Gluten Free Nutritious Snack Ideas! We all enjoy a between meal snack in hopes of a great boost of energy. I have teenagers that daily search the pantry and refrigerator every afternoon! They look for a small snack that will give them energy until the next meal.
What is your criteria for a healthy snack? Gluten-free, dairy-free, low in sugar, high in protein, nutrients, carbohydrates?
I will share the favorite snacks from our household. (Teenager approved!)
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Fruit is a wonderful between meal snack. We like to snack on strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries when they are in season. They can be enjoyed plain or added to a dairy free low sugar yogurt. Organic bananas, organic apples, and kiwi are a few favorites that are available year round. We like to add peanut butter to apple slices and even drizzle some raw honey on slices of bananas. Consider fruit when choosing a gluten free nutritious snack!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Trail Bars are easy to prepare and bake. They are gluten free and packed with tasty nutrients. These bars are made with ingredients you most likely have in your pantry; gluten free old fashioned oats, shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and coconut sugar. I like to cut the trail bars and freeze them to eat throughout the week.
Do you need snacks that can be eaten in the car or away from home? Check out the ideas from this post! Boiled eggs, kale chips, homemade mixtures of peanuts and freeze dried fruit or a cup of gluten free granola. My favorite travel snack is celery and peanut butter! Grahams Organics sells meat sticks my daughters love grabbing before we head out the door.
My daughters have been making these plantain chips for a few years now. They are so incredible it is very difficult to not eat the whole batch. It’s a simple recipe, all you need is green plantains, coconut oil, organic garlic salt and garlic powder. This snack is grain free and dairy free.
Pumpkin Soufflé is perfect for this fall season. It looks quite fancy and does take a few minutes to prepare, but you and your kids will love the results!! Actually, this a wonderful recipe to make along side of them. It has few ingredients; pumpkin, eggs, maple syrup and spices. The steps are simple and fun to prepare! Enjoy!
Granola makes a healthy gluten-free afternoon snack choice! Many teens come home from school and snack on a traditional box cereal. Amazing gluten-free granola would be a healthier and more fulfilling option. It can be eaten by itself or with fruit and dairy free milk.
Peanut Butter Cacao Energy Balls
Peanut Butter Cacao Energy Balls disappear very quickly in our home. I try to make them every week. They are great for eating at home or on the go. I love that it requires no baking and can easily be made in my food processor. If you are looking for a quick snack, this is it! I have found that using a cookie scoop makes preparing them even faster.
Participating in Gluten Free Nutritious Snack Ideas can be an essential key to keeping our bodies strong and healthy. The following are 5 reasons snacking can be good for our bodies:
- Provides fuel and energy between meals.
- Decrease feelings of hunger; preventing overeating during meals.
- Protein-rich snacks can increase metabolism.
- Opportunity to include more veggies and fruit in our diet.
- Nutritious snacks keep our blood sugar at normal levels.
Our bodies appreciate and utilize food that is wholesome and nutritious. The gluten free nutritious snack ideas listed above are eaten on a regular basis by myself and my family. I especially love the Peanut Butter Cacao Energy Balls, they are simple and provide a quick snack.
Do you snack between meals?
I hope you find this list encouraging! I enjoy hearing what recipes you liked and requests for new recipes.