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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!

15 Best Low-Sugar Snacks for Weight Loss
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!

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.