Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gluten Free Granola Bars and Gluten Free Cereal

When going gluten free, many kids miss granola bars that are easy to pack for snack and lunch. Here are some gluten free alternatives to try. I would suggest trying to find them at Whole Foods or a health food store nearby before you commit to a case. If you can't find them and order the case, just realize that kids are picky and you might get stuck eating them yourself!

Although I have never tried them, I am ordering a case of the Bakery on Main Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars because I love the Bakery on Main brand and I am guessing they will be super tasty. (My daughter's school has a peanut free classroom and table so she is allowed to bring snacks with peanut butter since she isn't in the peanut free classroom!) These Cranberry Granola bars from Bakery on Main also look delicious but they aren't available right now from Amazon. You can go to their store locator to find a location that does.

I know a gluten free friend who takes these Envirokidz brand Granola Bars for snack everyday. They come in three varieties, but these are the ones we like:
EnviroKidz Organic Koala Crispy Rice Bars, Chocolate
EnviroKidz Organic Panda Crispy Rice Bars, Peanut Butter

These are gluten free cereals that might work to bring for a snack:
Bakery on Main, Gluten Free Granola, Cranberry Maple
EnviroKidz Snack Pack Organic Gorilla Munch
or this one is cheaper, but not in convenient snack packs:
EnviroKidz Organic Gorilla Munch

Related posts:
Healthy Snack Options
Snack Trays
Processed Food Versus Homemade Food

3 comments:

Naomi Hazel Brice said...

Larabars are also gluten free (and soy and dairy free, kosher, vegan...). They include six or fewer (raw) ingredients, but they do include nuts so my daughter can't take them to school. We're not on a gluten-free diet, we just like these bars.

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Our Family Is His said...

Another thing about Whole Foods is that if you don't like it, you can bring the open container back for a refund.

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chimachine4 said...

I keep them in my desk drawer at work and eat them for breakfast or if I just need a snack. I have fibromyalgia and back and neck problems so my muscles are very sore almost all the time. Finally, chi machine had served the purpose. Try it once.

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