Easy Sugar-Free Snacks and Breakfast Ideas

Two of the hardest things about going sugar-free are fixing breakfast in the morning and finding easy-to-grab snacks for when we’re on the go or when Ethan wants to grab his own snack because I’m indisposed (nursing). The morning is a struggle because I typically try and have something prepped for Tyler to eat before work, which may or may not mean it has to be either pre-cooked or prepared in a few short minutes as he often jumps out of bed at 7 and must leave by 7:30. This puts a damper on the whole “grits, eggs, and bacon ideal breakfast.”

Actually, I don’t usually cook that much, but I do like spinach and mushroom omelets, and those take a bit more work than 30 minutes allows me. In all of our experimenting, we’ve found a few go-to items that have been really helpful. Some require preparation, but I find it easy to make some of these the night before or while I’m cooking dinner on a night when I have little prep. to do for dinner.


  1. Bacon and Egg Cupcakes
  2. Toast with peanut butter
  3. Toast with avocado
  4. Coco-Nutty Granola with almond milk or plain yogurt
  5. Veggie Bread (we haven’t tried this, but it’s on my to-do list and seems like zucchini bread or banana bread, but sugar-free)
  6. Ricotta Hotcakes


For Me

  1. Plain yogurt & a dollop of sunflower seed butter
  2. Handful of mixed nuts
  3. Guacamole and Triscuit-type crackers
  4. Sliced, raw veggies (carrots, sweet peppers, celery)
  5. Almond butter on a rice cake
  6. Hot tea or LaCroix water (not filling but great when you just want something other than water)
  7. Popcorn (we make ours at home)

For Ethan

  1. Trader Joe’s Inner Peas – I know they’re processed, but they’re sugar-free and he loves them
  2. Sugar-free crackers with cheese
  3. Popcorn
  4. Peanut butter on crackers
  5. Blue corn chips and homemade sugar-free salsa
  6. Carrot sticks
  7. Plain potato chips (not the best, but good out in public or at a party)
This list is by no means exhaustive. I am always looking for more options. If you’ve got suggestions, please throw them my way.