Today’s post is part 2 of Gluten Free Snacks. In part 1 I mentioned some horrible GF snacks. Today I talk about the healthy GF snacks that you should add into you “Diet” If you are Interested In reading part one Click Here
Pure Organic Ancient Grains Vanilla Almond Bar
Per 1 bar (35 g): 160 calories, 8 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 45 mg sodium, 18 g carbs (2 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 5 g protein
Try This: This certified gluten-free bar blends protein-packed nuts, quinoa, and amaranth with flax and hemp seeds, both of which promote cardiovascular health because of their potent anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. This portable snack makes it easy to be prepared; it has just enough sugar to calm your hanger and the right amount of healthy fats and protein to keep hunger from striking again too quickly.
Glutenfreeda’s Apple Almond Honey Granola
Per ⅓ cup: 160 calories, 5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 60 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (4 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 4 g protein
Try This: Bits of apples and almonds give this granola a fall-esque vibe; besides topping your favorite Greek yogurt, feel free to sprinkle a serving atop mashed sweet potatoes for a killer casserole.
Ancient Harvest Organic Gluten-Free Quinoa-Corn White Cheddar Mac & Cheese
Per 1 cup (74 g): 270 calories, 2 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 400 mg sodium, 59 g carbs (2 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 4 g protein
Try This: Ancient Harvest’s quinoa- and corn-based gluten-free macaroni can be topped with a lower sodium and low-fat blend of white cheddar cheese. If you’re looking to boost the protein content of your mac and cheese, simply add some reduced-fat milk!
Udi’s GF Three Cheese Pizza
Per ½ pizza (142 g): 360 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 570 mg sodium, 45 g carbs (2 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 12 g protein
Try This: Pick up this gluten-free standard, made with brown rice flour and a blend of mozzarella, fontina, and romano cheeses, from the freezer section. It’s not bad for GF but you can tell It’s not the real thing.
Gluten freeda Apple Cinnamon with Flax
Per packet (50 g): 180 calories, 2.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 110 mg sodium, 35 g carbs (4 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 6 g protein
Try This: If you’re looking for plain gluten-free instant oatmeal packets, you’re pretty safe picking up an option from Arrowhead Mills, Nature’s Path, Bob’s Red Mill, or Purely Elizabeth. But when it comes to flavors, make an effort to grab this Apple Cinnamon oatmeal from Glutenfreeda. Made with fiber-rich flax seeds, it’s low in calories and sugar while being high in fiber and protein.
Ian’s Natural Foods GF Breaded Chicken Tenders
Per 3 oz (85 g): 160 calories, 6 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 210 mg sodium, 7 g carbs (< 1 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 20 g protein
Try This: These chicken tenders are made from actual chicken tender meat (or breast meat) and not shredded rib meat! They’re breaded with a batter of corn flour and Italian seasonings. The result is a protein-packed dinner that’s low in sodium, fat, carbs, and calories.
If you are allergic to corn or sensitive to corn then you should pass on this
Bisquick Gluten Free Pancake Mix
Per 1/3 cup mix: 140 calories, 0.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 340 mg sodium, 31 g carbs (1 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 2 g protein
Try This: We love a store-bought product with an ingredient list that’s limited to foods you can find in your pantry. Bisquick’s Gluten Free Pancake mix fits the bill and is much lower in carbs and sodium.
Tip: I make GF pancakes at home using Bobs red mill GF flour mix. Here Is a recipe that Is vegan, GF, and Allergy friendly. GF Pancakes
Rice Chex GF Cereal
Per 1 cup (27 g): 100 calories, 0.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 220 mg sodium, 23 g carbs (1 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 2 g protein
Try This: Chex keeps things simple by using just whole grain rice, sugar, salt, molasses, and a vitamin and mineral blend in this easy-to-please gluten-free staple. The short ingredient list and low sugar content Is a win!
Straw Propeller Maple Oats
Per container (63 g): 198 calories, 3 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 140 mg sodium, 34 g carbs (5 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 7 g protein
Try This: Oatmeal is not only a breakfast of champions, it’s also a great snack to stash in your desk drawer. Go gourmet with Straw Propeller, which makes their cup of instant oatmeal with gluten-free rolled oats, organic maple sugar, and sea salt.
Betty Crocker Yellow GF Cake Mix
Per 1/10 package (43 g): 150 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 230 mg sodium, 37 g carbs (0 g fiber, 17 g sugar), 1 g protein
Try This: Go with Betty Crocker’s simple yellow cake mix for all your sweet tooth needs. Even though it has a larger serving size than it still has less sugar and fewer calories.
I love this mix. I use it and my family who isn’t gluten-free can’t tell the difference.
Tolerant Organic Green Lentil Pasta
Per 2 oz (85 g): 185 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg sodium, 34 g carbs (11 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 12 g protein
Try This: Who knew you could have a helping of pasta and also get a full serving of veggies? That’s exactly what will happen when you grab a box of Tolerant’s green lentil spaghetti. The legume-based pasta trend doesn’t just stop with Tolerant.
If you are allergic, sensitive, or intolerant to lentils then stay away from this pasta.
