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12 Dairy-Free Snacks for Kids to Try Now

So, your kid can't have dairy, huh? Hold up cheese strings and yogurt tubes—you're not the only snack game on the playground.

12 Dairy-Free Snacks for Kids to Try Now

Finding delicious, wholesome dairy-free snacks for kids doesn't have to be a chore—and they definitely don't have to feel left out. Whether you're dealing with serious allergies or a picky eating toddler, these winners are sure to impress. They pack neatly in lunchboxes with their best water bottles and ship right to your door.

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Best dairy-free snacks for kids

MadeGood Organic Vanilla Crispy Squares

Move over homemade treats, these boxed squares rule. They’re gluten-free, vegan (no dairy, duh) with 7 grams of sugar per bar. #hiptobesquare

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Barnana Organic Coconut Banana Bites

A great source of potassium, the ingredient list is short and sweet: bananas, coconut and water. These cute little cubes are addictive.

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Daiya Greek Yogurt

Dairy-free has come a long way, baby. Daiya’s new dairy- and soy-free version (it’s coconut based) of Greek yogurt comes in fun flavors like strawberry, peach, vanilla and blueberry, delivers a creamy texture and 6 grams of plant-based protein in a serving. It’s a happy home for granola to hang out in, too.

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Earth Balance Vegan Aged White Cheddar Flavor Puffs

A cheese puff can do no wrong. Earth Balance (makers of an A+ vegan butter and coconut and peanut spread) has created a perfectly crisp and deliciously cheese-tasting snack that will leave the whole family elbow-deep in the bag.

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Healthy Crunch Kale Chips

With a bevvy of flavors like Say Cheeze (with magical nutritional yeast), The Big Chipolte and Monkey Buisness (that’s with coconut, folks), getting kids to eat their kale is no big thang.

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I Heart Keenwah Chocolate and Peanut Butter Puffs

With a whopping four grams of protein per serving, these tasty puffs are vegan and delicious, right down to the dark chocolate coating.

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Late July Organic Peanut Butter Mini Sandwich Crackers

Say hello to your new fave crackers. They’re made from organic ingredients and unlike other store-bought sandwich crackers, these ones are free of hydrogenated oil and high fructose corn syrup. Although they don’t contain dairy or any animal products, they are made in a plant that uses eggs and milk.

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Mary’s Organic Minis Graham

Let’s give a collective sigh for these adorable little crackers. They’re organic, gluten-free and a fun treat to gobble on the school yard.

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Snap! Crisped Rice Candy Bar

OK, maybe more of a treat than a snack, but when you’re dairy-free, milk chocolate is off the table. This tasty bar that has all the sweet, melty flavours of a chocolate bar with a fun crunch.

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Spokes Air-Puffed Potato Snack

These cute wagon wheel-shaped potato puffs pack a seriously satisfying crunch. Created by a Canadian mum and made in Calgary, they come in nine—nine!—delicious flavours: Sea Salt, Mango Habanero, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Barbecue, Dill Pickle, Salt & Pepper, Fiesta Salsa, Sea Salted Caramel and Simply Bare.

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Surf Sweets Organic Fruity Bears

Another one for the treat roster, these sweet little bears are a fun indulgence. Made from organic ingredients, they’re vegan and contain no artificial flavors or colors. All natural, baby.

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Nakd Bars

So what’s in this cheeky bar? Well, there are dates, raisins, cashews and real fruit. There are plenty of flavors to choose from, too, like Berry Delight, Cashew Cookie, Cocoa Orange and Rhubarb Custard. Parents, get in on these.

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This article was originally published on Oct 18, 2017

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