Enjoy your favourite treats without all the guilt! From chocolate to biscuits, here are the low-sugar snacks to satisfy your sweet tooth
When you’ve got a serious sugar craving, a piece of fruit just isn’t going to cut it.
And we know that nothing quite satisfies a sweet tooth like a chocolate bar or slice of cake.
However, just because these sound like naughty, sugar-filled snacks, it doesn’t mean they have to be.
To help you beat your sugar cravings, we’ve rounded up 6 low-sugar snacks that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Although we all love chocolate, many of the commercial brands contain upwards of 22 grams of sugar per bar and more sugar than actual chocolate.
If you want real chocolate, opt for Lovechock, the brand that uses over 80% of raw cacao and always 100% organic ingredients.
Lovechock is sweetened with unrefined dried coconut blossom nectar only, making it completely free from artificial sugar. Lovechock is rich, creamy and extremely indulgent.
It is easy to devour a whole bar of this, but even a little will leave you satisfied because it is so luxurious.
Popcorn is a snack we all love to sit and enjoy when we’re watching a movie, but this should-be healthy snack has become a calorific nightmare.
Indeed, it has been found that cinema sweet popcorn can contain five days’ worth of sugar in a single pack, with more than 30 teaspoons of sugar. Salty popcorn didn’t fare much better, providing almost the entire daily consumption recommended for an adult.
To enjoy this snack in its most healthy form, opt for Propercorn – the popcorn that is not only delicious but also completely guilt-free. It is made using only natural ingredients so you know exactly what you are putting into your body.
With a range of flavours each of which contains no more than 130 calories, this popcorn is as natural – and tasty – as they come.
The Primal Pantry Bars
When you’re on the go or just need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, a snack bar can seem like an easy solution.
However, although there are many snack bars labelled low-calorie and healthy, they can often be filled with shocking amounts of sugar, with some even containing almost twice the amount of sugar as chocolate bars.
Avoid unnecessary sugars and opt for a truly healthy, low sugar snack bar such as The Primal Pantry bars.
Each bar is made with 100% whole food ingredients, with only 6 natural ingredients per bar to ensure you know and can taste everything you’re eating.
They contain no added sugars or preservatives, relying on the fruits and dates in them for their sweetness.
We all love a slice of cake, but with a single slice containing upwards of 3 teaspoons of sugar, it’s definitely not something you want to be having regularly.
Next time you fancy some cake, why not opt for a nakd bar? With favourite flavours such as Bakewell Tart, Pecan Pie, Carrot cake, and even Christmas Pudding, Nakd bars are the perfect alternative to cake if you’re craving a dessert.
Nakd Bars are made from all natural ingredients, have no added sugars and are naturally sweetened by dates and other natural flavours.
They really do taste like the famous treats you want them to and definitely satisfy a sweet craving.
Nairns Oat Biscuits
Sometimes even the most disciplined of us can’t resist a good old biscuit with our cuppa. However, it can be difficult to stop at just one and with your average chocolate biscuit containing around 5 grams of sugar, this is not something you want to be overindulging on.
Instead, opt for Nairns Oat Biscuits which are made with top quality wholegrain oats and contain 40% less sugar than the average biscuit.
They do not contain any artificial colourings, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners so they are a healthy, wholesome treat.
They also taste amazing, with a delicious, oaty texture that crumbles just like you want a biscuit to.
With flavours from dark chocolate chip to stem ginger to mixed berries, there really is something for everyone.
Vegan Ice Cream
With summer here, it’s time to tuck into some ice cream whilst enjoying the sun.
However, an average 2 scoops of ice cream can contain an unbelievable 7 teaspoons of sugar.
To avoid an ice cream sugar coma, why not try making healthy vegan ice cream instead? It simply consists of bananas and soya milk with your choice of topping so is as healthy as ice cream comes.
To make this amazing vegan ice cream, just check out our recipe.