Grain Free Snack Idea

I am always looking for different dairy free and grain free snacks to have on hand for the kids. And for me too, of course! Frozen grapes are always a hit – I can’t seem to keep them in stock as they are a favorite to munch on. And it does take a bit of pre-planning, but not much.

I go ahead and wash the grapes thoroughly before sectioning them off into kid sized portions and sticking them in a baggie. The water that is left over from the washing often leaves a little icy crust on the grapes that are in the bottom of the bag, which makes them nice and crunchy. Then just pop the baggies into the freezer for a few hours. It is just so easy!

The grapes seem sweeter when frozen, which is really nice if you have a sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied. They are nice and chewy and are really just fun to eat. (Do not give them to young children however, as they could be a choking hazard if not chewed properly.)

This is also a great way to use up grapes that might be a bit to soft to eat fresh. They freeze up well and you will never notice that they aren’t perfect. I’ve even frozen grapes that have the seeds inside. They are just as delicious, and they are really good for you.

What other grain free snack ideas do you have?

5 Comments:

  1. especially in New England . They are the usual grapes used in the jelly for the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich , and Concord grape jelly is a staple product in U.S. supermarkets. Concord grapes are used for grape juice, and their distinctive purple color has led to grape flavored soft drinks and candy being artificially colored purple. Recently, white grape juice with a milder flavor and less ability to stain fabric, primarily from Niagara grapes, has risen in popularity at the expense of Concord juice.

  2. Lara bars
    Snack size packages of nuts
    Turkey or Beef Jerkey
    Trail mix
    Ants on a log- celery with peanut butter and raisins (my kids love these)
    carrots and hummus

  3. Awesome ideas Kristie! Thanks for commenting. Keep the ideas coming folks!

  4. White-Grape Jelly Replace grape juice with white-grape juice. Continue with recipe.

  5. Grape Jelly can ONLY be made in rather small batches – about 6 cups at a time – like the directions on the pectin say, DO NOT increase the recipes or the grape jelly won’t “set” (jell, thicken). As mentioned in the Ingredients section; you may use either 5 lbs of fresh grapes or 5 cups of grape juice (either bottled or reconstituted from frozen concentrate) without added sugar. Using grape juice is especially useful if you want to make some grape jelly in December to give away at Christmas!

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