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50 Healthy Snacks for Kids (Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Refined Sugar Free)

50 Healthy Kids Snacks that are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.

50 healthy snacks for kids that are nutritious, unprocessed and gluten, dairy and refined sugar free! If you are looking for healthy snack ideas for your kids then you will love these delicious snack ideas made from real, unprocessed ingredients!

Coming up with with healthy snack ideas for kids (particularly if they have food intolerances, allergies or sensitivities) can be tricky!

I get asked all the time by you guys for more snack ideas to feed your little ones with hungry tummies. If your family has food intolerances or sensitivities or are trying to avoid refined and processed foods it is common to be stumped when it comes to finding healthy snack ideas.

I have put together a list from some of my favourite bloggers to give you a quick and easy reference guide for some great ideas for healthy kids snacks. These snacks are all homemade and free from any refined baddies.

The best thing about making your own snacks is you can be sure about what goes into them! So many store bought crackers and snacks are chock full of sugar and contain MSG, additives and other things you don’t want like high fructose corn syrup.

You can boost your child’s nutrition by ensuring only good quality wholesome ingredients go into your snacks and sneaking in extra vegetables or fruit here and there!

In addition to having nutritious unprocessed snacks ensuring sure you are using a good quality Eco friendly lunchbox that is BPA, PVC and lead free is important to avoid contaminants leaching in to the food. I love the PlanetBox range –Β  their handy bento style boxes are awesome as there is no need for extra packaging!

Making your own snacks at home means that you can not only monitor what is going into your them but you can really boost the nutritional value of your food giving your kids an extra healthy boost!

Gluten Free Crackers

Homemade crackers are a great way to get some more nutritious nuts and seeds into your kids diets, many store bought crackers can be high in salt and contain additives. Making your own means they can be made into fun shapes too!

Homemade Gluten Free Vegan Goldfish (Allergy Free) (pictured) by Strength and Sunshine

Nut Free Paleo Crackers by What Grandma Ate

Italian Tigernut Flour Crackers by Strength and Sunshine

Extra Crunchy Chia Seed & Flaxseed Crackers by Love Food Nourish

Healthy Nut & Seed Crispbread by Divalicious Recipes

Energy Bites and Bliss Balls

Energy Bites and Bliss Balls are a quick and easy way to make a super nutrient rich snack that looks and tastes great and your kids will love!

No Bake Blueberry Almond Energy Snacks (pictured) by The Seasoned Mom

No Bake Energy Bites with Dates and Nuts by Veronika’s Kitchen

No Bake Carrot Cake Bites by Vegging at the Shore

Apple Crips Energy Bites by Taste and See

Vanilla Almond Balls by V Nutrition

Oatmeal Raisin Protein Balls by Allergy Girl Eats

Creamy Blueberry & Coconut Energy Balls by Love Food Nourish

Raw Peanut Butter Coconut Bites by Raia’s Recipes

Apricot Date Nut Bites by Garlic & Zest

No Bake Key Lime Pie Bites by Beauty and The Foodie

Gluten Free Granola and Nut Bars

Home made granola and nut bars can be a nutritious and filling snack for kids. Many commercial granola or nut bars are pretty high in sugar although they may be marketed as “healthy”. Making your own means you can make sure only nutritious and unrefined ingredients are going into them and you can also keep on eye on the sugar content!

Paleo Nut Bars with Goji Berries (pictured) by Love Food Nourish

Fruity No Bake Energy Bars by Happy Foods Tube

Vegan Fruit and Oat Bars by Food Meanderings

Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars by Happy Kitchen Rocks

Easy Nut Fruit Bars by Pinch and Swirl

No Bake Cinnamon Apple Energy Bars by A Virtual Vegan

Chia Fruit and Nut Bars by Living Sweet Moments

Baked Apples Healthy Energy Snack Bar by Splash of Flavours

Gluten Free Muffins, Healthy Cookies and Bread

Making your own bread, muffins or cookies can be a great way to add some more variety and veggies/fruit/nuts and seeds into your child’s diet. They can be pretty tasty too!

