8 Gluten-Free Snack Combos To Try Today

Let’s be honest: snack time can get boring. Ditch the apple and peanut butter today and go for one of these creative combos to mix up your afternoon.

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Popcorn + Cinnamon + Nutmeg

Toss some air-popped popcorn with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg, or create your own combo—go savory with garlic powder, salt, and pepper, or turn up the spice with paprika and chili powder. The options are endless; play around!

Rice Cake + Almond Butter + Dark Chocolate Chunks

If you’re craving a sweet something this afternoon, spread some almond butter (or any nut butter) on a rice cake and sprinkle on a few pieces of dark chocolate for a bit of decadence.

Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips + Gluten-Free Salsa

This may sound like a ton of work, but we promise it’s doable (and worth it!) Cut a few corn tortillas into triangles, brush with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 7-10 minutes at 400 degrees (or until the edges curl up.)

Tuna + Rice Crackers

Supercharge your afternoon with some protein-packed tuna spread on rice crackers.

Greek Yogurt + Fresh Fruit + Honey

Greek yogurt is all the rage right now, and with good reason—the protein will curb those hunger pangs ‘til dinner. Mix in some locally sold honey and fresh fruit; we recommend blueberries and strawberries.

Toaster Waffle + Natural Peanut Butter + Banana

Who says breakfast can’t be repurposed as a snack? Spread some natural peanut butter onto a gluten-free toaster waffle and top with banana slices.

Carrots + Hummus

Swap out wheat-laden pita chips for carrots as a dipper for your hummus.

Roasted Chickpeas + Chili Powder + Cayenne Pepper

Craving crunchy? Reach for some spicy chickpeas. They’re easy to prepare: rinse and drain a can of chickpeas and pat dry. Toss with about a tablespoon of olive oil, plus chili powder, cayenne pepper, and a bit of salt. The more seasoning, the spicier! Bake for 35-40 minutes at 400 degrees. Not into the heat? Keep it simple by tossing with just salt and pepper.

 

Which idea are you excited to test out? Let us know!

Comments

  1. Julie says

    Sometimes I cut a banana in half lengthwise, spread a little peanut butter and close it back up so it’s like a peanut butter banana sandwich without the bread. I also like Yoplait yogurt with Bakery on Main granola, or slicing bananas and spreading them on a plate, then drizzling them with honey and sprinkling them with cinnamon. Or slice some apples and put them in a ziploc bag with a teaspoon each of water, cinnamon and brown sugar, then microwave for a minute and a half. (That one’s good with ice cream, but that’s not as healthy.)

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