If you’re newly gluten-free or are considering making the leap, know this: It takes a bit of time and patience to get the lay of the gluten-free land. One of the biggest challenges can be finding healthy, convenient, gluten-free snack foods. Rest assured, though; there are products out there, and the choices are ever-increasing. Here are some of the newest gluten-free snack foods on the market.
Clif’s newest offerings, Kit’s Organic fruit and nut bars, are packed with natural goodness and lasting satisfaction. Flavors include peanut butter, berry almond, cashew and chocolate almond coconut, and each one clocks in at 200 calories or less. A great mid-morning or pre-workout snack, these bars are grab-and-go easy!
Another great gluten-free on-the-go option is Bakery on Main’s Truebar line. Choose from six flavors including Apricot Almond Chai, Coconut Cashew and Walnut Cappuccino, which range in calories from 150-190. The all-natural bars provide a healthy dose of omega 3s and fiber, and they provide a truly satisfying snack.
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Pretzel giant Snyder’s of Hanover proves it’s a brand that’s still relevant even in a gluten-free kitchen. Their line of gluten-free snacks includes tortilla chips and pretzel sticks, but it’s the 100-calorie pack of pretzel sticks that is a GF snacker’s dream. The light sticks provide a healthy-but-satisfying salt fix yet are low-fat, dairy-free, casein-free and egg-free. The toss-in-your-purse size is simply icing on the (gluten-free) cake!
For a fantastic chip fix, Utz’s new sweet potato rice crisps deliver. The wheat- and gluten-free brown rice tortilla crisps are thick yet light, and they have the perfect blend of sweet and salty. Low-sodium and preservative-free, these bring smart snacking to the next level.
These light chips are fairly bland but with a satisfying crunch At just 110 calories per 22 chips, it makes snacking (almost) guilt-free. A great source of fiber and protein, pair these chips with some homemade hummus and you’ll be good till dinner!
For gluten-free snackers in search of a not-too-indulgent sweet fix, try Terra Sweets & Apples, the vegetable chip brand’s newest variety. Terra’s popular sweet potato chips are combined with dried Fuji and Gala apples and feature a slight cinnamon flavor. The chips’ uniquely Terra texture provides a delicious snack on its own or when paired with a healthy dip.
If an after-lunch or late-night sweet tooth is gnawing at you, satiate the craving with Udi’s Snickerdoodles. The gluten-free cookies have a considerable bang for the caloric buck: One serving size is two cookies, which clocks in at 150 calories. But just one of these soft, delicious goodies is plenty satisfying!
Another great sweet fix is Amy’s Gluten-Free Pound Cake. The organic brand power player just introduced this tasty treat, and it’s a great foundation for a healthier dessert. Even without the gluten and dairy (not to mention cholesterol, tree nut, corn, lactose and soy), this pound cake tastes pretty close to the not-so-healthy original recipe. Top a slice with some fresh strawberries, and it’s the perfect summertime dessert!