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.
I’ve also written two more posts to provide you with 10 Sweet Snacks for the Cruise Phase and 10 Savory Snacks for the Attack Phase.

69 Responses to “Snacks for the Dukan Diet Attack Phase – 10 Sweet Snacks”

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  • Dali on January 29, 2018

    Hi Amber
    I just started my dukan 2 diet and accidentally bought a giant 2% yogurt
    I’m craving so bad for something sweet (my period is coming) and I thought if I can eat a cup of yogurt with my 1.5 tbs oat bran…even if it’s 2% fat

    • Amber on February 3, 2018

      Hi Dali

      Better to eat the yoghurt than something worse!



  • Angie on October 11, 2017

    dear amber,
    am into my second week of diet and in cruise phase….
    1. still confused as to which brand of yogurt is best
    2. going away in two weeks so it will be hard for me to eat out with my husband at restaurants… can I do p/pv/pv days instead of the 1/1 plan
    3. does mixing an 8oz plain nonfat yogurt with one that may have 13g of sugar/fruit decrease the 13g…

    Trying my best…


    • Amber on October 15, 2017

      Hi Angie

      1. Any brand that has less than 7% carbs is fine – none is best.
      2. Enjoy your time away with your husband but eat as sensibly as you can without spoiling anything.
      3. Mixing yogurts would work but you need to do the maths to make sure the mixed yogurt has less than 7% carbs.

      Good luck


  • nicole on June 29, 2017

    Can we eat coco in the chocolate biscuits with the oatbran?

    • Amber on July 2, 2017

      Hi Nicole

      The cocoa powder is a tolerated item that is added in Cruise so shouldn’t be eaten in the Attack phase.

      Best wishes


  • Annie on June 22, 2017

    can I eat sugar free dark chocolate mixed with 0% milk in the attack phase?

    • Amber on June 29, 2017

      Hi Annie

      Cocoa powder isn’t added until Cruise where it is a tolerated item.



  • Elaine on June 19, 2017

    Amber, for the cruise phase could I do pure protein days Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Saturday then protein vegetable days Friday and Sunday? Or should I stick with the suggested 1:1 or 5:5 ratio? Is there harm in doing the first rhythm?

    • Amber on June 29, 2017

      Hi Elaine

      PP days are very restrictive nutritionally so the number of PP days must equal the number of PV days to provide a suitable long term diet.

      Kind regards


  • A on April 21, 2017

    Hi can I have sugar free fat free pudding in the attack phase?

    • Amber on April 22, 2017

      Hi A

      Sorry no – it contains another form of sugar – maltodextrin so isn’t suitable to use on the Dukan.



  • Nad on April 1, 2017

    Hi amber
    Iam at phase 2 (1PP +1PV)
    iam using 3tbsp each day of cafe mate creamer fat free
    Is this allowed? Coz i prefer it then milk
    And 2nd question: how much can i eat jelly 0% fat per day ?

    • Amber on April 8, 2017

      Hi Nad

      The coffee creamer isn’t a permitted food but you could use your 3 tablespoons as your tolerated food. You can eat 3 servings of sugar free jelly per day.

      Kind regards


      • nad on April 10, 2017

        thanks Amber

  • susan pollard on February 15, 2017

    Hi Amber,
    In talking about 5 pieces of sugar free candy a day, would this include chocolate turtles, chocolate candy pieces?
    If so, great, but if not, then what specific candy is ok?
    Thanks so much.

    • Amber on February 15, 2017

      Hi Susan

      It is hard candy – look for anything up to around 10 calories a piece.

      Best wishes


  • Susana Mendoza on February 4, 2017

    Hi Amber,
    I’m pretty confused regarding the allowed jello, sugar free and fat free. Here in the US, the main brand is Jell-O, but it does contain Maltodextrin. Can you suggest any brands in the US that are Dukan-safe?
    Thanks a ton!



    • Amber on February 5, 2017

      Hi Susan

      The UK sugar free jelly (gelatin) doesn’t have maltodextrin. If you can’t find a product without maltodextrin I’d use the lowest calorie version you can find. Sometimes you have to bend the rules a little to find something close to the “Dukan” version.

      Best wishes


    • Jes on February 6, 2017

      Hi Susan I’m probably late to conversation but Knox unflavored is nothing but gelatin. You can go to the web site there are tons of ways of using .

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