Back to School: Staying Healthy While Gluten-Free + 10 Healthy Snack Ideas!
It's pretty well known that many gluten-free products are not so healthy for you. Many products are full of sugars, fats, and carbs that make you wonder, "is it possible to go back-to-school gluten-free AND healthy?" You may think that packing a gluten-free lunch is already hard enough but packing a healthy and gluten-free lunch is still very possible! I was a gluten-free kid not too long ago and had to prepare for gluten-free school activities all too often. With the help of myself and Enjoy Life Foods, we can show you some back-to-school gluten-free snack ideas that are healthy too!
3 tips to keep you or your kids healthy while back-to-school:
Plan ahead of time - Bags and containers are your friend! - It's easier to put together healthy meals when you have time to prepare them! I recommend planning the week's meals on the Sunday or at least a few days in advance. That will allow you to make your own food instead of relying on packaged gluten-free products which may not be too healthy. Just remember to use bags or containers to keep everything fresh!
Include natural foods whenever possible - It's easy to forget that fruit, veggies, nuts, and many more foods are naturally gluten-free! There are hundreds of options when it comes to these types of foods that most kids are bound to love. Apples, grapes, carrots, trail mix, strawberries, and much more are all safe options to include in school lunches or after school.
Find products that "sneak" healthier ingredients into it - You'd be surprised that many products out there are actually full of healthy ingredients! Many Enjoy Life Foods products have sunflower kernels, cassava flour, sorghum flour, quinoa flakes and many more healthy ingredients that make them great options for kids! Just do some research and stick to brands that have good standards when you have to use packaged products every now and then.
10 Gluten Free Healthy Snack Ideas:
Nuts (any kind) - Any nut is a healthy option for a snack. Almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, etc. can all be options! Try finding nuts that have honey or other things added to them to add some sweetness too!
Enjoy Life Foods Chewy Bars - These Chewy Bars are perfect for school lunches and come in 7 delicious flavors! They are made with a gluten-free