Low Sugar Foods and Recipes

Low Sugar Foods and Recipes

Processed food, junk food, soda and other sugary foods are partly to blame for America’s expanding waistline. Even if you consider yourself a healthy eater, you are probably taking in more sugar than you realize. Once you learn how to identify sugary foods and read food labels, you’ll be able to dramatically reduce your sugar intake.

When reading a food label, it’s hard to tell how much sugar is too much. A good rule of thumb is to look for foods with less than 4 grams of sugar per serving. You also need to look at the serving size. If the serving size is very small (like a teaspoon) 4 grams of sugar per serving is high. If an entire meal has 4 grams of sugar per serving, it is low in sugar.

Processed foods generally have more sugar. Avoid foods like white flour, white bread, pasta, jams, syrups, dressings and potatoes.

Low sugar foods include cottage cheese, avocados, spinach, green bell peppers, onions, lettuce, cucumber, asparagus, walnuts, eggs, fish, lean meats, tofu and beans.

You can still enjoy delicious food while on a low-sugar diet. Toasted nuts, roast chicken, unsweetened yogurt are just a few satisfying dishes you can whip up. The healthier you eat, the more satisfied you will feel and you won’t crave sweets as much!

Low Sugar Recipes:
Easy Salmon Burgers

Grilled Squash

Stir Fried Tofu and Veggies

Paprika and Garlic Roast Chicken

No Sugar Zucchini Bread

Sugar-Free Chocolate Ice Cream

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