Before we dive in, let’s just be clear. In this roundup, when we say “no sugar added,” we’re talking about ditching the processed stuff: cane sugar, maltose, sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, molasses, and other sneaky names hidden on common food labels.
But, we are keeping in natural sweeteners like dates, 100 percent pure maple syrup, and the sugars in fruits and vegetables (thank you, carrots).
Even though these natural sources are lower on the glycemic index (i.e., how much a sweetener raises your blood sugar), they are still sugar to the body, so it’s best to eat all sweets in moderation.
Pumpkin pie oatmeal
To sweeten oatmeal without going overboard on refined sugar, try these additions:
Fresh fruit: berries, bananas, apples, peaches, mango, or pears.
Spices: cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, or nutmeg.
Natural sweeteners: a dash of maple syrup or honey.
Berry cheesecake quinoa parfaits
Yogurt parfaits can be great fuel for your body and brain. Nutrients such as protein, fiber, natural sugars, and healthy fats help you move throughout the day! As a family, discuss what foods are great fuel and a make a plan to incorporate them into your mealtimes.
Mango coconut chia pudding
Can you eat chia pudding for breakfast?
Chia pudding is the perfect healthy breakfast or snack to meal prep for the week. It’s creamy, satisfying and loaded with protein, fiber and omega-3s. Vegan, gluten-free, paleo and keto.
Perfect Green Smoothie
Ways to Make Your Green Smoothies Taste Better
Follow a Recipe: Just like cooking or making a salad, sometimes it helps to have a recipe to follow, especially when you are first starting out.
Keep it simple.
Vary your greens.
Pair with bolder flavors.
Make it juicy.
Add ginger and spices
Combine wet ingredients together in a separate jug – this step is more important than you might think. The less you mix the batter, the fluffier your pancakes will be. Mixing the dry and wet ingredients separately first means that once you combine the two you won’t have to mix as much
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