Finding added hidden sugars and making sugar free foods easy to find
Here’s a list of sugar free foods organized by meal. Here at The Sugar Free Guide, we include sugar alcohols and substitutes as refined sugars. This is because the American Heart Association provides recommendations concerning the overall amount of sugar, not the source of the sugar .
Fruit is a source of sugar, so sugar addicts may want to avoid dried fruit until consulting with a healthcare professional. However, the American Heart Association guidelines also refer to added sugar and fruit does not have any added sugar. That being said, I will exclude fruit from this list.
This list will exclude vegetables as we know fresh veggies don’t have added sugar! I’ll focus on convenient foods that you can get while you’re out and about at any standard grocery store. Also, this is not a low carb list. More lists specific to diet sensitivities are on their way!
Some people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some people hate breakfast. I do not understand those people. But here are some sugar free breakfast ideas to get your day off to a great start:
I work in an office and luckily like my colleagues! Ever since quitting sugar, I’ve been able to fully enjoy the company of my friends at lunch instead of focusing on the ‘high’ of my sugar rush. Here are some of my lunchtime sugar free favorites:
Dinner dinner chicken liver. Just kidding! Sugar free dinner foods don’t have to be hard to find or a fuss to make. Check out the list below for some inspiration for your sugar free dinner:
Who doesn’t love a snack? Do you know why little kids are so happy? They get naps and snacks. While a nap may not be possible depending on your daytime responsibilities, you can always squeeze in a snack. Snacks can help keep me feeling full throughout the day and avoid energy crashes. Check out some of these convenient snacks below!
Our bodies are mostly water and we should crave it! But, if you’re accustomed to drinking sugary beverages, the transition to drinking only water can be hard. Sometimes, you might not be somewhere that has fresh water but does have other drinks. Or maybe you just want to mix it up a bit. Here are some ideas below:
Sugar free foods are easy to find- we just need to keep our eyes open and invest more time in checking out food labels. We don’t only have to eat raw veggies and tasteless proteins if we want to avoid sugar. The more we keep demanding sugar free foods, the more companies will listen. Going sugar free doesn’t mean giving up all of your favorite foods!
1. “By Any Other Name It’s Still Sweetener” April 2016. American Heart Association