Inside Scoop: 10 delicious low sugar meals to kick those uncontrollable cravings.
Does your hunger kick in strong, oh say, between 2-4 pm? Like, so strong that you can’t handle it… the vending machine, the boxes of food in your cupboards, the convenience store, whatever the closest, and quickest food option available is, becomes your BFF?
Need. To. Eat!
We talk a lot about balancing your blood sugars, because it is one of the most important things you can do to kill carb and sugar cravings. Having a balanced diet, high in whole grains, fruits, veggies, adequate protein and healthy fats (your macronutrients) will definitely help kick-start your weight loss efforts.
But another thing less considered is adding meals that balance your blood sugars into your meal planning process. Planning low sugar meals and snacks into your day that are high in protein, fiber and plenty of nutrients is a great way to kick that hanger monster’s ASS right into oblivion.
Maybe you’re on board, but not quite sure what it is that really makes a low sugar meal capable of balancing your blood sugars? This is generally the checklist we go through when we consider low sugar meals that keep us feeling good and balanced all day long.
Healthy sourced animal or plant-based protein is one of the essentials for keeping us feeling full and making sure our blood glucose levels are balanced.
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Helps slow down the release of carbohydrates into the bloodstream. You can find fiber in veggies, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds.
Fat also helps maintain stable blood glucose levels, but the quality and type of fat and oils you are consuming is important. Coconut oil, avocados, olive oil, nuts, and seeds are great healthy fat alternatives.
Choosing boring and plain foods just because they are low sugar meals makes this newfound lifestyle a very hard one to maintain. You want to eat delicious, duh! Add spices, herbs, lemons, raw honey, crunch and texture to your meals to make it so much easier to stay on track!
Now you have a better idea on how to create a meal plan that balances your blood sugars and keeps you feeling full. And just because we want to help you get started on it all, we have compiled a list of 10 incredibly delicious and nutritious low sugar meals to add to your weekly meal planning!
We promise there is no boring or plain here, and we won’t have you eating a bowl of kale and tempeh or unseasoned chicken and potatoes. These meals will literally spice up your life.
10 AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS LOW SUGAR MEALS
PALEO EGG MUFFIN CUPS
Balancing blood sugars begins with the first bite you take in the day. So why not make sure that bite is something that has plenty of protein, veggies and tastes amazing. If you’re looking for easy prep, or just cooking for 1? Check out this recipe.
GARDEN PARTY CRUSTLESS QUICHE (GLUTEN-FREE)
This is our weekend vibe breakfast and one that you can prep to last you for the entire week. Love a good breakfast quiche that’s also entirely gluten-free and filled with delicious veggies. Get recipe here.
STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST
First, this stuffing is to die for, but stuffing chicken with cheese and veggies is ALWAYS a hit in our house. If you are sensitive to dairy, try using a tomato sauce or this cashew cream sauce instead. Get the Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe here.
CILANTRO LIME GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD WITH GRILLED PINEAPPLE
You know what, summer might be coming to an end, but that does NOT mean you can’t still enjoy BBQ, especially BBQ fine-apple (we call it that because of the many nutritional benefits of pineapple, like bromelain, an enzyme that assists in breaking down food proteins in the body.)
And combined with the pineapple, this salad dressing makes this recipe tops the charts! Find recipe here.
PAN SEARED SHRIMP WITH TOMATOES, FETA AND GARLIC
Shrimp is high in healthy fats, and protein, and combined with the wonderful fiber that the veggies in this dish provide, makes it a wonderful low sugar meal to for killing those cravings. Serve on a bed of brown rice, spaghetti squash, or whole grain noodles. Get recipe here.
If you are looking to switch it up a bit, try something different, something fun and something incredibly delicious, these Nori Wraps are for you! Sea veggies are an amazing addition to the diet, adding fiber, antioxidants, protein and ever needed minerals. This recipe is also a wonderful Meatless Monday option, contains plant based protein and are completely gluten-free. Get the recipe here.
BBQ BLACK BEAN & CARAMELIZED ONION VEGGIE BURGERS
Sometimes there is a misconception that veggie burgers aren’t as filling or delicious as regular burgers. It’s a misconception, a lie, and don’t listen to those naysayers. This veggie burger will rock your world. It is smoky, delicious, high in fiber and plant-based protein. Top your salad with it or enjoy on a whole grain or gluten-free bun. Oh, and you literally can get all your veggies in without even knowing it! Get recipe here.
BANANA BREAD CRUNCH HEMP ENERGY BITES
Hemp seeds are the bomb for adding to low sugar meals to keep your blood sugars balanced. They are soooo good for you! These little bites are actually the perfect snack of sweet, spiced, soft, chewy and yet, crunchy. They are so high in protein they will leave you feeling full after only a few, and kill your sweet tooth while they are killing your hunger monster. Get recipe here.
5-INGREDIENT PALEO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
A favourite that’s part of our signature program, the N5Diet, these are the best low sugar and paleo chocolate chip cookies you will try. Made with almond flour and only 3 Tbsp of maple syrup for the entire batch, these will become your favourite sweet tooth snack that won’t send you on a blood sugar rollercoaster. Get recipe here.
CHOCOLATE AVOCADO CHIA PUDDING
Chocolate again?? With us? Always! Chocolate, wine and good times is our motto so we may as well live up to it. Plus chia pudding is so simple to make! Chia seeds also are crazy high in protein and fiber, so not only will this dessert leave your blood sugars balanced, your cravings at bay, but it will also make your daily poop ritual a cleansing experience (to say the least). Get recipe here.
So there you have it, 10 low sugar meal recipes that will help keep your blood sugars balanced, fill your bellies, fill your heart, and make you feel incredibly happy and nourished.