14 gluten free and kid friendly snack bites! These gluten free bites/balls are packed with flavor, nutrients, and allergy friendly REAL food ingredients! Great snacking for kids on the go or back to school. Easy to make with minimal ingredients!
And cue the confetti!!! We did it! FriYAY! Which means we need to celebrate with a gluten free round up. How about kid friendly snack bite round up? You know, since this week was all about them kiddos anyway!
But really, I have to tell you a story about kids and gluten free snacks/meals.
You see, a few years ago I helped Attune Foods at the Gluten Free Expo in Dallas. It was a huge event full of new allergy friendly foods and products. I was there to basically answer any questions about their gluten free products and the safety of their production for celiac’s, etc. You know what shocked me the most? All the kids. Kids with autism, with celiac, with down syndrome, and more. All these kids had one form of gluten sensitivity or celiac and were prescribed a gluten free diet due to their health condition. Yes, crucial for absorbing those nutrients!
These kids would run up to me excited to be able to EAT CEREAL!!! Not the cereal that looked and tasted like styrofoam. The cereal that tasted LEGIT, yet was still gluten/dairy free.
Ahh… their little faces lit up with joy when I told them that. These are the kids that can’t go to a birthday party and eat the cake. These are the kids that have to bring a special lunch to school. These are the kids that DESERVE better. Better health, better food, better taste, and so on! It’s one of the main reasons I started Healthy Bites . REAL food based Gluten free snacks that taste like cookies, really! And they can be custom made for the dairy free or grain free folk as well.
Which is why I am posting this round up today. The kid friendly gluten free snack bite round up! That way, when kids with certain allergies go back to school, they won’t feel left out at snack time. In fact, other kids will probably be envious of their delicious snack bites… just sayin. 😉
Are you ready for this? Get your taste buds ready!
Let’s first not forget Monday’s Pink Lemonade Bites,
which are gluten free, grain free, dairy free!
No Bake Carrot Cake Granola Bites – Cookin Cancuck
GF and Low Sugar!
Almond Joy Energy Bites (vegan, gluten free, grain free, and YUM!) The Healthy Maven
Grain Free Sprinkle Bites!
My favorite for parties! Kid love it! Most sprinkle brands are gluten free, but if you want a list of gluten free sprinkles, go here.
No Bake double Chocolate Fudge Protein Bites — Run with Spoons
Need I say more? Plus they are peanut free too!
No Bake Lemon Coconut Bites! Paleo and Vegan! Hummusapien
So pretty and just plain scrumptious!
Dark Chocolate Reese Bites. Grain free and dairy free too!
Still my favorite chocolate PB bites ever! And mom’s request this one a LOT! Easy to make
Chocolate Cherry Chia Bites –> Peas and Crayons
Like the larabar flavor but BETTER!
Chocolate Chia Coconut Energy bites! The Lemon Bowl
Chewy bites of goodness! And love the healthy fiber/fats!
Fruit and Nut Trail Mix Bites! With Salt and Wit
Great for breakfast on the go!
Blueberry Muffins Bites from the No Bake Man Himself – The Big Mans World
Paleo/Vegan and Protein packed!
Cocoa Cashew Pretzel Bites! My favorite Sweet and Salty combo bite.
Great for after school snacking!
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites – Food Faith Fit
Paleo, Vegan, and ready in 10 minutes! I’m thinking adults need these too. Yes?!
4- Ingredient Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites – Ambitious Kitchen
Love how simple and nourishing these are. Gluten free and vegan friendly!
Well friends, which one do you want to try first? What about your kids, which one would they love?
ALL of course!
BONUS –> don’t forget to go enter this giveaway and make these Caramel Snickerdoodle bites. I need to make more myself!
Favorite after school snack?
Mine was hostess oatmeal cream pie.. ahh.. I so need to make the GF version soon.
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p.s. If you are looking for a list of safe Gluten Free Ingredients, here is the list again –> CLICK HERE
Carly @ Fine Fit Day
There’s nothing like seeing a look of joy on a kid’s face and knowing you had something to do with it. You have such a beautiful heart Lindsay!
Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Kid friendly… or Abby friendly:)
Jenn @ Peas and crayons
Love these [and you!] like woah! Thanks for featuring my recipe, Almond Joy!
Love you more! Hope move went well
Emanuele @ Guyslovecooking
That is a great post. Sometimes we forget abot there are actually loads of kids that cannot, for the reasons described, eat gluten.
Sad truth but at least we can help remedy that now! Yay!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
You know what makes me sad? That snack bites weren’t a thing when I was a little kid… I was missing out big time! But that’s okay because I’m making up for lost time now 😛 Thanks for including me, lady! <3
I know!! But at least we can share and enjoy them now, right? ??
