35+ Best Sugar Free Snacks for Kids that Are Tasty!

In today’s world, we, as mothers, are too skeptical of putting sugar on our kids’ diets and plates. 

I would say that this thought is justified as almost every edible item is filled with processed sugar, which comes with numerous health hazards for our kids.

We find it difficult to give the best diet to our kids and giving a perfect sugar-free snack can be difficult to decide- but not impossible. 

Let me take you through this. I am sure you will be free of all your doubts once you have read through my blog. 

Best Sugar Free Snacks for Kids

After much trial and error, I have come up with a list of sugar-free snacks that are lip-smacking and approved by my kids. 

Make sure you try them all to find out which sugar-free snacks your little ones like the most. 😁

Raspberry Chia Pot:

You can make a chia pudding with raspberries and some milk as a tasty and filling snack for your kids to eat and enjoy. A chia seed pudding with raspberry tastes a little bit sweetish, and the pinkish color is loved by kids.

This is an outstanding source of vegetable protein, as well as Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, and they also contain iron, calcium, and fiber. It is hard to believe these little seeds have so much protein packed in them.

Sugar-Free Muffins: 

On those busy mornings when we mothers are in a rush, these ready-to-go muffins can be an option. All kids love to have anything related to cake 🍰, so it can be assumed that your children will like this tasty breakfast option. 

I believe these homemade sugar-free muffins are far better than those store-bought high-sugar bars or muffins.

Tahini Treats: 

Tahini treats are a good option for all the vegan mother-child duos out there. Moreover, you can prepare them and store them in the refrigerator for your little ones to enjoy at any time of the day. 

This is a good vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free snack that your kids can enjoy without indulging in anything unhealthy.

Sesame Bars: 

These small white seeds are of great vitamin content. For a more protein-rich, sugar-free option, we can opt for sesame bars as an easy-to-go snack. 

All the ingredients are sesame; obviously, peanuts πŸ₯œ and honey 🍯 are kid’s favorites.

Pro Tip:Β 
I dry-roast the sesame seeds before preparing the sesame bars to give them a more crunchy texture.

Hummus with Crackers: 

Hummus is probably the most versatile dip, which comes in different flavors and has a smooth, creamy texture. Hummus, served with crackers, is a favorite snack for my kids.

Pro Tip:Β 
I choose crackers prepared from whole wheat or make them at home when there is enough time to ensure the health of my kids.

Cinnamon Apple Chips: 

Chips made from apples 🍎 and seasoned with cinnamon powder are one of the best alternatives from those store-bought unhealthy potato chips, and my kids love eating them. 

I try to slice the apple as thinly as possible to make the cinnamon apple chips extra crispy. The cinnamon sprinkle gives the baked apple slices a sweet aftertaste.

Honey Glazed Meatballs: 

Meatballs are popular with everyone, be it an adult or child. I try to glaze honey 🍯 slightly over the meatballs to make it a perfect snack for children, which they enjoy very much as a healthy and tasty snack. 

Apple with Cheese: 

When I find myself busy with a lot of things, I go for this snack. You can slice the apples 🍎 and serve them with a cheese dip to your kids, and the sweetness of the apple tastes quite good when paired with cheese.

Pro Tip: 

I would suggest you prepare the cheese dips beforehand to avoid feeding your kid with the highly processed cheese spreads available in the market.

Popcorn: 

To avoid hunger pangs in your kids, you can give them popcorn 🍿 as a healthy, sugar-free snack between meals. It is full of fiber, less to low calorie, and absolutely sugar-free.

Pro Tip:
Avoid any flavored popcorn, as our motive is to provide sugar-free snacks as popcorn.

Roasted Edamame: 

You can roast the edamame with butter or olive oil, season with salt, and sprinkle some spices for an added taste to suit your kids’ tastes and give them a healthy snack.

The nutritional value of edamame is known to all, and as mothers, we always try to include it in our kid’s diet, as it is one of the good sources of plant-based protein.

Fruit Smoothie: 

Store-bought smoothies can have loads of processed sugar added to them, which will take a toll on my kids’ health. So, I prepare different kinds of protein-packed smoothies at home with the fruit πŸ“ of choice, along with some Greek yogurt or milk. 

