Do you have kids with celiac disease and having a hard time with gluten-free snack ideas? Well, this article is for you. We’ve rounded up our top picks of gluten-free snacks, that your kids will surely love.
Gluten-Free Snack Ideas for Kids
Here are some gluten-free snack ideas to help shake up the routine.
1. Popcorn with fruit, chocolate, and peanuts
Popcorn is a gluten-free whole grain and a good source of fiber, which can help your kids feel full. For a snack, lightly drizzle air-popped popcorn with melted dark chocolate and toss in fiber-rich dried fruit, such as dried cranberries or cherries. Add peanuts for a good source of healthy fat and plant-based protein. Much to the delight of your munchkins, chocolate and peanuts are naturally gluten-free. However, some may have additives, so be sure to choose products that are certified gluten-free.
2. Toast with beans and olive oil
To make a satisfying, protein-rich snack, heat canned navy beans and spread them over your favorite gluten-free toast. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
To avoid gluten contamination from toasters, it’s a good idea to invest in a new one and only use it for gluten-free foods. When you’re away from home, reusable toaster bags can prevent contact with crumbs.
3. Classic PBJ
You really can’t go wrong with a classic PBJ, and it’s got all the elements of success – whole grains from the bread, protein-rich nut butter and a hint of sweetness with tasty jelly. You don’t even have to worry about your bread falling apart when you choose this popular gluten-free white bread.
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4. Pepperoni Chips
This recipe really couldn’t be easier: bake pepperoni slices until crisp and you’ve got a salty snack that’s perfect on its own and even better with cheese or your favorite dip.
5. Three Bakers Snackers
Compared to similar products that are loaded with fat, calories and gluten, this healthy alternative is a satisfying choice. Each serving size of Snackers offers three heaping handfuls so they are not only nutritious and delicious, they are amazingly filling too. Plus, you’ll feel good knowing they’re also all-natural, baked with whole grains, non-GMO and soy-free.
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Convincing kids to go gluten-free might be a hard time for parents but with these tasty recipes, they won’t even know that these are gluten-free and it will surely be one of their favorite snacks. For more information about gluten-free products, visit Three Bakers.