50 Low Sugar Snacks for Kids
In today’s sweets-filled world, limiting your kids’ sugar intake can feel like an uphill battle! Get a leg up with this list of 50 simple snack ideas with low-to-no sugar. Keep it on hand (print it here) to always have something healthy ready to feed your little ones.
Thanks for checking out our low-sugar snack ideas! Most of the pictures & ideas for these snacks come from our meal plans. With proper kitchen tools, kids can help make these snacks! Right now we have over 866 snack recipes (and over 3000 total recipes) for healthy meal ideas.
In the list below, you’ll see that we added the grams of sugar next to each food. But keep in mind that some sugars occur naturally. So the 2 grams of sugar in your kids’ snow pea snack doesn’t count toward their suggested 25-gram daily limit. Only added sugars count toward the recommended limit, and many labels now differentiate between added sugars and naturally-occuring ones.
Our calculations represent an average serving, and some may depend on the brand you buy. For example, our bread has 1 gram of sugar per slice, but if you purchase a brand with 3 grams of sugar, obviously your total will be a bit different.
50 Low Sugar Snacks for Kids
- Celery and Cheese = 1 gram
- Hummus and Veggies = 0 grams
- Almond butter and Celery = 1 gram
- String Cheese = 0 grams
- Chickpeas = 0 grams
- Pistachios = 2 grams for one ounce
- Popcorn= 0 grams
- Pretzels = 0 grams
- Potato Wedges = 2 grams (half a potato)
- Guacamole and Pita wedges
- Olive, Cheese & Carrot Tiger sticks = 1 gram (one ounce)
- Cucumber Sandwiches = 1 gram
- Carrots and Ranch = 1 gram (2 TBL of ranch)
- Finger Salad = 0 g
- Deviled Eggs 1 gram
- Zucchini Chips = 3 grams (per zucchini)
- Quesadilla = 1 gram
- Snow Peas = 2 gram (per raw cup)
- Trail mix = 3 grams per 1/2 cup (qualifier- nuts and seeds only, not dried fruit and chocolate)
- Avocado Hummus = 0 grams sugar
- Kale chips = 0 gram
- Spiced pumpkin seeds <1 gram sugar
- Cauliflower popcorn = 2 grams (1 cup)
- Toast with egg and avocado = 1 gram (per slice)
- Pepper poppers= 4 grams sugar
- Homemade fish crackers <1
- Salad skewers <1 gram (qualifier- the veggie skewers only
- Edamame = 3 grams (1 cup)
- Caprese bite sized snack = 3 grams
- Cauliflower dipper = 2 grams
- Arugula pesto 2 grams
- Jicama fries 2 grams (1 cup)
- Tomato avocado cups 1 gram
- Yogurt cheese and cucumbers Ummm.. this one is a mistake- when I calculated it, it ended up being 9 grams of sugar per serving. So, I added an extra one at the end, so you still have 50!!
- Cheesy broccoli bites 1 gram sugar
- Cucumber cups here : 1 gram Zucchini sticks 3 grams
- Zucchini sticks 3 grams
- Parmesan fries 2 grams
- Baked onion rings 2.5grms or half an onions worth
- Guacamole cones 0 grams (sugar free)
- Carrots and laughing cow 3 grams
- Tomato Parmesan Bake 1 gram
- Grape Tomato & Pretzel Tree = 1 gram
- Pepper nachos 0 grams
- Cherry Tomato bugs 2 grams
- Pea hummus = 2 grams
- Sweet potato chips 2.5 (for half a sweet potato worth)
- Peppers and goat cheese 0 grams
- Sail boat (or hard boiled egg) 0 grams
- Turkey roll up = 0 grams (turkey, mustard, and carrot sticks)
- Sugar snap pea boats 2 grams
Enjoy! Have a NEW snack every day for the next 6 weeks.
Would you add any? What low-sugar snacks do your kids like?
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These are awesome. Fun, pretty, colorful. I will probably put some in my husband’s lunch!
I especially love those cheese and hard-boiled egg sailboats! So cute.
Hi thank you for some wonderful new ideas. Which recipe is the one that looks like a traffic light? Couldn’t figure it out.
My twins are 19 months old. They still don’t eat that much complex foods. They will pick out what they like and/or can easily recognize when I mix a few things together. What age range are right for these snacks above? For 18-24 months, do you have a snack guide? And should it differ?
Most snacks toddlers can eat. We didn’t have separate foods for our kids. It was always some softened, or cut up version of whatever we were eating. (and less of it). We do have a portion guide for toddlers here https://www.superhealthykids.com/guide-to-toddler-portion-sizes/
Good luck to you!
Amazing ideas – this has been a lifesaver! 🙂
Thanks for the great snack ideas with the cute pictures and recipe descriptions. I printed the Cheesy Zucchini Sticks and Cauliflower Dipper recipes to try with my family, as we love anything cheesy. Thanks so much for being such a great resource for healthy families!
Ooh, I love this list. I’m going to print it up for my pantry 🙂 A lot of these would work for my favorite time-saver: making ready-to-eat snack bags for the pantry! I just blogged about the reasons to make snack bags. Did I miss any? http://bit.ly/1ISmmdL
Thanks Lindsay! Love your snack bags!
My 6 yr old is T1D. Do you have total Carbs in each available? We have to count total Carbs (not just sugar)
Jena- we don’t, but you can analyze them here http://nutritiondata.self.com/
Wouaw it is perfect ! It will be fantastic to have a printing version of it ! To have it under our eyes when we prepare snacks for them !
Thank you for all
Many pretzels and chips can be too crunchy and sharp for younger eaters, but these crispy pea snacks are easy to crunch as they sort of dissolve in a child’s mouth after the initial bite.