Your kids will love these healthy gluten free snacks!
1) Cup of mixed berries-serve blueberries, blackberries and raspberries in a cup or bowl. This snack is full of anti-oxidants!
2) Baked Sweet Potato Fries–Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries are one of my kids favorite recipes.
3) Carrots with Hummus-Slice carrots into sticks and serve alongside with organic hummus
4) Ants on a Log– Cut celery into 3 inch pieces, spread your kids favorite nut butter and top with raisins. This is a great way to get kids to eat their veggies with NO complaining!
5) Nut Butter and Jelly on a Gluten Free Rice Cake or Grain Free Crackers-Top rice cake/grain free crackers with your kids favorite nut butter or tahini and top with a fruit sweetened jelly.
6) Corn tortilla with avocado-Warm a corn tortilla and place 1/3 to 1/2 of diced avocado inside, smash with a fork, sprinkle with sea salt and fold in half. I use Mi Rancho organic corn tortillas. If your child is allergic to corn, you can use a Pure Wrap made from coconut meat.
7) Apple Sandwiches with Grain Free Granola– Slice Apples into rings, remove cores and spread with your kids favorite nut butter, sprinkle with granola and top with another slice. I pack this for my daughter’s lunchbox for snack time. It is one of her absolute favorite snacks!
8) Baked Blue Corn Chips with Cultured Veggies and Cubed Avocado-This is how my kids love eating cultured veggies! I top mine with salsa…yum!
9) Peanut Butter with Bell Pepper-Slice bell pepper, remove seeds, remove vein and spread peanut butter on top.
11)Roasted Seaweed with Avocado Slices and Roasted Sunflower Seeds– Place a slice of avocado onto a square of roasted seaweed, roll and sprinkle with roasted sunflower seeds. Give kids chopsticks to make it more fun!
12) Deviled eggs– Boil 5 organic free range eggs for 15 minutes, rinse in cold water and peel. Slice in half. Place yolk in a bowl with 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of mustard and a sprinkle of salt. Blend until creamy. Taste for desired flavoring. Top egg halves with yolk mixture and sprinkle with paprika and pepper.
13) Smoothie– The variety of smoothies you can make are endless. A simple recipe is 2 cups of almond milk, 1 1/2 cups of mixed frozen berries, a handful of spinach, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and stevia to taste. I add Vitality Supergreen to give my kids smoothies a nutritional boost.
14) Beef Jerky-I like to buy organic gluten free beef jerky from Trader Joes. For a homemade recipe, checkout this healthy Smoky Beef Jerky .
15) Nut Butter and Jelly Sandwich– Spread nut butter and fruit sweetened jelly on gluten free or grain free bread. Slice in half and serve.
16) Gluten Free Granola– I make a grain free granola for my kids, but when I am out, I love RAWNOLA, its gluten free, grain free and yes, raw.
17) Banana Boat-Slice a banana lengthwise, spread your kids favorite nut butter in the center of the split and serve. Be sure to give your kid a napkin, this can be very messy.
18) Gluten Free Bars-there are many healthy gluten free bars available. My favorite are the MACRO Bars. My kids love sunflower seed butter with chocolate. I love Danielle Walkers Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter “Granola” Bars recipe!
19) Young Thai Coconut Meat– Open coconut, give your child a straw and a spoon. They can drink the water and scoop out the meat. Help them if needed by scooping the meat out with a spoon and let them eat it straight from the coconut. Watch me on Youtube to learn: How To Open A Young Thai Coconut In 1 Minute or Less.
20) Homemade Frozen Fruit Pops-Add 1 1/2 cups frozen mango and 1 1/2 cups frozen cherries with a splash of almond milk to the blender. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and a few drops of stevia if desired. Add to popsicle molds, insert popsicle sticks in center. Freeze for 2-3 hours. Place in warm water for 30-60 seconds to unmold.
21) Corn Tortilla with Scrambled Egg– My Grandmother calls this “Migitas Con Huevo.” You heat a pan to medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of bacon fat or olive oil, cut up 3 corn tortillas into little pieces and add to oil. Once tortillas are lightly browned flip with a spatula. Crack 2 organic free range eggs over the tortillas, break yolks with a wooden spatula, lower heat to a low-medium flame and stir until eggs are cooked through. Sprinkle with salt and serve with sliced avocado. I love to add fresh salsa to mine.
22) Blueberry Muffins– I highly recommend making your own gluten free blueberry muffins and freeze any leftovers. This recipe is from my e-book, Essentially Gluten Free:30 Grain Free Recipes Your Kids Will Love.
4 pastured large eggs
1/3 cup raw honey
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil or pastured butter, melted
2 cups blanched almond flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners.
2) Place all ingredients in the order listed above into a blender or food processor except the blueberries. Blend for 20 seconds until well combined.
3) Pour into a bowl and fold blueberries into batter.
4) Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, about ¾ full.
5) Bake for 22-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Bon Appetit!!!
Makes 12 muffins
Note: If using frozen blueberries and you do not want your muffins turning completely blue, layer blueberries and batter in each lined muffin tin. I divide one third of blueberries among lined muffin tins, then 1/2 of batter among all 12 lined muffin tins; then one third of blueberries, remaining batter and top with remaining blueberries.
23) Yam Pudding– This tastes like pumpkin pie on a spoon! Bake 2 large yams with skins on at 450 degrees for 50 minutes. Allow to slightly cool. Peel yams and add to a food processor or blender with 1/4 cup almond milk, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, pinch of Celtic Sea Salt, 12 drops of vanilla stevia and blend. Makes 2 cups.
24) Kefir Smoothie– If your child tolerates dairy, kefir is a great way to get probiotics. To a blender, add 2 cups of kefir, 1 cup of frozen raspberries, 1 teaspoon of flaxmeal, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and a few drops of vanilla stevia to sweeten. For a dairy free kefir, check out my Coconut Kefir Smoothie Recipe.
25) Bean Burrito-Heat a large gluten free tortilla such as Rudi’s Spinach Tortilla or Udi’s Gluten Free Large Plain Tortillas . Spread warm mashed pinto beans and a sprinkle of organic grated cheese. Fold ends in and roll up. My son prefers his burrito with beans, organic bacon and avocado. For homemade tortillas, you can use my Gluten Free Tortilla recipe.
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