People are becoming conscious of the effects of refined sugar on their health and are trying to cut down, or avoid, their sugar intake. It has been seen that most of our sugar intake happens while we snack around – the milkshakes, the sugar sprinkled donuts, chocolate bars/candies, ice-creams, sweet biscuits, soft drinks, pastries, waffles, short cakes etc are some examples of snacks that are rich in refined sugar content and are popular among kids and adults alike. Developing tooth cavities, diabetes, obesity, weight gain or other health problems induces people to change their eating habits and they start looking out for sugarless options in snacks and meals. In this article we will give a list of healthy sugarless snacks, that can be eaten in between meals, that are nourishing, tasty and filling at the same time.
List of Snacks With No Sugar
1.) Bowl of Mixed Nuts & Dry Fruits – Create a mixture of raw almonds, pistachios, walnuts and pecans (6 to 7 nuts each), mix in a handful of raisins and a few dry figs and enjoy this crunchy healthy delight. Nuts are a great source of essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins, while raisins and figs are rich sources of anti-oxidants, so this would definitely rank at the top of healthy sugarless snacks list.
2.) Eggs – Most people seem to avoid eggs for the fear of cholesterol, but this is just a diet myth. Eggs don’t hike your LDL (bad cholesterol) but provide healthy cholesterol which is essential for fat metabolism. An average adult can eat an egg or two per day without any issues. You can prepare a veggie omelet, egg sandwich, boiled egg salad or simply eat them sunny side up. Egg recipes make for great sugarless snacks.
3.) Fruit Salad – Cut up some apples, bananas, mangoes, cantaloupes or water melon to enjoy a tasty snack of fruits. You can also relish oranges, grapes, plums or other Vitamin C rich citric fruits (don’t mix them with sweet fruits). Eating fruits will leave you feeling satiated, fresh and energized. Fruits are rich in minerals and vitamins which contribute to your overall well-being. You can also bake an apple, and add some cinnamon to it, to enjoy a tasty snack.
4.) Fresh Vegetable Salad – You can make a yummy vegetable salad using veggies like tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, Brussels sprouts, artichokes, carrots, sweet peas, sprouted legumes, cabbage and beets. You can add some tangy dressing to this salad, made from lemon, vinegar and soy sauce. If you don’t relish raw vegetables, you can bake potatoes, zucchini, artichokes and sweet potatoes, to make a tasty baked vegetable salad.
5.) Low Fat Cottage Cheese – One can get some good quality healthy cheese at food stores, or from organic food stores. Cheese is a healthy food rich in essential minerals, vitamins and essential fats. One can have a slice of cheese as a lone snack, or eat it with some whole grain bread, or with a vegetable salad.
6.) Tuna – It’s easy to procure canned tuna fish (just make sure it’s low on sodium). Tuna is rich source of protein and essential fatty acids, while being low on calories; it’s also a very tasty fish variety. This would definitely rank as a tasty and healthy sugarless snack.
7.) Lean Meat Cuts Sandwich – You can get some lean “white” meat cuts (available as a canned food or fresh) and eat it with some whole grain bread and lettuce. Meat is rich source of protein, and lean cuts are low on saturated fats, so it’s very healthy for you. It’s easy to prepare a simple sandwich using canned lean meat cuts (just ensure they are low of sodium).
This list specifies some easily available, and prepare-able, healthy sugarless snacks. All the foods mentioned are “Whole” foods, so they are rich in minerals, vitamins and enzymes that are required by your body, and being sugarless, they don’t deplete your mineral reserves or spike your blood sugar either.