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3 Easy Sugar-Free Lunch Box Treats for Kids

Thinking of sugar-free recipes for your children's lunch boxes isn't always the easiest task, but with a little help from us it will become a breeze!

Coming up with exciting and healthy lunch box treats for your children to enjoy can be a challenge - especially with many schools banning traditional treats such as chocolate and other high-sugar goodies. With a bit of help from Holy Lama’s Spice Drops though, your kids can still enjoy creative and delicious lunchtime snacks, such as the 3 tasty treats we’ve shared below - and they’re all sugar-free!


Cinnamon Apple Crisps

As parents, getting your children to eat their 5 a day isn’t always the easiest task, especially if they’re fussy eaters! That’s why apple crisps are a great option: they are quick and easy to make and are a tasty and healthy treat the whole family can enjoy. Simply slice up an apple thinly, add a couple of drops of our Cinnamon extract into a bowl, grab a pastry brush and lightly brush each slide. Pop them in the oven on a lined baking tray at around 150 degrees for 40 minutes until they are golden, then leave to cool until crispy and enjoy.

 bliss balls sugar free

Bliss Balls

Bliss balls are another great option for kids' lunch boxes. With so many variations of this super easy snack available, you will surely find one your children will enjoy. An easy substitute for sugar or golden syrup are dates. You can either blend them into a paste or pick up a bottle of date syrup at your local supermarket or health food shop.

The customisation options for bliss balls are endless! You can add seeds, nuts, chocolate chips, coconut, dried fruit and more. If you are looking for further inspiration, check out our Raspberry and Coconut Bliss Ball recipe and replace the golden syrup with dates as we suggested above.


Sesame Bars

Sesame bars are quick and simple to cook up in the kitchen. These little bars of goodness are highly nutritious and can be kept in an airtight container to be used throughout the week. Most recipes include honey and nut butter to create the glue, but if you’d rather avoid using honey, substitute for date syrup. Add 6 tablespoons of the syrup of your choice and ⅓ of a cup of nut butter of your choice to a small saucepan. Heat on low heat until combined, then add 1 cup of sesame seeds along with any other ingredients of your choice, such as desiccated coconut or dried fruit. Pack into a lined brownie tin, press the mixture firmly and refrigerate. Once firm, cut into slices and enjoy.

So there you go, 3 quick and easy treats for your children’s lunch box that are both delicious and nutritious. If you’d like some more inspiration for how to add flavour to your food with Spice Drops, check out our recipes page for even more tasty treats, meals and drinks.

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