The 20 Best Low-Sugar Snacks
Snacking is one of life's greatest pleasures, but when you're trying to watch your added sugar intake, it can be hard to find snacks that offer the same satisfaction.
The good news is that there are plenty of delicious low sugar snacks out there that will help you curb your sweet tooth without having to worry about a sugar overload. In this article, we'll discuss some of the health benefits of low-sugar snacks, as well as provide you with 20 delicious low-sugar snacks to brighten up your day!
Why Should You Eat Low Sugar?
Believe it or not, replacing sugary snacks with low-sugar healthy snacks has numerous health benefits. Low-sugar snacks help keep blood sugar in check, reduce the risk of insulin resistance, and stabilize energy levels throughout the day.
Eating low-sugar snacks may also reduce your risk of dental cavities, which is an added bonus! Not to mention that eating less sugar is just a great way to support a healthy lifestyle. All in all, low-sugar snacks are pretty great — despite what some people may think — and definitely worth a try!
The 20 Best Low-Sugar Snacks
Ready to experience low-sugar snacks that are anything but boring? Here are 20 that you have to try:
1. BOOP Cookies
We know what you're thinking, "Cookies? Those aren't sugar-free," and you're right — most cookies contain a whole lot of sugar, but not all of them do. Made with love and baked to perfection,BOOP combines wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, organic chia seeds, and dates from California to bring you the whenever, wherever, whyever cookie.
These heavenly little morsels, just like how grandma used to make, aren't only low sugar — they’re also free from GMOs, gluten, and high fructose corn syrup. In each bite, you'll only find the best of the best ingredients — every time.
2. Homemade Vegetable Chips
In lieu of store-bought, packaged snacks, try making your own veggie chips right at home!
Choose a few vegetables, like sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, beets, turnips, and carrots, and slice them into thin pieces.
Line them up on a baking sheet, making sure that none of the slices are overlapping or overcrowded. Place them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for around minutes until dry and crispy. Sprinkle them with some salt and pepper, and enjoy!
3. Hot Cocoa Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are perfect for a nutritious low-sugar breakfast or snack, and you can add a variety of toppings to flavor them without adding unnecessary sugar.
Combine some rolled oats with yogurt (or non-dairy coconut yogurt), nut or seed butter, a splash of vanilla extract, and two tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. Then, let sit overnight in the fridge — the oats will soften up overnight, and all of the flavors will have time to meld together for a delicious and filling treat that's perfect for the morning.
4. Air-Popped Popcorn With Sea Salt and Nut Butter Drizzle
Popcorn is one of those low-carb classic snack ideas that never gets old — especially when paired with nut butter for added flavor and healthy fats.
Air-popping your popcorn means no added fats or sugars, just light and fluffy kernels bursting with flavor. And when you top it off with a sprinkle of sea salt and a nut butter drizzle? You've got a perfectly balanced snack that satisfies snack cravings and won't leave you feeling deprived!
5. Crispy Rice Paper and Hummus
Instead of reaching for the classic veggie and hummus pairing, try dipping some pan-fried rice paper in hummus instead for a light and airy snack!
Soak each sheet of rice paper in a shallow bowl of water, then place it flat in a pan with a light drizzle of oil until it becomes puffy and crispy. Then, break each sheet into pieces, add some salt and pepper, and dip them in hummus!
6. Chia Seed Pudding
Chia is one of those superfoods that you simply have to try. It's packed with fiber and other essential vitamins and minerals — hence why it's an ingredient in ourBOOP cookies!
To make chia pudding, combine chia seeds with milk (or a non-dairy alternative like almond milk) and let the mixture sit overnight. In the morning, you'll have a creamy treat that's perfect for breakfast or snacks.
The best part? You can dress it up however you like — fruits, nuts, and a drizzle of honey or all-natural maple syrup.
7. Buffalo Cauliflower
Buffalo cauliflower requires only a few ingredients for a delicious and satisfying end result. Chop up a head of cauliflower, and coat it in a mixture of flour and milk (or non-dairy milk).
Roll each coated piece in some breadcrumbs, then place it on a baking sheet and bake it for 20 to 30 minutes until it begins to turn golden. Once each piece begins to brown, top them with buffalo sauce and put them back in the oven for another five to 10 minutes.
8. Homemade Green Juices and Smoothies
Smoothies and green juices are one of the best ways to satisfy a craving without added sugar. Blend up some of your favorite fruits and veggies with almond milk or coconut water, and top it off with a scoop of protein powder for a creamy and nutritious treat.
For added nutrition, start off with a generous handful of greens, like kale or spinach, in your blender. Half an avocado will also lend itself to the bright green shade of your smoothie while also adding a delicious creamy flavor.
9. Peanut Butter-Filled Celery Sticks
Celery is one of those underrated snacks that's often overlooked, but it's anexcellent source of vitamins A and K, plus it has plenty of fiber to help keep you full. Fill each celery stick with a tablespoon of peanut butter (or seed butter if you have a nut allergy) for an added boost of protein and healthy fats, and you've got yourself the perfect snack. Top with some cinnamon for a bit of extra flavor!
