Isn’t it crazy how the more sugar you eat, the more sugar you WANT to eat! This happened to me recently. It started innocent enough. I had a treat one day, “because I deserve it”. Then, the next day it turned into two. Until a few days later, I found myself scouring my cupboard for sugar! So, one day- I decided to try sugar free for a day. After a day, that mad craving had weakened significantly! Finding low sugar snacks for kids can be easy and still be delicious. If you keep this list (print it here), you’ll always have something ready to feed your little ones.
Most of the pictures & ideas for these snacks I got from our meal plans and old blog posts. 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.
I gathered together all the snacks that my kids like to eat, and even added the grams of sugar next to them! This is for an average serving of course, and some may be dependent on the brand you use. For example, my bread is 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.
So, here you go! Our best list of sugar free and low sugar snack ideas!
- 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 and 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
Pretty good list- you can have a new snack every day for the next 6 weeks.
Would you add any? What low-sugar snacks do your kids like?
Print all of these and hang in your pantry!