When I was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I had a really hard time during the day when I wanted a snack. It was normal for me to be able to grab something from a vending machine or at a gas station if I was on-the-run. Now, my choices for snacks are limited, but I have found that there are still great options!
I decided to make a list of a few quick snack options for those of us who are gluten-free and on-the-go:
1. Cheese Sticks
Not only are cheese sticks yummy, but they are also full of protein. This will help keep you full for a longer period of time. Frigo, Kraft and Sargento cheese sticks are all guaranteed gluten-free options.
2. Fruit Snacks
Fruit snacks are not just for kids. Although, this is a great snack for gluten-free children as well. Fruit snacks are packed with Vitamin C, and they offer us a sweat treat for when the urge strikes. A list of gluten-free fruit snacks includes; Kroger’s Fruit Snacks, Nabisco Fruit Snack’s, General Mills Fruit Snacks, Farley’s Brand Gummy Bears, Favorite Brand Gummy and Fruit, Fruit t0 Go (SunRype), Trolli Gummi Candies, Fruit by the Foot, Sunkist Fruit Rolls, Sun-Maid Raisins and Welches Fruit Snacks.
3. Trail Mix
This is a really good option when you are looking for a more substantial snack. A Trail Mix made up of nuts, raisins and chocolate chips is always safe. However, I recommend making your own trail mix, so you know everything within it is gluten-free. There are also gluten-free options available pre-made at the store.
If you are looking for a salty and satisfying snack, popcorn is the way to go. A few gluten-free options are Act II Popcorn (except extreme butter), Jiffy Pop Popcorn and Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn.