Healthy gluten-free, peanut-free snacks. This is something I’ve been struggling with.
I have been scoping out two subscription boxes for 6 months but just couldn’t push the buy button. Which is so not like me!
I love subscription boxes! I thought they would be the perfect solution for me.
I wanted a snack I can grab and go that was healthy, gluten-free and peanut-free.
Even with the great sales this week it wasn’t enough to push me to buy.
Something was holding me back and I can’t even say exactly what it was. Maybe it was not knowing the exchange rate. I’m a practical dollar watcher, what can I say?
I’ve included a video as to why finding snacks for YOU is important in this post!
Maybe it was the fear of it having that “gross gluten-free taste”. Either way, I hesitated.
I even chatted with my husband who is more spontaneous me. He started to say yes but then said he had a better idea. He hit the local grocery store and came home with this haul!
I’m so excited to try these out. I’m going to share with you the links so you can see exactly what it is, read ingredients and more. Also, the prices we paid will be different because I live in Canada and were bought at a local store.
Which means you can totally get these at a store near you 😉 Or add them to your Amazon wish list and get an email when they go on sale.
Why yes that is one of my favorite money saving tips! (You can read the rest right here!)
Why Having Healthy Snacks For Working Moms is Important!
Before I share the list, I want to take a minute to share this video I did on Facebook about WHY having healthy snacks is important:
Did you catch the reasons why you should have healthy food for you?
In order to do “all the things” we need the right kind of fuel in our body to keep going.
Healthy choices help us feel better and cope with all the stress that life throws at us. Plus if you eat junk-it makes you feel icky! 😉
Lastly, it sets the right example for our kids-who are always watching.
Easy Healthy Grab and Go Snacks: Gluten-Free & Peanut-Free
Are you ready for me to share with you what is in the gift bag??
This is a great starting place if you are like me: out of ideas and don’t really know what is out there to try.
I prefer foods that are not processed to death and full of additives. I’m not overly picky if it is organic or not but most of the ones in this bag contained organic foods. Yay!
Grab a pen and get ready to add these to your list to try out!
Love Grown Hot Oats, Gluten Free Peach Almond Vanilla
Certified Gluten-Free Oats, Brown Sugar, Peaches, Almonds, Vanilla, Cinnamon. You just add hot water or microwave.
I think it this is going to be perfect for those days you are rushing out the door!
This is also light enough and small enough to fit in your bag to eat at your desk if needed.
UPDATE: You can make these into a muffin!! I was so excited because I miss muffins so much.
You can see in this video how easy it is to make them.
Soy Free SunButter
This came highly recommended from moms who have peanut allergies themselves or their kids do.
I do want to warn you the color is “something else” 😛 It looks a lot like, um, well baby poo as my 15 year old happily pointed out. I can work with that but you should be warned lol!
I tried this last night on the crackers (listed below) and it was amazingly similar to peanut butter. I was really surprised! It does have this “after taste” I can’t explain but it is there.
I still think it is going to be perfect for when I am craving peanut butter and much cheaper than Almond butter!
If you love Nakd Bars be sure to grab a package of these little cuties!
These are super yummy!
These are 100% natural raw fruit and nut snack nibbles. Free from gluten, wheat and dairy with no added sugars or syrups. According to Amazon, they are “perfect for those following a kosher or vegan diet”!
All I know is I tried the Strawberry and Cream and loved them! Yum! Coconut Bliss I have not…yet 😉
While I did think these were super yummy I also know I would only eat one package at a time. Which is a good thing, right? The strawberry one was a little on the sweet side. I’m looking forward to trying the Coconut one!
Lotus Foods Millet & Brown Rice Ramen Noodles
I’m going to be honest. I usually stay away from anything that looks like this pre packaged stuff because it is usually filled with preservatives, salt and junk I am trying to stay way from. BUT I wasn’t the one shopping.
As you can see this did not live up to my expectations being instead it was gluten-free, low in sodium and low in fat. Stating this out loud earned a glare from my husband, lol! He informed me he checked the ingredients first. Ooops, how dare I think otherwise 😉
Bonus: ready in 4 minutes! Perfect for busy moms.
My thoughts: I had this for lunch. It was super easy to make and yes fast! I was not crazy about the Miso favor, blech! I’d like to try a different flavor, as the noodles were really tasty.
It looks like you can get two other types as shown below! Have you tried these out?
Central Roast Energy Mix (Men’s)
This made me laugh. I am sure it is good for women too, lol! I have had their nuts and dried fruit mixes before as well as the trail mix and loved them.
You can see a slide show here of the other dried fruit mix I love!
The bag is resealable which is awesome and it has lots of great ingredients of nuts and fruit. No peanuts! (Not found on Amazon but you can check it out here)
Patience Fruit & Co Dried Cranberries
Confession: I love dried fruit. I’ll take it over candy any day. BUT I want the ones without sugar.
These look amazing. Organic and sweetened with apple juice not sugar. Yay!
Looking forward to either adding them to the mix above or on their own. Also resealable packaging.
PC Organics Jumbo Thompson Raisins
This was so cute and reminded me of my own school days. Anyone else remember taking little boxes of raisins to school?
I think I just aged myself, anyway. Perfect for on the go!
Enjoy Life Caramel Apple Baked Chewy Bars
I am super excited to try this out because I am a protein bar/granola bar junkie!
In case you were wondering my current favorite bar is SoLo Gi Energy Bar, preferably the Mocha Fudge! To die for!
I like to keep these in my purse or my bag for work as an easy grab and go snack.
As you can see these Baked Chewy Bars are milk-free, nut-free and soy-free.
My husband grabbed apple hoping they would taste like an apple pie. Maybe because when I was pregnant I ate 6 pies in 3 days. Maybe we should pretend that didn’t happen….lol!
My thoughts: This bar is milk free, nut-free, soy-free and gluten-free. It is small but filling, which is nice. I took with me to work and it fit perfectly in my purse. However it did have that distinct “gluten-free taste” not overly powerful but just a hint. Otherwise great!
Nature’s Nuts Whole Raw California Almonds
This is a massive bag at 907G but my favorite part? Ingredients are: Almonds
Almonds are a major treat because they are so pricey I never ever will buy them. My family doesn’t like them because they are not salted, roasted, or seasoned.
Like most moms, spending money on myself is hard to do. Thus I was very excited to see this in the bag.
Love Grown Raisin Almond Crunch Oat Clusters
I love granola. It has so many uses. Perfect for quick easy breakfast or top it on plain yogurt!
I was super excited to see this one is free of refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, gluten, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, preservatives and genetically modified ingredients.
And the practical side of me loves the resealable bag! lol!
Breton Bean Crackers, White and Black Bean
These are by far my favorite cracker. I am NOT a fan of Breton’s Gluten Free Cracker, they are just gross!
Even my kids, who pick crackers over chips, will not eat them. I eat these all the time!
Needless to say, I can’t wait to test them all out. For me this is one of the best surprise gifts, something I wanted and need. 🙂
As for the subscription boxes…well I have a “rule” about shopping. If you don’t feel like you LOVE it, then it’s a no go. While I would love to say exactly what is holding me back the truth of the matter is-I really don’t know.
Some day I might just grab a box and see…or maybe it will always be a no.
While running to the store and rooting around for snacks for me is not something I enjoy-they do make the perfect gift for your gluten-free, peanut-free person in your life, just sayin! 😉
For now I am happy to have a quick fix and hopefully a new list of favorites to go with my beloved SoLo Bars 😉
PS. If you are wondering what else I am looking for check out these gift guides for working homeschool moms!