Thursday, September 24, 2009

25 Naturally Gluten-free Snacks

Finding healthy, grab-and-go snacks can be challenging for the gluten-free eater. Gluten is pervasive in most packaged snack foods.

Whole foods that are naturally gluten-free like cheeses, fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds, and grains make wonderful snacks when combined. Listed below are 25 original combinations of gluten-free whole foods to meet your snack needs. These snacks must be constructed by hand. They do not exist in these forms in any supermarket.

  1. Corn tortillas with hummus and sprouts
  2. Smoked salmon on rice crackers
  3. Blue corn chips and salsa fresca
  4. Bananas and cashew butter
  5. Bosc pears and gruyere
  6. Make your own trail mix: raw cashews, raisins, almonds, hazelnuts, dark chocolate chips
  7. Plain yogurt with maple syrup, cinnamon, and apple slices
  8. Celery sticks and goats chevre
  9. Hard-boiled egg with sea salt and crushed black pepper
  10. Honey crisp apple slices and peanut butter
  11. Dark chocolate squares and fresh strawberries
  12. Black bean dip with yellow corn chips
  13. Next day rice with crushed nuts, seeds and tamari
  14. Fresh blueberries and heavy cream
  15. Avocado and cherry tomatoes
  16. Canned tuna fish, carrot sticks and sweet pickles
  17. Red grapes and swiss cheese
  18. Baked sweet potato with ricotta and sautéed chard or spinach
  19. Cottage cheese with peaches
  20. Warm corn tortillas with smoked salmon, tahini and greens
  21. Edamame (soy beans)
  22. Tofu chive spread on Mary's Gone flax crackers
  23. Sliced deli meat and avocado on a brown rice tortilla
  24. Van's whole grain GF waffle with honey and hazelnut butter
  25. Air popped popcorn mixed with crushed dried nori, garlic salt and pepper

Genevieve Sherrow, Candidate Master's of Science in Nutrition and Samer Koutoubi, MD, PhD, Professor and Core Faculty, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science

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