The smoothie gets all its sweetness from the fruit and the vanilla extract that can be added to it.

Pro Tip:Β 
I sometimes add maple syrup or dates to the fruit smoothie for sweetness.

Whole Egg with Pesto: 

If your kids have gotten bored of eating the same simple hard-boiled egg, I recommend you serve it with some pesto, and they will adore you for it. 

I recently figured that boiled eggsπŸ₯š taste extraordinary with some pesto sauce, and this snack is sugar-free and contains high protein content.

Blueberry Yogurt Bowl: 

If you are looking for quite a filling snack for your kids, a blueberry 🫐 yogurt bowl can be your go-to option. My kids love to snack on this, mainly due to the wonderful color the fruit gives to the bowl. 

Pro Tip:Β 
I usually smash or cut the blueberries to avoid any choking hazard for my little ones, and you can replace the blueberries with any other fruit of your choice, too.Β 

Bell Pepper And Tuna: 

Very often, when I have some time to cook a healthy snack, I prepare this one with bell pepper and tuna 🍣. The base is bell pepper, which adds fiber and vitamins, and canned fish, be it salmon or tuna, which adds protein to the dish. My son enjoys eating this particular snack.

Pro Tip:Β 
You can also add it with some bread or rice to serve it as a meal for dinner or lunch.

Almond Butter Dipped Apple: 

This snack literally takes a few minutes to gather and plate. Just slice an apple 🍎 into strips and plate it with some unsweetened almond butter for your kids to dip the apple in, and they will certainly enjoy it.

Pro Tip: 

I prefer green apples for this recipe due to their sweet and tangy taste.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates: 

I would say that dates stuffed with peanut butter πŸ₯œπŸ§ˆ make for a great snack and are one of the best alternatives to Snickers or any kind of utterly sugary chocolate bar. We mothers can also consume it as a treat; God knows we really deserve it.

Egg and Avocado Paste: 

You can make a simple egg πŸ₯š and avocado πŸ₯‘ paste with a whole hard-boiled egg and one-fourth of a medium-sized avocado smashed together. Then, sprinkle chili flakes, season with salt, and finish with lemon juice to make the egg and avocado paste more flavorful.

This dish can also be consumed by infants and makes for a good snack option for kids.

Veggies and Hummus: 

Vegetables πŸ₯• and hummus make for a healthy and delicious snack option and a classic pairing that can help your kids increase their vegetable intake as they enjoy them with a creamy dip.

You can cut vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, celery, and so on into sticks for your kids to dip in the hummus as a delicious snack.

Almond Milk Overnight Oats: 

For breakfast or for snacking, these overnight oats are my personal favorite. I soak up a considerable quantity of oats in almonds and keep them aside in the refrigerator. I then add chopped fruits 🍌 and nuts in the morning. 

It is a go-to breakfast of choice whenever I do not have enough time to prepare something quick and easy. I share it with my son, and he seems to like it.

Pro Tip :Β 
You can add some maple syrup or honey to increase the level of sweetness when serving it to your kid.

Whole Grain Toast: 

In my opinion, toast is the most filling and versatile snack. You can pair up a toast with avocado πŸ₯‘, egg, or even almond butter 🧈, as all of these options are quite nutritious and sugar-free.Β 

I alternate the toppings on the toast for my kids so they do not get bored, and you can customize them according to your kids’ preferences.

Whole Grain Waffles with Cheese:

Whole-grain waffles πŸ§‡ are one of the most loved snack options for kids. You can top the waffles with flavored cheese or a drizzle of honey 🍯 or syrup for a healthy and delicious snack for kids to consume.

Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt:

Unsweetened coconut-based yogurt is one of the healthiest desserts (dessert as a snack) in the history of all the deserts. 

I add chopped cherries πŸ’ and unsweetened cocoa to make the coconut πŸ₯₯ yogurt nutritious for my kids.

Tempeh And Brown Rice Balls: 

These rice balls πŸ™ made with tempeh and brown rice are vegetarian energy balls, which will also make extreme meat lovers fans of it. Here, the energy balls are not made by frying but by baking them. These can keep your kids full until their next meal.

Lemon Zest and Thyme Hazelnut: 

If you are looking for a snack option on the savory side, then this is your dish – lemon zest and thyme hazelnuts! As mothers, we know how important it is to add some nutrients to our kid’s diet. 

