Food & Nutrition

9 biscuits you can buy that are healthier options for people who want a sweet treat without the guilt

Published by Finn Hayden

The mere mention of healthy biscuits might make your eyes roll in the same way that low-sugar chocolate and low-calorie lager do, but hold on a second. We're here to prove that you can get all of the deliciousness that you'd expect from a normal biscuit, just without all of the sugar and calories. Does that sound impossible? Allow us to prove you wrong with these 8 amazingly delicious biscuits which you can enjoy almost entirely guilt-free (everything in moderation, after all). Let's get into it:

Rhythm 108 biscuits (lemon, ginger & chia)

Rhythm 108 is a company that specialises in delicious vegan products, and we think the range of biscuits from this brand are totally delicious and make for a great healthy snack. They're totally vegan and gluten-free, as well as entirely made from organic ingredients. On top of that, they don't contain any refined sugar or palm oil, and at 40kcal per biscuit they're low in calories too.
 
Each biscuit is quite small but with almost 1g of fibre and protein in each biscuit, we found them to be filling. We tried the Lemon, Ginger & Chia variety (pictured) which had a delicious zesty tang, learn more and explore the full range here - amazon.co.uk

Rhythm 108 biscuits

Phenomenoms Chocolate Digestive Biscuits

Digestive biscuits are one of the most popular types of biscuits in the UK, but they're deceptively high in calories and sugar, so biscuit lovers often cut them out of their diet when they're trying to be healthier.
 
Luckily, the team at Phenomenoms has somehow managed to recreate the amazing taste of chocolate digestive biscuits, but in a much healthier form. Each of these biscuits contains just 36 calories and 1.2g of sugar, which is way less than what you find in the Mcvities Milk Chocolate Digestives. In fact, a Mcvities Milk Chocolate Digestive biscuit has 4 times as much sugar as one of the Phenomenoms Chocolate Digestive biscuits. Seriously impressive! Learn more and buy them here - hollandandbarrett.com

Phenomenoms Chocolate Digestive Biscuits

Diablo Extra Dark Cocoa Cookie with Vanilla Cream

The fact that Diablo can make these biscuits sound so decadent and we can still describe them as healthy really is a testament to how good the team at Diablo is at making healthy things delicious, but that's why we included them twice in this list. Somehow, Diablo has managed to make these totally sugar-free, which is seriously impressive. Each cookie contains 51kcal and they're really filling and flavourful. Learn more and buy them here - diablosugarfree.com

Diablo extra dark cookie

Nairn's Blueberry & Raspberry Chunky Oat Biscuit Breaks

Nairn's is a brand which is perhaps best known for producing oatcakes, but the brand also produces some very tasty and surprisingly healthy biscuits too. For example, Nairn's compared the sugar content of its Chunky Oat Biscuit Breaks to that of 100 other similar biscuits and found that the Nairn's Chunky Oat Biscuit Breaks contain 45% less sugar compared to the average. This is really impressive because these biscuits don't taste like they're low in sugar at all. Learn more and buy them here - nairns.com

Nairn's oat biscuits

belVita Breakfast Biscuits

belVita is a massive brand here in the UK, and the breakfast biscuits from this brand manage to be both seriously tasty and healthy for you. What we love about these biscuits is that they're made without any high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, or artificial flavors and sweeteners, yet they manage to have a sweetness and a crunchiness which doesn't make them taste like a healthy biscuit at all.
 
There are plenty of options to choose from within the belVita biscuit range, but we'd recommend going for the Cinnamon Brown Sugar variety. Learn more and buy them here - tesco.com

belVita

Gato Creams

Gato claims that they are the first brand to create nice-tasting vegan biscuits, and although we don't think that is true, we do have to admit that the Gato Creams do taste excellent. We tried the Salted Caramel variety which was delicious.
 
These biscuits are totally vegan, gluten-free, and high in fibre. On top of that, they contain 30% less sugar compared to similar cookies. Learn more here - gatoandco.com

Gato creams

Diablo cream-filled wafers

We think the cookies from Diablo are very good, but we'd probably have to say that the cream-filled wafers produced by Diablo are even better. Again, these contain zero sugar but don't taste like it. If your idea of the perfect biscuit involves wafers then definitely give these a shot. Learn more here - diablosugarfree.com

Diablo wafers

Organix Alphabet Biscuits

We've left these until last as they're a bit of a curveball because these biscuits from Organix are actually intended for very young children. But that doesn't mean they can't be both delicious and healthy! Made from entirely organic ingredients and with no added sugar, these little biscuits contain just 110kcal per bag.
 
They're also totally vegan and made with sustainably sourced palm oil. These biscuits are great as a little treat, learn more here - organix.com

Organix

The Skinny Cookie Co mini choc orange cookies

The Skinny Cookie Co is a brand created by Burton's Biscuits, the company which owns other popular biscuit brands such as Jammy Dodgers, Wagon Wheels, and Maryland Cookies. So suffice it to say that they know what they're doing when it comes to biscuits!
 
The mini choc orange cookies from The Skinny Cookie Co range are seriously moreish - they're small but packed with flavour, and each mini bag only contains 99 calories. Learn more and buy them here - burtonsbiscuits.com

Skinny Cookie Co.

So hopefully this guide has proven that biscuits can be both healthy and delicious! Let us know in the comments if there are any other healthy biscuit brands you'd like us to review or check out!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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