Every day, food and snack products seem to be getting sweeter and sweeter, thus nutrition fact labels are becoming higher and higher in total sugars. This phenomenon makes it even more challenging to maintain a healthy diet filled with wholesome, nutrient-dense meals and snacks without all of the unnecessary added sugars.

Don’t worry – we’re here to help you out!

Implementing a few quick and easy swaps to your day can really help in cutting down the extra sugar from your diet. This could significantly improve weight management efforts, blood sugar management, energy levels, and overall nutritional status. Listed below are some easy swaps to help reduce the extra sugar in your diet and keep you feeling your best!

Swap flavored oatmeal packets for the original variety: A big bowl of warm oatmeal in the morning is a popular breakfast favorite, but often times, it could be packed with tons of added sugar! Swapping out flavored oatmeal packets for the original variety, paired with your own mix-ins, can help ensure you start your day with a super nutritious breakfast. For example, instead of picking up the Apple Cinnamon variety, go for the original and add your own mix-ins, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, apple slices, and even a drop of honey. Plus, your taste buds will thank you!

Swap your mid-afternoon chocolate bar for a NuGo Slim Protein Bar: Are you desperately searching for a way to get in your chocolate fix as soon as the middle of the afternoon approaches? NuGo Slim protein bars are the perfect solution! They provide a decadent, chocolate taste from real dark chocolate with only 2-3 grams of sugar. Not to mention, they are a much more functional snack, providing a boost of protein and dietary fiber, too!

Swap fresh fruit for dried fruit in a salad: Whether it’s cranberries or raisins, dried fruit is often sprinkled on top of salads to add a little sweetness to the crunch. However, because dried fruit has the water content significantly reduced, the amount of sugar per gram of fruit is much more concentrated. Additionally, since the volume decreases as well, it is less effective in filling you up! Some varieties of dried fruit may be even sprinkled with additional sugar or artificial sweeteners without you even realizing! Instead, add some fresh fruit, like berries, on your salad, which overall provides more volume and less sugar.

Swap your nightly dessert for a NuGo Perfect Cookie: Reducing the sugar in your diet doesn’t have to mean giving up your favorite indulgences, such as cookies. Finding a cookie that is both low in sugar and delicious, without any artificial sweeteners, is hard to come by, but a NuGo Perfect Cookie does the trick! They are the only low sugar and vegan protein cookies on the market and use low carb sweeteners, such as monk fruit extract and Stevia, which keeps the total sugars <1 gram for two of the delicious flavors! Swapping out your handful of conventional cookies for just one NuGo Perfect Cookie will keep you feeling more full, fueled, and healthy!

These are just some simple swaps to add to your day-to-day routine. Remember, it is okay to occasionally indulge in a high sugar treat without feeling guilty.  Which one of these simple swaps will you start implementing today?