Best & Worst

15 Best Low-Sugar Snacks for Weight Loss

Great news, dieters: you can add cookies and chocolate to your daily diet and still lose weight rapidly!

While regularly indulging in giant sundaes, rich chocolates and colossal cookies won’t help the scale tip in your favor, sweet snacking can have a place in anyone’s healthy eating plan. The trouble is, when it comes to sugar, most Americans tend to go overboard—really overboard.

According to the World Health Organization we're only supposed to eat 50 grams of sugar a day for optimal health. The average American takes in nearly four times that—three pounds worth each week. To help you stay within the guidelines—but still indulge—Eat This, Not That! has rounded up the 15 tastiest snacks that all have less than 20 percent (or 10 grams) of your daily allotment of sugar and less than 250 calories per serving. Start munching and let the weight loss begin!

Paleo People Grain-Free Granola Clusters

Eat This!

Paleo People Cappuccino Crunch Gourmet Grain-Free Granola Clusters, 1/4 cup

Calories

160

Fat

12 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Sodium

0 mg

Carbs

10 g

Fiber

2 g

Sugar

7 g

Protein

3 g

Paleo People Grain-Free Granola Clusters

Unlike traditional granola that’s made from starchy, nutrient-void carbs, this paleo, gluten-free take on the classic morning snack is made from heart-healthy walnuts, dried fruits, cacao nibs and spices. It’s the perfect pick-me-up for choco- and coffee-holics alike.

Heart Keenwah Cashew Cranberry Quinoa Clusters

Eat This!

Heart Keenwah Cashew Cranberry Quinoa Clusters, 1/8 cup

Calories

130

Fat

4.5 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Sodium

90 mg

Carbs

18 g

Fiber

less than 1 g

Sugar

8 g

Protein

3 g

Heart Keenwah Cashew Cranberry Quinoa Clusters

Quinoa isn't just for your dinner plate anymore. Snacks made with the supergrain are a big trend. What do we love the most about this bite-sized snack? They’re wholesome, clean eats, but taste like sugar-laden granola clusters. They even have they addictive crunch.

Nothin’ But Foods Granola Cookies

Eat This!

Nothin’ But Foods Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola Cookies, 2 cookies

Calories

140

Fat

8 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Sodium

65 mg

Carbs

14 g

Fiber

2 g

Sugar

7 g

Protein

3 g

Nothin’ But Foods Granola Cookies

With just 3.5 grams of the sweet stuff in each cookie, this sensible treat is sure to fit into just about anyone’s weight loss plan.

Kind Cashew & Ginger Spice Bar

Eat This!

Kind Cashew & Ginger Spice Bar, 1 bar

Calories

200

Fat

14 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Sodium

15 mg

Carbs

16 g

Fiber

5 g

Sugar

4 g

Protein

6 g

Kind Cashew & Ginger Spice Bar

Looking to surprise your taste buds a bit? This protein- and fiber-filled bar offers a sweet-and-spicy blend of flavors that is sure to satisfy and satiate.

Kettle Pipcorn

Eat This!

Kettle Pipcorn, 2 cups

Calories

110

Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

0.5 g

Sodium

95 mg

Carbs

18 g

Fiber

4 g

Sugar

4 g

Protein

2 g

Kettle Pipcorn

This gourmet spin on America’s favorite whole-grain snack packs five grams of hunger-busting fiber and is seasoned with just four ingredients: olive oil, cane sugar, brown sugar and sea salt. While the popcorn may be miniature (it’s about half the size of the classic variety), it packs a major flavor punch that reminds us a bit of Cracker Jacks.

Coffee Caramel Macchiato Almonds

Eat This!

Blue Diamond Almonds Coffee Caramel Macchiato Almonds, 24 nuts

Calories

160

Fat

13 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Sodium

30 mg

Carbs

7 g

Fiber

3 g

Sugar

3 g

Protein

6 g

Coffee Caramel Macchiato Almonds

Think of this treat as a caramel macchiato with a fraction of the sugar and a fat-fighting nutritional profile. Research shows that eating almonds before breaking a sweat can help the body burn more fat and carbs during workouts—likely because it contains the amino acid, L-arginine.

Quaker Popped Chocolate

Eat This!

Quaker Popped Chocolate, 13 mini cakes

Calories

120

Fat

1.5 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Sodium

100 mg

Carbs

26 g

Fiber

1 g

Sugar

7 g

Protein

2 g

Quaker Popped Chocolate

Chocoholics are sure to love this crunchy, delicious whole-grain treat! Fair warning, though: The cakes don’t serve up much fiber or protein, so they may not do much to tame your rumbling belly. The solution: Munch on these cakes along with some berries or a piece of fruit. The added fiber and water will help fill you up without filling you out.

