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A sandwich made with...
Two slices of whole wheat bread
: 6 grams
- Two ounces of
honey smoked turkey
: 2 grams
Lunch total: 8 grams
Even whole wheat bread can contain more sugar than you think, so be sure to read the nutrition facts before you put a loaf in your cart. As for the sandwich meat, anything honey smoked or honey roasted is best avoided—choose non-sweet roasted varieties instead to save at least a gram or two of sugar. If plain oven roasted ham or turkey doesn’t do it for you, try varieties packed with herbs and spices (like
cracked pepper turkey
) for flavor with less sugar.
More Snack Dinner
Pasta topped with
1/2 cup of jarred tomato sauce
: 8 grams.
Pasta sauce is one of those sneaky sugar sources we often talk about. Not all brands are high in the sweet stuff though, so check the label before you put it in your shopping cart. Or better yet, make your own.
chocolate chip cookie
: 5.5 grams.
That’s just one cookie, and a relatively small one (about 2 inches across) at that! A cookie of our preferred size has more like 16.5 grams of sugar. Whoops.
TOTAL: 49.5 grams of added sugar More Breakfast
Steel cut oatmeal sprinkled with 1 ½ teaspoons loosely packed brown sugar: 6.3 grams.
It’s tempting to pack down your brown sugar, but you’ll end up consuming much more, and you’re only fooling yourself. More Lunch Snack
One container of plain,
full fat Greek yogurt
(4 grams of sugar) with 1/4 cup store bought
mixed in (2 grams of sugar): 6 grams.
Non-flavored yogurts tend to be lower in added sugar, as do full fat varieties (sugar can be added to low-fat versions to pump up the flavor). Granola can also be a sugar bomb, so be mindful of your portions.
Pasta topped with 1/3 cup
jarred pasta sauce
: 5.3 grams.
If you don’t have homemade sauce (we get it, making pasta sauce is a whole lot less convenient than opening a jar), try to cut back on your portion instead.
Fresh fruit with homemade whipped cream, made with 1 teaspoon of sugar: 4.2 grams.
Raspberries and blackberries are especially delicious here, plus they’re packed with antioxidants, which makes the whipped cream much easier to justify. TOTAL: 24.96 grams of added sugar More Love HuffPost? Become a founding member of HuffPost Plus today. This article originally appeared on HuffPost.