Over the past few years, we have become more aware of sugars in our foods and especially the “hidden” sugars in many kids foods.
We all want our kids to grow up healthy, happy, and well-balanced. Sharing good eating habits from a young age can set the stage for their eating habits later in life.
While it is difficult to completely eliminate sugar from our children’s diets, these tasty and sugar free snacks for toddlers are a good place to start!
Low Carb Chocolate Cream Banana Bites
YUM! These tasty little bites are an exciting snack perfectly sized for little hands and a treat for the eyes as well.
We recommend making the sugar-free chocolate frosting beforehand and having it at the ready for when a snack craving hits.
Veggies and Homemade Crackers with Homemade Hummus
Many varieties of store-bought hummus and crackers contain those pesky hidden sugars, so the best way to ensure a sugar-free experience is to make your own.
These recipes allow you to do just that, and you can add additional seasonings to taste.
Avocado is a popular choice as a first solid food for babies especially since it is nutrient dense and soft. Don’t overlook this fruit as an easy go-to sugar free snacks for your littles.
Many toddlers enjoy the privilege of adding a touch of salt themselves – well supervised and assisted, of course. These homemade oat sesame crackers (also gluten-free!) round out this delicious snack.
Vegan Nut Butter Granola Bars
These soft bars are packed with healthy ingredients and are an excellent make-ahead option to have available for an on the go or last-minute snack.
The recipe is also highly customizable and you can add, increase, or limit ingredients as you desire to make the best bars for you and your toddler.
This recipe easily converts into a fun afternoon activity! These sugar free snacks call for three ingredients: shredded coconut, rolled oats, and bananas. It’s that simple mama!
Toddler fingers are notorious for being sticky no matter the situation – at least in this case you will know why as they help you squish all the ingredients together and roll them into balls in preparation for baking.
This savory finger food works well to satisfy a mid-afternoon snack craving and can also be used for an on the go morning meal.
The beauty of using this snack for toddlers is that in addition to its portability and versatility, it includes a lot of veggies in a non-obvious way.
Hidden veggies instead of hidden sugar, SCORE!
Frozen Yogurt Bites
Like it or not, summer is fast approaching, and this snack is ideal to have at the ready in your freezer to enjoy on a hot afternoon.
Both healthy and refreshing, this is another simple, toddler-friendly recipe that can be used as an exciting hands-on activity in addition to snack preparation – as long as you think your toddler can wait to enjoy, as it does take some time to freeze before it is ready!
Quick Paleo Trail Mix
Every parent needs a good trail mix recipe in their snack toolkit, and this is a good place to start.
Portion the mix into individual baggies or serving containers and give your toddler the freedom of snacking at will during an afternoon outing.
Orange Banana (Hidden Veggie) Smoothie Popsicles
As denoted in the title, this sweet concoction contains a stealth orange veggie – the nutritious, good for the eyes carrot!
It is the perfect smoothie popsicle for cooling down on a hot summer afternoon or warm summer evening.
As parents, guardians, and caregivers, we are always looking to provide our children with the best in life. Hopefully we’ve given you some new sugar free snacks that satisfy all of these!