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HI!

My oldest two are into sports and the season is among us. Snacks are always provided after games and if you thought school food was an issue.......well this is just as bad. Snacks are usually little debbies, crackers, bags of cookies, basically go down the snack aisle and whatever is packaged in single servings and comes 12-24 to a bag is what they get.

SO what can I replace those snacks with since replacing it with fruit will not make it far with the boys when everyone esle walked away with creme pies or moon pies or oreos or the healthy snakc doritios or cheetos since they don't have sugar LOL.

I was thinking skittles, m&ms though those do have diary and we are trying to avoid that but what else would be good?

Thanks

Stacie

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What about crackerjacks?

We had the same problem with my son's soccer team. I'm afraid I sent the dreaded fruit...and chips.


Gina

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Son dx celiac March 2005

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WHY are they feeding them crap for snacks?

Gosh, when my kiddos have been involved in sports (soccer, baseball) they were NOT allowed to have ANY junk like that. We were not allowed to bring anything other than fruit for my daughter's soccer. My son was only allowed things like fruit snacks/fruit, juice pops, rice krispie treats (yea... I know, not gluten-free!) and the likes. Little Debbies? That's HORRIBLE!

I'd find out who's in charge and ask why crap rather than wholesome foods.


Jayhawkmom -

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Jay - 11

Bean - 8

Ian - 3

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Make gluten-free rice crispy bars, bring regular corn chips that dont have the flavorings on them, or make gluten-free cookies in a bar shape? Single-sized gluten-free banana bread? What ARE YOUR boys' favorite treats?


Cara - 42, mom to dd 15, ds 12, ds 4

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A.L.C.A.T. test showed over 50 sensitive foods

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Slowly adding in foods, started w 19 and now have 25

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None of the various rec depts here have a food policy. It isn't even on their radar. The snacks are brought by parents and most coaches just hand out a sign up sheet before the games start as somebody always wants to know who is providing snacks when. One coach left it up to the team one time and said if you want to do that then work out among yourself and of course team mom ran with it. I"ve always held the policy even before we had issues that feeding kids a sugar snack of crap after an hour of exercise was defeating the point. And lot of times my kids don't even get the snack just the drink (yes we do drinks to).

So since this was going to be a our first season gluten free and both boys are now in the "my child is the next major league player and in 15 years you'll see him on tv" league, I thought I could't let them walk away from all that pressure and junk they will get in the games (since I assure you mine won't be on tv in 15 years for sports LOL!) AND face having to turn down gluten loaded sugar loaded packaged junk. So I will have snacks for each of my guys at every game to compensate for that (i'll fruit as well because alot of times they would be happy with a bag of grapes). And then I still have to do my time for each as the snack lady too.

I thought I would make brownies, pamela's chocolate chunk cookies, skittles, marshmellow with m&m peanuts, chips, I'll find cracker jacks and ........

ANybody have a good little debbie knock off recipe???

THanks

Stacie

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We have been really lucky, we were asked to only bring fruit for the half time snack. I was surprised by how much the boys loved orange halves!. When it was our turn, I packed two big ziplock bags, one with apple slices (soaked in fruit fresh), the other with orange slices.

Alot of parents would also bring the crap snacks though for after the game. When it was our turn, we just did fruit snacks. Fruit snacks are my go-to snack choice. It's not exactly health food, unless you do Fruit a Bu which is too pricey, but it's something everyone can eat. And the price is right when you have to buy for 20 kids, lol.


Tamara, mom to 4 gluten & casein free kiddos!

Age 11 - Psoriasis

Age 8- dx'd Celiac March 2005

Age 6- gluten-free/cf, allergy related seizures

Age 4 - reflux, resolved with gluten-free/cf

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Yep, sometimes, it's just about having what the other kids are having. Our sports league leaves it up to the individual teams. So far out of a total of about 9 different teams (between my two kids), I've had one coach that asked for low sugar snacks. I sent the individual chex mix (that was pre-gluten-free). But you could make your own chex(type) mix. My kids love it. My kids also love the fruit chew snacks but I'm trying to get dye out of the diet (still looking for items that my daughter is reacting to). They did not like Fruit a Bu (I think it was a texture thing). But they did like these:

http://www.securecharges.com/~flnatural/ca...ex.php?cPath=26

I find them at Target.

Other than that, when I provide the snack, I usually bring the assorted Frito-Lay pack. When I'm not bringing the snack, I will usually bring something from home or let them buy one airhead (taffy) at the concession stand.


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Can you suggest that a sheet gets sent around inquiring about allergies?

I cringe when I read Peanut M*M's, because there are SOOO many kids allergic to peanuts, and so many who might not be, but who might have siblings that are. And, with peanut allergies.... it doesn't necessary take ingesting the food to make the kid deathly ill.

As much as I personally love peanuts, the thought of ANYONE bringing a peanut snack around my kids scares the H*** out of me!


Jayhawkmom -

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Jay - 11

Bean - 8

Ian - 3

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I agree with the orange slices. When I was on a soccer team, our favorite snack was orange slices. They'd go WAY faster than anything like Rice Krispies, etc. because they were cold and really refreshing when it was 90 degrees and we had been running forever!


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HI!

My oldest two are into sports and the season is among us. Snacks are always provided after games and if you thought school food was an issue.......well this is just as bad. Snacks are usually little debbies, crackers, bags of cookies, basically go down the snack aisle and whatever is packaged in single servings and comes 12-24 to a bag is what they get.

SO what can I replace those snacks with since replacing it with fruit will not make it far with the boys when everyone esle walked away with creme pies or moon pies or oreos or the healthy snakc doritios or cheetos since they don't have sugar LOL.

I was thinking skittles, m&ms though those do have diary and we are trying to avoid that but what else would be good?

Thanks

Stacie

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My 4-year old daughter was just diagnosed with celiac and the only reason why I had found out was because I pressured the dr. into giving her a blood test because she wasn't eating and had a protruding stomach. Now I have to start getting her to eat all the foods all over again, which is frustrating. She is at that age where she doesn't fully understand, and not young enough to know any other food. She is kind of in the middle. I have been getting website from other parents that I have spoken to. Here are two website I just received: www.Kinnikinnick.com. Apparently, that are suppose to have great bread, bagels, muffins, pancake mix and pizza crusts. The next one is: www.mrritts.com. They are suppose to have cookies, cupcakes, breadcrumb and flour. We also use to take the orange slice to the games and the boys just loved them. Sometimes we would take the fruit snacks (Batman, etc.) I hope this helps you.

New York Momma

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