Gluten-Free Snacks for Back to School – looking for snack ideas for back-to-school? Here’s a list of gluten-free snacks that we are starting the school year off with. These gluten-free snack ideas work for anytime of the year, not just back to school.
This post is sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods. As always, all opinions are my own.
It’s back-to-school time and like most parents I’m rushing to finish supply shopping, school clothes shopping, and food prep. You should have seen me at the book store the other day trying to figure out which Spanish-English dictionary to buy. There are hundreds to choose from – it was worse then bra shopping!
Gluten-Free Snacks are a must in my house, and I like to switch up our snack options so my kiddos don’t get bored. There are lots of options out there, so I’m going to share with you what my kids are taking in their lunches. If you have any ideas to share please leave a comment so others can see what snack options your kids like.
My girls are twelve and thirteen, but most of these snacks will work for any age. I’ve even found myself grabbing the same snacks for when I travel, and I’ve given these snacks to my younger nieces and nephews before. There are tons of snack options out there so make a list and keep it on your fridge.
As you can see these photos have Enjoy Life Foods Products in them. That’s because Enjoy Life Foods is a staple in our house. Enjoy Life Foods products really help us transition back into school – the girls get excited about making their lunches when they see the teal bags of mini cookies, seed & fruit mixes, and protien bites. They love picking one (or more) to put in their lunches each day.
We LOVE Enjoy Life Foods products because they are made in a dedicated facility. With one girls who can’t consume gluten or dairy, and another who can’t eat gluten or peanuts, we rely on their products year round, not just at school time. There aren’t many products that I can turn to that are free from gluten, dairy, and peanuts and made in a dedication facility. Also we appreciate that they sell their products in little single serving bags as it makes it easier for pulling together lunches and gluten-free snacks.
Here are a few of my girls favorites:
- Mini Cookies – particularly the soft baked cookies and the crunchy chocolate chip cookies.
- Protein Bites – all flavors
- Mountain Mambo Fruit & Seed Mix
- Lentil Chips – you can’t go wrong with any flavor, but Dill and Sour Cream are my favorite
When I know that they will have a treat at school I send either mini cookies or some of the Enjoy Life Foods Baking Morsels for a treat as one of their gluten-free snacks.
In case you are wondering, no we don’t only put Enjoy Life Foods snacks into our girls lunches. Some other snack options that we like to include in lunches are:
- Fruit – particularly cherries, strawberries, blueberries, apples, nectarines, peaches, and kiwi
- Veggies – cucumber (it’s a veggie, right?), carrot sticks, salad, and steamed broccoli
- Roasted Chickpeas
- Homemade protien bites
- Beef Jerky
- Granola Bars
- Corn tortilla chips with guacamole
- Gluten-free pretzels
- Gluten-Free Crackers
- Veggies with hummus or a spinach dip
- Gluten-Free Pita Chips and hummus
- Yogurt (or dairy-free yogurt)
- Cottage Cheese
- Apples and nutbutter or seedbutters
- Dried Seaweed
- Kale chips
- Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Gluten-free quesadillas
- Rice cakes
- Gluten-free crackers with cheese
- String Cheese
- Brazillian Cheese Bites
- Trail Mix
- Gluten-Free Granola
Our girls started making their own lunches and gluten-free snacks when they were six and seven. By letting them choose what they put in their lunches, they got excited about making them and even more excited about school. The key is to prepare the snack options in advance so they can choose from what’s available. If you have everything separated into containers and a basket of dry snacks to choose from, it makes it easy for them and easy for you.
If you like to make snacks here are a few recipes that work well for lunchboxes:
- Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
- Pancake Bites (fun for breakfast and lunches)
- Gluten-Free Mini Walnut Muffins
- Gluten-Free White Chocolate Cashew Granola Bars
What gluten-free snacks do you send in your kids lunches (or in your lunch)? By leaving a comment you are sharing with other parents who are looking for gluten-free snacks for back to school.