gluten free back to school school snacks for kids

13 Gluten Free School Snacks (Homemade + Store-bought)

These 13 Gluten Free School Snacks are also dairy free, egg free, and peanut free. This list includes both homemade recipes by Eat or Drink as well as store-bought snack suggestions.

Now that your kids are headed back to school, it’s time to start thinking about school snacks to send with them. Whether you want to make school snacks yourself or buy some at the store, this list has something for you. This list includes healthier school snacks for your growing kids. By sending your kids to school with a great snack, you’re helping them get a headstart in the classroom and stay focused all day.

gluten free back to school school snacks for kids

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1. Roasted Chickpeas

roasted chickpea snackRoasted chickpeas are the perfect school snack for your kids. They’re crunchy, salty plus they’re loaded with protein. It’s always great to have a snack loaded with protein, it will feed your kids brain when they go back to school. Instead of just eating empty calories, these roasted chickpeas will actually fill you and your kids up and keep you full longer.


2. GoMacro Bars Variety Pack

I normally don’t even like protein bars. They usually taste like cardboard or contain so much sugar that they are no longer healthy. GoMacro bars, on the other hand, are delicious. These bars definitely need to be included in your kids school snacks. Your kids will love finding these in their backpack.


3. Keto Fat Bombs

chocolate fat bomb ketoThese Fat Bombs are great for parents and kids alike. I know the thought of fat is still scary to some, but our brains actually thrive on fats. That’s why these healthy fat bombs are a great treat for your kids when you need to send them with school snacks. They’ll have a healthy brain all day long.


4. Snyder’s Pretzel Sticks

I love these gluten free pretzels. Even my husband who is able to eat gluten thinks these pretzels are better than “real” pretzels. These individual bags of pretzels make these the perfect addition to your kids school snacks.


5. Grain Free Cookie Dough Bites

grain free cookie dough bites veganThese Grain Free Cookie Dough Bites are the perfect school snack because they are a secretly healthy dessert. They only have 4 ingredients and are so easy to make. They are high in protein, making them a great grab and go snack on the run. The only sweetener used in these Grain Free Cookie Dough Bites is honey, but they still taste sweet and delicious. Your kids will love finding these in their lunch box.


6. Mega Omega Trail Mix

Trail mix has always been the perfect snack for a busy day at school or work. This trail mix is especially great for your kids busy day. It’s filled with a high omega content, and omegas are vitamins that feed our brain. Power Up trail mix is gluten free and contains no artificial ingredients.


7. Banana Chocolate Yogurt Squares

dairy free yogurt bitesThese little yogurt squares are such a great school snack. Packed with gelatin and other nutrients, they are the perfect little treat. You could eat them chewy right out of the fridge or freeze them to blend in smoothies. I suggest freezing them and by the time your kid is at school, they will be a great texture.


8. Terra Exotic Vegetable Chips

Terra chips are one of my favorite snacks now. I love how there are so many different flavors and textures in every bag. These vegetable chips are the perfect snack for your kid’s long school day. Plus these individual bags make it easy to throw in their backpack.


9. Ranch Baked Kale Chips

Baked Kale ChipsKale chips are such an easy healthy snack for both you and your kids. If you haven’t had them before then you definitely have to. These Kale chips are ranch flavored (but still dairy free) and they are so easy to make. A great way to make sure your kids are feeding their brain and eating their vegetables.


10. Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws

Veggie straws are just the best snack for kids. They’re salty and crunchy and your kids won’t even care that there are veggies in them. I actually remember my mom sending me to school with veggie straws way back in elementary school. That’s why these little snack bags had to make the list of the best back to school snack.


11. Almond Butter Cereal Bars

gluten free almond butter cereal barsNot only are these Almond Butter Cereal Bars the perfect snack to make for your kids, but they’re the perfect snack to make with your kids too. Especially if your kids are still little, this recipe will be a great way to get your little ones involved in the kitchen.


12. Vermont Jerky Sticks


Beef or Turkey jerky sticks are an amazing snack for busy kids. The protein will fuel your kids up for a busy day and keep them full until their next meal. Normal jerky usually contains gluten, soy, and way too many unhealthy ingredients. These Vermont Jerky Sticks have a clean ingredient list and contain no gluten.


13. Savory Grits Muffins

savory grits muffinsThese savory grits muffins are so flavorful and easy to make. These muffins are perfect for those rushed mornings when you need to give your kids a grab-and-go breakfast. Plus, between you and me, they have cauliflower hidden inside for added nutrients. Win-win!

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