Stumped over Gluten-Free School Snacks

by | G+ Amy Leger

My 9-year-old daughter doesn’t have lunch at her school until 1:30 p.m. Yes, you read it right – 1:30 p.m.! Luckily, her class has time to eat a snack which is brought from home. But last night she told me she’s burnt out from all her “acceptable” gluten-free food options we have around the house. What to do? I’m all snacked out! I need inspiration for a “plain Jane” who’s bored with her mid-morning hunger fix!

We’ve been through Envirokids cereal bars, dry cereal, Glutino pretzels (sometimes with cheese which are really good!), carrots, Quaker Cheddar Cheese Rice Cakes, string cheese, apples and grapes. I do my best to make sure she doesn’t get cookies or Cheetos for snack – but some days when the cupboard is bare –well you know. If you have read about my daughter, you know she’s picky. She won’t do peanut butter on a celery stick – for example. And they can’t have a “liquidy” kind of snack. So that rules out pudding or a fruit cup. So what do I do?

I know it’s tough to have the same thing over and over again, so I want to be accommodating. Why do I fret over this? Because I don’t want my kid to be jealous over what everyone else is having. I also want people to see her and think she’s got a great snack even if she’s on a specialized diet.

Suggestions for a Celiac Snack

I am looking for your support and suggestions. No matter what they are, even if my kid won’t eat them, your suggestions may help others! So throw your ideas my way and we’ll get them posted and help other families who might be in a mid-school-year rut as well. If we find something that’s a hit for Emma, I’ll let you know that too.

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2 Responses to “Stumped over Gluten-Free School Snacks”

  1. Amy
    My daughter liked Shelton’s jerky and Wellshire Farms Turkey Tom Toms, Laughing Cow cheese triangles with pretzels or crackers and homemade crisy rice treats using Koala Crisps(very sweet, a small square was enough). She really liked the salty/sweet combo with protein. We also did little gf Lunchables with Glutino crackers and gf lunchmeat and cheese. Almost like a mini lunch, but if 1:30 is lunch, it seems like it would have to be. Also, how about a bag gf Chex mix. We gave our daughter a drawer in the kitchen to fill with her special gf snacks and let her choose everyday.
    Enjoying your posts-very informative,

  2. Amy
    The more I read about Wellshire Farms, the less I trust their Tom Toms. Have you read anything on the Chicago Tribune failout?

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