My favorite gluten-free travel snacks for toddlers

August 19, 2016

Happy Friday my friends! Today I’m sharing my favorite travel snacks for toddlers. All of these are easy to transport whether you are traveling by car or plane. They are (mostly) nutritious gluten-free goodies that are sure to please your kiddos. I tend to be a bit more lenient with diet – both for myself and my kids – when I’m on vacation so I don’t stress too much about what they’re eating, but I try to make healthy choices most of the time.


Here are some of our favorite on the go snacks:


GoGo Squeez applesauce on the go

Applesauce packs a healthy dose of vitamin C and fiber. While it contains mostly sugar, the sugar found in applesauce is naturally occurring fructose (very different from table sugar). Try mixing this with a little nut butter for a protein-packed snack.



Cheerios makes for a crunchy, low mess snack. They are high in fiber, low in sugar, and fortified with vitamins and minerals. I’ll toss some Cheerios in a snack cup with some dried fruit and cashews and it’s like a toddler trail mix!


Sun-Maid Raisins

Raisins = “Nature’s candy.” <- insert about one thousand eye rolls. In all honesty, my kids LOVE raisins and so do I. They make for a sweet and healthy treat, plus they are packed with iron and calcium. I love the mini boxes because it helps with portion control.

A Fit Mess

Skinny Pop Original Popcorn

I love Skinny Pop so much! It’s a fun treat for the girls to have popcorn, but I do need to monitor them so they don’t go overboard. I’ve started to hide it at the very top of our cupboards because the girls have been sneaking into the kitchen to eat it ALL DAY LONG. I really like the light taste and slightly salty flavor of the regular Pop.

Skinny Pop

Rudi’s Gluten free bread

AB + J sandwiches are perfect for travel. I usually spread almond butter on one side and coconut oil and jelly on the other side. Occasionally, I’ll mash up some raspberries in place of the jelly. Mmmmm delicious!


Yumearth Organics Tropical Gummy Fruits

These are the definitely not a snack, but they do make for nice healthier treats when the girls want something sweet. Okay, I have been known to dip into these, too. They are delicious!


Justin’s Classic Almond Butter Squeeze Pack

I love Justin’s squeeze packs. They are absolutely ideal for travel. The packs are so easy to toss in your bag, carry-on, or purse. I’ll usually spread this on a slice of bread or a rice cake for a quick snack. And the girls like to dip carrots or banana chips into it.



With nearly 20 different flavors, there’s a LARABAR for everyone. What makes them so fantastic is that they are made with all natural, whole foods. Each bar is made with only a few ingredients. They’re all minimally processed and totally nutritious. Plus every flavor is amazing! Trust me…I’ve had just about all of them.


Other things we love for travel

  • Nuts – especially cashews and walnuts since they are a bit softer
  • Plantain chips or dried unsweetened banana chips
  • All the fruit – apples, bananas, grapes, avacados
  • Veggies: sliced cucumbers and carrots
  • Hardboiled eggs
  • Honey nut granola bars


What are some of your favorite toddler travel snacks?


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