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)
Pin this Top Allergen-Free Snack List!
This post is sponsored by Ripple Foods, but the facts are facts, and any opinions are my own!
Hi, I eagerly look for your posts, but cannot follow most of your recipes and suggestions. Why? Because sadly, people can be allergic to anything.My daughter is not only allergic to dairy and beef and lamb, she is also allergic to nuts of all kinds so no cashew milk recipes. As for the above list, she is also allergic to carrots, apples, bananas, grapes (raisins), apricots and apples. Throw in her brother who is allergic to corn.
Now after a lot of allergists and research it turns out that many of these items are related to the rubber tree, Who knew? Therefore she also has a latex allergy and would also be allergic to avocados and just for fun, let’s throw in bakers yeast. So no bread. We actually finally had to have a specialist walk through Whole Foods with us trying to find things she could eat. So I’ll get back to the boiled chicken and potatoes and continue to keep my eye open for something we can use.
These are all such great ideas. As an allergy-mom, I get asked often what I pack in my kids lunchbox or during snack-time and most of these are included (minus the olives ?). But I can’t wait to look for the Ripple minis so I can add that to our own list.
What, no olives? 🙂 I think it’s a challenge for most kids, let alone with multiple food allergies – and people appreciate your suggestions I’m sure!
It is so nice to have a go-to list! I’ve been loving roasted chick peas lately! And like that Ripple uses pea protein in the milk alternatives!
Aren’t roasted chickpeas awesome? Move over nuts, legumes are back! 🙂
This is such an important topic!! And some very valuable information – Thank you for sharing!
Of course! Glad I can help 🙂
This list will be so helpful! So many great ideas for summer and travel.
Thanks Jordan! I hope it is helpful for many.
So many great options! I’m hoping to track down the Ripple drinks on our way up north this weekend!
Check Target stores – I think there in all of them now!
I need to try all these snacks but the one that caught my eye was the ants on a log! I have to try these!
You’ve never had ants on a log? You must! The perfect energizing and summer-themed snack.
What a great list of allergen-free snacks! These ideas areis so helpful for active kids and adults who need to fuel their bodies without worry!
We are heading out soon, too! So this is a timely reminder and inspiration to get planning. Though I am no kid, Ants on a Log is one of MY favorite snacks and one I send is school lunches.
Haha, well I always say that I still love eating like a kid 🙂
What a great list! Especially for parents to have a birthday parties and things like that where there is a chance someone has an allergy!
Exactly! Snack ideas like these that everyone can share make things so much easier.
So many great snack ideas here! Perfect for sharing and being allergen-aware. Thanks for sharing!
So many great ideas! They are perfect for back to school (which will be here before we know it!
Seriously! Around here, kids head back to school in just 5 weeks!
I love these ideas for snacks on the go!
Thanks Katherine, hopefully they help to inspire you!
Love this post! Especially since we’re traveling soon. Such great options for travel snacks.
Ah, how marvelous! I hope you have many fun adventures ahead Chrystal …