Sugar is found everywhere and can be hard to avoid if you aren’t careful. At HGG, we want to help guide you in finding simple and easy recipes that are nourishing and void of added sugar. These No Added Sugar recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and packed nutrients that will help satisfy any of those sugar cravings.
Added Sugar Versus Whole Food Sugar
Added sugar simply means that sugar was added into the food during processing. Natural or whole food sugars are sugars that occur naturally within the food. These types of sugars include fruit, maple syrup, date sugar, coconut sugar and honey.
Why Avoid Added Sugar?
Did you know that sugar contains no nutritional benefits? Instead it can wreak havoc on your body. Sugar can be addicting, suppress your immune system and interfere with skin and gut health. Sugar is added to food for flavor, texture and can even act as a preservative. Being cautious of your sugar intake is a great step toward a healthier lifestyle.
Potential Benefits Of Avoiding Added Sugar
Avoiding added sugar may help your skin stay fresh and hydrated as well as lessening your visible signs of aging. Another benefit may be lasting energy! Your body will go through less spikes and crashes throughout the day leading to steady energy. Also, keeping your insulin levels stable may help your body with weight loss and increasing your metabolism, thus decreasing the risk of long-term diseases.
10 HGG No Added Sugar Recipes:
Below is a list of our favorite HGG No Added Sugar Recipes! Click on each title to visit the original blog post to view / print the recipes.
Waffles don’t have to be filled with processed sugar or topped with mounds of syrup. Citrus adds amazing bold flavors to these delicious and easy to make waffles!
Overnight oats are a quick grab-n-go breakfast that are packed with fiber to keep you full throughout your morning. Topping your oats with real, whole fruit adds the perfect natural sweetness!
This smoothie is the perfect way to start off your morning! It has an incredible tropical flavor and is also packed with vegetables including cauliflower and spinach!
Lunch / Dinner:
This simple homemade pesto sauce is free of added sugar and packed with protein and healthy fats.
These tacos made with cauliflower “meat” give a fun variety to your Taco Tuesday! Topped with a creamy red pepper sauce that makes this the perfect taco.
This creamy soup is loaded with veggies to boost immunity and keep you satisfied!
Packaged snacks are normally filled with added sugar and nasty preservatives. This recipe is kid friendly and an easy way to get in those extra veggies throughout the day.
8. ENERGY BITES
These Energy Bites are the perfect snack because they are naturally sweetened and filled with energizing carbohydrates from dates! These bites also contain antioxidants from ingredients such as cacao, turmeric and ginger.
Bananas are an incredible base to make a delicious ice cream! This recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth while nourishing your body with vitamins and minerals!
These individual peach cobblers are quick to make and are the perfect way to end any night of the week!