Snyder’s of Hanover Gluten Free Mini Pretzels
Per 25 pretzels (30 g): 120 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 470 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (1 g fiber, < 1 g sugar), 0 g protein
Tip This: Your favorite bag of pretzels now comes gluten-free! Go ahead and grab a handful—or two.
My favorite flavor is Snyder’s Gluten Free Honey mustard and onion flavor. That flavor is hard to find so I stock up when I find them.
Katz Gluten Free Everything Bagels
Per 1 bagel (99 g): 250 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 150 mg sodium, 47 g carbs (12 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 6 g protein
Try This: This well-balanced bagel is a great addition to your morning routine, thanks to an impressive 12 grams of fiber—just about 50 percent of your recommended daily intake. Add it to the list of high fiber foods!
Purely Elizabeth Banana Nut Butter Grain-Free Granola
Per ⅓ cup: 150 calories, 11 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 100 mg sodium, 9 g carbs (2 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 5 g protein
Try This: Purely Elizabeth’s Grain-Free Granola will help keep your energy levels stable throughout the morning because of the great combination of cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and cashew butter.
Enjoy Life Brownie Mix
Per 3 tbsp mix (35 g): 130 calories, 2.5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 120 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (2 g fiber, 17 g sugar), 6 g protein
Try This: This is my top pick, and it’s not just because these brownies come with the extra benefit of mini chocolate chips. Enjoy Life uses sprouted brown rice protein, which means these treats should be easy on those who have sensitivities to digesting grains.
Tip: Enjoy life is expensive but not only are they Gluten Free they are free of the top 12 allergies.
- Milk & Milk products. (Lactose Intolerance is NOT an allergy.)
- Eggs & Egg containing products.
- Wheat and other Gluten containing products. People who have Gluten sensitivity should avoid products containing wheat, barley, oats, spell, kamut & rye.
- Peanuts and products containing peanuts and peanut oil
- Tree Nuts. all common nuts. Almond, Beech nut, Brazil nut, Butternut, Cashew, Chestnut (Chinese, American, European, Seguin), Chinquapin, Coconut, Filbert/Hazelnut, Ginkgo nut, Hickory nut, Lichee nut, Macadamia nuUBush nut, Pecan, Pine nut/Pinon nut, Pili nut, Pistachio, Sheanut, Walnut (English, Persian, Black, Japanese, California), Heartnut, and products containing these nuts or their oils!
- Soy and products containing Soy, including soybean oil.
- Fish – all types/Shellfish – all types.
- Corn and products containing corn, including corn oil.
- Sesame seeds/oil.
- Mustard and products containing mustard seedsloil.
- Celery and its products.
Chemicals, such as sulfites, sulfur dioxide, nitrites, caffeine, MSG, aspartame (Nutrasweet®), artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, etc.
Simple Mills Farmhouse Cheddar Crackers
Per 17 crackers (30 g): 150 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 125 mg sodium, 16 g carbs (2 g fiber, < 1 g sugar), 3 g protein
Try This: Don’t worry about the high-fat content; those eight grams are mostly healthy fats, such as LDL-cholesterol-lowering stearic acid, from the addition of real cheddar cheese. Also, having organic cheddar cheese listed so high in the ingredient list helps Simple Mills to boost their protein content; eating a whole serving will provide you with two more grams of protein than those from Glutino.
Mary’s Gone Crackers
Per 2 cookies (26 g): 130 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 95 mg sodium, 19 g carbs (1.5 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 1 g protein
Try This: Mary’s Gone Crackers, but she hasn’t gone sugar crazy! She has some of the lowest sugar counts on the market and her serving size sticks to less than 10 grams of sugar. We’re also fans of her use of organic blackstrap molasses, one of the “least-bad” sources of added sugar because of its high vitamin and mineral content.
BFree Brown Seeded Rolls
Per bun (60 g): 150 calories, 5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 320 mg sodium, 21 g carbs (5 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 6 g protein
Try This: BFree Brown Seeded Rolls are made with a unique blend of gluten-free flours with both sunflower seeds and toasted flax seeds scattered throughout for added texture and fiber. I also love the addition of sourdough—a combination of fermented quinoa, rice, and corn, which is teeming with gut-healthy probiotics.
Van’s GF Original Waffles
Per 2 waffles (85 g): 200 calories, 6 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 330 mg sodium, 33 g carbs (1 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 2 g protein
Eat This: Van’s proprietary blend of brown rice, potato, and soy flour makes the perfect base for these original waffles. And with only a gram of sugar split between a serving of two discs, you’ll be able to start your day off without worrying about a massive dip in blood sugar mid-morning.
Mary’s Gone Crackers Cocoa Minis
Per 22 pieces (30 g): 140 calories, 7 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 140 mg sodium, 19 g carbs (2 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 1 g protein
Try This: When you want to indulge, you want to go all out. And these minis will let that happen. Why stop at one? You can have 22! Even if you manage to get through an entire serving size, you’ll only set yourself back 6 grams of sugar and 7 grams of fat, much of which comes from coconut oil!
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