Hungry Girl Goes... Sugar-Free!
Sugar avoiders, this one's for you...
Torani Sugar Free Syrups
With more than 30 flavors to choose from, these sugarless syrups are crucial to many of my guilt-free cocktails, blended beverages, and hot drinks. Stir some into your yogurt, cottage cheese, or oatmeal for added sweetness and flavor. I even cook with it. (Vanilla-infused French toast rocks!) Most supermarkets sell the Sugar Free Vanilla kind — just don't confuse it with the standard Vanilla — and you can order tons of flavors online.
Each 2-tbsp. serving has 0 calories, 0g fat, 0 - 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein, and a PointsPlus® value of 0.
Blue Diamond Natural Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
Another all-star sugar-free product in my kitchen is Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze. It has a nice, subtle vanilla flavor, and it's super-rich and creamy. It also has half the calories of skim milk, making it perfect for lattes, smoothies, cereal, and more. You totally rock, UVAB!
Each 1-cup serving has 40 calories, 3g fat, 2g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 1.
Mousse Temptations by Jell-O
Like a fluffy cloud of rich, chocolate (or caramel!) goodness, it's hard to believe these individual containers don't have any sugar. But they don’t! These are great in dessert recipes... or just grab a spoon and dig in! Weeee...
Each container has 60 calories, 2.5 - 3g fat, 9 - 10g carbs, 0 - 1g fiber, 1 - 2g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 2.
Gerber Graduates Lil' Crunchies, in Garden Tomato and Veggie Dip
There's no shame in heading to the baby-food aisle for some guilt-free snacks. (I do this quite often!) These crunchy puffs are sweet, zesty and, of course, sugar-free. Don't be a baby... nab some of these ASAP!
Each serving (19 - 20 pieces) has 35 calories, 1.5g fat, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 1.
Vitalicious Sugar-Free Banana Nut VitaTop
Perfect for a quick breakfast or anytime snack, this muffin top tastes just like banana bread. It's as if you're getting a giant section of that moist top part of the bread where all the nuts hang out. Nice! Not to mention, it's packed with fiber, so it's pretty filling. HG Heads-Up: Make sure to get the ones labeled Sugar Free. Vita also makes a regular Banana Nut one with 7 grams of sugar.
Each VitaTop has 90 calories, 2.5g fat, 21g carbs, 5g fiber, 5g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 3.
Applegate Farms Natural Savory Turkey Breakfast Sausage
A little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, and without all the grease and fat that come with regular sausages. And since these are from Applegate Farms, the poultry comes from humanely raised turkeys and is devoid of nitrates, nitrites, gluten, and casein. Just dip 'em in some sugar-free pancake syrup and enjoy!
Each 2-link serving has 90 calories, 6g fat, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 8g protein, and a PointsPlus value of 2.
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