Healthy & Gluten Free Snack Ideas for Kids
We don’t need to tell you that growing bodies need all the right nutrients and vitamins to function well at school - both mentally and physically. However, with so many snack options out there, how do you know which ones will be best for your child’s daily needs?
That’s where FUNCH steps in: we’re here to provide healthier snacks that your little one is bound to love, with some gluten free and dairy free options to put on your shopping list. Our criteria? Effortless, enjoyable and fun! Here’s our suggestions on the top snacks to buy for growing bodies.
1. Popcorn with chocolate
A good source of fibre as well as a gluten-free whole grain option, popcorn is a fun little snack. Elevate their popcorn-eating experience by drizzling dairy-free melted dark chocolate all over the popcorn. Feel free to add in dried cranberries or cherries to sweeten the mix even more.
2. Whole grain sandwiches with hummus and cucumber
Wholegrains are extremely important and fibre intake can even help boost protein intake. Make some whole grain sandwiches with hummus and cucumber filling for a treat they are sure to love.
3. Whole grain wrap pizzas
Using wholegrain wraps as the pizza base, gently brush each side with olive oil before placing them on lined baking sheet paper in the oven. Bake each side for about two minutes. Next, spread pasta sauce on each slice and add your own gluten-free and dairy-free toppings. Why not experiment with different ingredients and get the kids involved in concocting their own exciting flavours?
4. Smashed avocado and rice crackers
For an easy and filling snack for the kids, pile on some smashed avo/guac onto rice crackers.
5. Bananas + coconut flakes
The perfect source of sweet and filling creaminess, bananas are also full of fibre. Add coconut flakes to a bowl of banana slices for a treat that tastes too good to be anything but healthy - but rest assured, this snack for kids is gluten-free and healthy.
6. Peanut butter and cinnamon apple chips
We don’t need to tell you how healthy apples are: you can expect vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and minerals in a single one. Keep it simple with PB and cinnamon on apple slices for parents who are time-poor.
7. DIY snack mixes
We just couldn’t create a snack list without mentioning our very own FUNCH creations. Find bliss balls, protein balls and raw slice mixes right here. Our alternative to pre-made, store bought snacks, our DIY snack mixes can be whipped up in a matter of minutes with only a few extra ingredients. Made from all-natural ingredients, there’s no added sugar or artificial preservatives in our DIY snack mixes. With six delicious flavours to choose from - Spiced Apple Pie, Choccy Chia, Vanilla & Coconut, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Cheezcake Slice and Choc Orange - buy your fave flavour separately or in bundles to save and share with the whole family.
Shop healthy gluten free snacks at FUNCH today
Convenient, simple and made up in a matter of minutes, your kids are sure to love our snack ideas. However, our delicious snacks aren’t just for kids: enjoy FUNCH after school, at the office or even at a picnic in the park. Our gluten free and dairy free treats are suitable for a range of dietary needs and any occasion.
Get more inspiration with our healthy holiday snacks for kids. Keeping them entertained and full for longer has never been easier!