Last week’s post on the new Ripple Milk Kids Packs made me think about how hard it can be to come up with top allergen-free snacks for active kids and adults. And not just for allergic individuals or their parents, but also for people trying to provide safe snacks for a larger group. At summer camps, in school, for beach gatherings or afternoon barbecues, bites that are easy to make and can fit loads of special diets are a necessity! So I put together a baseline snack list that offers quite a bit of versatility. Each option is dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, seafood-free, plant-based and vegan-friendly. Whew!
As a kid, I would eat olives this way, but never thought about raspberries!
Top Allergen-Free Snacks to Pack for Kids
- Seed & Fruit Trail Mix (Hemp, Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds + Dried Apples, Apricots, or Berries)
- Watermelon Wedges with Dairy-Free Yogurt Dip (Choose a Top Allergen-Free Yogurt for Dipping!)
- Pretzels with Seed Butter (Pick Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Pretzels & Seed Butter Singles)
- Homemade Granola (Easy to Make with Gluten-Free Oats, Seeds & Spices)
- Red Ants on a Log (Celery Sticks, Seed Butter & Dried Cranberries or Raisins for Black Ants!)
- Green & Black Olives (Plain or Stuffed with Garlic or Pimientos)
- Berries or Stone Fruit (No Prep Needed for these Out-of-Hand Fruits)
- Air-Popped Popcorn (Drizzled with Coconut Oil or Buttery Spread and Sprinkled with Sea Salt)
- Roasted Chickpeas (Baked with a little Oil and Seasoning at 400ºF until Crispy)
- Carrot, Celery & Bell Pepper Sticks with Hummus (Watch for Sneaky Soybean Oil!)
- Plain Baked Tortilla Chips & Salsa (Check on Processes, but many are Allergy-Friendly)
- Pea Protein Milk Singles (Shelf-stable like Ripple Milk in Plain, Vanilla, or Chocolate)
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This post is sponsored by Ripple Foods, but the facts are facts, and any opinions are my own!