5 Great Gluten Free Snacks for Kids

gluten free snack for kids

Gluten Free Snacks to Buy for Kids

 

Your kids will love these gluten free snacks when they’re ready for an afternoon snack or just need a pick-me-up. All listed here are Non GMO and kid approved.

These gluten free snacks for kids are perfect for packing in lunch boxes, sports bags, back packs, suit cases, or mom’s purse.

Just make sure you don’t eat them all yourself, Mom.

1. Van’s Simply Delicious PB&J Sandwich Bars

With peanut butter and blueberry jelly, these tasty little peanut butter and jelly bars are usually a favorite of all kids big and small. They have no artificial flavors or preservatives and are made with real peanut butter, actual blueberries, and gluten free oats.

They are also listed as dairy free, nut free, egg free, Non-GMO, and Kosher. 

The con: Those with peanut butter allergies will be left out on this one. Sorry guys and gals!

 

2.  Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks

Gluten free fruit snacks for the fruit lovers in your home

Annie’s Homegrown Organic Fruit Snacks are organic fruit bites made with real fruit juice and with no artificial colors or preservatives.  

Not only are they gluten free and non-GMO, they are considered vegan and, as with Annie’s as a whole, produced with organic ingredients and with an eye for good environmental principles.  

They come in individual packages with each package providing a whooping 100% of your child’s daily Vitamin C needs. 

For those children with allergies to food dyes, this product could be a welcome addition to your child’s snacks arsenal! 

 

 

3.  Snyder’s of Hanover Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks

Gluten Free Pretzels can be a lifesaver for some kids.  

Besides being gluten free, Hanover’s pretzels are non-GMO, dairy free, egg free, and low fat. 

4.  Old Wisconsin Turkey Sausage Sticks

Old Wisconsin Turkey Sticks makes for a filling, high protein snack that can help satisfy hungry tummies, especially when meal time might still be a little far away still.  The company Old Wisconsin makes their sausage sticks with no fillers or binders and fortunately no MSG.  

Con:  It’s hard to find turkey or beef sticks prepackaged in individual servings, but it’s also very easy to package servings yourself in little snack bags, keeping them refrigerated once opened until ready for use. 

5.  Gluten Free Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies by Pamela’s Products

These Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are nice to have to give your child that once-in-a-while chocolate chip splurge.  Besides being gluten free, Pamela’s Products Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are dairy free, nut free, soy free, made with organic ingredients, and labeled Kosher.  And yes, they are NON-GMO. 

But wait!!!!!

(Am I sounding like an Infomercial yet?)  🙂 

Not only does Pamela’s Products have Chocolate Chip Gluten Free Cookies, they also have Extreme Chocolate Gluten Free Cookies, Ginger Snaps aka Ginger Snapz Gluten Free Cookies, and Gluten Free Snickerdoodles, all mini cookies, all perfect to send or serve, and all delicious.  

You can check out all the flavors at my Amazon Affiliate link above to see which one you want… or eat all four flavors.  #Yum! 

PS, You’ll need to bag these in individual servings yourself, guys.  Don’t cheat!  


 

In addition to the packaged gluten free snacks to buy listed above, many of the below listed healthy gluten free snack ideas can be found right in your kitchen

1. Boiled Eggs

Yes, many kids really do like boiled eggs.  Cut them in half when serving if that makes them even more appealing to your child.

2. Most fresh fruit or veggies like apples, tangerines, radishes, carrots, and celery., etc.

Look for organic, non-GMO produce to avoid the nasties that come with pesticides and all that yucky GMO stuff we keep hearing about.

Extra Hint:  Serve cut veggies with a Gluten Free hummus for an even fuller veggie snack.

Check this list of gluten free foods to see a larger list of fruits and vegetables your child might like to munch on. 

3. Gluten Free DRIED Fruit!

Here’s a nice list here:  https://nuts.com/gluten-free/driedfruit/

Disclosure, the above is a link to nuts dot com.  This is NOT an affiliate link, just a link that shows how many great dried gluten free fruits there are.  Additionally, while nuts dot com is aware of the high market calls for non-GMO products, they are still in the process of finding non-GMO farmers for all their products.  Please check the listings at this site carefully before assuming any specific product is a non-GMO product.  

4. Gluten Free Yogurt.  

Read this article on Which Yogurts Are Gluten Free, but as with anything you buy in the grocery store, make sure you double check the label before purchasing.  Again, check the labels to make sure your yogurt has no added hormones and is not connected with genetically modified organisms. 

5. Many (but not all) nuts are gluten free.  

Check the label for any possible gluten or GMOs. 

And THEN…..  

There are also many recipes for gluten free snacks on blogs, websites, and Pinterest. 

Here’s an example of a really easy one.

Mix 1 cup dry roasted peanuts, 1 cup dates, and 1 pinch real salt in a food processor and process until it stops.  Roll into bars or balls, and serve. 

Getting Gluten Free Snacks for children doesn’t have to be a hard thing to do.  With so many children (and adults) diagnosed with Celiac Disease or even those who discover they have sensitives to gluten sensitivity which can cause any number of symptoms including gas, bloating, constipation, leaky gut issues, or other digestive disorders; thyroid problems or hormonal imbalances; migraine headaches, inflammation, mood swings, or ADD, etc there are now many snacks that are gluten free that all your family members can enjoy throughout their happy days of work and play.  

Note: Gluten Free snack foods are generally tolerated well by most folk whether or not they have a gluten sensitivity.  However, many Gluten Free foods (not all, but many) are somewhat higher in their carb count than typical low carb diet foods.  If you are on a doctor-directed low carb diet or other diet such as a keto diet etc, check with your doctor first before adding any gluten free food that may have a higher carb count.  

If you think you may have a gluten sensitivity and would like to be tested, your medical health professional has tests you can take to find out and help you determine your best path to nutritional wellness.

Eating journals can sometimes be very telling as well.  

Enjoy!