Healthy Gluten-Free Lunch & Snack Options for Back to School

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Gluten allergies and intolerances can have some kids feeling left out at the school lunch counter. But eating gluten-free does not have to mean tasteless and likewise eating gluten-free does not always mean healthy either. Besides fresh fruit and vegetables which are always gluten free, the food industry has started to make better and tastier gluten free options and that’s something to cheer about. Here are some healthy gluten free options for back to school.

healthy gluten free options for kids


Go-Go Squeeze


We love Go-Go Squeeze Apple Sauce on the Go. The packs are small enoough to grab and chuck a few in your bag on the way out the door. The apple sauce pouches come in 12 tasty flavors. I’ve been known to chug one or two before a night out. Don’t judge.


Kind Fruit and Nut Bars

Kind has snack bars that both my kids and I can agree on and they are all gluten free. They have “Nuts and Spices”,”Plus” and the “Fruit and Nut” varieties. I tend to gravitate towards the dark chocolate and sea salt but your children may prefer something else. These kind bars are one of the few things I get delivered using subscribe and save on Amazon Prime. They’re worth every penny.

Try the Kind Presses Fruit Bars too.

Blue Diamond Almond Crackers

These crackers are so crispy and tasty. Great for making little crispy cracker sandwiches too!

Tate’s Bake Shop

Tate’s Bake Shop Cookies are based on a bakery in South Hampton. The gluten-free cookies are crispy, buttery and delicious.

If you’re looking for something more homemade, try this recipe for Chocolate Coco Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Bare Banana Chips

Bare has coconut, apple and banana chips. But the banana chips…are just almost to good to “bare”. I love that the chips just have one ingredient on the bag. Bananas. Makes it pretty simple doesn’t it? Of course, if you trying a flavored variety of the above, then you’re going to get more than that. Crap. I’m craving those banana chips now.

Of course, fresh fruit, meats and cheese make great snack options too.

What’s in your lunch box?


Original 9/7/16 Republish 9/11/18.

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