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Trying to eat less added sugar? Here are 50 snack ideas that have less than 1 gram of added sugar.

50 Yummy Snacks with No Added Sugar
Recently, I kept track of how much sugar my kids ate in a day…inspired by watching the documentary Fed Up.

The purpose of this post isn’t necessarily to provide you with a list of healthy snacks. If I wanted to do that, I could just list every single fruit and vegetable as a separate item. BOOM- a list of healthy snacks.

What I was looking for was a list of options when you are trying to cut down on the amount of added sugar in your life. And some of those options aren’t the healthiest of the bunch. Like potato chips.

Still, when my kids are asking me for a snack, I am always going to prefer they are eating the one without all the added sugar. Even if it’s a (small) bowl of potato chips.

For me, I’d rather have them eating foods with full-fat ingredients like whole milk and real butter, rather than “low-fat” alternatives that make up for flavor by adding tons of extra sugar OR WORSE, fake sugar.

Some of these have 0 grams of added sugar, while others may have 1 gram or a label that reads “<1 gram.” 

(Also: None of these have artificial sugars in them. It drove me crazy when I was researching this list to find people labeling snacks “healthy” and with “no added sugars!” only to find out that they were using Splenda or a similar sugar substitute.)

Here’s the list:

  • Snyder of Berlin Cheese Popcorn
  • Peanuts
  • Apple slices
  • Carrot sticks
  • Kale chips
  • Pirate’s Booty
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish (Cheddar or Pretzel)
  • Cheez-Its
  • Popcorn (homemade, from kernels on the stovetop)
  • Pretzels
  • Tortilla chips
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Potato chips (plain, but check other sweeter flavors like BBQ)
  • Skinny Pop Popcorn– all varieties, even their “Naturally Sweet” flavor which has <1 gram of sugar in 3.5 cups of popcorn)
  • Bagel chips
  • Almonds
  • Peanuts (dry-roasted)
  • Fritos
  • Snapea Crisps
  • Stacy’s Pita Chips
  • Sesame sticks
  • Apple chips (homemade, so you can control how much sugar you sprinkle on)
  • Smoothie made with whole milk + a combination of any fresh fruit and frozen fruit you have on hand




I will tell you, it is definitely a struggle to find snacks that are healthy, yummy, and don’t have added sugar. And like I said, not everything on the above list is “healthy.” But most are. And the rest are great for occasional treats.

Smoothie image courtesy of Wikimedia. Edamame image courtesy of Flickr. Kale chips image courtesy of Flickr. Apples with peanut butter image courtesy of Flickr.

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