Looking for some fantastic gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo homemade snacks for your kids? I have a bunch of healthy snack ideas that are kid- and parent-approved!
One of the most frequently asked questions I get from Nomsters like you is how to feed kids—especially at snack time. My children occasionally eat junk food, but I make it a priority to stock our pantry and fridge with tasty nibbles made with wholesome ingredients. Over the years, I’ve created many savory and sweet paleo snacks that my kids (and their friends) eagerly gobble up.
No time to make your own healthy snacks? No problem! I’ve listed some of our favorite paleo and gluten-free snacks that I buy online and at the grocery store, too. So let’s get snacking!
Savory Paleo Snacks
Who doesn’t love a great dip paired with raw veggies or some salty and crispy chips? Here are some of our family’s favorite healthy savory snacks that you can make at home!
This creamy and tangy sauce made with anchovies, capers, and canned tuna tastes waaaaay better than it sounds. It’s a Whole30- and keto-friendly sauce that pairs fantastically with grain-free crackers or crudités.
This pretty pink dip is a great way to get kids to eat more veggies. Plus, this beet hummus just so happens to be paleo, vegan, and Whole30-friendly!
Sweet Potato and Cashew Dip
Warning: this creamy curry-infused dip is crazy addictive—our family devours it as soon as I blitz a batch!
Brussels Sprout Chips
Love the crispy bits when you roast Brussels sprouts? Then make a whole tray of Brussels Sprouts Chips!
Baked Kale Chips
Get ready to bake more kale chips than you anticipate because your kids will demolish the whole bowl as soon as you put it in front of them!
Crispy Mushroom Chips
If you love umami as much as my family, you’ll love these crispy mushroom chips made with King Trumpet mushrooms. They’re divine!
Porkitos (Crispy Prosciutto Chips)
Did you know that you can turn prosciutto into Porkitos? These salty and crunchy prosciutto chips are a revelation!
If your favorite part of Ollie’s Cracklin’ Chicken, you can bake or air fry a platter of Chicken Cracklings to snack on!
Sweet Paleo Snacks
These grab-and-go snacks are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and nomstastic! They’re just sweet enough to satisfy any cravings.
Cherry Chocolate Granola
My family loves this granola and I gift it to all my pals during the holidays. This paleo and vegan granola is super simple to make and customizable to delight even your pickiest pals.
This grain-free Paleo granola is crunchy, not too sweet, and infused with tropical flavors that remind me of my favorite fruity beachside drinks. Just a handful of this stuff delivers a mildly-sweet, nutty, tropical crunch like nothing else.
PB&J Energy Balls
Miss PB&J sandwiches? You can eat them in energy ball form and you won’t miss the peanuts or bread.
My simple and delicious almond flour pumpkin muffin recipe has a moist crumb and calls for just a few easy-to-find ingredients.
The World’s Easiest Cookies
Yes, these delicious crunchy almond flour cookies are the world’s easiest cookies to make—and they’re paleo, too!
Chocolate Cherry Scones
Feel like a morning scone with your coffee? These paleo chocolate cherry scones are truly delightful.
Matcha Coconut Gummies
Just look at ’em—these Matcha Coconut Gummies are the jade-colored jigglers you need in your life.
Berry Snack Cake
This snack cake has a tender crumb dotted with tangy berries and just the right amount of sweetness from maple or coconut sugar. Also, it passed the test with my picky gluten-eating in-laws, so you know this snacking cake is a winner!
Store-Bought Healthy Snacks
These days you can buy tons of paleo-friendly snacks at the store or online. Thank goodness, because I don’t have time to make all our snacks from scratch!
Our family’s favorite store-bought snacks:
- Potato chips fried in avocado oil, coconut oil, or olive oil
- Grain-free Siete tortilla chips
- Plantain chips
- SeaSnax seaweed snacks
- Simple Mills grain-free crackers and cookies
- Hu Kitchen Pizza flavored grain-free crackers
- Organic applesauce
- Variety of nuts and seeds
- Turkey and beef sticks
Psst! I buy almost all of the snacks listed above online at Thrive Market because I save money and the items get shipped to my doorstep in a jiffy.
Need healthy school lunch ideas? Check out this post and this epic paleo school lunch roundup!
Looking for more recipe ideas? Head on over to my Recipe Index. You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPhone and iPad app, and in my cookbooks, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2013) and Ready or Not! (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2017)!21
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