Stock Up on These Back to School Snack, Lunch, and Quick Meal Deals! (GF & Vegan Options Too)


Lucy's Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Allergen-Free CookiesAlisa Fleming ~ Up until this month (August), the grocery sales on Amazon have been a bit lackluster, and I haven't bought much of anything through the mega-online retailer. But August means back to school sales, and I'm excited about some of the deals that they have going on. I thought I would share my favorites and other great dairy-free deals you will find on Amazon this month. Keep in mind, all of the Amazon "Sales & Special Offers" have free super saver shipping with any purchase of $25 or more, or free shipping at any amount if you use Subscribe & Save (a must do in my opinion for the extra no committment discount – you can cancel anytime).

Here is my Personal Amazon Grocery Shopping List this month:

  • Sahale Snacks – My husband loves the Glazed Cashews (pictured below – okay, I really like them too), and I want to surprise him with some. With all discounts applied, they're close to 50% off retail! See my review of this product here. (Vegan and gluten-free options available)
  • Erin Baker's Breakfast Cookies – I live in the same town as this company, so this product is everywhere, but I still can't get them even close to this price! They are big – think hefty "bar" – and come out to less than $1 each with discounts. Just stay away from the Caramel Apple flavor, which has dairy. Their granolas and brownie bites are also on sale. (Vegan options available)

And my "Wish List" (I probably don't need these, but really want to buy them … and just might):

  • Pure Bars – I sampled these at a recent conference and they were really good. They are very similar to Larbars, which I do like to keep on hand for hikes. I'm waffling as they are still $1.25 each after discounts (some varieties are cheaper), but for the quality, I know it's a really good value. (Vegan and gluten-free options available)
  • Peeled Snacks – I love the bananas and the mangos, and am trying to decide if these would be a luxury or a traveling and hiking necessity. Really great for lunch boxes though and a good value online. Starbucks sells these for a lot more! See my review of this product here(Vegan and gluten-free options available)

And my "Recommended List" (I don't need them myself, but have had them and loved them):

  • Erewhon & Uncle Sam Cereals – I'm an Ambassador for this company, so I don't need to buy them online, but obviously, I recommend them. I keep the Uncle Sam's and Erewhon Organic Crispy Brown Rice Cereals on hand in our house, which come out to about $2.20 per box and $2.90 per box, respectively, with the Amazon discounts. (Vegan and gluten-free options available)
  • Yummy Earth Candy – This allergen-free, organic candy is an awesome and tasty option for classrooms, lunchbox treats, birthday parties, etc. I'm going to wait and get some for Halloween. If I buy it too early then we will just eat it all! See my review of this product here(Vegan and gluten-free options available)
  • IZZE Fortified Sparkling Juice We're trying to detox a bit from fruit juice, but boy do I love these. They're less sweet then most packaged beverages and consequently lower in sugars. (Vegan and gluten-free options available)
  • Lucy's Cookies (pictured above) – These allergen-free crispy cookies are awesome! I can't purchase these as my husband will eat an entire box per day! See my review of this product here(Vegan and gluten-free options available)

Other great dairy-free deals on Amazon this month include Coconut Water, Coffee, Annie's Organic Snacks, Funky Monkey Snacks, Bare Fruit Snacks, Snackimals Animal Crackers, Haribo Gummy Candy, Barbara's Bakery Cereal, Peace Cereal (we used to eat tons of this stuff!), Oskri Bars, Earnest Eats Planks, Organic & Natural Baby Foods, Seaweed Snacks, Kitchens of India Quick Meals, and Annie Chun Noodle Bowls. For all of these deals, and the discounts as they update each month (the above are for August 2011, but Amazon shows new deals every month), see this Amazon Sales & Special Offers Page.


Article by Alisa Fleming, founder of and author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a freelance writer for several publications, with an emphasis on creating recipes for various types of special diets.

Sahale Snacks Pomegranate Cashews

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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