We don’t know about you, but in our homes, snack time is the best time. However, in a world filled with sugary sweets and chocolate, trying to get your kids to eat healthily can feel like an uphill struggle at the best of times! So to avoid tooth decay and a whole load of other nasties, we’ve researched the most nutritious (and yummiest!) low-sugar snacks that your little ones will love that are available at essential stores.
ASDA trail mix, £1, ASDA
An eclectic mix of tasty nuts, sweet raisins, crunchy banana chips and toasted coconut, simply give kiddies a handful of this to munch on for both happy faces and tummies.
Nakd bars, £2.49 for pack of 4, Waitrose & Partners
These fun-size bars are made up of dried fruit and nuts – and that’s it! There’s a whole range of flavours to choose from too, from Chocolate Crunch to Carrot Cake and Cherry Bakewell, so there’s guaranteed to be something to suit everyone’s taste buds.
Arla Skyr yoghurt, £1.25, ASDA
Simple yet effective at satisfying sweet cravings, Arla Skyr yogurt is a healthy, low sugar way to get much needed calcium into any kid’s diet. Bonus – it tastes delicious!
Graze Veggie Protein Power, £3.00, Waitrose & Partners
Suitable for veggies and non-veggies alike, these tasty crunchy mini packs are perfect for slipping into your kid’s packed lunch to keep them going all day long.
Ape lightly salted coconut curls, £0.69, Holland & Barrett
Kids will likely marvel at this snack. Almost definitely not something you see every day, Ape’s salted coconut curls taste sweet and salty at the same time and contain less than 110 calories per pack. Win, win!
My Protein chocolate chunk flapjack, £1.99, Holland & Barrett
Protein flapjacks are a much healthier alternative to everyone’s favourite sticky, buttery, sugar-filled flapjacks – and your kids won’t be able to tell the difference when they bite into these instead. Made primarily from oats and dark chocolate chunks, this snack isn’t the lowest in sugar on this list but its high protein and fibre content makes it a healthy choice nonetheless.
Kallo blueberry and vanilla rice cakes, £1.55, Waitrose & Partners
Rice cakes are delicious – fact – and these blueberry and vanilla rice cakes are no exception. These babies will get rid of sweet cravings in an instant; simply spread some peanut butter or yogurt on them for a tasty snack kids will love!
Hartley’s ready to eat jelly, £0.75, Waitrose & Partners
Kids and big kids alike love jelly – and at 10 calories per pot this is a guilt-free snack that kids will go mad for. Mix it with some fresh raspberries to sneak some more fruit into their diet – genius, we know.
Bear mango pure fruit yoyos, £0.62, Waitrose & Partners
Not only are these one of your five-a-day, they contain absolutely no added sugar and are made up of baked apples, pears and mango, only. They taste like sweets, are gluten-free, suitable for veggies and are only 23 calories per roll. What are you waiting for? We’ll be stocking up too…
Propercorn, £0.80, Waitrose & Partners
Why should popcorn be reserved move nights? This low sugar, high fibre snack is super moreish, delicious and perfectly snackable. Propercorn has an abundance of flavours to choose from, selling everything from classic Sweet to Sundried Tomato & Chilli and Butter & Almond. Go for the lightly salted version if you want to keep the sugar content as low as possible.
Deliciously Ella almond and blueberry protein balls, £1.99, Holland & Barrett
Packed with a whopping 8g of plant protein, these delicious protein balls are filled to the brim with creamy almonds and fruity blueberry pieces. Both sweet and nutty, kids will think they’re getting a naughty treat when in reality they’re low in fat and contain no added sugar. 1 – 0 mum!