Looking online, there are a ton of gluten-free recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner… but what about gluten-free snacks? We have compiled a list of healthy, gluten-free snacks for you. These gluten-free snack ideas range from a couple of hours to make, like the cinnamon apple chips, to a couple of seconds, like our Too Busy To Eat protein bars! From sweet to salty, to crispy, to frozen, check out our gluten-free snack ideas.
Gluten-Free Snack Ideas
Apple sandwiches are easy to make and super yummy- even for the pickiest of kids! Just spread some almond or peanut butter on thin apple slices and sprinkle with raisins, mini dark chocolate chips, coconut, or your other favorites, and top with another slice of apple!
Kiwi, cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, cherries, grapes, and berries galore! It may seem like a lot of cutting and chopping but I have found it is best to set some time aside every Sunday night to prep meals and snacks for the week. It makes the week go by smoother and there is never the temptation to grab an unhealthy snack when you are on the go!
Too Busy To Eat Bars
For obvious reasons, Too Busy To Eat bars are our favorite gluten-free snack! They are made with grass-fed whey protein, packed full of fiber and protein, and they are gluten-free and vegan! We have them in three amazing flavors- Vanilla Coconut, Double Chocolate Chip, and Cookie Dough. We love these protein bars because they are easy to throw into a backpack, gym bag, or purse to take and eat on the go!
Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips
Apples are so good for you, they are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants! Baked cinnamon apple chips are healthy, easy, cheap, and addicting! First, you want to slice your apples really thin- the thinner the better. Then, spread them out on a cookie sheet, sprinkle the apples with a little bit of cinnamon, and bake at 200 for two and a half hours- flipping the apples once in between. A good tip to get your apple chips extra crispy is to leave them in the oven after you turn the oven off, so the apple chips cool down with the oven.
Pumpkin or Sunflower Seeds
It is the perfect time of the year to indulge in some fresh roasted or toasted pumpkin seeds! Both pumpkin and sunflower seeds are easy to customize with whatever salts, spices, or sweetness that you like. Try whisking an egg with your preferred seasonings and toss the mixture with a cup or more of pumpkin or sunflower seeds. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees and you are good to go!
Cucumber slices take the place of bread in these snack-sized sandwiches. The choices are endless when it comes to the sandwich filling. A good recipe is some hummus, lean turkey lunch meat, cheese, tomato, and avocado. The best part is these sandwiches are easy to customize to your liking.
This is by far the easiest gluten-free snack idea to make (besides raw veggies)! Kale chips are crispy, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and soy-free. All you need to make this delicious snack is a head of kale, olive oil, and some sea salt. While you preheat your oven to 350, wash your kale and pat it dry. Cut up the kale leaf into 3-inch pieces, place them on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and pop them in the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, gently stir the chips to loosen and separate them and bake them for an additional 7 minutes, or until they are nice and chirps. All that is left is to sprinkle them with sea salt and indulge!
Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet Potato Chips are a great gluten-free snack idea! They are cheap and easy to make, all you need is a sweet potato, a tablespoon of olive or coconut oil, and your choice of herbs or spices! Simply slice the sweet potato into thin strips, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle on your spices. Cook at 375 for 30 minutes on a large cookie sheet, but make sure to stir the chips every 10 minutes to make sure they are evenly crispy on all sides! Some great herbs and spices for this gluten-free snack idea are cinnamon, nutmeg curry powder, black pepper, dried thyme, and sea salt!
Frozen Dark Chocolate Covered Bananas
Frozen dark chocolate covered bananas are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth! All you need are some bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise, 3/4 cup of melted dark chocolate chips, and 1/4 cup of shredded coconut. To make these tasty treats, insert a popsicle stick into each piece of banana, cover each banana with the melted chocolate, and sprinkle with the coconut chips. Place the bananas on a baking sheet, covered with wax paper for an easy cleanup, and put in the freezer for about two hours- or until frozen. Enjoy!
If you are looking for easier and simpler gluten-free snack ideas, we have got you covered! Here are some great morning or breakfast snack ideas: greek yogurt and your favorite gluten-free granola, avocado toast on gluten-free bread, a spinach, kale, and pear smoothie, and eggs, bacon, and gluten-free toast. Some healthy mid-day snack ideas are frozen grapes, roasted chickpeas, celery slices with almond butter, raw almonds, a hard boiled egg, edamame, and cottage cheese with fruit. A few more gluten-free snack ideas are veggies and hummus, fruit kebabs, dark chocolate covered strawberries, and a sweet potato with cinnamon and nutmeg! Overall, there are a ton of delicious gluten-free snacks to enjoy!