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Snacks are a big deal in my household. My son asks for one probably at least 20 times a day. He’s a snacking machine, yet totally dislikes meals. Finding nutritious and filling snacks when he has several food allergies and intolerances is tough. If you struggle to pick snacks for your kids like I do, here’s a list of allergen-friendly snacks to guide you. These are all great for snack at school and snack at home, so you could be a homeschooling mama and still find the list helpful. After you read my ideas, leave a comment letting me know what some of your go-to snacks are!
Enjoy Life Decadent Bars – My son calls these his “cookie bars.” They come in four flavors, and he loves each of them – Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate SunButter, Cinnamon Bun, and S’mores. Each flavor is free of the top 8 allergens, so I don’t have to worry about him having a reaction to hidden soy or gluten! And, each bar is verified GMO-free. They are chewy, but yet don’t fall apart when you open the wrapper. Nobody wants a mess when they’re trying to enjoy their snack! They are just the right texture. An added plus about them – your kids can bring them to school even if they are in a peanut-free classroom!
Rice Cakes – Topped with nitrate-free deli meats (my son loves Applegate Farm’s pepperoni and turkey) or a nut butter. You could even add some cream cheese with the deli meat (if your kids can eat dairy) or allergen-friendly chocolate chips or honey with the nut butter.
Veggie Sticks – Cut the sticks into different shapes and sizes to make them look more fun, and serve them with a homemade dip.
Homemade Fruit Strips – Just defrost some frozen fruit, puree it with all of it’s juices, pour onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, and bake on the lowest oven temp you have.
Muffins – I like the idea of giving kids muffins because you can customize them to the flavors they like, all while managing to sneak in some hidden veggies.
Trail Mix – Super easy to make at home. Soak and roast nuts, then add in whatever additional treats you want, such as chocolate chips, seeds, and/or dried fruit.
Squeeze Pouches – Mess-free, and they come in a variety of fun flavors.
Wraps – Make your own or buy from the store. Treat it like a rice cake by filling it with a nut butter or deli meat. Add in some veggies like lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Or, spice it up with some bacon and/or cheese. You can stick some cute toothpicks in it to hold it together.
Banana Bites – Slice up bananas into big chunks, then roll them in nut butter and/or cover them in chocolate.
Chips And Dip – For the chips, you can make your own out of homemade or store bought wraps, or buy non-GMO chips from the store. Serve with salsa or guacamole.
Meat Rolls – Like a wrap, except that the meat is the outer layer. Great for those that are grain-free. Put lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheese, or bacon inside of it and roll it up.
Frozen Fruit – Change it up a bit by freezing some grapes, cherries, or blueberries.
Meatballs – They don’t have to be hot to be enjoyed. And you can serve them with a dipping sauce.
Homemade Pepperoni / Sausage Chips – They taste great hot or cold!
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