November 22, 2021

Cutting down sugar is great way for anyone to improve their health but it’s especially important if you have Type 2 diabetes or are at risk of developing it.

November is Diabetes Action Month so to support the cause we have put together a collection of our low-sugar recipes that you and your family and friends will love.

Bliss Balls
Here's a super easy recipe for bliss balls created by Kate from Lifespark Nutrition that are grain free, gluten free, sugar free, vegan and yum! Keep them in the fridge and have one (or two!) with an afternoon cuppa or after dinner as a very healthy but satisfying dessert. You can also roll them in whatever you like for different flavours - we'll give you some suggestions and then you can come up with your own! Here’s the recipe

Healthy Breakfast Cookies
These are perfect for busy mornings or teenagers who need a low-sugar breakfast but can't face eating a bowl of cereal. They are high fibre, high protein and low sugar, low salt so you know they are a healthy breakfast option. You can also have them as a snack or put them in the kids’ lunchboxes. Get the recipe           

Baked Cheesecake Crumble

If you like cheesecake and you like crumble, you are going to love this delicious dessert that’s a combination of both. We found a few tricks to make it lower in sugar and fat and still taste yum! Get the recipe

Lisa’s Grain-Free Cookies
Here's a delicious healthy recipe sent in by one of the fans of the fabulous Te Atatu Toasted Grain Free porridge. They are easy to make, so tasty and not too sweet. Get Lisa’s recipe

Healthy Flapjacks
Another great option for breakfast on the run, these are already low sugar but using Natvia or similar will make them even lower in sugar. They are already a great source of protein but if you want to make protein bars, replace the LSA with protein powder. Check out the recipe from Kate at Lifespark Nutrition.

Te Atatu Oat Cakes
Divine with cheese and chutneys, these make a healthy addition to any snack platter you are putting together this summer. Containing only a few ingredients, they are simple to prepare. The recipe makes about 25 biscuits – get the instructions here.

Four Ingredient Grain-Free Pikelets
This is another recipe from a Te Atatu Toasted fan – this delicious creation came courtesy of the lovely Jacqui. It makes about eight pikelets that you can serve with your favourite toppings. We love with plain Greek yoghurt, blueberries and a drizzle of rice bran syrup. Here’s the recipe