Though a gluten-free diet poses dietary restrictions for popular snacks that contain gluten such as pretzels, crackers, nutrition bars, and other wheat based baked goods, your child’s after school snack selection doesn’t have to be boring, based only on packaged products labeled gluten-free. Here are some naturally gluten-free snack foods, and a few after school snack recipes, that are healthy, easy to make, and, yes, gluten-free.
Gluten-free snack foods
The rising rate of kids with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease has led many parents to rely solely on products labeled gluten-free. However, many snacks foods are naturally gluten-free and may be included in your child's diet without causing any harm.
In addition to snack foods labeled gluten-free, try:
- Fresh fruit and vegetables
- Raisins and currants
- Air popped popcorn (and most microwave varieties)
- Rice cakes
- Corn tortillas
- Pudding and gelatin cups
- Nuts and seeds
- Hard boiled eggs
Always read the labels of packaged products to make sure the ingredients list is free of items containing gluten.
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