10. Loaded Low-Sugar Cereal
Cereal can be the perfect snack for a midday pick-me-up, but many store-bought options are full of added sugar.
Opt for a low-sugar variety of cereal, or make your own cereal alternative by crumbling up granola and a BOOP cookie in a bowl and topping it off with milk!
You can also add fresh berries and a sliced banana for added flavor (and nutrients).
11. Stuffed Pita Pockets
Pita bread is a delicious way to get some healthy carbs in, and you can fill them with anything your tastebuds are calling for. Hummus and chickpeas, cucumber slices and tzatziki, or nut or seed butter with chopped fruit are just a few ideas — go with whatever your heart desires (as long as it’s low sugar, that is).
12. Yogurt and Granola Bowl
Yogurt is a great source of calcium and protein to help keep you full throughout the day. For an added crunch, top your yogurt with some low sugar granola or, better yet — a crumbled-upBOOP cookie. There are so many delicious options out there that are also made with wholesome ingredients like oats, nuts, and dried fruit.
You can alsoturn this low-sugar snack into one that’s high-protein and keto by swapping your yogurt for Greek yogurt.
13. Cottage Cheese and Berries
Cottage cheese is a great way to get in ahealthy dose of calcium and protein that won't leave you feeling weighed down. Top your cottage cheese with some fresh berries for a boost of antioxidants and natural sweetness. If you need a little extra crunch, sprinkle on some granola or nuts for an added boost of flavor and texture.
14. Soft Pretzels With Dip
Soft pretzels are one of our favorite low-sugar snacks, especially when they're served up with mustard. Mustard is low in calories and provides a nice kick of flavor without the added sugar. Plus, this snack is super easy to make with just three ingredients.
Feelin' spicy? Bump up the heat with spicy mustard, made by stirring in some of your favorite spices to a little bit of mustard. Not particularly fond of mustard? Hummus or guacamole dips work, too — just make sure you choose options with no sugar added.
15. Pickle Roll-Ups
Pickles are a fantastic low-sugar snack. They're crunchy, full of flavor, and provide some much-needed hydration. To make a pickle roll-up, just combine cream cheese with your favorite herbs and spices, spread it on top of a thin slice of a dill pickle, and roll it up.
To make this snack lower-sodium, choose low-sodium cream cheese and opt for lightly-salted pickles over conventional.
16. Sliced Pears With Ricotta Cheese
Pears make for a light and refreshing snack. Slice them up and top them with ricotta cheese for a protein-rich, low-sugar treat.Ricotta is loaded with calcium, protein, and B vitamins, making it a great addition to any snack. Not to mention it also tastes delicious when paired with pears, creating a bite that is both nutritious and flavorful.
17. Seed Butter and Banana Quesadilla
This snack is as fun to say as it is to eat! Mash up a banana with your favorite seed butter and spread it between two small tortillas. You can also add some pieces of a BOOP cookie as an extra topping.
Toast it up in a pan, and you've got a low-sugar snack that is even better than the original.
Combining the banana with the seed butter creates a flavor that is second to none. Oh, and did we mention that this quesadilla packs in loads of fiber and healthy fats, too?
18. Nut or Seed Butter Bites
Craving something a little more indulgent? Try these nut or seed butter bites! All you need is some whole grain or sprouted bread and your favorite seed or nut butter.
Spread the seed or nut butter on one slice of bread, then sandwich it together with another slice of bread. Cut it into small squares, and you've got a delicious snack that’s rich in complex carbs and healthy fats but low in sugar.
19. Strawberry Roll-Ups
Strawberries are a great way to satisfy any sweet cravings without adding too much sugar. To make strawberry roll-ups, just spread your favorite nut butter and some cream cheese on a whole-grain tortilla, top it with sliced strawberries, then roll it up and slice it into pinwheels.
This snack is high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats — and with the added bonus of being low in sugar, this strawberry roll-up is a snack that you can feel good about.
20. Cheese Balls and Whole Grain Crackers
Cheese balls are a great way to add some protein, calcium, and flavor to your snack — and the best part is that they're low in sugar! Cheese is incredibly versatile and can be served with crackers or cut-up vegetables for a simple yet satisfying snack.
To craft your own cheese balls, simply use a small cookie dough scooper to scoop spheres out of a block of your favorite cheese. For the best nutrient profile, aim forlow-fat types of cheese that are high in protein, like low-fat mozzarella.
The Low-Sugar Showdown
Treating yourself to something sweet doesn't have to be unhealthy or laden with sugar. There are plenty of delicious low-sugar snacks out there that offer up just as much flavor and satisfaction without all the guilt associated with sugary treats.
So next time you're looking for a snack to tide over your hunger pangs until dinner time rolls around, try one of these tasty options instead! Your taste buds (and body) will thank you for it!
BOOP Bakery™ believes cookies are better off enjoyed than locked away in a cookie jar. BOOP created a line of craveable, soft-baked cookies that allow health-conscious consumers and cookie connoisseurs alike to indulge without the guilt that comes with most processed sweets and treats. BOOP set out to bake delicious, wholesome, craveable cookies everyone can freely enjoy any time of day, whenever, wherever, whyever, proving no moment is too small for a BOOP!