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Healthy Gluten Free Snack Ideas For Kids

Looking for healthy gluten free snack ideas for kids? I have some fun and delicious options!

When our daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease when she was 6 years old, I didn't foresee the massive lifestyle change that would occur for all of us as a family. Going completely gluten free, literally overnight, was certainly a learning experience. She gets very sick even when there are trace amounts of gluten in food so we have to be incredibly careful with all of the food choices that we make, and how we prepare food in our home. Most fast-food and other dining options have become non-options, simply because they prepare food in kitchens/fryers that contain gluten. So when we head out with the kids we tend to bring our own food and snacks along.

Going gluten free wasn't as simple as ridding our cabinet of bread. It was an undertaking; there are so many ingredients that contain gluten! Now, almost two years later, I can say that we've finally hit a stride with her gluten-free lifestyle. She has memorized key ingredients that she knows make her sick, and she's found a few staple go-to favorites for snack and meal time.

Whether your out and about or at home, these are some delicious healthy gluten free snack ideas that kids love:

How to Build an Easy DIY Lemonade Stand Using Wooden Craft Crates #Stir4TheCure

Have you ever held a Lemonade Stand to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer? We started holding lemonade stands for this wonderful charity a few years ago. Our first stand (pictured below) was a community service project that my son did at the end of his first school year. His teacher had challenged the students in his class to commit an act of service in the community, and he chose to hold a lemonade stand. I will never forget the love that they put into pulling that stand together with me.

Hosting a stand for Alex's Lemonade Stand is such a great way to teach children to have a generous heart for others!

We were thrilled when A.C. Moore and Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation challenged us to create something for a greater cause, by building and hosting our own stand! We built our stand (pictured above top) using supplies that we had on-hand, inexpensive wooden craft crates, and a few additional simple supplies found at A.C. Moore.  My older children are so excited with the way that it turned out; we're all bursting at the seems with excitement to hold our stand this weekend at our local A.C. Moore store!

Check out the simple supply list and tutorial below.

Simple DIY Shabby Chic Dog Feeding Station #DogOwnersKnow

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Our dog is a special part of our family. The kids love her to pieces, and she loves us unconditionally in return!
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Because her feeding essentials are fixtures in the common areas in our home, I like to make them look as pretty as possible. She's pampered, playful and a very high energy dog! We've tried everything; small cute wooden feeding stations, bowls with rubber tread - you name it,  we've tried it! They're adorable and aesthetically pleasing however, she has a tendency to knock them as a result of her enthusiasm for meal time.

4 Ways To Teach Your Tween Responsibility While Also Establishing A Sense Of Independence

I don't know how we've reached this point already? I look at my oldest son and literally have to catch my breath sometimes. It seems as though it was just yesterday that he was a baby!

While I'm sure that it won't get any easier as he grows older, I'm learning what works and what doesn't, as we go. He's in a space where I can see him testing the waters now. He wants more freedom and independence, and I want that for him. I just want to make sure that he learns the responsibility that goes hand-in-hand with that new-found freedom.

FREE Summer Art Classes For Kids - Find a Class in YOUR Area!

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Creativity rules our house in the summertime! When I'm running low on idea's though, it's great to get the kids out of the house and let someone else take the lead for a little while. Of course, it's even better when the fun is FREE!

Check out the free summer art class schedule for kids below and find a class in YOUR area!

Best Buy Gift Card Giveaway { 3 Winner's }

Ready to do some summer shopping? Whether you have your eye on some new home entertainment gear, a streaming stick, a fabulous camera, or maybe even a SWASH Clothing Care System, we want to help make those purchases a little easier on your wallet this summer!

How To Make A Simple Mini-Cupcake Long-Stem Flower Bouquet #SendSmiles

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Birthday's are a big thing around here. Another year is a gift and an accomplishment that should definitely be celebrated! At my own admission though, I have a tendency to over-do, which can detract from the occasion all-together. Over the past year or so, I've adopted a new approach to celebrating birthdays. I've applied it across the board for ourselves, our children, and extended friends & family. It's a pretty simple concept: "something sweet & a small treat."  Most of the time that means a meaningful card, cupcakes, and a gift card or a small gift.

DIY XL Checkerboard & Checkers Game Set - Supersized Fun Outside on the Lawn or Inside! #Save4Summer

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Do your kids love board games as much as mine do? If so, I have a super simple craft that will add up to tons of fun for the entire family! I've become a bit of a nap-time crafter over the last year. Meaning, if I can't get it done in 1-2 nap-times, I don't attempt it. This DIY XL Checkerboard and Checkers project was fairly easy to put together,  and only took me about an hour (excluding drying time) to complete.

My older two children love to play with it out in our backyard after dinner, and I love that they're spending screen-free quality time interacting with each other.

Simple & Delicious Recipes For Your Next Family BBQ #KingsfordFlavor

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Barbecuing is a huge part of my summer meal plan. I love to cookout in the afternoon or early evening, and save the house from the additional heat from the oven. To keep from getting stuck in a BBQ recipe rut, I've been testing out some new idea's in the kitchen. The results? Simple and delicious barbecue recipes, perfect for your next family barbecue! 

Simple & Refreshing Summer Drink Recipe Hacks #HydrationToGo

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Summer is in full swing! We’re soaking in the beautiful sunshine and warm temps,  and we’re loving every second of it! To stay hydrated while we’re on the go and at home with the kids over the holiday weekend, we've stocked up on smartwater, vitaminwater, Gold Peak Sweet Tea, and Honest Tea, with our ExtraCare card at CVS Pharmacy. They have a pretty great deal going on right now!
We used some of our haul to create a few refreshing summer drink recipe hacks. We made 3 quick & simple summer refreshments that are AMAZING to sip on a hot summer day!