Food allergies and intolerences should not be a major source of stress when going to school. From kindergarten to college, healthy snacks are needed to keep us focused, fueled, and ready to soak up every bit of knowledge that we can. Not all of us can safely eat a granola bar or handful of nuts to keep us going. And no one wants to have a reaction and become sick in school. But stress be gone! There are plenty of healthy gluten-free and allergy-free snack options to put the minds of parents and students at ease. Here are some of my 100% gluten-free and allergy-free healthy snack options to keep eager minds bright and retentive!
Snackable Raw Veggies: Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Green Beans, Celery, Carrots, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, Grape Tomatoes, Broccoli or Cauliflower Florets, Dehydrated Veggie Chips
Snackable Fruits: Apples, Bananas, Grapes, Pears, Stone-Fruit (if in season), Berries, Orange Slices, Homemade Fruit Leathers, Dehydrated Fruits, Dried Fruits (raisins, figs)
For Dipping & Spreading: Hummus/Bean Dips (Balsamic Roasted Red Pepper Basil Hummus, Garlic Kale Hummus), Seed Butters (Sunflower Butter, Pumpkin Butter, Tahini (Sesame Seed), Hemp Seed Butter), Veggies or Fruit Salsas (Peach Zucchini Salsa), Mustard, Ketchup, BBQ Sauce, Fruit Jams/Butters (Raw Raspberry Fig Chia Jam)
Crunchy Snacking: Roasted Chickpeas (Smoked Paprika Cinnamon Chickpeas, Cinnamon “Sugar” Chickpeas), Homemade “Tortilla Chips”, Homemade Plantain Chips or Root Vegetable Chips, Popcorn, Popped Sorghum, Dry Allergy-Free Cereals/Granolas, Roasted/Raw Seeds (Sunflower, Pumpkin)
Handheld Snacking: Raw/Baked Bars (Raw Coffee Quinoa Protein Bars), Raw Bites/Balls (Mint Chocolate Sunflower Bites, Pumpkin Pie Snack Bites), Muffins (Apple Gingerbread Muffins, Golden Kiwi Muffins, Power Breakfast Muffins)
With A Fork + Small Snack Container: Cooked Beans (Chickpeas, White Beans, etc. Season as desired), Cold Cooked Quinoa/Buckwheat, Olives, Pickles, Applesauce
Store-Bought (Because we can’t always go homemade!): Manitoba Hemp Heart Bites, Enjoy Life Foods Products, INBars, Le Pain Des Fleurs Crispbreads, Libre Naturals No Nuttin’ Bars, Rice Chips/Crackers (various brands), Corn Chips/Crackers (various brands), Popcorn (various brands), Lundberg Rice Cakes, Snack Factory Gluten-Free Mini Pretzel Crisps, Crispy Green (Freeze-Dried Fruits), SuperSeedz, Beanfields Snacks, Go Raw Snacks, Harvest Snaps (pea and lentils crisps), Earthly Choice Superfood Snack Bar Crisps, Health Warrior Chia Bars
So tell me:
+ What are some of your favorite go-to snacks?
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