Do you have a sweet tooth that can only be satisfied by sugary treats? You’re definitely not alone. And while milkshakes, cookies, and candy make a sweet treat on occasion, they aren’t known for being healthy or something you should indulge in too often.
Luckily, there are some sugar-free alternatives for these sweet treats. Here are some of our favorite sugar-free and low sugar snacks along with some tips for ensuring you’re choosing healthy snacks without added sugars.
4 Sugar-Free Snack Alternatives
Here are some snacks you can swap for sugary treats that will still satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Love milkshakes, fruity smoothies, and bubble tea? Try a protein smoothie! Though not all smoothies are created equal, Fuel For Fire takes pride in making portable smoothies with no added sugar. Each original flavor has 10-12g protein and is sweetened with real fruit, nothing artificial.
- Crave cookies? Whether you want a gooey baked cookie or are wanting to eat the dough by the spoonful (we won’t tell anyone), look for anything labeled keto. Keto cookie dough and snacks have no added sugar.
- Dream of chocolate? Making the switch to dark chocolate can be better for your overall health. It contains beneficial antioxidants and minerals, and while it’s not sugar-free, it contains less sugar than milk and white chocolate.
- Want a bowl of your favorite ice cream? Ice cream is the perfect summer treat, but a sugar-free alternative is sorbet. Look for low-sugar options at the grocery store or better yet, make your own at home with some fruits and dairy you have on hand. Fuel For Fire protein smoothies also taste delicious when chilled before eating and make a refreshing snack.
While these aren’t the only low-sugar snacks you can swap for your usual treat, they are some of the easiest to keep in your pantry so you can easily grab and enjoy them on the go.
How to Read a Nutrition Label
The key to finding sugar-free snacks is understanding how to read a nutrition label. Unfortunately, many snacks that label themselves as healthy or having low sugar have additives snuck in.
The FDA breaks down what you need to know about sugars on the nutrition label into two sections: Total Sugars and Added Sugars. The former are sugars naturally present in many nutritious foods and beverages, such as fruit. The latter, however, is sugars that are added during the processing of food and are considered unhealthy when consumed in excess.
When reading the nutrition label for your snacks, you should pay attention to both sugar contents. And when you’re looking for low-sugar snacks, make sure to avoid those with lots of Added Sugar that will be disclosed on the nutrition label.
Fuel For Fire Low-Sugar Smoothies
Fuel For Fire pre-packaged protein smoothies are always made with real fruit as the first ingredient. Our original flavors only have anywhere between 8-16 grams of Total Sugars and no added sugar ever. Look through our wide selection of protein smoothies online or use our store locator to find your favorite flavors near you.