Looking for healthy gluten-free snacks for kids? Well, You’ve come to the right place. We are here with one unique goal, to encourage you to build positive associations while creating memories in the kitchen with your kids. So, let’s go!
Healthy Gluten-Free Snacks for Kids
To be honest, children often find themselves overwhelmed with new scents, tastes, and textures, so it is not surprising that they refuse to try many foods. Some studies have even proven that they need to be exposed to a new food about 15 times before they even understand whether they like it or not. We have prepared several healthy ideas for you, which we believe will receive a positive rating after the first taste.
Super Healthy Ice Cream
- 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- Vanilla extract (optional, preferably 1 teaspoon)
- 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
- A pinch of salt
- Add-ins (optional)
Step #1: Line the loaf pan with baking paper and be sure to put it in the freezer.
Step #2: Choose a larger mixing bowl and add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and salt to it.
Step #3: Choose a separate bowl and whip the heavy whipping cream into it until you get stiff peaks.
Step #4: Mix the contents of both containers, but gently so as not to lose volume.
Step #5: You can also add some add-ins if you want.
Step #6: Pour the contents into a cooled loaf pan, cover with plastic film and leave again in the freezer for at least 6 hours.
Step #7: Be sure to serve in a gluten-free ice cream cone.
Take a look at this Tillamook ice cream review too.
- 1 cup of gluten-free flour
- 1 cup of cheddar cheese
- 4 tbsp of butter
- 2 tbsp of water
- Sea salt
Step #1: First, preheat the oven. The ideal temperature varies from oven to oven, some require a higher and on the other hand, some require a lower temperature, but around 350°F is optimal.
Step #2: Combine flour, cheese, and butter in a food processor and pulse until you get a crumbly texture.
Step #3: Add water and pulse until you get a nice textured dough.
Step #4: Divide the dough into two equal-sized balls and set aside to cool, up to about 30 minutes, no longer than that.
Step #5: On a flat, floured surface, roll out the dough until about 1/4″ thick, and then transfer it to a baking sheet.
Step #6: Cut the dough into equal squares with a pizza cutter. We prefer to remove uneven edges, but you don’t have to, it’s completely optional.
Step #7: Sprinkle with sea salt.
Step #8: If you want, you can even poke little holes in the top with a toothpick for aesthetics.
Step #9: Bake for 10-15 minutes or until they reach a nice brown color.
Step #10: Take out of the oven and recut along the already made lines.
Step #11: Allow your Cheez-It crackers to cool completely before serving.
Step #12: You can keep them in the fridge for up to about a week.
We hope you’re ready to try some of these in your home, but we’re not done yet. Keep reading for more healthy gluten-free snacks for kids.
Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips
- 3 Apples
- Ground Cinnamon
- Granulated Sugar
Step #1: First, preheat the oven.
Step #2: Cover the baking sheet with baking paper or a silicone mat.
Step #3: Wash the apples and cut them into thin slices.
Step #4: Arrange them on a baking sheet so that they form one thin layer.
Step #5: Sprinkle the apples with ground cinnamon and granulated sugar.
Step #6: Bake them for about an hour, depending on the power of your oven, then turn the sliced apples over and bake for another hour.
Step #7: Remove from the oven and let them cool until they are safe to eat.
Step #8: They are suitable for keeping in an airtight container for up to seven days.
- 4 cups of fruit of your choice
- 1/2 cup of water
- 4 tbsp of Swerve
- Coconut oil spray
Step #1: Using a food processor, pulse the fruit and water until nice and smooth.
Step #2: Choose a saucepan of the right size and add your fruit mixture, cook for 10-15 minutes to cook the fruit completely.
Step #3: Put it in a dehydrator, and if you don’t have one, turn on the oven at a temperature of up to 140 degrees, and dehydrate your fruit roll-up for up to 8 hours.
Finally, remember that even when you don’t have enough time to start preparing meals from scratch, fruits or vegetables with sauce are a great solution that can meet all nutritional needs. What are your favorite gluten-free snacks for kids to make? We would really love to hear from you!
P.S. A parent recently asked us for our opinion on whether Kellogg’s Rice Krispies treats are gluten-free, so check out this article to make sure they’re suitable for anyone with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
Karen Rutherford is founder and editor in chief at Cake Decorist.