Following a gluten-free diet can be tough, especially for those only recently adopting it. Most people following a gluten-free diet have Coeliac disease, a gluten intolerance or medical condition, but there are people who just prefer to avoid gluten.
Despite the improvement in the availability of gluten-free products on a global scale, greatly due to the trendiness of the ‘gluten-free craze’, gluten-free snacks can be sparse, hard to find and taste pretty naff (especially if you’ve been used to the gluten-containing equivalent for a period of time). Inevitably, this means that many on a gluten-free diet find themselves eating the same snacks day-in-day-out.
We’ve pulled together a list of our favourite gluten-free snacks to inspire you to give your snack rota a bit of a shake-up!
Go Nuts™ bar
Grenade® Go Nuts™ bars are not only gluten-free, but they’re also 100% vegan. With a base of nuts, and a sweet chocolate flavour, these crunchy bars are perfect for those with a sweet tooth but also looking for a healthier option that's also gluten-free.
Rice cakes are so easy to find in supermarkets and health shops. With both the option of sweet or savoury, there’s a flavour suited to everyone. If you’re feeling sweet, try adding some of our Carb Killa® protein spread for an extra treat. If you’re feeling savoury, try adding some cream cheese and chives!
Fruit is filling, low in calories, full of nutrients and very easily available. For example, a medium-sized apple contains about 60 kcal and a handful of strawberries is less than 40kcal. It's great for curbing your sweet-tooth too!
Yoghurt is packed with protein and low in both sugar and fat. Again, this is readily available in supermarkets. Choose a low-fat flavour and enjoy with some fruit and nuts for the ultimate light snack.
This light but filling snack has seen a huge rise in popularity in the last 10 years. Whether you’re buying ready ‘popped’ popcorn or popping and flavouring your own, it’s cheap and easy to find. Not only is it low in calories but it’s available in so many different flavours.
Handmade Oat Bars
Why not try making your own oat bars? Oats are a great source of low GI carbohydrate and are jam-packed full of fibre. Grab a mashed banana, 50g nut butter, 50g honey/maple syrup, 100-150g gluten-free rolled oats, 50g mixed nuts and 50g dried fruit. Mix in a bowl to your desired consistency (the wetter the mix, the gooier the oat bars) and place in a tray lined with foil. Leave in the fridge for a few hours and slice into squares! So simple and so tasty.
Carb Killa® bars
Our Carb Killa® bars are high in protein, low in sugar and there are more than ten different drool-worthy flavours to choose from (you’ll struggle with this choice, trust us!) They’re the perfect snack mid-morning, afternoon or to satisfy those post-dinner hunger pangs.
*Please note these products are not certified gluten-free. There are no gluten-containing ingredients present, but they were made in a factory that handles wheat.
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