Healthy Snacks for Back To School

I’m always on the hunt for healthy gluten free snacks that could work for both adults and school aged kids.  I like the idea of being able to share with each other. My ultimate taste testers are always my precious nieces and nephews, who always give their honest opinions. ;) These snacks aren’t marketed for little ones, so maybe putting them in colorful or creative container could make it fun.  I found my nieces and nephews just wanted something that tasted good. So for you amazing moms, here we go!

  1. Chickpeas from NutsOnline -I throw in a few Enjoy Life Chocolate chips to make it a sweet, salty snack.
  2. Beanitos chips are bean based, all natural, GMO free and corn free. Plus, they just launched the snack size portion, very cool.
  3. Two moms in the Raw has an organic, raw granola bars that are sweet (agave) and so yummy. Great substitutions for desserts or after school snacks while in the car headed home.
  4. Bare Fruit apple cinnamon chips- great organic substitute for chips. The only ingredients are apples and cinnamon.
  5. Skinny Crisps and Organic Valley Stringles.  Skinnny crisps are grain free, baked nut and seed based crackers, Kids and adults luv these.
  6. Lundburg Rice Cakes and Apple/cashew or peanut butter.
  7. Kaia Foods Sprouted Teriyaki Sunflower Seeds: This an organic, raw snack that’s great for lunches or snacks.
  8. Chobani Greek Yogurts. These greek yogurts are GF, all natural, kosher certified, preservative free, make with no synthetic growth hormones and come in a ton of flavors.
  9. One fun way to mix up the sandwich angle is make snack-wiches is to snag Crunchmasters crackers and add on hummus, spinach leaves, a little honey mustard, zucchini (some kids like this, it may be too thick for other little ones) and turkey (Boars Head is great for this because it can be sliced really thin at the deli).
  10. Naturally gluten free snacks such as frozen grapes, fruits, veggies, Hummus and Zucchini/squash/carrots are always fab for a quick grab and go.
  11. Kind Bars- Love these bars, nothing artificial in them.
  12. Udi’s Granola is an awesome snack! Also, making a sandwich with the frozen bagels, putting them in a lunch with ice packs and let it thaw for an early school lunch would rock.

If you have a healthy gluten free snack that works for you and your kids during the busy school year, please dish it! Hope you all have a peaceful week. I know starting up the school year is stressful and exciting all at the same time. So no matter if you are feeling stress about school or another area of your life, rise above the quicksand traps in your life this week that say ” ______ is too hard.”  Don’t give into the weights of life that want to keep you grounded and stuck. Keep flapping your wings, my friend…take a deep breathe, feel the wind that can lift you up and fly!!


Lauren-Lucille V.

AKA- The Celiac Diva

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