Just 18 Not-Boring Gluten-Free Snacks
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A pack of
gluten-free Oreos to relive the childhood joy of a classic milk and cookies without the adverse gluten-induced symptoms.
I reached out to two of my friends who eat gluten-free and when asked about their favorite snacks, both of them put these Oreos at the top of their list saying they taste just like they remember.
Get a two-pack from Amazon for
savory Quaker rice crisps if you're tired of bowls of plain popcorn and crave something with a little more cheese-powdered pizzazz.
The savory pack includes cheddar, sweet barbecue, and buttermilk ranch.
Promising review: "I choose to order these from Amazon, as my local grocery stores only carry a few flavors. I like the fact that they are pre-portioned and are low calorie. If you are looking for a snack to replace fatty potato chips, I highly recommend Quaker Rice Crisps. They have various flavors to suit your individual tastes. Salty or sweet. I will be purchasing these on a regular basis." — Jane Austen
Get a 30-pack from Amazon for
$15.99 (available six flavor combinations).
Promising review: "These cookies are the real deal! Grain-free, real ingredients, and packed with flavor. I'll be honest, I'm kind of picky when it comes to grain-free cookies, but these checked all the boxes and more. Each bite was crunchy and delicious. Way to go Hu! (Virtual high five)." — Amanda
Get a three-pack from Hu Kitchen for
$13.50 (also available in a six-pack)
Annie's macaroni and cheese cups made with rice pasta so you can get a yummy, piping-hot snack in the amount of time it takes to order that shirt you've been eyeing.
Promising review: "Heaven! Works great in my microwave. I add more water than they recommend and extra cheese, but I always did for Kraft mac and cheese boxes you make on stovetop, too. I live in a senior place and have Celiac AND am diabetic. These allow me to have a way to quickly adjust my blood sugar without big rebounds because I can have one spoonful or the whole container pretty much immediately. And they taste pretty good and don't seem too high in sodium. I always have them on hand now." — Pastor V
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Promising review: "It is so awesome that they make gluten-free brownie brittle. I recently had to go gluten-free while I nurse my son who has a wheat/gluten allergy. This brownie brittle is soooo good. You really couldn't tell the difference between these and the regular brownie brittle. If anything, these might even be better. This is now my go-to snack. Thank you Sheila G!" — amz_usr_123
Get a six-pack from Amazon for
$17.88+ (available in two flavors).
popped water lily seeds that combine the light and satisfying crunch of popcorn with loads of antioxidants and minerals. But don't just take my word for it — the sharks over at Shark Tank love them, too!
You get two bags of each flavor: Soulful Spice, Wild White Cheddar, and Himalayan Pink Salt.
Bohana is a small Boston-based snack biz founded by two women, Priyal Bhartia and Nadine Habayeb. Priyal grew up eating popped water lily seeds and after reconnecting with the snack, she and Nadine teamed up to introduce Americans to the nutritious snack.
My boyfriend and I always need to keep "a crunchy" in the house and
these ones are pretty darn delicious and don't make me feel like poo after I accidentally eat a whole bag in one sitting. They have a really satisfying crunch, and all the flavors are great (I do recommend trying them all, even the sweet ones), but if you're good with a little heat the Soulful Spice flavor is my personal fav. Bonus: they're not just gluten-free, but avoid all eight top allergens!
Get six-pack from Bohana for
A bag of
Hippeas chickpea puffs to further prove my theory that you can make literally anything out of chickpeas, including a delicious vegan puff snack that's devoid of other top allergens like peanuts, tree nuts, and soy.
Promising review: "My daughter and I can not have gluten. These little cheese puffs are a great snack. Crunchy and flavorful. Messy fingers, but not orange!" — SB
Get a 12-pack from Amazon for
$19.06+ (available in three flavors).
A box of
Three Wishes cereal if current dietary restrictions have you missing the cereals of your youth and you're on the hunt for a high-protein, low-sugar, adulting-approved substitute.
Three Wishes is a small business founded by a husband-and-wife duo. After the birth of their son, they decided to create a new kind of cereal that tastes as great as the sugary stuff with more nutrient-dense ingredients and protein. Their cereals are also free of corn, wheat, rice, dairy, oats, peanuts, and soy.
Promising review: "I’m a huge cereal lover and I found Three Wishes and have tried all of their flavors. I’m so happy that I can finally eat cereal again after finding out I am gluten intolerant and have other GI issues. Once the Fruity flavor came out I bought the six-box pack and I can’t stop eating it! It’s the best 'healthier option' cereal I have ever eaten and I have been through a few boxes of different cereals. Just give it a chance! You won’t regret it! My second favorite is the chocolate and the honey comes in a close third!!" — Megan
Get it from Three Wishes for
$9.99+ (available in four flavors).
A bag of
roasted edamame beans for a crunchy, salty snack that's a protein-packed alternative to regular potato chips.
