Many people believe their food options become limited once they start a gluten-free diet, and while it is limited in a sense, there are plenty of gluten-free substitutes to replace your favorite snacks. Below is a list of some great snacks available for people on a gluten-free diet.
If you prefer a nice soft pretzel over a crunchy one, then Dutch Country Soft Pretzels makes frozen, premade pretzels, as well as a gluten-free mix you can make at home.
Snyder's of Hanover also provides a gluten-free option that tastes similar to the traditional pretzel that includes excellent flavors such as hot buffalo wings and honey mustard and onion.
Yogurt is an excellent choice for a gluten-free breakfast, as well as a great mid-day snack. While most yogurts are already gluten-free, many companies are now making delicious gluten-free yogurts that come with gluten-free oats so even those with celiac disease can indulge in parfait treats.
Luckily, gluten-free chips are not too difficult to come by -- most can be found at any local grocery store for a reasonable price.
Kettle Brand offers gluten-free potato chips that are made in a gluten-free environment with no risk of cross-contamination. Kettle Brand has many flavors available and even reduced-fat options. Cape Cod is another choice for gluten-free potato chips that are affordable and can be found easily
There is a broad list of Frito-Lay products that are not made with gluten, but they are on the same assembly line as products containing gluten. If purchasing gluten-free options of Frito-Lay chips, it's important to do further research to ensure there are no minor traces of gluten.
The best way to have a snack that's guaranteed to be gluten-free is to make one yourself. Homemade snacks allow you to have full control over the ingredients and ensure that no gluten has snuck into your food.
This is an easy recipe for gluten-free cookies. It takes around eight to 10 minutes to bake in the oven, although preparing the dough takes a couple of hours. But it's worth it for some truly delicious peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies that are completely gluten-free.
A healthy snack for both adults and kids, this recipe is easy, simple and full of vitamins; plus it is gluten-free. The ingredients are straightforward: one sweet potato and one tablespoon of olive oil. The potato is cut into thin strips, tossed in olive oil and baked to deliver a crispy, gluten-free snack.
Granola bars are popular snacks and grab-and-go breakfasts. This recipe only takes 10 minutes to prepare, and they don't need to be baked -- just use a frying pan to cook the ingredients and then pour the ingredients into an eight-inch baking dish to shape the bars. Cool to room temperature, remove it from the dish and serve.