Favorite No-Sugar and Low-Sugar Recipes

There are many reasons to adopt a low sugar or no sugar diet. Because sugar slows down the protective actions of our immune system and our ability to fight infections, you may want to avoid sugar for a short period of time such as during a cold, ear infection, urinary tract infection, yeast infection or while following a detox program such as the Whole Health Detox.
Besides improving the function of your immune system there are many advantages to a low sugar or no sugar diet especially with managing chronic conditions such as yeastovergrowth or candida, chronic Lyme disease, reducing inflammationthat worsens autoimmune diseases and it’s an easy way to reduce extra calories when trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

It seemed like in 2007 and 2008 I was seeing a lot of people in my practice with chronic yeast overgrowth and this has recently been coming up frequently in my practice again. There are many versions of anti-candida and anti-yeast nutritional plans and strategies that avoid various forms of sugars and carbohydrates. I’ve found it most helpful for my patients if we can find a plan that reduces these aspects of their diet enough to reduce symptoms of yeast overgrowth while not being so restrictive that they feel they cannot maintain the diet long enough to recover and achieve healthy lifestyle.

One aspect that can be tricky is what to eat in restaurants, how to approach social engagements and manage the holiday season. Over the years I found various resources to be helpful in finding low sugar and no sugar recipes for everyday meals as well as special treats to bring to social events and holiday gatherings so I wanted to share a few of my favorite recipes:

Vanilla Macaroons from Dandelions on the Wall
These treats have vegan, raw and only have 5 ingredients! To quote a famous chef,”How easy is that?”

Lemon Almond Biscotti from Elana’s Pantry
Also very easy to prepare these treats are gluten free and great with a cup of herbal tea.

Raw Chocolate Almond Butter from Ricki Heller
Avoid added sugars by making this treat at home.

Butternut Squash with Lemon Quinoa from Sugar Free Vegan

This is a great option for a one-dish meal to bring to a pot luck social event.


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