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The 32 Best Top 8 Allergy-Free Snack Ideas

By Ashley Braun on Jul 07, 2021

When there are food allergies in your family, finding allergy-free snacks isn’t easy. Instead of spending time standing in the grocery store, read this list for 32 allergy-free snack ideas that are free from the top 8 allergens and perfect for back-to-school lunches. 

In the U.S. companies are supposed to clearly list on the label if a product contains one of the top 8 allergens. The most common food allergies are:

  1. Milk
  2. Wheat
  3. Eggs
  4. Peanuts
  5. Tree Nuts
  6. Fish
  7. Shellfish
  8. Soy

This list contains allergen-free snacks, but companies sometimes change ingredients or may begin processing other products that contain allergens in the same facility. Always double-check the label to look for changes, and when in doubt, you can contact the manufacturer with questions. 

Allergy-Free Breakfast Snacks

Safe + Fair Granola

Safe + Fair’s manufacturing facilities are free from the top 9 allergens. Their Honeycrisp Apple Pie Granola is made with real apple pieces and oats for a delicious sweet treat that tastes just like apple pie.

Enjoy Life Breakfast Ovals

Free of the top 14 allergens, these breakfast ovals are a great option for those rushed mornings while getting in the groove of being back to school. They are made with rolled oats, bananas, and semisweet chocolate chips. 

Zego Seed and Fruit Bar

Plant-based and allergy-friendly, the Zego Seed+Fruit bars have 6 grams of protein and 8% of your daily iron needs. The fudgy chocolate flavor is made with 70% dark chocolate chips to give them a deliciously rich flavor. 

Surf Sweets Organic Fruity Bears

Surf Sweets fruity bears are made with organic fruit juice and free of the top 10 most common allergens. Each pouch has just 45 calories. 

Libre Naturals Vanilla Cinnamon Protein Bar

The vanilla cinnamon protein bar by libre naturals comes with a crispy and chewy texture. It contains 10 grams of vegan-based protein and is free from the top 10 allergens. 

Made Good Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Nothing beats a classic like chocolate chip granola bars as the perfect treat for back-to-school lunches. Made Good granola bars are not only allergen-free, but they also add a hidden serving of vegetables to add more vitamins and minerals. 

Savory Allergy-Friendly Snacks

SunButter Sunflower Butter

Keeping a school free of peanuts takes away the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But SunButter’s Sunflower Butter is a perfect substitute for those sandwiches. Each serving has 7 grams of plant-based protein.

Skinny Pop Popcorn

Made with just popcorn, sunflower, and salt, the original Skinny Pop Popcorn is a perfect allergy-friendly snack. Available in both larger bags for sharing and mini single-serving bags.

Safe + Fair Hickory BBQ Pea Protein Chips

The pea protein chips by Safe + Fair are loaded with 9 grams of plant-based protein in each serving. They are certified both vegan and kosher. The pea protein chips are also available in sea salt and sweet jalapeno flavors.

Ka-POP! Super Grain Chips

Ka-Pop! products are free from the top 12 allergen foods. Their super grain chips are perfectly crunchy and available in rosemary garlic, dairy-free cheddar, salt & vinegar, olive oil & sea salt, and red & green sriracha flavors.

Quaker Lightly Salted Rice Cakes

Rice cakes are a diverse snack for kids with allergies. These lightly salted rice cakes are back with just brown rice and salt. Dress them up with sunflower seed butter for a delicious and filling snack.

Chomps Beef Jerky Sticks

The original beef sticks by Chomps are made with 100% Grass-Fed Beef and certified 100% non-GMO. Our original flavor first made us popular for its delicious, slightly smokey, and a little bit spicy flavor. 

Don’t forget to try our other flavors like the jalapeno beef, sea salt beef, and Italian style beef chomplings.

SUPERSEEDZ Pumpkin Seeds

The SUPERSEEDZ pumpkin seeds come in sea salt, somewhat spicy, and cinnamon & sugar flavors with 8 grams of protein per serving.  Available in 5-ounce bags to share or 1-ounce bags perfect for packing into lunch boxes.

Sweet Allergen-Free Snacks

Cybele’s Free to Eat Cookies

These soft-baked cookies make for a tasty back-to-school snack. They are allergy-friendly and free from artificial preservatives. The cookies come in confetti, chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, chocolate chunk, and oatmeal raisin flavors. 

Better Bites Bakery

The Better Bites Bakery Cake Bites come in vanilla, double chocolate, and strawberry flavors, all dipped in chocolate and free of the top allergens. These classroom-friendly snacks are a delicious birthday treat to send with your kid to school. 

Free2b Dark Chocolate Mint Cups

The free2b dark chocolate mint cups are certified vegan and allergy-friendly treats. They provide 4 grams of fiber and 16% of daily iron needs. Like the mint cups? You can also try their dark chocolate sun cups made with sunflower butter and dark chocolate.

