Years ago, when I was first diagnosed with Celiac disease, walking through the grocery store and finding an abundance of gluten free snacks on every aisle was a pipe dream. Chips had “starch” fillers, pretzels were only made of wheat, and the rare gluten free cracker tasted like it came from a cardboard compressor.
Thankfully those days are behind us and I no longer get raised eyebrows when I ask about the menu. (“You can’t eat, what, exactly?”) With gluten free foods in vogue (and also literally in Vogue plus everywhere else it seems) gluten free snacks are a dime a dozen. And also pretty damn good.
Whether or not you’re GF-curious, a GF skeptic, or fully in the Celiac camp, these five mid-day treats stand tastily on their own, no cardboard flavor included.
Gluten Free Snacks that Everyone Will Love
(even your most skeptical friend or toddler)
You want pretzels? I see you Quinn Dark Chocolate-y Peanut Filled Pretzel Nuggets. And it’s not just me. The resident two-year-old eats the peanut butter filled bites by the half bag and I really can’t blame her.
The pantry cabinet in our house is never without nut butter, and for that, I turn to one of my favorite Southern brands, Big Spoon Roasters. When I lived in Durham, NC, they were still selling in farmers markets. Now they’ve made it to the big time, and with good reason. Just don’t make me choose a favorite flavor.
A gluten free snack roundup wouldn’t be complete without my favorite crackers of all time from Maine Crisp. A little bit chewy, a little bit crunchy, a little bit sweet. These are the crackers I reach for when I want something special for a cheese board or need a pre-dinner pick-me-up.