Top 4 Allergy-Friendly School Snacks

Posted by Courtney Robertson on Sep 01, 2016 /  comments

With September upon us it’s back to early morning drop-offs, homework and packing school lunches. Getting back into a routine can be hard enough without having to worry about hidden allergens and the ins and outs of school lunch policies.

Chances are that your child’s school does not allow nuts or peanuts, and maybe other ingredients too. Add to that a child who is already dealing with food allergies and sensitivities and things can get really tricky.

We want to help with making this transition as easy as possible, so that you can get back to the things that matter most -  like spending time with your family!   Here are some of our top picks for easy, healthier, allergy-friendly snacks.

Enjoy Life Snacks

At Kardish, we have no problem recommending Enjoy Life products to parents. We know and trust that they are always made without the top eight most common allergens: wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, casein, potato, sesame and sulfites. Parents can feel good knowing that Enjoy Life never adds artificial ingredients or GMOs to their products. Enjoy Life can get you from breakfast to dinner with their cereals, snack bars and pizza crust mix!

Silver Hills Sprouted Breads

Peanut butter and jelly may no longer be a safe lunch box option, but sandwiches still are! Ditch heavily processed white bread and choose a fiber-rich option like Silver Hills. Each slice contains organic, non-GMO sprouted grains that will keep little tummies full until snack time. All Silver Hills products are peanut and nut-free, making them safe for school lunches. While sprouted grains are healthy and nourishing for most, they can still contain gluten and are not suited for individuals with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. No worries though, Silver Hills makes two delicious gluten-free options - Chia Chia and Omega Flax.

Daiya Greek Yogurt

Dairy-based yogurt can sometimes cause tummy troubles, especially if there are added artificial flavours, colours and preservatives. Daiya Greek Yogurt cups get their rich, creamy texture from coconut cream and contain real fruit. Each cup provides 8g of plant-based protein along with fiber and healthy fats. Whether it’s vegan cheese, salad dressings or pizza, Daiya products never contain dairy, gluten, soy, eggs, peanuts, fish or shellfish.


Hidden Garden Cookies

Most kiddies would not appreciate spinach or beets in their lunch, but they would never know the difference if these healthy ingredients were hidden in a tasty cookie! Each 40g serving of Hidden Garden Cookies contains a ¼ cup of vitamin and mineral-rich vegetables like beets, squash and pumpkin. Available in three great tasting flavours, Hidden Garden Cookies are free from gluten, nuts, preservatives and artificial ingredients.

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Did you love this post? We encourage you to check out these allergy-friendly snacks for Halloween, Camping and Easter! Tell us about your favourite healthy snacks on Facebook, Twitter and in the comments below. 

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