Staying healthy can be hard, especially when you have a sweet tooth. It’s easy to reach for the sugary snacks when you’re in a hurry or just need an afternoon pick-me-up. But those treats can do more harm than good for your overall health goals. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative without sacrificing taste, then try these 10 easy sugar free snacks that are both easy and delicious!
1. Trail Mix –
Nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and dark chocolate chips make for a tasty snack that’s full of nutrition but free of added sugars. Consider adding dried coconut flakes or cacao nibs to your mix!
2. Roasted Chickpeas –
These crunchy little morsels are a great source of protein and fiber, plus they’re incredibly versatile. Sprinkle on some spices like paprika or garlic powder and bake in the oven until golden brown.
3. Hummus –
This creamy dip is perfect with vegetables or spread over whole-grain toast. Make it yourself with canned chickpeas, tahini paste, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic – no added sugar necessary!
4. Veggie Chips –
Cut up your favorite vegetables into thin slices and bake them in the oven until crispy for a healthier take on potato chips. You can also buy pre-made veggie chips from most grocery stores now as well!
5. Avocado Toast –
Spread mashed avocado onto whole grain toast with some sea salt and freshly ground pepper for an easy snack that’s packed with healthy fats and fiber to keep you full longer.
6. Yogurt Parfait –
Layer plain Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and nuts in a bowl or mason jar for an energy boosting snack that’s perfect for on-the-go snacking!
7. Energy Balls –
Combine nut butter, oats, flaxseed meal, honey (or maple syrup) and whatever else sounds good together in a food processor until it forms into one big ball of goodness! Roll into small balls and store in the fridge until ready to eat!
8. Smoothie Bowl –
Blend frozen fruit with plant milk (almond milk works great!) until thickened up like ice cream then top with extra fruit, nuts or chia seeds to make it even more satisfying!
9. Kale Chips –
Massage some olive oil into washed kale leaves then sprinkle with salt before baking at 350°F for about 15 minutes until crispy but not burnt!
10. Apple Dessert Tacos –
Slice up apples into thin strips then spread peanut butter inside two taco shells made from whole grain tortillas or flatbreads sprinkled with cinnamon sugar to make this surprisingly delicious treat without any added sugars!
With these 10 sugar-free snacks in your arsenal there’s no excuse not to stay on track with your health goals any longer! All of these recipes are simple enough to make ahead of time so you always have something delicious yet nutritious on hand whenever the cravings strike. So go ahead and give one (or all!) of these recipes a try today — your body will thank you later!
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