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Sugar Detox Day 4: Stock Up on Sugarless Snacks

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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Now that you’ve got an idea of how much sugar you’re eating and where it’s coming from, and you’ve given up or have a plan to give up the worst of the worst, stock up on healthier alternatives!

Most veggies have little to no sugar in them and they're full of nutrients and fiber (see a list of the veggies that are lowest in sugar here). So go to town! You can even dip them: try peanut butter (no sugar added, of course!), hummus, or mix greek yogurt with garlic and chopped fresh or dried dill for a super flavorful, Greek-style dip. (If you buy bottled dip or salad dressing, be sure to check the sugar grams first -- you might be surprised!)

Nuts are another great option for snacking as they're tasty and full of protein. Just be sure to stick to the serving size so you’re not mindlessly munching tons of extra calories. Air-popped popcorn is delicious sprinkled with a little parmesan and pepper. And check out these other great ideas for low-sugar snacks recommended by nutritionist Joy Bauer.

If you know you can’t live without sweets, buy fresh or frozen fruits first, natural apple sauce (no sugar added), and dark chocolate in small, individually wrapped pieces. Some other sweet snack ideas include: Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey or fresh fruit mixed in, fresh berries with a little whipped cream, or apples dipped in peanut or almond butter. Dried fruit is delicious too, but it is high in sugar so be sure to stick to the recommended serving size.

What kinds of stuff will you stock up on? Do you have any great naturally sweet treats to tell us about?


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JKuney
by New Member on Jun. 3, 2012 at 11:06 AM

I enjoy eating fruits as my sweet thing. Especially now when the berries are all in season, they can be a great alternative!!

Jenn8604
by on Jun. 3, 2012 at 11:09 AM
I enjoy this alaskan trail mix by planters. it has dif. nuts and blueberrys.
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NicholasMama608
by on Jun. 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM

I'm eating a lot of PB and Celery or Carrots.

workinm0mmy
by on Jun. 3, 2012 at 11:11 AM
Almonds. Yum.
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mnvixen
by on Jun. 3, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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Quoting Jenn8604:

I enjoy this alaskan trail mix by planters. it has dif. nuts and blueberrys.

That sounds really good. I also like dried cranberries.

TigerofMu
by on Jun. 3, 2012 at 11:13 AM

I caved yesterday.  I was in town and I forgot and picked up a soda on my way home to go with pizza.

I'm not a big sweet snacker anyway, I like salty snacks like hummus, cheese, other yummies.  I do like fruit, but I don't add any sugar to it.  I make a really good (plain) yogurt and peanut butter dip for fruit too.  It's breakfast or lunch sometimes.

1_hawt_mami
by on Jun. 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM
I like celery with peanut butter. i will buy fruits. oranges apples peaches strawberries and pineapple
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GAmom373
by on Jun. 3, 2012 at 11:19 AM

I stocked up on fruits blueberries, cantaloupe, grapes also got some hummus with pretzels.  Picked cherry tomatoes from my garden.  I have dill growing in the garden all I need is the plain fat free Greek yogurt for the dip.

emtgirl885
by on Jun. 3, 2012 at 11:22 AM

veggies, yogurt with honey, fruit

C8linVilla
by on Jun. 3, 2012 at 11:22 AM

I stock up on granola. I love it and its a great treat all year round!

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