Not to wage a war on sugar or anything, but it really isn’t doing us any favors. Too much of the sweet stuff can lead to serious health issues, like heart disease and diabetes. And if you’re trying to shed some pounds and keep ‘em off? Well, then you’ll really want to wean yourself off of it.
We know: it’s easier said than done, especially if you’ve developed a sweet tooth after years of raiding the dessert table. But if you’re committed to developing better eating habits, then you’ll want to shoot for sweet treats that are better for you, too. These 4 snack options by Lifestyle Gourmet give you the tiniest amount of sugar without tasting like icky diet food!
Truth be told, the healthiest granolas are probably the ones with no sugar in them at all. But if you’re looking to satiate your sweet tooth, a few teaspoons of low-glycemic sweetener, like coconut nectar and coconut sugar, won’t hurt. Even better: if your go-to dessert of choice is chocolate (like it is for many of us!), there are plenty of options that come tossed with the stuff. Not only is all-natural granola loaded with fiber and antioxidants, it’s also a great snack for anyone who loves a crunchy, satisfying bite.
TRY: Lifestyle Gourmet Chocolate Granola (250g), P225
Sure, we might outgrow Halloween, but candy bars will never lose their magic. Unless, of course, you’re trying to make cleaner eating choices! An alternative we love just as much? Energy bars that are high in protein and healthy fats, with the barest hint of sweetness coming through. Get your hands on the real chewy ones and you’ve got yourself a Snickers dupe that won’t spell trouble for your waistline.
TRY: Lifestyle Gourmet Almond Butter Nut Bar (40g), P75, Lifestyle Gourmet Dark Chocolate Nut Bar, P75
What’s not to love about tasty, sweet ‘n’ salty finger foods? For one, they’re not always great for your blood sugar and sodium levels—especially if you’re reaching for potato chips with a helping of M&M’s. So if you want to keep your health in check, reach for a bag of trail mix instead. With dried fruit and savory nuts together, you get all that delectable flavor, plus a surge of energy that won’t burn you out.
TRY: Lifestyle Gourmet Cranberry Trail Mix (42.5g), P55
As proven by cheesecakes and sundaes, velvety smooth sweetness is an instant mood-booster. But it’s so easy to go overboard with that stuff—after all, what’s a quicker snack than liquid sugar? So if it’s just an ultra creamy mouthfeel you’re after, try having a spoonful of nut butter. With lots of healthy fats and protein, they’re not only delish, they’re also super filling.
TRY: Lifestyle Gourmet Almond Butter (240g), P360
So, what are your sweet faves?
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