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Think about it: That tablespoon of maple syrup in your salad dressing, the honey in your Asian-inspired stir-fry sauce, the generous drizzle of ketchup on your burger. Despite many people’s best efforts, that sugar still manages to creep into so many healthy dinner dishes. But meals can be just as tasty and easy to make without the slightest hint of added sweetener. We’ve rounded up 25 added-sugar-free dinners proving just that.
In a welcome contrast to the honey-soaked restaurant version, this dish uses the actual peel and fresh juice of the orange for its fruity flavor and sweetness. It’s also all done in one pan, so it’s really only marginally harder than ordering in.
Instead of sugary ranch dressing for the “creamy” portion of this pasta, this recipe’s secret weapon is blended cashews, which make the dish incredibly rich in a much healthier way. If you use the coconut oil option instead of ghee, the dish also becomes entirely dairy-free.
Along with tang, plain yogurt adds some mild sweetness to this otherwise spicy curry. It’s so much better for you than the butter chicken you’d find in a traditional Indian restaurant, but just as tasty, especially paired with naan or rice.
Get your taco the gluten-free way by stuffing your turkey mixture into a sweet potato. You get an extra serving of fiber and a touch of natural sweetness; plus, it’s a lot more fun to eat this way.
There’s a lot that’s sweet about this recipe, but none of it has anything to do with sugar. It’s all from the sweet potatoes, the creamy coconut milk, and the freshly squeezed orange juice. Clean eating really doesn’t have to be hard or bland.
A good steak salad shouldn’t just be a meal you order at a restaurant. It’s just as easy to re-create at home. As a bonus, you control everything that goes on to this plate, from the quality of the meat to the homemade dressing to the fun add-ins such as avocado and peanuts.
Asian-inspired food is delicious, but unfortunately, tends to use alarming amounts of added sugar, such as honey or sweetened sauces. This one gets its not-too-sweet flavor from a blend of rice vinegar and peanut powder (use peanut butter as an alternative)—it’s so good and so easy, you may want to bottle some of it for future stir-fries and salads.
Even canned soup can come loaded with sweeteners and additives. Ditch the store-bought stuff and whip up your own take on the classic beef and macaroni soup with a recipe that comes together in fewer than 30 minutes and uses all real food, including whole-wheat pasta.
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