If you or someone you know has celiac disease, it can often be hard to find foods and snacks that fit a gluten-free diet. These six easy-to-prepare snacks and treats will keep you full and satisfied, without the gluten.
1. Air-popped popcorn
Natural, air-popped popcorn is a wonderful snack at home or on the go. Try adding dried fruit or flavoring with your favorite spices for added flavor. Try this unique-flavored popcorn for a delicious, low-fat, gluten-free snack.
2. Ants on a log
This classic kid favorite is perfect for all ages. Fresh celery, natural peanut butter, and raisins make for a delicious, protein-packed snack anytime.
3. Gluten-free snack mix
Homemade or store-bought, gluten-free snack mix can contain nuts for protein and good fats, as well as healthy dried fruits. Take care to avoid adding cereals and chocolate candies that may contain gluten. Try your hand at making your own gluten-free snack mix with this recipe.
4. Gluten-free Cookies
Not all cookies are off-limits on a gluten-free diet. Read package labels at your grocery and health food store to ensure cookies don’t contain gluten, or simply make your own. Try cookies that are nut-based for added protein such as gluten-free peanut butter kiss cookies.
5. Rice cakes
Rice cakes are an excellent way to enjoy gluten-free dips and spreads. Try adding cream cheese with fresh berries or vegetables for a quick appetizer to share with friends.
6. Glass of wine
Beer may be off limits for a gluten-free diet, but you can still enjoy a glass of wine and some types of liquor. Take the opportunity to learn more about your favorite wine and even discover local and organic varieties in your area.
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