No Sugar Swap Recipes (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Desserts and Snacks)

No Sugar Challenge #nosugarswap
In the month of September the Femme Fitales and me are following a NO SUGAR Challenge.  Let me just say the struggle is REAL REAL REAL!!!!    For many of us sugar is a key part of our diet.  But sugar also feeds obesity, diabetes, cancer and other chronic illnesses.  Because like us, disease likes to feed on sugar to.

So I asked several of my fellow fitness blogger friends to help me compile a list of recipes where we swap out the sugar for healthier options like fresh fruit or leave it out all together.  This was a lot of fun to pull together and these recipes look really delicious so try one, try them all.

Just swap out the sugar for something that is healthier for you.  Your body will thank you for it.

Here the video I made with the introduction to the “No Sugar” challenge and how I was doing with it.


They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so you do not want to eat too much sugar first thing else you crash and burn soon after.   Rebecca of Strength & Sunshine shares her power breakfast muffins.

Power Breakfast Muffins | Strength and Sunshine

Are you in the mood for good ol’ American apple pie for breakfast?  Then Fitness Cheerleader has something special for you.  A special “Sugar Free Apple Pie Breakfast Quinoa” recipe you are sure to die for.

Anyway. Breakfast quinoa. It’s awesome. This apple pie breakfast quinoa is slightly sweet with crunch from the apple. The apple is key. If you have a morning sweet tooth, but crave something healthy, I cannot recommend this enough.

If that is a bit too rich for you then why not try Lauren Lives Healthy’s “Acai Bowl”?

Acai Bowl 2

Remember that childhood favorite POP TARTS?  Gigi Eats Celebrities takes it to the next level by making this healthy version.


If you have been following this blog for a while then you know we LOVE smoothies around here!!!!  Gigi Eats Celebrities shares a few of her faves with Manitoba Hemp Protein.

Pumpkin Spice:  Pumped Up Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Decadent Cocoa Smoothie    Chocolate Cherry Smoothie


If you like pizza, this butternut squash version will tease your tastebuds.  YUM!  Lauren Lives Healthy shares another one of her faves!

Butternut Squash Pizza


Who doesn’t like rolls or toast with jelly?  You can easily swap out tons of loaded jelly and jam with this delicious swap of “Chia Jam” by Emily of Our Knight Life.

"Chia Jam" "Easy Jam Recipe" "Fresh Fruit Chia" "How to eat chia"

And if jelly and jam isn’t enough then these raw and vegan lemon coconutty’s just may satisfy that sweet tooth by Jesseny Rojas of The Empowered Momma

Lemon Coconutty's


Who doesn’t love ICE CREAM????!!!!  That is my ultimate favorite and sometimes my downfall when it comes to falling off the wagon with a healthy nutritious diet.  This recipe shares a healthy version of this creamy dream.  They made it even better with peanut butter and chocolate.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Soft Serve

Gigi also shares her awesome version of orange popsicles.  Remember running out to the ice cream truck to meet the ice cream man to buy these?  Welp here she shares a healthier version that you are sure to find satisfying.

Healthy protein packed creamsicle recipe

Fudgcicles always made me smile as a child and Gigi Eats Celebrities does not disappoint with her version which brings back memories but doesn’t pack on the sugar and pounds.

Healthy Fudgsicle Recipe: Sugar Free, Vegan, Gluten Free, Fruit Free and High Protein Fudgsicles

And last but not least, the piece de resistance….BIRTHDAY CAKE but made in a healthy way so you don’t feel like you are cheating ’cause you aren’t!!!!

Healthy Cake Balls

Now you have no excuse for avoiding the sugar.  Don’t say you don’t have any options to sugar-ladened food…here is a list of delicious options for every meal type throughout the day.  So don’t wait, get to clicking and preparing your sugar-free meals for the weeks to come!  Good luck on the NO SUGAR challenge!

How do you manage your sugar cravings?


21 Replies to "No Sugar Swap Recipes (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Desserts and Snacks)"

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    GiGi Eats
    September 19, 2014 (12:36 am)

    Living sugar free is so flipping tasty! People need to get over their skeptics and jump on the no sugar bandwagon!!! 🙂
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    September 19, 2014 (7:48 am)

    Wow that breakfast quinoa looks great!
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    September 19, 2014 (9:34 am)

    My comment disappeared so I will leave another… I find the Sugar Monster everywhere, and often hidden. I think it hard to avoid… these recipes are a good way to have a sweet treat. Thanks for the roundup.
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    September 19, 2014 (10:41 am)

    Ummmmmm this stuff looks amazing! I have a few similar recipes in my arsenal and like to only have sugar from natural sources, like fruit! Banana “ice cream” is my go to to satisfy my sweet tooth – and smoothies! MMMMMMMMM
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      September 19, 2014 (10:48 am)

      Smoothies are my favorite!

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    September 19, 2014 (11:00 am)

    These look soooo good. I am always trying to find healthy (and as sugar free as possible) recipes…i especially love the apple and pumpkin this time of year
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    September 19, 2014 (11:38 am)

    Thanks for including my acai bowl and smoothie! What a great round-up!

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    September 19, 2014 (3:41 pm)

    Terrific recipes!! I need to start at cutting down on my sugar intake, and these are perfect to get me started 🙂 I’m so pinning this post for reference. Thanks for joining in our #PinUP Pin Party, hope to see you again… there’s a new party every Friday!
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    Elena September 19, 2014 (6:28 pm)

    So many great recipes to explore! I have started using fruit to make a compote to go with quinoa in the morning-I love it!
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    Sandra Laflamme
    September 19, 2014 (10:04 pm)

    What a great round up. The Apple Pie Breakfast quinoa looks great!
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      September 20, 2014 (12:46 pm)

      I plan to try that one too.

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    September 20, 2014 (5:15 am)

    These all look so amazing!!
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    jill conyers
    September 20, 2014 (5:53 am)

    Rarely do I crave sugar. It’s the salty snacks that pull me in!
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    Deborah Davis
    September 20, 2014 (11:20 am)

    Hi Diatta,
    You are so creative! I love this roundup of sugar-swap recipes. I have not used white sugar in years. I swap with organic stevia, dates, sweet fruits or coconut palm sugar usually and it works out well. Most of the time I use stevia to sweeten my green tea, oatmeal or granola. I use sweet fruits to sweeten smoothies and blended puddings. I find that if I get enough nutrition in my smoothies and meals by adding hemp, flax, chia and sometimes moringa powder, I don’t even crave the sugar at all! Thank you for sharing these healthy and delicious sugar swap recipes with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I sincerely appreciate it.
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    September 21, 2014 (9:00 am)

    Diatta you nailed this one! This post is right on time . I’ve made my list and I’m on my way to the market :).

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    September 21, 2014 (2:03 pm)

    Great post! Following ya! #sweatpink sister.

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    September 21, 2014 (3:21 pm)

    OMGoodness that Apple Pie Breakfast has my name on it! Great no sugar, natural sugar options! Thanks for sharing…
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    September 23, 2014 (11:27 am)

    All of these recipes look awesome. I like the idea of breakfast quinoa, but that peanut butter ice cream looks awesome.
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      September 23, 2014 (11:30 am)

      I would say you can’t go wrong with ice cream.

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