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Dairy and No Added Sugar Snack Ideas

Posted on Fri Feb 2012 by Emma

Being a Fussy Foodie, in my case dairy and sugar free, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on tasty sweet snacks! As well as all of the recipes here on the website, I thought it would be good to make a list of some of the things I keep in my storecupboard for when I don’t want to cook!

PBJ – spread some peanut butter and some jam onto rice cakes, homemade biscuits, oatcakes, or even slices of apple. St Dalfour Sugar Free Fruit Spread and Meridian both make great sugar-free jam. You can also experiment with other nut butters such as cashew or hazelnut.

Fruity yogurt – make your own fruity yogurt by stirring some home made easy fruit sauce into some free-from yoghurt. Or add some stewed fruit.

Cereal bars – My favourites include Village Bakery Four Nut, Four Seed and Four Fruit bars. These are made without wheat, dairy, yeast and sucrose. There are loads out there to try, just make sure to check the label to make sure there suit your specific intolerances.

Ice cream – I’ve not tried it yet, but Miranda is a fan of Booja Booja ice cream which comes in variety of different flavours and is made from cashews, agave nectar and water.

Chocolate – Being a FussyFoodie doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy chocolate, there’s a huge range of different brands of free-from chocolate. My favourite sugar-free, dairy-free bar the moment is Plamil’s milk chocolate alternative. They produce an extensive range of dairy-free chocolate and chocolate spreads (and their egg-free mayo is also great!). If you are feeling a bit decadent, you can’t go far wrong with a Booja Booja truffle or two.

Raw chocolate is also a great choice. Raw chocolate is full of antioxidants, enzymes and vitamins. Again, there’s loads of different brands to try. I really enjoy Rawr chocolate’s ‘zest’ bar, which is has a lovely smooth orange-y taste and their ‘passion’ bar which is packed with goji berries and vanilla.

Carob is another good alternative to ‘normal’ chocolate and you can usually find a range of flavours in your local health food shop. You can also get carob powder to use in your baking.

If you don’t have any of these in the house, you can make a great chocolate milkshake with storecupboard ingredients. Pour some soy milk (or other free from milk) in a jar with a lid. Add a spoon of cocoa powder and a squidge of agave nectar, put on the lid and shake well.  You’llend up with little lumps of cocoa powder suspended in the milk but if you put it in the fridge for 10 minutes or so, it’ll all blend together. Give a final little shake and enjoy!

Hopefully the list above has given you some inspiration for what to grab if fancy something sweet that’s dairy free and not packed with added sugar! What other things do you reach for when your sweet-tooth strikes? Let us know in the comments section below!

4 responses to “Dairy and No Added Sugar Snack Ideas”

  1. Miranda says:

    Some great ideas Em! Inspired me to find some Raw Chocolate, as haven’t had that for along time.

    My top winter warming sweet treat – is to make Hot Chocolate, its filling too so works on lots of levels. I make mine with oatly (for texture) and rice milk (for taste) with small chunk of 100% Pure Cacao.

    Also I try to keep a bag of frozen mango in the freezer, a few chunks is great in a sweet-tooth emergency.

    My number one sweet treat are Booja Booja Truffles – just awesome.

    • Emma says:

      Booja Booja truffles are my favourites too – especially the raspberry ones!

      Just realised I forgot Nakd bars! They are awesome – especially the Ginger Bread bar!

  2. Claire says:

    I’m just eating corn thins with Wholefoods peanut butter and St Dalfours Strawberry Jam as I read this, hehe, its my favourite snack! I love St Helens Goats yogurt with a spoon on St Dalfours too, similar to your yogurt and fruit sauce. Good blog Emma, some great ideas.

    • Alastair says:

      I find fresh coconut is a great snack but needs a bit of advance warning or just good snack-attack pre-planning.

      I’d advise against corn thins or other corn products due to the high fungal content of corn/maize.
      Same with peanuts – almond butter would be much better.

      Fruit is pretty much all sugar anyway so sugar-free jam just means ‘fruit sugar with no added man-made sugar’. And all sugars including fruit sugar should be avoided for weight-loss and optimal health.

      Dates are ok as they are one of the least acidizing fruits to the digestive system.
      And all animal protein including goats should be avoided.

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