Living gluten-free isn’t a very convenient lifestyle, especially with kids. Since we have a gluten-free home, it’s been hard finding snacks that my kids will actually eat.
To be honest, I really miss the ease of throwing snack-size bags of Goldfish in my bag and running out the door; but over time I have found snacks that are worth buying and more important – ones that my kids love.
Here’s our roundup of the top 10 gluten-free snacks that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Kind granola bars were an easy replacement to the Quaker Oats Chewy granola bars my kids would eat all the time. The company offers several other snack options too but these are the ones that I’m constantly replenishing in our pantry. I can pretty much find them everywhere; Target and Walmart are where I typically shop and they’re always well stocked.
An easy, naturally gluten-free snack is popcorn. Skinny Pop makes snack-size bags perfect for lunches or tossing in the car for those hungry kiddos when you’re out & about.
We also love BoomChickaPop as another option. They come out with fun seasonal flavors that give us more of a variety and they’re Certified Gluten Free for that extra peace of mind.
Wondering what the difference is between Gluten Free labels and Certified Gluten Free labels? This post explains it all.
Not only do they have puffs, they offer veggie sticks and fruit sticks. An easy kid pleaser for any occasion. Plus, they’re Certified Gluten Free.
They offer more than just applesauce – from yogurt pouches to fruit & veggie pouches, and even a breakfast snack that has gluten-free oats mixed with fruit and yogurt.
The applesauce products are free from the top eight allergens: egg, dairy, wheat, tree nuts, seafood, shellfish, peanut, or soy. And their manufacturing facility is free from those allergens as well.
Most brands of fruit snacks are gluten-free but my favorite is Welch’s brand since they’re made with real fruit. They offer traditional fruit snacks but also fruit & yogurt snacks and fruit rolls.
Other gluten free brands include Kellog’s, Motts, Annie’s, Betty Crocker and Target’s Market District.
Now offering sticks, rods and other flavors, Snyder’s has come out with some great tasting, gluten-free alternatives for those salty cravings. They offer the pretzel sticks in snack-size bags making it an easy snack when you’re on-the-go.
Bonus: Dip them in Nutella for a perfect, chocolatey treat (yes, Nutella is GF too).
Quaker Rice Crisps are a great snack option and they’re offered in several flavors both sweet and savory. My kids’ favorite is the Buttermilk Ranch but the Sour Cream & Onion is a really great one too.
We all know Katz for their awesome GF donuts but they now offer mini muffins. My kids were super excited about this one, especially since they were all about Entemann’s Little Bites before we went gluten free.
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The Clif Bar Company offers three flavors in their Kid Bar – chocolate chip, mint chocolate and peanut butter chocolate. Be careful with this one, they also make Kid Bars that are not gluten-free, so make sure you’re getting the right one.
This company also makes Luna Bars that are gluten-free and come in lots of flavors.
Lärabar also offers a fruit and nut bar that has so many flavors you’ll have a hard time making a decision. Their products are always gluten-free but they also have options that are vegan, soy free, kosher and dairy free.
Did I miss anything? Let me know your thoughts and what your easy gluten-free snacks are.