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10 best kid-friendly gluten-free foods at Costco

The members-only retailer is well known for stocking tasty gluten-free foods at great prices.

By Kim Shiffman

10 best kid-friendly gluten-free foods at Costco

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Best kid-friendly gluten-free foods at Costco

Best gluten-free kid-friendly food at Costco

When you have a kid who’s on a gluten-free diet—because of celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or whatever other reason—it can sometimes be tricky to find well-priced gluten-free packaged foods she’ll actually like. But not at Costco! Here are some kid-friendly GF finds we’ve spied at the bulk-shopping superstore. Note: Not all Costco locations carry the same items, and, as all faithful Costco shoppers know, products change frequently and come in and out of stock.

little girl eating pretzels on sofaPhoto: iStockphoto

Prana Kilimanjaro Deluxe Chocolate Mix

Many nut mixes state on the package that they may contain wheat (which contains gluten), thanks to cross-contamination. Not this delicious mix, which combines chunks of 70 percent dark chocolate with crunchy nuts and naturally sweet dried fruits.

bag of mixed nuts with chocolate and dried fruitPhoto: Prana

Nature’s Path Sunrise Crunchy Vanilla Cereal

A bowl of cereal is a quick and easy before-school breakfast. But if your kid is gluten-free, your options are more limited. Along with being gluten-free, Sunrise Crunchy Vanilla is lightly sweet and satisfyingly crunchy, combining a variety of textures from flakes, puffs and crispies.

Box of crunchy corn and rice cerealPhoto: Nature's Path

SunRype Fruit to Go bars

Gluten-free, nut-free and vegan, these sweet, chewy bars are ideal for school lunches. (They shouldn’t replace an actual piece of fruit, though.)

box of dried fruit barsPhoto: SunRype

GoGo Quinoa Dark Chocolate Chips Quinoa Cookies

These small, crunchy, gluten-free cookies are individually wrapped, making them super easy to toss in a school lunch bag. They are also free of dairy and eggs.

Package of quinoa chocolate chip cookiesPhoto: Gogo Quinoa

Harvest Stone Original Brown Rice, Sesame and Flax Crackers

Gluten-free crackers can be hit or miss. These are a hit! Crunchy and salty, these crackers are perfect for dips, spreads and cheeses.

box of brown rice crackersPhoto: Harvest Stone

Larabar Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

These bars are great to have on hand while travelling; they’ll stave off your kid’s hunger while you make your way to your destination. (That said, to be allergy-friendly, consider avoiding peanut products when travelling on an airplane.)

box of peanut butter chocolate chip energy barsPhoto: Larabar

Made Good Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Many kid-friendly granola bars contain oats that are contaminated with gluten. Made Good’s bars are made with certified gluten-free oats, and the chocolate chip variety goes over well with most kids.

box of chocolate chip granola barsPhoto: Made Good

Sabatasso’s Gluten-Free Four-Cheese Pizza

When kids go gluten-free, they don’t want to miss out on their old favourites. Sabatasso’s pizza is so good, it rivals gluten-filled frozen pizzas. Add your own GF toppings at home if your kids find cheese pizza a bit plain.

box of four-cheese frozen pizzaPhoto: Sabatasso's

Lotus Foods Millet & Brown Rice Ramen

Fried in a stir fry or added to soup, these gluten-free noodles cook to the perfect texture.

package of gluten-free ramen noodlesPhoto: Lotus Foods

RW Garcia 3 Seed Sweet Potato Crackers

A cracker with a vegetable in the name might not sound too kid-friendly, but these tasty, nutritious crackers are kid-approved—even if your little ones turn up their noses when sweet potatoes are served as a dinner side dish.

box of sweet potato crackersPhoto: RW Garcia

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