Buckwheat, Carrot, Date & Walnut Muffins (pictured) by Nourish Everyday

Favorite Chocolate Chip Banana Bread by Pass Me Some Tasty

Pumpkin Banana Muffins by Love Food Nourish

Blueberry Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins by Recipes to Nourish

Banana, Pear & Cinnamon Oat Bites for Kids (Allergy Free) by Love Food Nourish

Blueberry Walnut Breakfast Cookies by The Organic Dietician

Paleo Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies by Low Carb Yum

Banana and Feijoa Loaf by Love Food Nourish

Sweet Potato Blueberry Flourless Muffins by Athletic Avocado

Grain Free Zucchini Banana Bread by Nourish Everyday

Veggie Egg Muffins with Pesto by Love Food Nourish

Healthy Vegan Cookie Dough by Yup it’s Vegan

Fruit Snacks

I love these fun ideas for snacks using fruit! Smoothie bowls are a favourite in my house and can be a great way to include greens in your child’s diet and you can make pretty patterns on the top!

Kid Friendly Fruit Kabobs (pictured) by Raia’s Recipes

Green Smoothie Bowl by Foodbyjonisister

Homemade Crunchy Apple Chips by Living Sweet Moments

Peach Turmeric Smoothie Bowls by The Organic Kitchen

Homemade Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups by Living Sweet Moments

Homemade Orange Jello by Recipes to Nourish

Orange Fruit Pumpkins by Thrifty DIY Diva

Veggie Snacks

I love these creative ways to get more veggies into your kids! Dips such as hummus or pesto are always a winner, kids love dipping food into dips! They also make a great alternative to using butter when using as a spread. Get creative with your dips and use them to get some more veggies and protein into your child’s diet.

Vegan Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce (picture) by Happy Kitchen Rocks

Roasted Butternut Squash & Turmeric Hummus by Love Food Nourish

Vegetable Loaded Sushi Donuts by Recipes From a Pantry

Turmeric Veggie Rice Balls by Love Food Nourish

Kale, Basil & Walnut Pesto by Love Food Nourish

Other healthy snack ideas:

 

Roasted Sweet Pumpkin Seeds (pictured) by Made by Luci

Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpeas by Strength and Sunshine

Easy Instant Pot Coconut Yogurt by Allergy Free Alaska

I hope you enjoyed this list of healthy snacks for kids, let me know what snacks you are going to try in the comments!

For more tasty recipes and to see what I’ve been getting up to you can follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.

Have a lovely week!

Hope x

 

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Raia Todd
    October 4, 2017 at 11:06 am What a great round-up! Thanks for including a few of my recipes!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 5, 2017 at 2:45 pm Thank you Raia, your welcome:)
  • Reply
    Lisa
    October 4, 2017 at 11:18 am I've been moving my daughter to a low sugar gluten free diet and am always looking for new ideas. Thanks!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 5, 2017 at 2:45 pm Oh great, I hope you find this list helpful Lisa, let me know if you try any :)
  • Reply
    Ginny McMeans
    October 5, 2017 at 4:44 pm Wow! What a great huge group of healthy snacks for kids. I think they're going o be good for me and Ed too. Thanks so much!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 9, 2017 at 7:32 pm Thanks Ginny, yes there are some in their for the whole family, I hope you enjoy them :)
  • Reply
    Marie
    October 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm What a wonderful list of healthy snacks! They all look and sound delicious. I like how you break it down by category too. Of course, I head straight to the Muffins, Cookies, and Bread... mmm... Sweet Potato Blueberry Flourless Muffins!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 9, 2017 at 7:33 pm Thank you Marie! Yes muffins and cookies are a favourite of mine too :)
  • Reply
    Amy | The Cook Report
    October 5, 2017 at 9:40 pm What a great list! I'l have to send this through to my sister for her kids
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 9, 2017 at 7:34 pm Thanks Amy! :)
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    Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    October 5, 2017 at 11:32 pm Such a great list. It's always tempting to reach for the crisps and cakes so I will be bookmarking this!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 9, 2017 at 7:34 pm Thanks Bintu! :)
  • Reply
    Deepika|TheLoveOfCakes
    October 7, 2017 at 12:03 am That's such a great list!! So many useful recipes, all at one place! Thanks Hope :)
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 9, 2017 at 7:35 pm I'm so pleased you find it helpful Deepika, thanks for stopping by :)
  • Reply
    Paula
    October 31, 2017 at 12:25 pm These look awesome Hope, just what I need, I have the world's fussiest 2 year old!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 31, 2017 at 1:23 pm Thanks so much Paula! I hope you find some that that will your little one will enjoy :)

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