If you’re struggling to stick to your cut-back-on-sugar goals, it’s probably because the food you’re making is skimping on taste too. Because really, who wants steamed kale and grilled chicken every night? Not us. That’s why we asked the sugar-free minds behind I Quit Sugar to share their best recipes when it comes to awesome breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts. They don’t cut down on fat and carbs (we have to live a little), but sugar? That you won’t find. Here are seven of their favorite sugar-free recipes guaranteed to land on your make-this-next list.
Meatless Monday just went Mexican. Not only is this dish loaded with all the good stuff (hello, sweet potatoes and avocado!), it’s also packed with high-protein, veggie-friendly black beans that will keep you so full you won’t crave dessert (maybe).
If you can’t resist something sweet, time to try veggies for dessert. Not only does it totally work, but we could all use a little extra veg in our diet, amirite? The earthy sweetness of parsnips combined with a little nutmeg and apples makes for the perfect low-sugar treat. Top with crunchy rolled oats, sunflower seeds, and coconut when you feel like going that extra step.
In case you didn’t notice, bowl foods are so hot right now, and with this dish, you can have your souvlaki and eat your chips too. With all of the traditional Greek flavors, such as oregano, garlic, lemon and of course, tzatziki, this dish will transport you straight to the Greek islands.
If cooking isn’t your thing, this recipe is right up your alley. With a two-ingredient, no-fuss dough, and all of your favorite pizza toppings (think ham, red peppers, mozzarella, and spinach), these scrolls are the perfect portable lunch. Pack in as many veggies as you’d like and change up the toppings using any fridge leftovers.
Crispy BBQ chicken… need we say more? This recipe uses a whole chicken and is an ideal way to prep ahead for the week. Simply divide into portions and add to salads, sandwiches, or roasted veg.
If you love the classic B.L.A.T. sandwich, you’ll love these cheesy breakfast tacos. Fried eggs (with runny yolks, of course), crispy bacon, melted cheese, and fresh avocado are nestled into a crispy tortilla in just 15 minutes. Add a sprinkle of chili powder and you have the perfect brekky combo, packed with protein and healthy fats.
A versatile dish that’s as good as a main as it is as a side. Cauliflower is the star of the show, and things get spiced up with cumin and smoked paprika. But the real hit of flavor comes through in the dukkah seasoning that’s full of nuts and seeds for a little extra somethin’ somethin’.