If someone in your family has a food allergy, you know that everything about food that is tricky – like packing quick, easy real food snacks on the go – can get infinitesimally trickier.
In our family, we live “gluten-light” officially, which means we rarely if ever serve gluten in the home and sometimes let loose when we’re out. We’ve done a corn/soy elimination diet for a month, and that wasn’t easy. We ran out of eggs for three days this week and I thought I was going to implode (but I did find a few recipes that worked with the flax-egg substitute that surprised me).
But when I hear about people who have to be both gluten and dairy free, for example, or when a mom discovers her child is allergic not only to dairy but also corn, soy and eggs? Oof. I know that’s soooo tough, and I definitely don’t envy the creative meal planning those folks have to do.
This month I’ve been scouring around for the best, hopefully easy, yummy allergy-friendly snacks in our Pinterest pins.
They are all free of wheat, corn, soy, eggs, dairy, and even nuts, although it sure is tempting to leave those in, as many gluten-free or grain-free recipes include nuts. But I have TEN for you without any of that (some seeds involved, but not many). I hope you love them, and have fun re-pinning!
Fun note: You could totally put this or a baby-friendly variation of it in a Squooshi reusable food pouch for on the go – then you could squeeze some out onto a chip or cucumber or carrot stick without much mess!
Lemon Meltaway Balls
Fruit & Veggie Gummy Snacks
Check out this naturally Vitamin C fortified gummy as well, no shapes required!
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins
Zucchini Pizza Bites
Dried Up Stuff
If you’re dealing with food allergies, especially multiple foods, I highly recommend getting a food dehydrator! The usefulness will be incomparable. Here are my reviews:
- on big vs. small…the Excalibur vs. a Nesco dehydrator
- What can an Excalibur dehydrator do?
- Simple snacks: How to dehydrate fruits
And 5 more recipes using the dehydrator OR the oven to dry fruits and veggies – many dehydrator recipes will end up working out in the oven, by the way, so don’t despair if you don’t have one. It just takes more patience.
Crispy Veggie Chips
Cinnamon Baked Apple Chips
Crispy Grain-free Mushroom Chips
Salt and Pepper Zucchini Chips
Homemade Baked Potato Chips
Don’t forget about my popular eBook, Healthy Snacks to Go, which has allergy notes on every recipe and plenty without common allergens! If you’re gluten-free in particular, there are over 40 of bloggers’ best gluten free snacks in this compilation eBook.
We pin great recipes all the time!
Follow KS on Pinterest for more real food recipes daily!