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18 Gluten Free Snacks the Kids will Love

Now that my daughter is Gluten intolerant our whole family is adapting. This discovery actually turned out to be the perfect opportunity for us to make a change I’ve wanted us to make for years!  As I see it, if one of us is Gluten free we all are! The problem is my kids love snacks… they especially love snacks with Gluten in them (pretzels, pastries, tortillas – oh you should’ve seen the waterworks). Snacks are huge in any house with growing kids and I was becoming concerned my daughter would fall to pieces if I kept telling her about the snacks she couldn’t have.  After rummaging through my pantry and refrigerator the other afternoon I realized that this was actually going to be a lot easier than I’d feared.  There are plenty of Gluten free snacks for kids today, and it just so happened that some of my kids’ favorite snacks were already Gluten free.


Photo Credit: Anna B.

In this blog post I’ve listed eighteen Gluten free snacks for kids – and the rest of us too!

Healthy Gluten Free Snacks:

  • Organic apple slices dipped in Almond Butter
  • Fruit skewers (strawberries, grapes, blueberries, pineapple, melon balls, etc)
  • Organic celery  topped Peanut Butter(or Hazelnut, Sunflower, Cashew Butter, etc.) and raisins aka “Ant’s on a Log”
  • Rice cakes with variety of toppings, my children’s favorite is the Chocolate Hazelnut Spread topped with sliced bananas
  • Sliced vegetables (like carrots, celery and bell peppers) with salsa
  • Dried fruits
  • Organic Popcorn, some consider it junk food, but in moderation it’s not that bad!  Sprinkle it with some nutritional yeast for some added vitamin B.
  • Applesauce with cinnamon
  • Plain Greek Yogurt with a couple drops of Dark Chocolate Stevia and Raspberries.
  • Organic Corn Chips dipped in guacamole
  • Nuts – Almonds, Cashews, Pecans, Walnuts, Hazelnuts

Gluten Free Snacks for a Sweet Tooth:

I hope these quick & easy Gluten free snacks help to get you started.  Remember there are numerous options out there, so feel free to use your imagination in the kitchen and be adventurous!

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I'm a firm believer that you are what you eat and I want to be fresh, local, organic and healthy! I've spent a lifetime experimenting with natural foods, different diets and ways of eating, and have settled on the food philosophy that Michael Pollan expresses so well: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. I'm passionate about organic foods, natural living, cooking healthy meals, and improving my health on a daily basis.

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