Easy Snack Ideas for Raising Low Sugar Kids
My daughter is four years old now and starting school this fall.
Yay for Pre-K!
That’s got me thinking a lot about her diet, since one of the changes in our routine is that I will be packing a small snack for her to have in the afternoon at school.
I’ve always tried to keep the amount of sugar in her diet quite low, in fact she didn’t care for cake, candy or anything sweet until she turned 2. But since I’ve gone low carb and I believe eating this way is better for our bodies, I’ve tried to steer her in the Low Carb direction even more.
At home this is a pretty simple thing. The kid loves peanut butter on a spoon and it reality is a LOT healthier than eating it on bread, especially if you would normally add jelly to that mix. She’s always preferred water to juice or milk. She will steal the bacon off of my plate if I’m not careful. She mostly eats the toppings (cheese, olives and ham) off of her pizza, instead of just eating the whole thing with the crust. She actually prefers chicken wings to pizza – I get the wings when we go to pizza restaurants. And she is a big fan of Veggie Straws.
I couldn’t have hoped for a kid that likes sugar any less. Her only weakness is candy – gummy worms and Skittles.
Here is a list of easy snack ideas that you might find useful:
- Ham & Cheese Roll Ups
- Fruit (berries)
- Babybel Cheese
- Beef Jerky
- Bacon Jerky (this is a favorite of my daughters)
- Veggie Straws
- Cucumber Slices with Ranch Dressing
Obviously we have to be conscious of nut allergies in snacks we send to school so this excludes a lot of the snacks we would typically offer at home.
I’m going to be adding to this list in the coming weeks as we move into the school year. Stay tuned!!
If you have any snack ideas you recommend trying that fit a low carb lifestyle, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear what you are feeding your kids!