It’s still Back-to-School Month at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. This week, we’re sharing ideas for gluten-free after-school snacks. Lots of good ideas that would be good snacks to send to school, too.
My kids always need a little extra energy at the beginning of the school year. So, I like to have something quick and easy for them to eat when they get home. It gives them a little a break from schoolwork before they get started on their homework or head out the door for activities.
Last week, I shared some great recipe links for smoothies, which are easy, tasty ideas for after-school snacks. But, the easiest snack of all is fresh fruit and veggies. I know the kids would probably prefer to reach for the cookies or the candy bowl, but I think they’ll enjoy these yummy, healthy snacks just as much:
Gluten-Free After-School Snacks Ideas and Recipe Links:
Apple Slices with Peanut Butter
Cashew Cherry Chocolate Snack Bars @ Celiac Family
Cheesy Kale Chips @ Minimalist Baker
Dark Chocolate Reese’s Protein Bites @ Cotter Crunch
Dried Fruit – raisins, craisins, dates, etc.
Fruit Kabobs @ Celiac Family
Goldfish Crackers @ Elana’s Pantry
Hummus with gluten-free Crackers, Tortilla Chips, or Veggie Slices
Make Your Own Snack Mix/Trail Mix @ Celiac Family
No-Bake Cliff Bars @ Gluten Free Always Blog
No Bake Peppermint Patty Bars @ Oh She Glows
Peanut Butter No Bake Energy Bites @ Gluten Free on a Shoestring
Pizza Bites using Pillsbury Pizza Dough @ Celiac Family
Popcorn and Pretzels (gluten-free brands, of course)
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins @ Celiac Family
What’s your favorite gluten-free snack? I’m always looking for some new inspiration. Share yours with us in the comments. Thanks!
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Monday – Fish Tacos, Pineapple Mango Salsa
Tuesday – Indian Chicken, Rice, Roasted Cauliflower
Wednesday – Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots
Thursday – Pizza, Kale Salad
Friday – Flank Steak, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad
Saturday – Grilled Chicken, Corn and Black Bean Salad
Sunday – leftovers
Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup
Gluten Free Always Blog: Gluten-Free
Melissa shared her recipe for no-bake Cliff bars. For dinners, she is starting the week with Spaghetti and Meatballs for dinner, and is making garlic bread made from Udi’s hot dog buns. Funny, I was thinking of doing the same thing with an opened package of Schar hot dog buns. 🙂 She’s also making Hawaiaan Hula Chicken, which sounds interesting, Burgers, Chicken Fried Rice, and Tamale Pie.
Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for winter produce.
Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?
- For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
- The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme. We welcome suggested themes, too!
Need more menu ideas?
- Laura at Orgjunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
- Or, check out some of my past menu plans.