When you're on a low-sugar diet, it's important to take a close look at what you're snacking on. Something that might seem good for you could be loaded with added sugar that can derail your whole day. That's why we've come up with a list of the best low-sugar snacks on the market. These goodies combine protein, fiber and good-for-you fat without loading you up with the added sugar found in many processed foods and desserts. We've made sure that each of our picks falls in the single digits range for added sugar — meaning none contain more than 8 grams per serving.

We've also got some tips to help you the next time you head to the supermarket. First, look for snacks made with a real, whole food as the first ingredient (e.g., a packaged snack that lists "apples" instead of fruit juice puree, fruit concentrate, or syrup).

Next, make sure it's as low in total sugar as possible compared to others on the shelf, and that sugar isn’t the first or second ingredient. Sneaky names for added sugar include: brown rice syrup, agave nectar, honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, invert sugar, cane sugar, evaporated cane juice, molasses, caramel and glucose or glucose syrup.

Last, if you're choosing a dairy or fruit-based snack, look for versions labeled "plain, unsweetened" instead of "original" flavor. The latter is meaningless unless the original really has zero grams of sugar added to it or there's no sugar moniker in that ingredients list.

In general, fresh or frozen fruit or unsweetened and canned produce is always a great bet, especially when paired with nuts, seeds, and legumes to give you a hit of both protein and fiber, which will help you stay satisfied and energized, longer. To help you out, this list contains prepackaged snacks as well as easy snack ideas you can make at home.

1. Carrots with Ranch Dip

An oldie but a goodie, carrots have lots of fiber and nutrients like beta-carotene. A little dollop of ranch dressing will serve up a flavor kick and a little fat to help you feel full.

Fresh Carrots

From ¥21.68

Naarmann Sour Cream


2. Grapefruit

Grapefruit provides all the antioxidants of citrus fruits in a heartier, juicier form. Plus, it’s a low-glycemic index fruit, which means it’ll have less of a blood-sugar-raising effect. Pair a half grapefruit with a 1-ounce piece of cheese (like a stick of string cheese) for an even more filling snack.

Fresh Grapefruits


Grapefruit NFC juice


3. Hard-Boiled Eggs

A plain, hard-boiled egg may sound like a snooze, but since you can make 'em in bulk and season to taste, these are one of the easiest, most nutritious snacks you can have! Each egg packs up to 8 grams of protein, plus key nutrients like choline and beta-carotene, which are crucial for heart health and immunity.

Fresh Eggs 30pcs


Rapid Egg Cooker


4. Hummus with Vegetables

Hummus is made of chickpeas so it has lots of fiber and it goes well with nearly any veggie: cucumber, celery, carrots and bell pepper are favorites.


From ¥52.09

Fresh celery 1kg


5. Granny Smith Apple With Peanut Butter

This diabetic-friendly combo will help you fill up from the high-fiber content and satisfying, energy-boosting protein you'll get from the peanuts. Mix and match with other nut butters (like almond or cashew) for variety.

Fresh Granny Smith Apples

From ¥85.12

Pics Peanut Butter

From ¥58.80

6. Steamed Artichokes

Another simple (but ultra gourmet-seeming) idea: steamed artichokes, which you can make quickly and mess-free in the microwave. Flavor with lemon juice and seasoning, like salt and pepper or chili flakes. Then dunk into a hearty 1/3 cup of hummus or Greek yogurt-based dip.

Fresh Artichokes


Greek Yogurt

From ¥50.00

7. More Low-Sugar Snaks You May Like

Mini Babybel Original Cheese

The original on-the-go cheese bite is a classic for a reason. Babybel minis will give you a little energy boost and help curb sugar cravings between meals. One piece contains 5 grams of protein and no sugar at all.

Black Bean and Green Pea Crisps

Bored of your usual salty treats? These light and yummy bites come in green pea and black bean varieties. Each pack contains 1 gram or less of sugar per serving.

From ¥55.50

PhD Smart Bar

These bars come in fun flavors like dark choc raspberry, caramel crunch and choc peanut butter. Plus, each one has 20 grams of protein and has only 0.4 grams of sugar.

From ¥60.50
Kiss My Keto Cookies

This treat tastes like a yummy oatmeal cookie and only has less than 1 gram of sugar for a whole pack. It is soft and chewy and really worth a try.


That's it Mini Fruit Bars

Vegan probiotic sources can be hard to come by, but this vegan and non-GMO Project Verified choice has a traditional chewy fruit bar flavor and probiotics to support gut health.

Organic Sweet Potato Crackers

A serving of 16 of these gluten-free crackers contains just 2 grams of sugar. Pair a few with a bit of cheese and you’ve got a well-rounded afternoon snack.


Popchips Potato Chips

Following a healthy lifestyle does not mean you need to have a limited or boring diet, the creators of Popchips have perfected the recipe to maximize health as well as flavor. One bag of our barbecue chips contains only 100 calories and only 3.5g of fat.

Gourmet Garlic, Herb and Olive Oil Almonds

These gourmet-style almonds have just a mere gram of sugar — and come loaded with flavor, fiber, and 6 grams of protein per 170 calorie serving. Have them with cheese and unsweetened dried fruit for an easy appetizer or stand-alone snack.


Cheddar Cheese Crisps

Whisps pack up to 8 grams of protein for zero grams of sugar. Add them as a topping, pair with fruit or enjoy on their own for a filling, cheesy snack that's also shelf-stable.

Maranatha Organic Peanut Butter

Everyone's favorite sandwich staple really doesn't need added sugar (especially in combination with jelly). Maranatha's no-sugar, no-salt peanut butter gets back to basics with a simple recipe of peanuts and oil.


ChocZero Milk Chocolate Squares

ChocZero uses monk fruit extract, rather than white sugar, to add sweetness to its chocolatey treats. Intended for keto dieters, these chocolate squares are worth a try for anyone looking to cut back on sugar.

Pumpkin Seeds, Dry Roasted and Salted

Try these savory or spicy seeds for an easy topping or all-star snack. Each bag has zero grams of sugar but comes loaded with salty flavor — plus fiber and protein.


Roasted Peanuts in the Shell 500g*3

What's better than a classic ballpark snack like peanuts?! These legumes are loaded with fiber, protein and key minerals and antioxidants that make them as good for you as they are filling.

Roasted Pistachios

Antioxidant-packed pistachios also provide fiber, protein and good-for-you fat, which makes them super filling. Plus, taking 'em out of the shell helps you slow down while you snack, so you may eat less overall (rather than mindlessly grazing).

From ¥92.79

Heinz Unsweetened Tomato Ketchup

Ketchup is another sneaky source of added sugar. Opt-out of the excess with Heinz's unsweetened variety. Its more savory flavor may take some getting used to, but if you're a fan of tomatoes, you'll enjoy their stand-out taste here.

Handmade Keto Dark Chocolate Banana Brownie

Made of cocoa powder, banana, 80% black chocolate, egg, almond powder, greek yogurt and cheese, this handmade keto brownie can curb your sweet cravings without worrying about the indulgent carbs.