Find out some of the best and at the same time healthy and tasty gluten-free snack ideas your kids will love.
Based on numerous studies, it has been proven that today’s children consume an alarming amount of junk and unhealthy food. As you can assume, such food is nutritionally poor and cannot provide any essential nutrients needed for their healthy growth and development.
Are you looking for healthy and tasty gluten-free snack ideas your kids will love? Fortunately, you have come to the right place; here are some options to get you started!
Healthy and Tasty Gluten-Free Snack Ideas Your Kids Will Love
1. Chocolate Almond Butter – Gluten-Free Snack Ideas
This is not just an ordinary almond butter recipe, but a ticket to the land of chocolate. We responsibly claim that this homemade butter is a thousand times better than the one you can buy in stores, even those specializing in healthy nutrition. If you are in favor, let’s take a look at the details.
- 2 cups raw almonds (preferably unpeeled)
- 3 tbsp of cacao powder (preferably raw)
- 1 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla bean powder
- A pinch of salt
- Up to 3 tbsp coconut oil (must be melted)
- 2 tbsp of maple syrup (preferably pure)
Step #1: Remove the skin from the almonds.
Step #2: Put the coconut oil on the pan and heat it, add the almonds and toast them until they get a nice golden color. Leave them aside to cool.
Step #3: Place the almonds, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla bean powder in a food processor and pulse until you have a coarse, powdery texture.
Step #4: Add coconut oil a little at a time and process until you get a ball of paste. You may have to open the processor a few times to remove the butter from the sides of the bowl, but that’s okay. Process until the ball of paste turns into a kind of liquid.
Step #5: Add the maple syrup that was previously left at room temperature, and mix the butter solution thoroughly again, but this time, do it by hand.
Step #6: Pour it into jars and store it in the fridge.
2. Super Tasty Granola Bars – Gluten-Free Snack Ideas
Commercial versions of granola bars are usually full of fat and refined sugar, and when you compare the price to the nutritional value, you soon realize that you would have been better off eating the fruit you have at home and spending the money on something more wholesome.
This is a recipe that will save the day when you’re in a rush and help you keep some money in your wallet.
- 1 3/4 cups of gluten-free oats
- 1 cup of white quinoa
- Nuts and seeds that you like the most (almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, or pistachios, as well as flaxseed, chia, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds) 1/2 cup of nuts + 1/2 cup of seeds
- 1/2 cup of sweetener
- 3 Eggs
- 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
Step #1: First, preheat the oven.
Step #2: Place oats, quinoa, and roughly chopped nuts on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. The baking time depends on the power of your oven.
Step #3: When it is baked, transfer it to a container and let it cool down at room temperature.
Step #4: Take a clean mixing bowl and add the seeds of your choice and chocolate chips into it.
Step #5: In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, sweetener, and coconut oil, and only then mix the contents of both bowls into one.
Step #6: Lastly, transfer the quinoa granola bars mixture to a flat surface, press well, and flatten if necessary, but keep in mind that they must be tasty and not perfect looking.
3. Simple Homemade Jello – Gluten-Free Snack Ideas
How did you feel when you first heard that gelatin is obtained from the hides and bones of animals? We were horrified! Additionally, in search of a less creepy alternative, we found a recipe that blew us away. This version is yummy and also one of those healthy and tasty gluten-free snack ideas your kids will love.
- 2 cups of juice
- 2 tbsp of high-quality gelatin
- Sweetener (honey, coconut nectar, or stevia), the amount depends on you
- Up to 1 whole cup of the fruit of your choice
- Raw cream (optional)
Step #1: Choose a saucepan of the appropriate size and pour the juice into it. For the jelly to be healthy, it is necessary to either find organic or fresh juice and avoid using different concentrates.
Step #2: Add the gelatin and stir thoroughly until it is completely dissolved.
Step #3: Turn on the stove and cook the juice and gelatin for about 10 minutes. Allow cooling for up to 2 minutes, longer than that is not recommended as lumps may form.
Step #4: Add sweetener as desired and in the amount you want. Some people prefer it sweeter than others and that’s totally fine.
Step #5: Pour the jelly into molds or regular glass cups, it doesn’t matter what you choose because the essence is in the taste.
Step #6: Leave to cool for at least three hours, although overnight would be ideal.
Step #7: Finally, serve and enjoy!
Trust us, you have so many options. Sometimes the hardest part is choosing just one. What do you think of our favorite healthy and tasty gluten-free snack ideas your kids will love? Which do you choose? Let us know in the section below.
P.S. Take a look at this perfect King Arthur gluten-free biscuits recipe. This is one you’ll want to have on hand.
Karen Rutherford is the founder and editor-in-chief at King Desserts. You will often find her in the kitchen trying out some new recipes. As a pâtissière and baking enthusiast, Karen has decided to share her knowledge with the internet audience and provide the best tips and recipes for baking and decorating your favorite sweets.