeas are the new popcorn. Not only are they salty, snackable, and super simple to make, but they’re packed with protein and fiber to keep you energized and full for longer. Make a big batch by doubling this recipe and keep extra around the house in mason jars or bring baggies to work (or the movie theater) for on-the-go eating.

2. 3-Ingredient Healthy Chocolate Cookies

Refined sugar is a no-go, but tapping into the natural sweetness of bananas is just peachy with us. These three-ingredient cookies make perfect portable breakfasts (yes, really), afternoon treats, and midnight snacking material.

3. Turmeric Roasted Cashews With Chia


These aren’t your everyday spiced nuts—this recipe is pure gold. And with that, cue the turmeric, our favorite golden spice! Seasoned with chili flakes and dried rosemary, these cashews will cure even the worst case of the munchies in just a few handfuls. We love keeping these on standby for the next snack emergency or to sprinkle on top of a salad or a stir-fry that needs a little kick and crunch.

4. Soft and Chewy Baked Granola Bars

No matter how organic they may claim to be, even the most “granola” of granola bars you can buy will likely be packed with sugar. (Womp, womp.) Making your own means you can control what goes in—and what stays out—of your bar. What goes in, you ask? Oats, Medjool dates, dried cranberries, nuts, and seeds come together for a chewy experience you’ll want to take on the trail or your morning commute. Make a few extra and freeze 'em for later.

5. Roasted Carrot Dip

Sick of gnawing on raw veggies all the time? Listen—just because you’re not eating sugar doesn’t mean you have to eat like a woodland creature. Try sprucing up your cucumbers, tomatoes, and broccoli bites with this carrot, pepper, and tahini-based dip. Paleo and Whole30-compliant folks, this dip is great for giving new life to your veggie sticks or for spreading on top of low-sugar crackers.
Credits greatist.com

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