Julie | Small Green Kitchen
Lindsay, I love the story about all of the kids who were excited and happy to enjoy foods they typically weren’t able to eat! I bet it brought so much joy to you to see them happy. 🙂 Great story and great collection of GF snacks. I need to try these soon – great snacks for work! 🙂
I love all of your delicious little bites. I feel like they need their own cookbook!! 🙂
that’s my ultimate goal!!! God willing. <3
Yup the oatmeal creme pies..amazing or the zebra cakes. Oh heavens..my poor belly. “Ahh… their little faces lit up with joy when I told them that”<—- that line, brings me to tears. Your writing speaks to me. So I think you're set for life. Healthy bite creator & future author.
I need to get back on my bites game. I used to make them each week, but I’ve been lazy. Thanks for posting this round-up!! They all look so tasty.
RAchel @ Athletic avocado
this is such an epic roundup! I gotta go make some me some healthy bites! These all look incredible! 🙂
Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
It’s funny that something as small as a little snack bit can taste SO GOOD! These recipes look awesome! P.S. I agree with Ding Dong ball 😉
okay, ding dong bite it is!! Let’s do it!
wow, all of these look so good i dont even know where to begin! i made my first batch of energy balls last week and they were gobbled up in minutes. time for a new recipe to try 🙂
kristin | W [H] A T C H
now i’m hungry! also, is it ethical to tell children these are donut holes?
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
If you made a Ding Dong ball I’d love you forever. I’m note even going to make the obvious joke here because I’m so serious.
Dude, i’m so going to do that!
Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
THAT WOULD BE AMAZING.
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
Such an awesome collection! Whenever I see roundups like this, I cannot help wishing we could all get together and sample each and every one of these! Have a wonderful weekend! xx
me too! how fun would that be??!!
I want to eat them all. My daughter is sitting next to me and she said double chocolate look the best! I wish there was a healthy bites bakery down the street from me, how amazing would that be!
yea!!! let me know if you try them and what she likes!
** For kids or grown ups because they all look DELISH! 😉
You know it! <3
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
I’m literally obsessed with makeing bites now!
Weird, but one of my favorite things to eat after school when I was young was leftover cold mac n cheese from the previous night’s dinner. I would heat it up on a paper plate and put ketchup on it….hahahahaha!
Megan @ Skinny fitalicious
I may need to try the Reeses ones. If Mom says they’re good, then they must be!
So many choices!! I just whipped up Aurora some S’more Power Balls for next week and I was going to make a couple more (thinking your Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle) for her for next week. I’m sure the girls will finish off most of the s’more ones this weekend at Sammie’s soccer tournament but I’m putting some away for Monday (National S’more Day) for Aurora’s gymnastics. She has camp for 8 hours a day and I really need to make sure she eats as she is in the gym flipping, jumping, running, ect for 7 hours a day! She isn’t a big eater and she didn’t get last time why just fruits, veggies, and a packet of peanut butter plus a Kind Bar for snack wasn’t enough. She learned quickly after the 1st day and was happy I packed lots of extras.
She wasn’t sure if she wanted sprinkle balls as we have made those a lot this summer. She loved your Reeces ones, and those and my S’more were the only ones she could think of that she wanted. We may have to also play with some new flavors but we are really limited on time. :/
Food allergies are really tough on kids, I love that it inspired you to create Healthy Bites – we all win!
Arman @ thebigmansworld
Not even kidding, I spent 2 minutes trying to do the loveheart emoticon and non worked- not even (l).
Thanks for the shout out and thank YOU for what you do- Heart of gold + corn bread.
Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run
Omg, they all look so good! Which one to make first?!?
Cara's Healthy Cravings
My fav after school snack was flavoured oatmeal packs or a toasted bagel with cream cheese and jam 🙂
The Chocolate PB Healthy Bite is my fav too!
I’m a kid… and boy am I going to need them tomorrow–up at 4:30 for coaching and long run and then we are driving to Wisconsin for a wedding and I’m driving everyone back that night. They do know that I will be asleep during the ceremony, right?
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
This is such an awesome round up! So many bloggers that I know and love! 🙂 The cocoa cashew pretzel bites are next on my list to try!
OMG it’s my fav! you’ll love. Happy friday lovely liz!
Michele @ paleorunningmomma
Your story about the kids made me tear up! You have the biggest heart Lindsay 🙂 these all look soooo tasty of course and you bet we will be making some for afterschool snacks! My kids love bars and bites after school along with some fruit 🙂