Hope you try all of these sugar replacement meal ideas and snacks!
Half a Fruit in Salty Meals
Trick your taste buds by eating ½ a fruit with your salty meals. Try eating a turkey sandwich with natural cranberry fruit preserves. Add mangoes to grilled chicken. (You can even order this in a restaurant.) Add a handful of raisins to rice. (Dr Oz does this.) Doing this will preemptively strike that sugar attack, so you won’t crave sugar later on.
Dr Oz: Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate
Melt a bar of dark chocolate (this is the little 1-inch cubed bar and not an entire candy bar!) in a spoonful of peanut butter. Then make a scoop out of it. Enjoy it when a craving comes on. This only contains 4 ½ g of sugar. You can also freeze the scoop and eat instead of ice cream.
Pickles & Cottage Cheese
Looking to lose a few pounds? Try mixing pickles into cottage cheese. Cottage cheese has a belly busting protein that will help keep you satiated. Each pickle adds only 5 extra calories. Dr Oz passed to an audience member and she stated it was “not bad.”
Popcorn & Almond Milk
This may sound gross, but it really isn’t. Try pouring almond milk into a bowl of popcorn and then eat it like cereal. This combination makes for a great sweet and salty bedtime snack. The almond milk contains tryptophan to help you fall asleep.
Cucumber & Banana Stacks
Try placing banana slices in between cucumber slices. It’s like having a sandwich but without the calories. Also, it’s high in potassium.