Healthy Grab-and-Go Gluten-Free Snacks

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

Have you munched on veggies and hummus all week? What a virtuous snacker, you are. But if your taste buds start yawning, there are plenty of other healthy, grab-and-go options to try. I’ve rounded up a batch of my favorite midday snacks, all of which are gluten free and made with simple, recognizable ingredients. None of them, however, feature carrot sticks or pureed chickpeas.  

These are all non-perishable, wholesome snacks that you can feel good about eating simply because of their simple ingredients.


Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips
A little sweet and a little salty. The main ingredient is corn, but they’re flavored with real, whole sweet potatoes.

Beanitos Nacho Cheese White Bean Chips
Are you a Dorito junkie? You’ll love these, so much you will hide them and not share a single chip with anyone. Be prepared for the best healthy chips on the planet.

Kettle Foods Baked Real Sliced Potatoes – Sea Salt
Three ingredients. That’s it. What more could you want in a classic potato chip?


Zing Bars – Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
These Zing Bars are soft and chewy. This flavor is so perfect for peanut butter lovers!

Pamela’s  Whenever Bars – Oat Raisin Walnut Spice
When you can’t decide between a snack and dessert, try these wheat free, non-dairy bars. It’s just like eating a fresh-baked cookie.

Udi’s Soft n’ Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Even without gluten, Udi’s granola bars manage to mimic the traditional oaty brand we all ate as kids.

Simple Squares Organic Snack Bar – Coconut
The combination of cashews, coconut and honey is delicious. Another short and sweet ingredient list!

Squarebar Organic Protein Bar – Cocoa Coconut
These may be the cleanest protein bars around, but they’re also the sweetest. Eat half a bar for dessert – you’ll be plenty satisfied!

KIND Nuts & Spices – Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt
It’s a snack bar with only 5 grams of sugar, but the rich, sweet-and-salty flavor could stand in for dessert.

Trail mixes

Enjoy Life Not Nuts! Seed and Fruit Mix – Mountain Mambo
Packets of trail mix, which is perfect for your purse or noshing throughout the day. Good for kids’ lunchboxes.

Woodstock Cascade Trail Mix
The pineapple and papaya are a unique trail mix combo. I just throw in a few dark chocolate chips, because I can’t enjoy trail mix without chocolate.