Gluten-Free Foods with Nil Sugar

It has almost been one week since I began 54 days with no sugar. I feel great. One day into it and my bloat had gone away again! Miracle? Nope. Just reality for me, and likely for many of you as well.


I got to thinking this past weekend about sugar and how it seems as though when you go off sugar “there’s nothing to eat!” This could not be farther from the truth, but perception is reality. Because we perceive it to be that way, many of us will never take the plunge to get off sugar because we think we just might starve.

I want to prove that wrong today and change your thinking.

Here are 34+ gluten-free foods with Nil Sugar (and by “nil” I mean zero or very few grams/serving):

  1. cauliflower
  2. steel cut oats
  3. baby carros
  4. avocado
  5. gluten-free rolled oats
  6. butternut squash
  7. quinoa
  8. spinach
  9. meat – turkey, hamburger, steak, ham….take your pick
  10. beans, beans and more beans
  11. spaghetti squash
  12. rice cake
  13. peanut butter
  14. coconut butter
  15. almond butter
  16. butters in general
  17. fish – salmon, sea bass, snapper, mahi, tuna…take your pick
  18. lemons and limes
  19. sprouts
  20. mushrooms
  21. collards
  22. kale
  23. bok choy
  24. celery
  25. sea vegetables (I like nori)
  26. jicama
  27. brussel sprouts
  28. artichokes
  29. pumpkin
  30. brown rice
  31. sweet potatoes
  32. eggs
  33. flax seed
  34. no-sugar added Greek yogurt

You can view these and more with my “Nil Sugar” Pinterest Board.

These foods are absolutely not a comprehensive list. Furthermore, at first glance you might be thinking, “Um, boring. Yeah right!” Keep in mind that there are so many things you can do to add flavor. Everything from homemade dressings to cinnamon, shredded coconut, nutmeg, spices, herbs and more.

And on that note, I have been diligently working on something. Wait…RYAN and I have been diligently working on something to address this whole notion of, “But I need gluten-free, preservative free flavor, flavor, flavor…..” I cannot wait until it’s done, I can share with you and you all can benefit!

Source: via Sarah on Pinterest



  1. says

    That list isn’t boring at all. I absolutely LOVE butternut squash, bok choy, avocados and oats. I actually grow the first 3 in my garden. Your pics make me hungry. I need to get rid of sugar too.

  2. says

    I have been off of gluten for exactly 48 hours. And I feel good. But there is a serious craving for my peanut m&ms. I know they are gluten-free, but they are not sugar-free; and I’m trying to stay off sugar so I don’t irritate anything that is trying to heal. I sticking to natural sugars, like fruit…but they are not *chocolate*.

    • says

      Yes, when I first went gluten free, I did a strict – strict diet….the GAPS Diet. I healed in a matter of days. Sugar is hard to digest, so while your intestines are healing, it would probably be best to stay away from sugar. Do you like Cacao?!


  1. [...] As I mentioned, I stay away from refined, processed gluten-free products that are way overpriced. Focus on all the foods that are naturally gluten free. These include items like fresh vegetables, fruits, most dairy products, eggs, nuts, seeds, fish, meat, poultry and many items that “rim” the grocery store. I pay attention to the ones that are also in season (ie. buying apples in fall vs. mangoes). Bonus: these also have nil sugar. [...]

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