Finding Great Gluten Free Snacks

Food on the go is a necessary part of life and having healthy gluten free snacks on hand is a good way to ensure you avoid gluten foods. Gluten free snacks can be simple or elaborate gluten free appetizers depending on the level of preparation that you’re interested in. The key to finding gluten free snacks is to remember that most food IS gluten free. Fruits and vegetables make wonderful healthy snacks and there are lots of gluten free products to choose from as well. Our guide will help you think of lots of gluten free snack options for your family.

Gluten Free Snacks for Kids
Since most food is gluten free, finding gluten free snacks for kids doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few ideas of snacks that are naturally gluten free:

  • Sliced apple with cheese or peanut butter
  • Vegetable sticks
  • Fruit salad with coconut
  • Gluten free oatmeal with cinnamon and brown sugar
  • Popcorn
  • Corn chips and salsa

Easy Gluten Free Snacks
Some of the easiest snacks are simply whole foods like a banana or a bunch of grapes. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. There are other wonderful snack options that require just a touch more work. Here is a list of gluten free snacks that will be easy to prepare:

  • Gluten free muffins, made from a gluten free mix
  • Cinnamon toast, made from gluten free bread
  • Chocolate pieces and fresh strawberries
  • Tortilla chips with bean dip
  • Hard boiled egg with salt and pepper
  • Trail mix: cashews, chocolate pieces, raisins, sunflower seeds, pecans and almonds

The best way to have gluten free snacks on hand is to do a bit of preparation in advance. Put together some snacks in big batches. Snacks like trail mix and hard boiled eggs are simple to prepare in weekly batches. When you purchase a bag of corn chips, divide up the bag into smaller ziplock bags in portion sizes so they’re easy to grab and go. For special treats, consider having a small stock of gluten free candy.

If you find that you’re frequently in the car when hunger strikes, keep a car snack pack with  snacks that don’t require refrigeration like gluten free crackers and dried fruit. Just remember to replenish your supply if you deplete it when you’re out and about.

Expand your Horizons
When you do your regular grocery shopping, keep your eye out for gluten free products you can incorporate into your regular snack routine. Variety can make life interesting so why not try a few new snacks each month (or more often)?