Hazelnuts have a high content of protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals, which can satisfy the cravings of your kids.

Cheesy Garlic Bread Muffins: 

Cheese πŸ§€ is almost a universal item that is loved by all the kids. You can make your cheese-loving kids a batch of cheesy garlic πŸ§„ bread muffins for them to have as a tasty and healthy snack with a good amount of cheese and the goodness of garlic.

These two ingredients are low-carb, packed with fiber and minerals, and combine the best of both worlds – cheesy garlic bread and muffins.

Savoury Sweet Potato Slice: 

A savory sweet potato 🍠 snack is for those mid-morning or evenings when you feel lazy and don’t want to get up from bed. 

This snack can be prepared beforehand by making slices of sweet potatoes and stored in the refrigerator to use later – whenever your kids need a snack. 

I try to sneak veggies into my kids’ plates, and the sweet potato helps them to satiate their hunger for a long time.

Pork and Fennel Sausage Seeds: 

Sometimes, I look for snacks that can be put into my son’s break-time meals, too. These pork and fennel sausages are so full of protein, satiating, and delicious.

Guacamole: 

A guacamole, an avocado πŸ₯‘-based, creamy dip or spread, is one of the best snacks you can prepare for your kids. 

You can make the guacamole by combining a mashed avocado with lemon juice, cilantro, salt, and seasoning of choice. Serve it with cruditΓ©s, chips, crackers, or on a slice of toast.

Avocados contain no sugar and healthy fat and are healthy for kids.Β 

Pro Tip:Β 
Try to choose ripened avocados, especially when making the guacamole.

Savoury Brownie With Cheese: 

When there are zucchini and spinach in my refrigerator, and I want to sneak them onto my kids’ plate, that too in a tasty way, I bake some savory brownies with cheese πŸ§€. 

I would say that these brownies are a great way for your kids to eat their greens, and you can store these brownies and serve them at your convenience – whenever your kids require a snack.

Kale Chips: 

I recommend making kale chips by combining small pieces of kale with a drizzle of olive oil and seasonings of choice and baking them to make healthy chips for your little ones.

Kale πŸ₯¬ is a superfood that is nutrient-packed and makes for a great snacking option in place of regular potato chips, as kale chips retain their nutritional value better when made into chips.

Coconut Fudge:Β 

If you are looking for an alternative to those sugary candies 🍬 and chocolates, the coconut πŸ₯₯ and chocolate 🍫 fudge is the one. 

You can easily prepare it with coconut and dark chocolate for your kids, and trust me, the taste is as good as it gets.

Waffles: 

Waffles πŸ§‡ are a favorite among kids and adults alike. My son loves them so much that he wouldn’t turn down any opportunity to have them.

I choose whole grain waffles and serve them with a fruit of choice, which mostly is raspberry, my son’s favorite fruit, and pair it with nut butter🧈.

Crispy Lentils: 

If you and your kids are looking for a perfect movie πŸ“Ί snack alternative, I would say that crispy lentils are the best. You can add some spice powders and lime juice to make it more appetizing for kids to eat as a tasty snack.

Chickpeas are high in protein and leave a crispy aftertaste in their mouths.Β 

Seaweed Snacks: 

I would say that seaweed snacks are an absolute delight to the kids. These seaweeds come with an eminent content of vitamins and minerals that are important for the growth of your kids.

Pickles: 

I know, I know that pickles are a controversial option for a snack, but I would say they are a really wise decision for snacks if you look out for the sodium content. 

Pickles are just fermented in vinegar and spices, which makes the probability of sugar content less, and my kids love these occasionally.Β 

Pistachios: 

Pistachios are one of the dry fruits that are not quite a favorite among kids, but I unshell them and add them onto the plate so they might like eating them. 

Apart from the fact that pistachios are loaded with antioxidants, they also have high protein, fiber, and fat.

Conclusion

We as parents always have to come up with new innovative ideas to fulfill the nutrient target of kids. 

I hope I have managed to include all the suggestions on sugar-free food for your kids to enjoy as a snack.

Do let me know in the comment section which one your kids enjoyed the most and if you have anything more to add to the list of sugar-free snacks. 😊

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