5 Healthier Alternatives to High-GI Carbs

Why High-GI Carbs Are Bad

Struggling with low energy levels and weight gain? You may be eating too many carbs with a high glycemic index (GI) — that is, carbs that spike blood sugars fast.

5 Low-GI Carb Swaps

So today, we’ll help you discover 5 healthier alternatives to high-GI carbs — complete with recipe ideas. Let's go!


Seeded Wholegrain Crackers

Instead of cookies and chips, snack on these crunchy crackers: they’re high in fibre to prevent blood sugar spikes — so make a big batch!

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Barley & Buckwheat

Looking for a change from white rice? Buckwheat and barley are two tasty options with a lower GI. Great for a fresh summer salad like this!


Oat Bliss Balls

Made with oats, fruit, and nut butter, these gooey treats are a satisfying alternative to sugary candy bars. Ready in just 5 minutes!


Mung Bean “Glass” Noodles

Lower in carbs, these glassy-looking noodles are a healthier swap to instant noodles — perfect for all your noodley needs!


Overnight Oats

Oatmeal is the best low-GI alternative to sugary breakfast cereals. And you don’t even have to cook it: just soak it overnight following our recipe!

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