20 Healthy Gluten Free Snack Ideas and an Easy Recipe

A list of clean eating snacks that are satisfying with all natural ingredients, no refined sugar and no preservatives. And, they won't sabotage your healthy eating habits. Click the image for the list and the Fruit and Nut Parfait recipe.

I’m a snacker and lets face it, snacking can make or break your healthy eating habits if you’re not careful. Many of the store bought pre-made snacks are full of ingredients and preservatives you can’t even pronounce.

Here’s a list of clean eating snacks that are satisfying with all natural ingredients, no refined sugar and no preservatives. And, they won’t sabotage your healthy eating habits.

Yogurt and berries. One of my favorite snacks is plain yogurt with 1 scoop Skoop B-Strong and strawberries or blueberries. Sprinkle with ground flax for a nutritious boost.

Crustless apple pie. Cut up an apple into a small bowl, sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Microwave for 2-3 minutes. Top with yogurt. You won’t even miss the crust.

Kale chips. Drizzle kale with olive oil, sea salt and [optional] paprika. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Oatmeal Snack – Overnight oats aren’t just for breakfast. Try this slightly smaller snack size for a healthy afternoon treat, Double Chocolate Oatmeal Snack.

Green smoothie. Blend your favorite fruit, yogurt, almond milk, protein powder and ice for a refreshing and delicious snack. I enjoy this particularly after hot yoga. In honor of the coming arrival of spring, try this Flavors of Spring Green Smoothie.

Nut butter apple slices. Slice up an apple into thin pieces then spread a little bit of nut butter over each slice. Sprinkle with cinnamon (don’t skip this step). Also try sprinkling a tablespoon of ground flaxseed on top for an omega-3 fatty acids boost.

Ants on a log. Fill celery sticks with your favorite nut butter and top with raisins or goji berries.

Homemade muesli Another snack that tastes better [and is healthier] when it’s homemade. Fruit and nut muesli makes a great yogurt topping.

Handful of nuts. Raw unsalted nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats and protein to fill you up.

Plain Yogurt. Greek yogurt can be made into so many delicious snacks. Make a savory dip and serve with raw veggies or add vanilla protein powder and serve with apples or strawberries. Be careful to avoid the high sugar found in flavored yogurts.

Chia pudding Combine the flavors of chocolate and strawberry for a wonderful snack that’s full of nutrients.

Boiled eggs. Eggs are packed with vitamins. Cut them into small slices and sprinkle some sea salt and pepper for a quick and easy high protein snack.

Gluten free rice cakes.  Try avocado, garlic, sea salt and pepper, nut butter and banana or hummus and cherry tomatoes.

Homemade granola/protein bars. Homemade bars are so much better than store bought. Easy to make using your favorite ingredients. Try No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Squares or Nourishing Nut and Seed Bars.

Roasted chickpeas. Chickpeas are rich in protein and fiber to keep you full, as well as manganese and iron for an energy boost.

Healthy muffins. Yes, muffins can be healthy. Perfect for weekend batch cooking for a grab and go snack during the week. Loving this gluten-free Easy To Make Banana Walnut Muffins served warm. They’re made with healthy oat bran and they’re free of refined sugars.

Steamed edamame with salt Steam and top with a little sea salt. Snacking doesn’t get any better than this. Incredible taste and packed with nutritional benefits.

Healthy ice cream Healthy ice cream. I kid you not. Try this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream made with a frozen banana. The flavor options are endless and you can easily add a protein boost.

Hummus and Veggies – I prefer homemade hummus made traditionally or for a little variety made with sweet potatoes.

Fruit and Nut Parfait recipe + a list of clean eating snacks that are satisfying with all natural ingredients, no refined sugar and no preservatives. And, they won't sabotage your healthy eating habits. Click the image for the list and the recipe.

One of my all time favorite go-to snacks. I [may] have even been known to eat this for dinner. And the best part, cherry season will be here soon.

Healthy Fruit and Nut Parfait Snack

Yield: 1 serving

Healthy Fruit and Nut Parfait Snack

A delicious snack that is satisfying and full of nutrients. The perfect snack using seasonal fruits at their best. Gluten - Free - Vegetarian - Snack - Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon protein powder (I use Skoop B-Strong)
  • 1/2 cup cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine the protein powder and the greek yogurt, mix well.
  2. Top with cherries, strawberries and walnuts.
  3. Enjoy!

Notes

The amount of protein powder varies depending on the type of protein powder used.

Try any combination of your favorite fruits.

I would love to chat:

What are your favorite homemade snacks? Are you a snacker or more of meal person?

