Breaking the sugar habit might seem like an unhappy prospect, with flavourless foods and boring salads on the menu for good. However, these sparkling healthy eating cookbooks will show you that sugar-free food can be utterly delicious and yes, you can still eat cake! Featuring pioneering recipes and meal plans, you'll be enjoying sugar-free delights in no time.
1. Sensationally Sugar Free
This beautiful book is bursting with over 100 scrumptious recipes for sweet treats, all free from refined sugar. With a series of tips for sugar-free recipes and minimising your sugar intake, Susanna Booth shows you how to make everything from cookies to cakes, pavlova to wanna cotta. Enjoy a pineapple meringue, hazelnut cappuccino cakes, baklava and so much more in this colourful, comprehensive book.
2. Cut the Sugar, You're Sweet Enough
This stunning book provides a practical approach to reducing the sugar in your diet for good, without feeling deprived. It includes over 100 delicious and simple recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and, of course, dessert! The book puts real emphasis on nutritious, whole foods, with mouth-watering photography and plenty of food favourites. Enjoy Millet Apple Breakfast Cake, Creamy Avocado-Cucumber Rolls, Raw Berry Swirl Cheesecake and much more.
3. Sugar Free Baking
If you love your sweet treats then this book is filled with tasty recipes for you to try. Sue Simkins uses xylitol, a natural sweetener, as a substitute for sugar so you can have delicious baked goods which are just as tasty as tasty as the full-sugar versions but without the negative side effects. The recipes include brownies, muffins, sponge cakes and scones.
4. I Quit Sugar: Simplicious
Sarah Wilson, the popular Australian journalist and blogger, founded her site IQuitSugar.com to promote healthy eating through sugar-free diets. Simplicious is a follow up book to her first bestseller, I Quit Sugar and features 306 mouth-watering sugar-free meals. The book also acts as a guide on how to avoid processed food when you're shopping and cooking to help you adopt the sugar-free lifestyle.
5. Sugar Detox Plan
The Sugar Detox Plan aims to help readers cut down on their sugar intake through three key steps. The first one is just to be informed about the effects of sugar, including the part it plays in causing illnesses such as type-2 diabetes and depression. The second is to try alternative sugars through the 35 recipes in the book. The third is to keep track of your food and main a consistent sugar level. This book is informative, easy to follow and filled with tasty recipes.
6. Sugar Free
This book elucidates exactly how sugar impacts on health and leads to weight gain, mood swings, cravings and more. It reveals all the latest scientific research and nutritional advice, and provides an eight-week programme to help you banish sugar for good. It also includes journal exercises to help you break free from the mental, physical and emotional traps of unhealthy eating patterns. With this programme, you can enjoy greatly improved health, increased energy levels and effortless weight loss.
7. The Sugar-Free Family Cookbook
Sarah Flower has combined her nutritional expertise with her experience of being a mum to her two children to bring you a book of healthy sugar-free recipes to feed your whole family. The book is divided into different meals including chapters on The Breakfast Table, The Soup Kitchen, Light Lunches, Main Meals, The Bakery and The Tuck Shop to give you a wide variety of sugar-free treats.
8. Sugar Free: Over 60 Recipes with No Added Sugar
Reduce or even eliminate added sugar in your diet with this useful book, packed with inspiring and delicious recipes. Snack on raspberry almond focaccia, savour scones for tea, and even eat chocolate ice cream, all sugar- and guilt-free. Also discover useful sugar-free swaps for basics like ketchup, apple sauce, blueberry jam and bread, and find out how to sweeten your foods with fresh and dry fruit.
9. Davina's Kitchen Favourites
Davina McCall has become a popular sugar-free chef in recent years and her cookbook Davina's Kitchen Favourites includes a range of very tasty sugar-free recipes for you to try. The meals include quick breakfasts, easy suppers and delicious desserts, all of which are guilt-free, healthy and taste amazing.
10. The Sugar Detox
Brooke Alpert & Patricia Farris
Excess sugar consumption can have all sorts of harmful consequences, but this pioneering book provides a revolutionary plan to help you reduce your sugar intake. Enjoy improved health and youthful skin with three-day detoxes. Undertake a four-week eating plan full of delicious recipes to help you lose weight and beat sugar addiction, and a four-week skincare regime to fight the ageing process and keep skin looking fresh.