FreeYumm Crunchy Chocolate Bites

FreeYumm’s Crunchy Chocolate Bites are made with just chocolate, quinoa, brown rice, and Himalayan salt. Their products are made in a dedicated bakery to keep the facility clean from the top 9 allergens. 

Made Good Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft, chewy, and made with vegan dark chocolate, the Made Good Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are both delicious and allergy-friendly. 

They are also available in snickerdoodle, red velvet, double chocolate, not nut butter, chocolate banana, and apple cinnamon flavors.

No Whey Pea Not Cups

The No Whey Pea Not Cups are filled with sunflowers and made with milkless chocolate. These are certified vegan, free of the top 8 allergens, and a perfect allergy-friendly replacement for the classic peanut butter cups. 

Partake Foods Soft Baked Cookie Butter Cookies

These sweet, buttery, and perfectly spiced foods by Partake are everything you want in a snack without the top allergens. They are also available in chocolate chip and triple chocolate flavors. 

All Free Bakery Brownie Bites

The All Free Bakery brownie bites are school-safe and allergen-friendly. Once thawed, the brownie bites will stay good for 30 days. They are available in double chocolate chip, sea salt caramel, and s’mores flavors.

Enjoy Life Crunchy Cookies

The Crunchy Cookies from Enjoy Life are made with buckwheat flour, which is naturally gluten-free. These delicious crisp cookies are available in chocolate chip and double chocolate flavors. 

Allergy-Free Snacks for Lunch Boxes


88 Acres Sunflower Seed Butter

The 88 Acres Seed Butter is a perfect alternative to nut butter and safe for your kid to take with them back to school. Try their original sunflower seed butter, get a sample pack to try the pumpkin and watermelon seed butter as well. 

Chomps Turkey Chomplings

With just 30 calories and loaded with 5 grams of protein, the Turkey Chomplings make delicious allergen-free snacks. You can always trust that Chomp’s products are allergen-free because we are committed to eliminating the guesswork to make allergen-free snacking easy.

Our mini turkey meat sticks are the perfect size for adding to your kid’s lunch box. 

Go-Go Squeez Fruit Pouches

Packed with a delicious blend of fruit, your kids will love having these fruit pouches for an allergy-friendly snack in school. They have ten flavor combinations available to keep your kid’s taste buds entertained through the whole year.

Trader Joe’s Soft Baked Cookie

Trader Joe’s Soft Baked Snickerdoodles are free of the 8 common allergens and deliciously chewy. 

Crispy Green Dried Fruit

Is your kid tired of opening their lunch box to see brown apple slices? The freeze dried apples from Crispy Green are prepared when they are perfectly ripe and last for years in the pantry. So, you don’t have to worry about them bruising or turning brown during the school year.

Perfectly Free Fruit Bites

The fruit bites by Perfectly Free contain half a serving of fruit in every poach with half of the sugar of leading fruit snacks. Easy to grab for on-the-go snacking and will become a quick lunch box staple the next school year.

88 Acres Berry Blend Seed Bar

The Berry Blend Seed Bar from 88 Acres is a delicious snack to pack in lunches and contains 5 grams of protein. The bars come in six different flavors, so there is sure to be one everyone in the family will love. 

Spudsy Sweet Potato Puffs

The vegan cheesy cheddar sweet potato puffs are a healthier version of cheese puffs. They are free of the top 8 allergens and made from a blend of rice flour, pea protein, sweet potato, and tapioca. The puffs are available in 5 flavors total and can come in variety packs so you can try each flavor. 

Enjoy Life Seed and Fruit Mix

Enjoy Life’s seed and fruit mix is available in grab & go sizes perfect for school-safe classroom snacks. They are made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, fruit, and dairy-free chocolate chips. 

BFree Kids Sweet Wraps

BFree foods are all free of the top allergens. These sweet potato and banana wraps help to support kids’ digestive health and provide powerful antioxidants. The Kids Sweet Wraps are perfect for the lunch box or as part of an after school snack.

The Bottom Line

Allergen-friendly snacks can be difficult to find, but some brands are committed to making snacking with allergies easier. You can count on Chomps products to stay allergy-friendly. 

While this list is full of allergy-friendly snacks, be sure to double-check other products when purchasing for changes in ingredients or production.

Interested in exploring Chomps’ variety of meat sticks? Check out our full collection of meat snacks to supplement a healthy diet.

 

About the author

Ashley Braun

Ashley Braun is a registered dietitian, food lover, and wellness writer. She loves using what science tells us about food to help people feel better and is the founder of the website Food Peace Nutrition – an online resource dedicated to helping people make peace with food through intuitive eating.

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