Promising review: " These are a great snack to have when you’re on the go or an easy way to add some plant-based protein for your meals. I’m a teacher so I often need to eat quickly and a handful of these really helps when I’m starting to get hungry. I love making these with a salad — so far my fave combo is cucumber, tomatoes, feta, and the beans with some balsamic! So easy and delicious." — Deemandd
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A box of
pepperoni pizza pockets so you can burn the roof of your mouth on a gluten- and lactose-free snack instead of burning the roof of your mouth AND getting a stomach ache from the other guys.
Mikey's was founded in 2014 by Mike Tierney who was determined to create gluten-free products that weren't pumped with a bunch of artificial ingredients. Now Mikey's has a broad line of delicious food that are all free from gluten, grain, soy, and dairy.
Promising review: "Tastes like a name brand pocket! I’ve been missing these like crazy. Nice to know I don’t have to miss them anymore." — Gabriel C.
Get a two-pack from Mikey's for
meat sticks in turkey, beef, and pork varieties because sometimes the best way to quickly conquer a snack attack is with straightforward, protein-packed deliciousness. These snack sticks get extra points for containing at least 40% less sodium than similar leading brands.
Promising review: "These are my favorite easy-to-carry and gluten-free snack!!! I was so excited that I could order them and not have to buy them three at a time! So happy with this order!!!" — Amazon Customer
Get a variety pack of 12 from Amazon for
$17.99 (available in packs of 24 and in seven flavors).
A pack of Dutch
stroopwafels that bring together a light wafer cookie and an ooey-gooey caramel-y core for an anytime treat you can eat on the go or as a warm, melty companion to tea or coffee (let the cookie heat up on top of the mug).
Promising review: "Oh my goodness. My dream has come true! Since going gluten/dairy-free, a lot of my old favorites (including stroopwafels) became off-limits. Imagine my delight when I stumbled across these amazing treats! They are individually packaged and perfectly portable, which I appreciate. The aroma and the flavor send me straight to heaven every time. They are soft, perfectly hinted with cinnamon, and satisfying to the last bite. They have the creamy sweetness I expected but were not overly sweet, which was very nice. I have had them straight out of the package, and also warmed atop my mug of tea or coffee, and they are good either way. I am definitely buying these again, and will try the other flavors I can get my hands on as well!!!" — Momzilla4
Get a 12-pack from Amazon for
$16.99 (available in four flavors).
Each box makes 12 biscuits you can share or save all of for yourself!
Promising review: "I haven't been able to enjoy Cheddar Bay Biscuits since health issues forced me gluten-free years ago. When I saw these I had to try them and holy crap...they ARE AMAZING. I was skeptical...but my mouth could not be prepared for how authentic these would be. Super easy to make and came out perfect. I considered giving them one star to keep everyone from buying them up LOL." — CD
Get a pack of eight boxes from Amazon for
Raw almond butter bites for a compact snack that delivers nutty, buttery, crunchy goodness in every bite with a boat-load of energy-fueling protein.
Mason Dixon Bakery
Mason Dixon Bakery is a woman-owned small biz founded by Dr. Ashley Ramirez who, after discovering she had celiac disease, struggled to make the transition to a gluten-free diet. After earning her PhD in chemistry (helpful in recipe creation) a series of unfortunate-turned-fortunate events led her to create a gluten-free bakery, which has turned into the delicious destination it is today!
Get a five-pack from Mason Dixon Bakery for
A box of
KIND bars if you're nuts about nuts, especially when they come drizzled in chocolate and caramel.
You get two of each flavor: Dark Chocolate nuts and sea salt, Caramel Almond Sea Salt, and peanut butter Dark Chocolate.
My best friend who has Celiac Disease has been eating these ever since she was diagnosed because A) they're yummy and B) they're widely available in a ton of grocery and convenience stores (even in our tiny hometown of 4,000 people). So if you're gluten-free and in a pinch — lookout for KIND bars.
Get a box of 12 from Amazon for
King Arthur brownie cups so when the baked good cravings hit (and mom isn't around with her famous brownies) you'll have a suitable substitute you can pop in the microwave and start enjoying in minutes.
Promising review: "Absolutely delicious. My son is in college and I bought these for him since he’s limited on what he can eat at their cafeteria. He loves them and it’s easy and convenient for him to make. King Arthur has, without a doubt some of the best gluten-free products in the market and I’ve tried many." — Kristen M. Maurer
Get a 12-pack from Amazon for
$28.49 (available in four flavors and as a variety pack).
Farmhouse sandwich bread because high-quality bread is the foundation (and delivery system) for so many not-boring snacks.
New Cascadia Traditional
New Cascadia Traditional is a small Portland, Oregon-based bakery whipping up delicious gluten-free goodies with international shipping for all their delicious allergen-free breads.
Get it from New Cascadia Traditional for
A bag of
Power Up trail mix that's easy to just keep in your backpack or tote for an always-on-hand snack that'll keep the hunger pains at bay without boring your tastebuds — you've got your salty and your sweet!
Promising review: "I love these! I’ve tried pretty much all of them these [High Energy] are my fav!!!! I have celiac disease so finding a delicious snack that’s gluten-free is awessssome!!! I will definitely buy more." — Nurse Vivian
Get it from Amazon for
$7.59+ (available in two sizes and in eight flavors).
You won't have to use your gluten-detecting powers on these snacks:
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