10 Gluten-Free Snacks for Your Needs

To say that being diagnosed with celiac disease earlier this year has completely turned my life upside down would be an understatement. I soon had to cut gluten – and thus some of my favorite foods – out of my life forever.

While I’m frustrated that I’m no longer free to eat whatever I want (now I have to be diligent about reading ingredient labels), I’ve found some seriously delicious snacks to fill the cookie and cookie-filled hole in my stomach.

More than 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, a serious autoimmune disorder that can cause gut damage if left untreated, so sticking to a gluten-free diet is a must. May is Celiac Awareness Month, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite gluten-free snacks these days.
One tip: To avoid potential cross-contamination, check the labels for gluten-free certification to ensure that any snacks you purchase are not processed in a shared facility.

Here are the best gluten-free snacks to enjoy chewing on this Celiac Awareness Month and beyond.

Siete Sea Salt Gluten-Free Tortilla Chips
When I first heard about these gluten-free nachos, Gwyneth Paltrow revealed they were her favorite snack on the red carpet at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards. My favorite flavor is sea salt, which I pair with homemade guacamole or use to make nachos.Siete’s products are free of gluten, corn, dairy and soy, all of which are common food allergens, and are made with cassava and coconut flour and ground chia seeds instead.

Real food from the ground up with cauliflower pretzels
I’m here for the popularity of cauliflower over the past few years, and I’ve loved everything from cauliflower pizza to cauliflower buffalo wings since I was diagnosed with celiac disease. When I want something crunchy and salty, I go for these pretzels, which are made with a mixture of cauliflower and cassava.

Simple Mills Rosemary and Sea Salt Almond Flour Cookies
I have a few boxes of these cookies stashed away in my kitchen cupboard because they are so quick to eat in my house – my partner, who is gluten free, loves them as much as I do. They are made from a blend of almond flour, sunflower seeds and flax seeds and contain three grams of protein per serving. They are great on their own, but even better when paired with your favorite cheese.

Enjoy life with lentil slices.
These lentil chips are super light and airy – if I hadn’t been paying attention to myself, I could have eaten an entire bag in one sitting. In addition to being certified as gluten-free, these chips are also vegan and halal certified. My favorite way to eat them is with homemade baba ganoush.

Little Villains Organic Popcorn Himalayan Golden Flakes
This gluten-free, vegan popcorn is addictive. It’s made with butter-flavored coconut oil and Himalayan salt for a light, fluffy texture. Personally, I think it tastes better than movie theater popcorn – and it’s healthier. (Here are the best alternatives to gluten-free pasta)

Sahale Snacks Honey Almond Syrup Mix
I love both sweet and savory flavors equally, and this certified gluten-free nut mix satisfies both. Toasted almonds, Madagascar vanilla beans, cranberries, sea salt, honey and sesame seeds complement each crunchy bite perfectly.

Nut snack straw pear mixture
Think of it as an adult version of a fruit roll. The red apples, pears and dried strawberries are chewy and sweet (but not overpowering). In addition, because the fruit is dried with the skin, each piece is rich in cellulose, a must for a healthy gut.

Pure Elizabethan vanilla almond butter + MCT oil, grain-free oatmeal.
I like to add a lot of this oatmeal to Greek yogurt for a filling breakfast. Certified gluten-free and paleo and keto-friendly oatmeal is a blend of organic chia seeds, coconut flakes and MCT oil sweetened with coconut sugar. (I don’t blame you if you decide to eat straight from the bag).

Good Girl Cookies Gluten Free Birthday Cake
Take a bite of these cookies and I guarantee you’ll forget that Oreo cookies exist. This brand of birthday cake cookies tastes great, and it’s another snack that keeps my kitchen cupboards stocked up with snacks I can’t get any more quickly. In addition to being certified gluten-free, these cookies are peanut and egg free.

Tate’s Bake Shop Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies
If you love crunchy cookies as much as I do, then try these gluten-free cookies. They’re a little sweet, a little spicy, and all-out irresistible.