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Providing a variety of healthy snacks which are sugar-free for my daughter is always a challenge for me. Kids need snacks all the time, they prefer snacks to lunch/dinner. And if you are just giving them a store bought plain cookie every time they ask for a snack you are missing out on getting in some nutritious food into their body.

However, If I have a list of healthy snacks on the top of my mind I don’t have to search through my cupboards saying ‘What do I give you now’. Besides, store-bought snacks barely have any nutrition and are filled with lots of sugar, preservatives, and stuff that I cannot even pronounce. Both for kids and adults, sugar has to be consumed in a limit, it can get addictive very soon. You can read about ways to reduce your sugar intake here.

And when I am giving her healthy snacks I don’t much care even if she eats a bit less for her lunch/dinner because I know that she got some nutritious stuff in with that snack. Win-win.

So here are 10 easy to make kids healthy snacks which are sugar-free but taste just as yummy. I guarantee your kids will approve as well.

1. Broccoli cheese bites

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It’s hard to get kids to eat broccoli. But with this recipe, I promise the kids will gobble it up in 5 minutes. The broccoli is disguised so well in this recipe that they won’t even know that they are eating a green veggie. Not only is it yummy this recipe is super easy to make with just 4 ingredients

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2. Apple chips

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Apple chips are thinly sliced apples that are lightly sprinkled with cinnamon, then baked until pleasantly crisp. Healthy homemade apple chips are a remarkably addictive snack. Unlike their store-bought counterparts, however, this apple chips recipe uses no sugar and the chips are baked, not fried. This is healthy snacking at its finest!

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3. Carrot cake energy bites – No bake

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Another great snack to get some veggies into those little tummies. These no-bake carrot energy bites take just 10 minutes to make and contain zero sugar. You literally dump the 7 ingredients into a food processor or mixer and roll it into balls. Perfect for school snack boxes or to munch in on the way to school on a busy morning.

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4. Apple cookies

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This one is my favorite from the whole list. Apple with peanut butter is seriously such a heavenly combination. Top it with some nuts and dry fruits and you’ve got a winner snack. If you are not into peanut butter you can replace it with almond butter.

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5. Frozen yogurt drops

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All the goodness of yogurt on a frozen form. And which kid doesn’t like frozen treats. You could do all possible colors of these frozen bites by mixing in fruits of different colors, maybe you could even do a rainbow. Make this and put it in your freezer and you’ll have a healthy snack for months.

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6. Banana oat biscuit

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This healthy oat biscuit is egg free. And with just 3 ingredient, you can make it with whatever you already have in your kitchen. I bake and keep a stock of oat cookies all the time, it’s my go-to snack because it fills you up while also being super healthy.

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7. Ants on a log

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This is a classic kid-friendly snack and you can involve your kids in making this too. They love placing these ants on the log. You can make several variations of it by using carrots, beets for the log, peanut butter, almond butter or even hummus in place of cream cheese and then, of course, you can go crazy and creative with the ants.

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8. Peanut butter cookies

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One more cookie recipe, cos don’t all kids love cookies? This one is flour-free as well. Mix up all the ingredients and chuck it in the oven and you’ll have some yummy cookies that can store well.

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9. Grilled cheese roll ups

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This is a fun twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich. You could do it with wraps or chapatis and it’s perfect for a lunch box or snack time. Here in this recipe, they grill it on the pan but you could easily put in a sandwich press. Easy peasy.

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10. Apple cinnamon chia pudding

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And finally one of my favourite cos this can be a favourite with adults too. I love Chia in almost anything, especially for breakfast because it has a low GI and keeps you full all the way till lunch time. Plus its ready-to-go breakfast. Make it the previous night and put it in the fridge and you have yummy nutritious breakfast in hand.

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