Need ideas for healthy snacks?  Here is a list of gluten free snack ideas you can keep handy when you might be tempted to reach for a candy bar… There are so many things you can eat!  This list should keep you from getting bored.  Enjoy! 

Vegetable Based Snacks                                 

  • Raw vegetables with hummus (I like to fill a red bell pepper half with hummus)
  • Olives
  • Pickles (natural brand like Bubbies or homemade)
  • Ants on a log (celery filled with peanut butter and topped with raisins)
  • Guacamole with salsa and vegetables as dippers or organic blue corn chips
  • Fresh tomato slices topped with pesto
  • Avocado half filled with salsa
  • Bean dip and vegetables or organic chips
  • Mexican Layered Dip
  • Baby carrots, sugar snap peas, raw broccoli, fresh tomatoes, etc…
  • Steamed veggies
  • Bean salad, such as Black Bean Salad
  • Kale chips (recipe pg. 92 in Vibrant Health)
  • Wasabi peas
  • Roasted Sea Vegetable Snacks, such as this one

Fruit Based Snacks

  • Fresh fruit
  • Applesauce
  • Apple slices dipped in peanut or almond butter
  • Dried fruit
  • Fruit Roll ups
  • Fruit salad
  • Fruit Parfait (fresh fruit, coconut cream, and granola or ground flax seeds layered)
  • Fresh cantelope and cream (cut cantelope in half and fill cavity with coconut cream and vanilla extract or a scoop of vanilla coconut milk ice cream)
  • Dates stuffed with almond butter or coconut butter (Date Candy recipe pg. 179 in Vibrant Health)
  • Apples and Caramel Dip (recipe pg. 180 in Vibrant Health)
  • Fruit Cobbler (recipe pg. 172 in Vibrant Health)

Muffins, Bars, Bread, Granola

  • Power Bars- (recipe pg. 89 in Vibrant Health)
  • Homemade muffins- (such as Blueberry, Pumpkin, etc..)
  • Gluten free bread topped with peanut butter or almond butter and banana slices
  • Trail mix
  • Gluten free granola (recipe pg. 92 in Vibrant Health)
  • Gluten free crackers
  • Larabars or other brands of natural, whole food bars
  • Gluten free scones
  • Gluten free banana bread
  • Cookies, such as Chocolate Chip on pg. 184 in Vibrant Health
  • Carrot Cake (recipe pg. 184 in Vibrant Health)

High Protein Snacks

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Natural beef jerky
  • Raw cheese
  • Yogurt (plain – sweeten with honey or stevia) and fresh fruit
  • Kefir
  • Handful of nuts or seeds, raw or dehydrated
  • Pistachios
  • Natural, nitrate free deli meat rolled up with vegetables
  • Sardines packed in olive oil and gluten free crackers
  • Cooked and cubed natural meats

Frozen Snacks

  • Frozen fresh grapes
  • Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream – link and photo
  • Mango Ice Cream (recipe pg. 183 in Vibrant Health)
  • Frozen bananas blended for a frozen treat
  • Popsicles (fruit and almond milk, or frozen smoothies)
  • Fruit Slushie (blend frozen fruit, agave, ice cubes, and a touch of fruit juice in a Vitamix)

Drinkable Snacks

  • Smoothies
  • Fresh vegetable juice made in a juicer

Dehydrated Snacks

Other Snacks

  • Chocolate Pudding- mix avocado, agave, raw cacao, vanilla (recipe pg. 175 of Vibrant Health)
  • Air-popped popcorn with melted coconut oil and sea salt, or other herbs and spices
  • Truffles (dried fruit and raw nuts ground together in a food processor and formed into balls)
  • Baked pumpkin seeds (coat seeds with oil and bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or till brown.  Add sea salt to taste)

What are your favorite healthy snacks?

This post is linked to: Fat Tuesday at Real Food ForagerSlightly Indulgent at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, Tip Junkie, Delicious Obsessions, Tasty Tuesdays at 33 shades of Green, Growing Home Blog, Fireflies and Jellybeans, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Momnivore's Dilemma, Everyday Tastes,    Fresh Bites Friday, Simply Sweet Home, Ann Kroeker, Rattlebridge Farm, Real Food Freaks, Food Renegade, Gluten free Homemaker, the Willing Cook, Simple Living with Diane Balch, Allergy Free Alaska, Life As Mom