When you’ve chosen to reduce or eliminate gluten from your diet, either by choice or medical necessity, you may find it challenging to fulfill your snacking cravings. Luckily, we’ve found some healthy and yummy gluten-free snacks that you can enjoy any time. You definitely won’t want to miss these 20 gluten-free snacks!
1. Oatmeal and Fruit
Oatmeal is one of those foods that not only tastes great, but it is excellent for your heart and naturally gluten-free! Grab a pack of your favorite gluten-free instant oatmeal and top it with your favorite fruit, a dash of cinnamon, and some yummy honey. Oatmeal and fruit can work as a delicious hot breakfast or a snack at any time of the day.
2. Apples and Caramel
Caramel is naturally gluten-free and makes for a great addition to sliced apples for a yummy treat! Simply slice an apple, grab a side of caramel for dipping, and enjoy!
3. Healthy Tuna Lettuce Cups
Tuna lettuce cups can make for a yummy lunch or filling snack. Grab a can of tuna, mix with mayonnaise, toss in your seasonings, and add a spoonful of your tuna mixture to romaine lettuce leaves. You’ll definitely get addicted to this gluten-free snack!
4. Cheese Sticks and Turkey
Cheese sticks and turkey is seriously one of the easiest snacks you can concoct. Simply grab a cheese stick, wrap in a slice of turkey meat, and enjoy!
5. Chocolate Chip Popcorn
Popcorn is one of the best snacks when you’re following a gluten-free diet. Popcorn is naturally gluten-free, low in fat and cholesterol, and very filling. For this snack idea, simply pop your favorite instant popcorn and toss in some dark chocolate chips. Chocolate chip popcorn is a great snack for movie night or just when you want to treat yourself guilt-free.
6. Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs aren’t just for parties and family get-togethers anymore! Simply make your designated amount of hard-boiled eggs and slice in half longways. Then, you can scoop out the yolk and mix with mayonnaise, relish, and other spices. Finish the recipe by refilling the eggs with your yolk and mayonnaise mixture. Delicious!
7. Healthy Trail Mix
There’s nothing better than some great trail mix! You can easily make your own by mixing together your favorite dried fruits, dark chocolate chips, seeds, and nuts. Trail mix is terrific because it can be enjoyed as a snack at home or on-the-go.
8. Tortilla Roll-Ups
Grab some gluten-free tortilla roll-ups and get ready for some great gluten-free snacking! You can add anything you want to your tortilla roll-ups; add lunch meat to make a roll-up sandwich or smear with peanut butter for a sweet treat!
9. Kale Chips
Kale chips are delicious, easy to make, and gluten-free! All you need is one bunch of kale, some seasoned salt, and one tablespoon of olive oil. Prepare and wash your kale, sprinkle olive oil over the kale, add a dash of seasoned salt, and bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. You better watch out – this snack will go fast!
10. Zucchini Pizza Bites
If you’re craving pizza, but not the gluten, zucchini pizza bites could be the answer you’ve been looking for! All you’ll need to do is slice your fresh zucchini into thick slices and baste with olive oil. Take your zucchini and bake until golden brown at 350 degrees. Complete the recipe by topping with your desired amount of cheese and pizza sauce and baking for an additional ten minutes. Enjoy!
11. Hummus and Cucumber Mini Sandwiches
Cucumbers and hummus were absolutely meant to be together! Simply slice your cucumber into medium-thin slices, slather with hummus on the inside of two pieces, and eat up!
12. Topped Rice Cakes
When you’re on a gluten-free diet, you should always keep some whole-grain rice cakes on hand. You can top rice cakes with almost anything and make an excellent snack out of it. Peanut butter, hummus, fruit, melted dark chocolate, and more pair great with rice cakes for the perfect snack!
13. Fruit Kabob
Kabobs are great for snacks, parties, dinner, grilling, and more. To make a gluten-friendly healthy kabob, all you will need is your favorite fruits to get started. Dice apples, pineapple, kiwi, banana, or others and add to your kabob stick in whichever order you prefer.
14. Black Bean Salad
Black beans are chock-full of protein and are naturally gluten-free. Grab a can of black beans and rinse thoroughly. You can then toss in your favorite salad additions, such as avocado, onions, or tomatoes, and enjoy as a delicious and filling snack or meal.
15. Pears and Chocolate
This recipe is so simple and so delicious! Slice a fresh pear in half and drizzle with dark chocolate for a yummy treat. You can also sprinkle on your favorite nuts or other fruits to make this recipe extra delicious.
16. Frozen Grapes
There has never been an easier gluten-free recipe than frozen grapes. Simply toss your washed grapes into a Tupperware container and allow to freeze overnight. The next day, you can enjoy your delicious frozen grapes whenever you want a guilt-free and gluten-free snack.
17. Bananas and Peanut Butter
Bananas and peanut butter is a classic snack that also happens to be gluten-free! Slice up a banana and top your individual slices with a healthy smear of peanut butter and chow down. This recipe is also a great power snack to get some mid-day energy.
18. Red Peppers with Hummus
Here comes the hummus again! Grab your favorite hummus, slice up some bell peppers, and dip like you would with chips. This recipe is definitely a great guilt-free snack you can enjoy any time!
19. Bacon and Pineapple
Bacon and pineapple complement each other better than a lot of other foods. Simply cook a pack of bacon, dice it into squares, and slide onto a toothpick along with a bite-size piece of pineapple. This recipe is a great appetizer or snack idea for home or for gatherings.
20. Quinoa Greek Salad
If you like quinoa, consider using it for a healthy salad alternative. Take a cup of cooked and chilled quinoa and top it with feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, and a drizzle of Greek salad dressing. Yum!