Thank you to everyone who reached out to me after my last blog post about my favorite nutrient-dense snack bars. I’m so happy that the post resonated with you and you now have new snacks to add to your repertoire!
I also want to apologize to those who reached out but didn’t get a timely response from me. A little into my life… My husband, Drew, had major unexpected knee surgery a few weeks ago. My priority has been getting him to and from the physical therapist and doctor appointments.
It’s times like these that you remember there is so much to learn when the rug gets pulled out from under your steady, planted feet. Sometimes, it’s hard to see the lessons until you get really truthful with yourself. At these times, I always go back to my Simple Clean and Whole pillars, which get me back into self-care. Let’s face it, you can only care for another if you care for yourself first!
With that said, here we go with this week’s post. I received so many emails requesting a blog about nut-free snacks, especially for the kiddos, so I put together a list of my five favorite nut-free snacks for you to try. I’ve suggested these nut-free bars and healthy cookies to many of my clients who are nut-free, and I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback. Most of these snacks are gluten-free as well, but it’s important to note that most do contain seeds.
If you don’t have a nut intolerance, then please follow the link at the beginning of this article to read last week’s post with my favorite nutrient-dense snack bars. Otherwise, these are the cleanest nut-free bars that I’ve found – especially for the kids.
I’ve discovered that if you tell a child or adult that this is a healthy snack, they might immediately tell you they don’t want it. I recommend cutting the bars into bite-sized pieces and letting them know it’s a new brand or recipe you’d like them to try. Don’t let them see the wrapper! Present them with a fun taste test and see what happens. You just might be surprised by the results.
And now for the fun part. Here are my favorite nut-free snacks!
1. 18 Rabbits Jr. Organic Gluten Free Granola Bar
This organic and gluten-free granola bar brand is known for real fruit, healthy seeds, and oats. It includes no refined sugars, nuts, wheat, soy, or dairy. I love the chocolate banana flavor! It’s actually Amazon’s Choice (I love reading ratings and customer reviews). I haven’t tried the chocolate cherry flavor yet, but many of my clients say their kids love them.
2. Enjoy Life Baked Chewy Bars
These snack bars are very small but rich in flavor. They’re free of gluten, wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, fish, and shellfish. I think the chocolate flavor tastes the best.
3. Go Raw Sprouted Grow Protein Bars
I’m going to be honest with you here. Your best bet is to try the sampler package of these bars because they take a bit to get used to. Why? Because they actually taste healthy. They’re gluten-, dairy- and nut-free, and I love that they’re high in protein.
4. Go Raw Super Cookies
I love Go Raw Super Cookies! They’re gluten-, wheat-, and nut-free and have the perfect crunch. I know many kids, teens, moms, and dads who love them, too. I highly recommend the chocolate cookies!
5. BOBO Oat Bars
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And of course, if you’re ready to take the next step in learning about your health, nutrition, and the Simple Clean and Whole lifestyle, let’s work together!