Our first day of school was today! The kids were so excited to start a new school. They’d never been on a school bus before and insisted on riding it their first day. Each kid was armed with their backpack, lunchbox and school supplies. In addition, my oldest had her “What is Celiac Disease” handout for her teachers and a list of ingredients that include gluten along with a list I prepared of acceptable prepackaged treats that are gluten and milk free. It was a short list.
Packing her lunch box proved to be a bit tricky. Our kitchen is still not done (I won’t whine on and on about that but it’s really annoying). Fortunately, there are plenty of foods that are quick and easy and celiac friendly!
Looking for some easy, on the go snacks that are gluten free, dairy free, and soy free? (as always, please check labels if you don’t make it yourself)
- hard boiled egg
- rice cakes (check your labels!)
- hummus (here’s a no bean paleo version)
- popcorn (not for strict paleo diets)
- ants on a log (celery, peanut butter, raisins)
- beef jerky (check labels!)
And, of course, now there are plenty of processed foods that are gluten and dairy free. We try to avoid those, when possible, and just go for the good stuff. We love getting 5 a day. If you are having trouble getting your kids to eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day you may want to try our 5 a Day chart. Kids love it!
These are great snacks for kids who don’t have Celiac Disease as well! What do you pack in your child’s lunchbox?
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