If you have gluten intolerance or celiac disease then you have to stay away from gluten. However, it is not always easy to find gluten-free snacks. Many gluten-free snacks are available in convenience stores but many of them are extremely high in calories. However, no one wants those extra calories.
You do not have to depend on store-bought stuff. You can just make your own gluten-free snack at your home. They are simple and easy to make. You should always choose snacks rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
10 Best and Nutritious Gluten-Free Snacks
Gluten-free Snacks that are not high on sugar are hard to find. So we have got the 10 best and nutritious gluten-free Snacks that we could find. Hope this helps you so without any further ado let’s get right into it.
1. Popcorn with fruit, chocolate, and peanuts
We all like popcorn. It is a gluten-free grain that is also rich in fiber. It is good for your health and it makes you feel full too. You can eat simple popcorn or you can take the popcorn and drizzle some chocolate onto it to make it a fancy snack. You can add dried fruits like dried cherries or cranberries.
You can also add peanuts because they are a good source of plant-based protein. Make sure you choose a chocolate that is gluten-free. They generally are gluten-free but it never hurts to check once just to be on the safe side.
2. Instant oatmeal with apple, walnuts, and cinnamon
Oatmeal is not liked by many people but you should know that if you can cook the oatmeal properly and add the right ingredients to it then you will be making one heck of a snack. The oats are naturally gluten-free but you should be careful while buying them and make sure that they are not contaminated with wheat or other grains during harvesting. Having a bowl of oatmeal with apple, cinnamon and walnuts is a great idea for a warm meal that is also delicious.
3. Cucumber-hummus sandwiches
If you have had gluten intolerance for some time now then you probably know what hummus is. It is like a go-to snack for all gluten intolerant people. It is basically a protein-rich dip that is made up of ground chickpeas and sesame seeds.
If you do not want to make your own hummus then you can find them in the supermarket too. They are pre-made. To make a snack you can spread the hummus on the bread and add cucumber slices to it. Make sure the bread is gluten-free too. This makes for a tasty light snack.
4. Fruit and nut tortilla roll-up
First, you need a tortilla for this snack. We all know that tortillas are not gluten-free but there are specially made gluten-free tortillas that are made of gluten-free whole grains like brown rice or buckwheat. Yes, they are available in convenience stores.
If you don’t see them then you are probably shopping at the wrong place. Warm up the tortilla and then spread a thick layer of chunky unsweetened almond butter. Top it off with fruits of your choice. It can be berries or apples or anything that you like and voila! You have yourself a beautiful, healthy snack.
5. Toast with beans and olive oil
Toasting bread can give off a very good aroma that can play with your taste senses. This is a very popular snack. Take some gluten-free bread and toast them. Then add the heated navy beans on top of your toasted bread. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on top and add a dash of salt and pepper. This is a highly protein-rich snack. You can also add fresh herbs to your toasted bread if you are feeling like it. This is a great snack that even all kinds of people can enjoy. You don’t need to be gluten intolerant to enjoy the dish.
6. Bite-size zucchini pizzas
Gluten-free pizzas are hard to find. Therefore you can make your own gluten-free pizza at your home. You just replace the crust with thinly cut slices of vegetables. To make this snack, cut slices of zucchini and then brush both sides of the zucchini with olive oil.
Line a baking tray with a baking sheet and put the zucchini slices on it and broil them in the oven. Do this until they start to brown. Next, add pasta sauce on each slice and shredded mozzarella. Broil for a minute to melt the cheese and there you have it. Your own homemade gluten-free pizza with a twist.
7. Sweet and crunchy stuffed dates
This is also a great snack option that I love to eat even though I am not gluten intolerant. You can pit your dates and fill it with crunchy unsweetened peanut butter. You can also use unsweetened coconut flakes and crushed walnut in the place of the peanut butter. This is high in fiber so it is a great snack option for gluten-free people. Dates are naturally gluten-free. So go give this healthy and tasty snack a try.
8. Do-it-yourself trail mix
A gluten-free trail mix is a great option for people who are naturally peckish. You need ingredients like unsweetened dried fruits, nuts, seeds. You can add ingredients like goji berries and apricots. You can make this at home too. But if you are feeling lazy then you can buy them at the supermarket too. They are available in packets and packages. It is a great option but it has one drawback. It is high in calories so you need to watch your intake amount.
9. Vegetable soup
Gluten-free soup is always a good snack to eat. It is extremely delicious to eat and you can also store soup in containers for a later snack. It is easy and simple to make. Vegetable soups are the best that we could find because it contained a lot of fiber as well as legumes.
You can make your own vegetable soup at your home or you can go for canned soups found at the convenience stores. Be sure to check the ingredients of the soup before you buy it. Sometimes they add wheat to thicken the soup. So make sure that the soup is 100% gluten-free.
10. Sweet potato chips with tzatziki sauce
Sweet potato is rich in vitamin A. People who are recently diagnosed with celiac disease might face this vitamin deficiency problem. Sweet potato chips can be a great source of vitamin. You can pair it up with tzatziki sauce which is actually made from yogurt and cucumber.
It is easy to make if you want to make it at home or you can buy ready-made products from the store. We recommend making them at home though. Simple cut thin slices of sweet potato and drizzle olive oil and sea salt on it and bake it in an oven.
We hope that this article has been useful for you. This has been a great eye-opener for us because, to be honest, I am not gluten intolerant so I have never faced the problem with this stuff. There are so many snack options that you can choose from but not all are gluten-free.
The people with this problem have to face a lot of struggles so we decided to help them a little in our own way and write this article about the top 10 Gluten-free Snacks that one can get. Hope you enjoyed the article and the snacks! Thank you so much. Have a great day!