Snacks for the Dukan Diet Attack Phase – 10 Sweet Snacks
I thought that I’d already written at least one post about Snacks for the Dukan Diet but when answering an email yesterday I found that I’d provided pieces of information in various posts or replies to comments but didn’t have any posts which pulled all this information together.
The Pure Protein days in the Attack Phase and other phases of the Diet are the hardest days on which to find something suitable to snack on. As the Dukan Diet is not a calorie counting diet and you are allowed to eat as much as you want of the unlimited protein foods that you want, you might at first think that finding something to snack on would be easy. This is probably the case for the first couple of days but it can get very monotonous and boring just eating the same foods for a snack that you are eating for your main meal.
The key to making the Dukan Diet successful for many people is finding snacks that they want to eat but more importantly are allowed to eat. As fruit is not allowed on the Attack Phase of the Dukan Diet and is very limited in the Cruise Phase sweet snacks are more difficult to find than savory ones.
I’m going to start with a list of five sweet snacks that don’t need any preparation and that can be found relatively easily in supermarkets and grocery stores.
- Sugar free jellos or jellies – These come ready into eat in lots of different flavors and unlike yogurt don’t need to be kept in the refrigerator. These treats are around 10 calories and up to three of your five sugar free treats a day can be sugar free jellos or jellies..
- Sugar free chewing gum – As you don’t actually eat the gum it might seem an unusual snack but it can be very useful in helping you overcome a craving for something sweet and in keeping hunger at bay. It is one of the sugar free treats that are limited to five a day in total.
- Sugar free candy or sweets – Although you may only be able to have one or two of these treats a day depending on how many jellos or pieces of gum you’ve eaten or plan to eat they can be really good way of bringing in different tastes to your diet as there are so many different types for you to chose from.
- One calorie diet sodas or drinks – As this is a drink it isn’t really a snack but just like sugar free chewing gum it helps quench a craving for something sweet and can stop you feeling hungry. Don’t forget that you are only allowed three of these drinks per day.
- Fat free yogurt – You can add sweetener to your yogurt if desired to make it a real sweet snack and perhaps a little cinnamon. You will need to take any yogurts eaten as snacks into account in your overall dairy limit.
The next list of five snacks are oat bran snacks be these need either need to be prepared before hand or made when you wish to eat them so they are not quite so convenient. If you are having an oat bran snack you must take care not to eat more than your daily oat limit determined by what phase of the diet you are in as they are all very moreish!!
- Dukan Galette or Oat Bran Pancake – You could top this with some sweetened fat free yogurt or Greek yogurt
- Oat Bran Ginger Biscuits – One of these could be enjoyed with a well deserved mug of coffee or dipped into yogurt.
- Oat Bran Cereal – To be compliant with the Attack Phase you would need to do without the reduced fat, no sugar added, cocoa powder in the recipe in the linked post and replace with cinnamon.
- Cinnamon Oat Bran Muffins – Another great accompaniment for coffee.
- Vanilla Oat Bran Porridge – Porridge doesn’t have to be eaten just for breakfast. It can be a very welcoming and warming snack at other times of the day.