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Take-Along Gluten-Free Snacks

Ideas For Easy Munching Away From Home


Updated May 21, 2014

One of the challenges of the gluten-free diet is being able to get your hands on a healthy, tasty snack when you need one. This is particularly tricky when you're at work or school, unless you plan ahead.

The idea for the following list comes from About.com's Guide to Weight Loss, who has posted a similar list of healthy snack foods on her site. I'm not sending you directly to her list because it's not completely gluten-free. Instead, I've adapted it for our purposes. Of course, you have lots more choices than what I'm listing here. This is just to get you started. (If you're going to be traveling, take a look at our suggestions for foods to take on an airplane.)

If you can't find the items you're looking for in your local stores, turn to our list of supermarkets and online vendors that sell gluten-free products.

Snacks you can keep in the car:

Snacks to keep in your desk drawer or school locker:

  • Canned fruit with flip-top lids
  • Fresh fruit (apples and bananas store well and aren't messy to eat)
  • Microwavable packages of gluten-free soup (or bullion cubes)
  • Microwavable rice noodle meals
  • Peanut butter and rice cakes
  • Individual cups of applesauce or fruit cocktail
  • Gluten-free cookies
  • Gluten-free candies
  • Gluten-free dry cereal in zipper bags
  • Individual-size boxes of 100% fruit juice
  • Baked or reduced-fat gluten-free potato chips
  • Gluten-free baked tortilla chips
  • GoPicnic's Gluten-Free Snack Packs

Snacks if you have refrigerator access:

  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Gluten-free yogurt
  • Single serving orange juice bottles
  • Single serving tomato juice cans
  • Gluten-free rice pudding or tapioca pudding
  • Sliced veggies and gluten-free salad dressing

Snacks to keep in your briefcase, backpack or purse:

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