Most Americans are getting too much sugar, and that’s partly because sugar finds its way into even the healthiest-sounding foods.

Many packaged snacks contain surprising amounts of added sugars. It’s usually listed on nutrition labels with less obvious terms, including:

That 1-ounce granola bar over there? Eight grams of sugar. That low fat fruit-flavored yogurt? More than 21 grams of sugar in a 4-ounce serving.

Today, the average American consumes 17 teaspoons of added sugars a day. That’s about two to three times what the American Heart Association recommends for optimal health.

You might recognize celebrity nutritionist and registered dietitian Keri Glassman of Nutritious Life from her appearances on TV shows like “The View,” “The Talk,” and “The Today Show.” Keri takes a “whole person” approach to wellness. A big part of that comes down to what you put in your body.

She’s come up with some snack ideas without added sugars that are more satisfying and nutritious than whatever’s in your snack drawer. Try them!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seed

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together, and enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 apple, sliced

Directions

  1. Combine almond butter and cinnamon in a bowl.
  2. Dip apple in nut butter, and enjoy!

Notable nutrients

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz. fresh turkey
  • 1 tbsp. hummus
  • 1 tbsp. olives, chopped
  • 1 large leaf romaine lettuce

Directions

  1. Layer turkey, hummus, and olives onto lettuce.
  2. Roll up to secure, and enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 avocado, mashed
  • 1 slice sprouted grain bread, toasted
  • 3 slices peach
  • 1 tsp. hemp seeds

Directions

  1. Top warm toast with avocado and slices of peach.
  2. Sprinkle with hemp seeds, and enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. matcha powder
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp. chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Stir matcha powder into yogurt until well combined.
  2. Top with blueberries and pecans, and enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. fresh guacamole
  • 1/2 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1/3 cup radishes
  • 1/3 cup grape tomatoes

Directions

  1. Use guacamole for dipping veggies, and enjoy!

Notable nutrients

  • fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin K from the guacamole
  • vitamin A and vitamin K from the carrots
  • vitamin C from the radishes
  • vitamin A and vitamin C from the grape tomatoes
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