Need help finding gluten-free snacks when you are out and about?
If you’re running errands or spending the day away from home, carrying your own gluten-free snacks will save you a lot of stress.
There’s nothing worse than trying to find a good gluten-free snack while you are away from home and hungry. Plan ahead and take some snacks along with you.
When hunger strikes, you’ll be ready.
Carrying healthier options will deter you from grabbing gluten-free junk food and then feeling terrible after eating it.
Grab some of the following
snacks to take along
Easily make your own by combining nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut, gluten-free cereal, granola, or dark chocolate chunks. Pick up a ready-made mix if you don’t want to make your own, just watch the extra added ingredients and high sugars they may contain. Peak on the Go Trail Mixes and Enjoy Life both have great options – yet they vary on sugar and added ingredients depending on the blend.
Preparing this yourself will keep you in charge of what you’re eating. Remember that during the summer, place any trail mixes with chocolate in the cooler!
Kind Bars or Lara Bars
There are a lot of choices/options to choose from with both of these bars.
Any fruit you love is great for snacking, berries, apples, bananas, grapes. Hit the Farmer’s Market and get some delicious seasonal fruits for snacking. While you are out, keep them in a cooler so they do not spoil.
Homemade date balls are the easiest thing to make! Simply blend together dates and coconut with a pinch of sea salt. Roll into a ball. To bake or not is up to you! For a crunch, simply roll in shredded coconut and bake for 10 minutes at 350º.
There are multiple combinations to create your own date balls.
Figgy Pops or GFBites are also great options.
Homemade muffins are the best. Check out our fabulous Pumpkin Muffins.
Homemade (Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies) or Enjoy Life mini-bags are great for travel.
Try these delicious no-bake cookies by Dr. Axe. If you cannot have nuts, just substitute the almond butter for sunflower seed butter.
Try some Beet, Kale, or sweet potato chips. If you have a dehydrator, you can make these at home.
Simply slice up any of your favorite veggies and place them in a container. Summer is the best time to hit your Framer’s Market and stock up on the delicious seasonal veggies available.
Dip them in your favorite hummus, guacamole, or gluten-free dressing.
Mix and blend your favorite smoothie before you leave the house. Keep it in a cooler and you are ready when hunger strikes.
*In the summer months, make sure you have a small cooler in your car to keep food from spoiling.
Don’t forget to bring along extra water – definitely to be kept in your cooler as well.
Be prepared and plan ahead to combat your hunger and stress when you are out and about!