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39 Comments

  1. I can’t wait to try these recipes! They look delicious and healthy! Two of my requirements 😉

  2. I have been gluten free for almost 10 years and yes! to the ants on a log, and rice cakes – there are so many other good ideas here that I’ll be coming back to check when I’m in a snacking mood 🙂

  3. Some of our favorites are on your list! But the healthy ice cream is a new one for me – need to check that out!

  4. I love all of these snacks. They are all great ways to eat, feel full and not bloated, best of all they are all healthy snacks! I so agree, homemade ingredients are so much better than store made with all the preservatives

  5. I have a good friend who follows a strict gluten-free diet. I am going to share these snack ideas with her so she can add them to her weekly meal planning.

  6. These look not just delicious but also something we all must strive to consciously add in our diets. I enjoy your recipes and posts because they have a unique twist to them and they’re enjoyable and informative at the same time ! Thanks for sharing

  7. Time for a snack, that made me hungry! lol! I tend to be a snacker. I like to make protein balls and have them in the freezer so I can grab one when I need a little something.

  8. what a great little recipe that I will have to try. I love a lot of your list already but recently started eating these GF rice cakes that I LOVE and am having a moment with them 😉

  9. Yum! These look like great options! My kids love muesli and kale chips, which makes me happy because I also love them 🙂

  10. Honestly this is such a generic post , I feel I’ve read 500 times .

  11. Nice ideas here. I usually go to an apple with almond butter for a snack, or a handful of almonds and dates. I also like frozen fruit blended with coconut milk – I can’t do dairy.

  12. One of my all time favorite snacks is yogurt with fruit. Because of my Rheumatoid Arthritis, I’ve been trying a gluten free and dairy free diet. Giving up my beloved yogurt has been almost as hard as ice cream! I’ve become addicted to all kinds of hummus and trail mix though and some relief from pain, stiffness and fatigue helps me stick to the diet. Thanks for sharing these GF snacks, I really need to make my own meusli,

  13. i love love love snacks! you know this. And parfait looks perfect. adding a little protein boost is genius. Pinned!

  14. Love all your gluten free recipes! Why didn’t we know so much about gluten before?
    Some time ago, when I just arrived at HongKong, I headed to eat something. Everything was in Chinese, waiters only spoke Chinese and everything was so chaotic. So I just pointed at something – I really needed to eat, and I got glutenous rice! Can you imagine?

  15. Fruit and yogurt is my go-to snack. I also enjoy veggies with hummus.

  16. you have listed some of my favorite snacks here! My girls and I go nuts over edamame – such a delicious snack!

  17. I am so making that crustless apple pie! It sounds so super amazing!

  18. I love good snack ideas. I have been meaning to try kale chips. I think it’s about time to do it!

  19. Luckily I don’t need to avoid gluten, but yogurt and smoothies are some of my favorite mid-day snacks! Or shoot, I’ll snack all day!

  20. omg… are kale chips really only 10 mins in the oven….. ???? #daymaker! And the crustless apple pie sounds divine! Thanks for sharing!

  21. My friend is a celiac and sometimes it can be difficult to find her food when we go out. I like the sound of the crustless apple pie!

  22. Such great ideas! Love the green smoothie after hot yoga idea. Sounds so refreshing! Now I want one! Off to make one now! haha

  23. Greek or Icelandic yogurt and fruit is my favorite snack! I haven’t had ants on a log in a long time, but that’s a great snack to get some extra veggies in while still satiating that 3 pm sweet tooth.

  24. I love snacking!!! These sound like I need them…especially the crustless apple pie!

  25. Looks so good! I’ve been on a healthy kick lately so this looks awesome.

  26. I just switched my diet to be gluten-free, and I’ve been looking for delicious snacks. These all sound great! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  27. Pinning this! We haven’t seen fresh cherries hit the shelves here in our neck of the woods yet.
    Can’t wait until we have a larder selection of fruits and veggies to choose from!

  28. My favorite gf snacks… def roasted butternut squash with cinnamon or chicken hunks dipped in hummus! MMMMM 🙂

  29. I”m not much of a snacker, but when I’m hungry in the middle of the day, I go for a handful of nuts or sometimes–chocolate. That would be a work. Sometimes I need a mood lifter! LOL!

  30. these are fantastic ideas! two of my favorites are the nut butters with apples and the yogurt with berries! and hardboiled eggs are perfect to take to work!

  31. I cannot wait until we get our fridge at work–I miss my greek yogurts! I’m a popcorn addict as well.

  32. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I have been trying to cut back on gluten in our house, so I am going to try a couple of the snacks you have here 🙂

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