Fruits are full of minerals and vitamins that help your body function. Choose whatever is in season, be it pears, watermelons, or guavas. Fruits in season taste better because they haven’t been processed or preserved. If you can’t find fresh fruits, you can also go for frozen fruits.
15 grams of 86 percent dark chocolate contains just two grams of sugar. But the taste is sweet enough to satisfy your cravings. It’s loaded with plant chemicals called flavonoids that can help protect your heart.
The natural compounds in apples can help protect us from heart disease, diabetes, and even some types of cancer. To try something different, make your own crisp apple chips.
Take thinly sliced apples and spread them out on a lightly greased baking sheet. Sprinkle on some apple pie spice and bake for 1 hour at 225 degrees. Flip and bake for one more hour.
Cereal makes a great snack any time of the day. You can take it with low-fat cow’s milk or unsweetened plant-based milk. Just be sure to choose cereal that is 100% whole grain, with no more than 6 grams of sugar per serving.
Instead of choosing flavored yogurt, choose low-fat plain Greek yogurt and add a little cinnamon. This will provide you with calcium and keep you fuller for longer.
Dates have a lot of natural sugar, which is why they are often used as sweeteners in recipes. Not only this, dates are also packed with fiber, vitamin B6, potassium, and magnesium.
Flavored oats can be high in sugar, so it’s best to make your own. You can add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.
Frozen grapes are the best dessert, as they get even sweeter after spending time in the freezer. Just wash and dry a bunch of grapes, place on a rimmed baking sheet. Put them in the freezer until they are frozen.
This naturally sweet veggie is packed with the goodness of Vitamin A, B6, and C along with plant chemicals that help protect your health. You can bake or heat a sweet potato in the microwave and top it with vanilla yogurt and a splash of maple syrup. You can also make sweet potato chips by slicing them thinly and keeping them baked for 15 minutes at 350 degrees until crisp. You can sprinkle it with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
Apple and nut butter
Wishing for more than an apple. Slice an apple and sprinkle a tablespoon of nut butter on top and sprinkle with cinnamon. The cinnamon will add additional antioxidants and sweetness to the apple without adding sugar.