The Good Bean Chickpea Snacks

Eat This!

The Good Bean Sweet Cinnamon Roasted Chickpea Snacks, 1/8 cup

Calories

120

Fat

3 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Sodium

102 mg

Carbs

18 g

Fiber

5 g

Sugar

6 g

Protein

5 g

The Good Bean Chickpea Snacks

Craving something crunchy and sweet? These dried chickpeas are sure to hit the spot. They’re low in calories and loaded with hunger-busting fiber and protein, making them a satiating weight loss snack. Besides enjoying them solo, you can combine them with dried fruit and raw nuts, to make a delicious twist on homemade trail-mix.

Annie’s Cinnamon Bunny Grahams

Eat This!

Annie’s Cinnamon Bunny Grahams, 31 cookies

Calories

140

Fat

4.5 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Sodium

115 mg

Carbs

23 g

Fiber

2 g

Sugar

8 g

Protein

2 g

Annie’s Cinnamon Bunny Grahams

This whole-grain snack offers just the right amount of sweetness and is perfect for little ones and grown-ups alike.

Pirate’s Booty Fruity Booty

Eat This!

Pirate’s Booty Fruity Booty, 1/8 cup

Calories

130

Fat

7 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Sodium

25 mg

Carbs

19 g

Fiber

0 g

Sugar

6 g

Protein

1 g

Pirate’s Booty Fruity Booty

We can’t guarantee that munching on this berry-flavored snack will help you get a backside like J.Lo, but it can help you trim down while keeping sugar cravings at bay.

Sahale Snacks Almonds with Cranberries

Eat This!

Sahale Snacks Almonds with Cranberries, Honey + Sea Salt, 1 snack bag

Calories

220

Fat

17 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Sodium

210 mg

Carbs

15 g

Fiber

4 g

Sugar

8 g

Protein

7 g

Sahale Snacks Almonds with Cranberries

Keeping a few bags of these sweet-and-salty almonds in your desk drawer will ensure you’re prepared with a healthy, satisfying snack whenever hunger—or a stress craving—strikes.

Health Warrior Chia Bars

Eat This!

Health Warrior Chia Bars, Coconut, 1 bar

Calories

110

Fat

6 g

Saturated Fat

2.5 g

Sodium

45 mg

Carbs

13 g

Fiber

4 g

Sugar

4 g

Protein

3 g

Health Warrior Chia Bars

This tropical snack bar is loaded with heart-healthy omega-3s and a belly-filling dose of fiber. Munch on one as an afternoon snack; it and pairs nicely with an afternoon cup of Joe or your favorite tea.

Somersault Snack Co. Crunchy Nuggets

Eat This!

Somersault Snack Co. Crunchy Nuggets Dutch Cocoa, 14 pieces

Calories

140

Fat

7 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Sodium

140 mg

Carbs

17 g

Fiber

3 g

Sugar

4 g

Protein

6 g

Somersault Snack Co. Crunchy Nuggets

This sunflower seed-based snack is baked with toasted grains, cocoa powder and vanilla. Since it doesn't spoil, it makes for a great on-the-go treat.

Pure Organic Fruit & Veggie Strips

Eat This!

Pure Organic Fruit & Veggie Strip Strawberry Apple, 1 strip

Calories

50

Fat

0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Sodium

10 mg

Carbs

11 g

Fiber

1 g

Sugar

8 g

Protein

0 g

Pure Organic Fruit & Veggie Strips

Think of these as healthy Fruit Roll-Ups for grown ups. The best part? This sweet fruit leather is made from actual apples, pumpkins and strawberries, and doesn't contain any artificial sweeteners or preservatives.

Cascadian Farm Granola Bark

Eat This!

Cascadian Farm Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Granola Bark, 1/8 cup

Calories

140

Fat

8 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Sodium

15 mg

Carbs

15 g

Fiber

2 g

Sugar

8 g

Protein

2 g

Cascadian Farm Granola Bark

Attention all chocolate lovers: We've found your new favorite weight-loss snack. Made from a deliciously sweet combo of whole-grain oats, almonds, coconut and a chocolate-flavored glaze, slimming down has never tasted so sinful.



Flatten your belly—in just 30 seconds!

That’s all the time it takes to blend up a Zero Belly Smoothie—a unique mix of super nutrients that will flatten your gut, boost your metabolism, heal your digestive system, and turn off your fat genes for good. Buy Zero Belly Smoothies today!