Finding quick and easy gluten free snacks for on the go can be a challenge. Switching to a gluten free diet was relatively easy, breakfast and dinners haven’t been all that different once I figured out what needed to be substituted and stocked up my pantry with gluten free foods. Snacks and lunches are not too hard when we’re home, fresh fruit or dinner leftovers anyone? But we are rarely home!
When we’re out of the house, a quick snack or a bag lunch requires more thought.
The kids need to keep up their energy while they’re at their classes and activities, or even just playing with friends! Kids play hard and burn off a lot of energy. I always have a snack bag with me to keep us all going.
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I needed some gluten free lunch ideas and more options for gluten free healthy snacks for kids, so I was thrilled to learn that Dole is now making applesauce pouches with creatively colorful packaging the bigger kids love! Not just fruit pouches for babies and toddlers anymore. Just like my kids, they’ve grown up! Tweens and teens can enjoy the new Fruitocracy fruit snacks.
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My kids already love fruit pouches, but they were even more excited when they saw the bright colors and all the flavors they could try! Fruitocracy Applesauce Pouches come in six different flavors such as apple strawberry, apple pineapple, apple cherry, and more.
These are healthy snacks for kids I can feel good about packing in their lunch boxes: all-natural with only real fruit and no high fructose corn syrup and non-GMO.
Gluten Free Lunch Ideas for Kids
These are basic ideas to get you started especially for newly gluten free kids used to eating main stream foods and for those parents of gluten free kids who are not super women in the kitchen, cooking up paleo sandwich wraps from scratch and gourmet flourless cookies as a treat (yet).
Easy Gluten-Free School Lunches
- Sandwiches with gluten free bread
- Lunch meat rolls – roll lunch meat around a slice of cheese and secure with a toothpick
- Cooked bacon strips (make extra at breakfast)
- Boiled egg
- Fresh fruit
- Frutocracy Applesauce pouches
- Cheese sticks
- Gluten Free pretzels or crackers
- Mixed nuts
- Carrot sticks & a small container of hummus
- Apple slices or celery sticks with a small container of peanut butter or almond butter
There are plenty more options and ideas for a kids lunch box, but hopefully this is a start and you can get more creative as you get used to trying new foods in your gluten free adventure.
What are your favorite gluten-free lunch box ideas? Please leave a comment and let me know so we can try them!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DOLE Fruitocracy, all opinions are my own.