Back-to-school season is approaching, and so is the stress of packing allergen-free lunch boxes for kids! Luckily, the Natural Food Exchange has all your allergen-free essentials and more to make this school year a breeze. Throw these delicious and nutritious gluten-free snacks into their lunch boxes, and everyone’s school day starts with a smile!
Start out with new RxBars for kids! The ingredients are simple and delicious and provide the kids with plenty of protein from nuts and egg whites to get through long school days.
Looking to put more fruit in kids’ diets? Throw in Betty Lou’s Fruit Bars! In flavors like Apple Cinnamon and Strawberry, everyone wins with these delicious filled bars.
Filled fruit bars? Check. Natural Fig Newton-tasting bars made with natural ingredients and ancient grains? Check! Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars can be found in Blueberry, Pomegranate, and Raspberry, and they’re perfect for another filling and fruity treat!
Delicious Element Dipped Rice Cakes are made with whole grain brown rice and dipped in a chocolate or strawberry coating! Add one to a lunchbox for a whole-grain treat!
Sneaky Chef’s No-Nut Butter is just as good as nut butter, but it’s allergen-free! Add an individual cup to a lunchbox with cut-up fruit, Gratify Gluten-Free Pretzels, or any of our gluten-free crackers for a protein-filled snack that even peanut-lovers will fall for!
Small Batch Organics Granola Bark is made in Vermont and supports organic farms and small producers–and it tastes delicious! Made from oats and quinoa, the bark is an addictive granola and granola bar mashup!
Want to try an easy, healthy and original snack at home? Make a delicious trail mix with Tiger Nuts, a small nutritious tuber that tastes deliciously nutty. Tiger Nuts are a natural source of resistant starch, a prebiotic, and dietary fiber. You can find them in our grocery aisles, along with the other ingredients for this sweet, crunchy and spicy mix that travels beautifully in a lunchbox!
Tiger Nut Trail Mix
adapted from nourishedkitchen.com
1 5-oz bag Supreme Peeled Tiger Nuts
1/2 cup Shiloh Farms Sweetened Dried Sour Red Cherries
1/2 cup Shiloh Farms Dried Cranberries
1/2 cup Let’s Do…Organic Toasted Coconut Flakes
1 tsp tiger nut oil (or any mild vegetable or nut oil)
1/4 tsp Frontier Co-op Organic Ceylon Cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp sesame seeds
Combine the tiger nuts, cherries, cranberries, and coconut in a medium-size bowl. Toss with the oil, then sprinkle with cinnamon, cayenne pepper, salt, and sesame seeds. Mix well and enjoy!