I am always trying to eat healthier and spend less money on food. These two goals often conflict and I vary in my level of success on both fronts. You could say I have really good and really bad weeks. I try to always keep my desk and mini fridge at work stocked with snacks that are on the healthier side. Bottom-line is that stocking up on healthier gluten-free snacks helps keep you from eating unhealthy alternatives (chips and chocolate for me) and from being tempted by potentially unsafe meal options that could contain gluten. There are not many 100% safe gluten-free options near my work and the safe ones are on the more expense side. Packing a lunch and having healthy snacks on hand make gluten-free life so much easier.
Snacks to stack up on:
- Nuts such as almonds, cashews and pecans(always make sure they are gluten-free and stay away from seasonings if they don’t specify they are gluten-free)
- Yogurt (I prefer plain greek yogurt and I add things like granola, honey, peanut butter, maple syrup and fruit)
- Gluten-free crackers
- Nut butters
- Gluten-free granola
- Gluten-free energy bars (perfect for a pre-workout snack)
- Fruits (my favourite to keep at work are green apples)
- Veggies and hummus
- Lots of tea
A few of my current go-to’s (I took the pics in my office):
I love Rise Kombucha, particularly the green one, which is mint and chlorophyl. It is refreshing but definitely does not fit in the budget category at all at around $4 a bottle and $9 for a larger bottle. I love the taste, it’s refreshing and I find it is good for calming an upset stomach after a getting gluten poisoned.
Luna bars are now gluten-free and are a great snack to keep in your purse/bag or desk for when you are starving. Half a bar is great for a pre-workout snack. I love the Nutz Over Chocolate flavour.
Bakery on Main Granola
I like to buy this granola when it’s on sale and keep it in my desk. My favourite is the Nutty Cranberry Maple. It goes great with yogurt and is also good on its own.
What are some of your favourite gluten-free snacks?