From working with Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery I have realized how difficult it can be living a gluten free lifestyle. Of course the obvious things are a hassel, like not being able to have bread, but it is much more than that, gluten is everywhere and in everything. Personally, snacks are what get me through the day. I am not a three big meals kind of person and if that is how you are then I am here to help!
Baked Sweet Potatoes- It’s that time of year for the hearty veggies to come out. When getting ready for the day I wash and chop up a sweet potato, drizzle with some olive oil and generously cover the pieces with cinnimon. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees and you will be a happy camper all day while snacking on these:)
Almonds- I am pretty boring when it comes to nuts, I don’t seasoned, salted, or roasted. Just a handful of raw almonds keeps me full of protein and healthy fats so I say energized at work and school. Plus they have no prep time, you just put them in a bag.
Trader Joes- Hello heaven. Trader Joe’s has loads of cheap, healthy, gluten free snacks. Other natural food stores do as well but Trader Joe’s typically has them at lower prices. If you are close to a TJ’s be eternally grateful.
Cucumber- My roommate recently showed me her favorite treat, peeled and sliced cucumber with lemon and salt. It’s delicious! I munch on them like I would chips but it is so much better for me and tastes equally as good if not better!
Larabars- These are amazing grab and go bars. They have few ingredients and all very healthy. They are gluten-free and come in mouthwatering flavors like chocolate chip brownie, carrot cake, apple pie, and lemon bar.
Celery and peanut butter- I like to chop up my celery and put them in a bag then in a separate ziplock bag I scoop in some peanut butter. When I am ready to eat them I cut off one of the bottom corners of the peanut butter bag and squeeze the peanut butter on the celery. It’s mess free and super convenient, plus add some chocolate chips and kids will love it too!
These are most of the snacks I like to eat. Some of them do require prep time but I don’t mind that if it means a full and happy stomach all day:) I also have an array of chopped fruits and veggies in my fridge at all times in case I am caught off guard so that I can stay prepared. Happy snacking!
-Grace, Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery