Sugar is not so sweet for our health. Or at least that seems to be the new consensus. But just because you want to avoid the sweet stuff, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy muffins or cookie dough or even ice cream (yes, ice cream!). Whether you have dietary restrictions because of doctor’s orders, or simply want to cut down on sugar consumption, there are still plenty of snacks that will satisfy without making your sugar levels skyrocket.

1. Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Joy Food Sunshine

Forgo starchy, carb-heavy potato chips for a bowl of crispy baked chickpeas coated in an irresistible spice mixture of cumin, smoked paprika, coriander, plus garlic and onion powders. Get the recipe.

2. Sugar-Free Cookie Dough Dip


It may be hard to believe that this decadent cookie dough dip is free of the sweet stuff. The recipe swaps out refined sugar for liquid Stevia and sugar-free chocolate chips, so it still tastes just like the regular one. Get the recipe.

3. Low-Carb Coconut Bars

Simply So Healthy

Coconut pulls triple duty here. Held together by coconut oil and butter, unsweetened coconut shreds are molded with a dark chocolate bottom to form sugar-free candy bars. Get the recipe.

4. Pumpkin, Spinach, and Feta Muffins

Southern In Law

This dozen is going to disappear fast. Not only are they perfect as an on-the-go snack, the muffins are packed with good-for-you ingredients. Get the recipe.

5. Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream

Sugar Free Mom

Ice cream with less than a gram of sugar? Yes, it’s possible! This six-ingredient pint subs sugar with Swerve sweetener and still gets the same decadent result. Get the recipe.

6. Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips

The Fit Housewife

Run zucchinis through a mandolin to get ultra-thin and ultra-addictive “chips.” You can season the crisps with salt and pepper or get creative with other finishing spices. Get the recipe.

7. Vegan Brazilian Cheese Bread


Brazilian pão de queijo gets both a vegan and sugar-free makeover in this recipe, which uses a mix of golden flaxseed meal, tapioca flour, and potato starch, plus dairy-free mozzarella cheese. Get the recipe.

8. Matcha Chia Seed Energy Bites

Jar Of Lemons

If you’re looking for a powerful pick-me-up minus the sugar, try these truffle-like chia seed orbs flavored with antioxidant-rich green tea powder. Get the recipe.

9. Chili-Lime Popcorn

Killing Thyme

Popcorn is a naturally sugar-free snack, but if buttered kernels are starting to feel boring, kick things up a notch with a chili powder garnish. Get the recipe.

10. Sugar Free Almond Biscotti

The Sugar Free Diva

Studded with toasted chopped almonds, this biscotti is perfect for dunking into a mid-afternoon cup of coffee. Get the recipe.

11. Low Carb Fudgy Avocado Brownies

Sweet As Honey

Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you. Heart-healthy avocado helps keep these fudgy brownies moist, while unsweetened chocolate bites and cocoa powder give it a chocolate-y punch, minus the sugar. Get the recipe.

— Head photo: Sweet As Honey.

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