Luckily, a life without gluten doesn’t mean a life without snacks. There are approximately 3 billion gluten-free options to choose from, but how do you narrow them down to the most munchable? Easy: We trolled Amazon to find the 20 best gluten-free snacks you can buy.
The 20 Best Gluten-Free Snacks You Can Buy on Amazon
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1. Flackers Organic Flax Seed Crackers
They’re hearty enough to withstand dipping (in hummus or guac, your choice), and the ingredient list has just five items instead of a bunch of things you can’t pronounce. They’re high in fiber, protein and omega-3s, as well as easy to digest thanks to early germination of the flax seeds. While we’re partial to rosemary, you can’t go wrong with the sea salt, dill, tomato basil, savory and cinnamon currant varieties either. Serve them on a cheese board, dip them in hummus, swap them in for tortilla chips the next time you make guac or snack on them solo.
2. Kind Bars
Nothing against regular granola bars, but we’re over the ate-one-and-still-hungry situation. A nut-filled bar, on the other hand, will tide us over until dinnertime. Each gluten-free, non-GMO bar contains a modest 5 grams of sugar, along with 6 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber that are sure to keep you satisfied. Have one for breakfast or keep one in your purse whenever you're feeling peckish on the go. Give the Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt variety a whirl—you won’t be disappointed.
3. Annie’s Gluten-free Cocoa And Vanilla Bunny Cookies
Nope, these cuties aren’t just for the under-2 set. They’re made with rice and corn flours and without high fructose corn syrup, synthetic preservatives or artificial flavors. Plus, they’re adorable. While the bunnies have 1 gram of protein per serving, they also have 8 grams of sugar, which are sure to pull you right out of that 3-o'clock slump.
4. Mary’s Gone Crackers Herb Crackers
Don’t take it from just us: These crunchy guys have a cult following. PureWow fashion director Dena Silver says, “These hyper-healthy crackers (packed with brown rice, flax and 100 percent whole grains) taste anything but that. They’ve got just the right mix of spices to avoid being bland and offer the satisfying crunch you’re craving at 3 p.m.” There's 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving, so we love having them on our morning or evening commute to hold us over until mealtime.
5. Peeled Snacks Gently Dried Organic Mango
With only one ingredient listed on the package (mango), this is a gluten-free snack you can feel good about eating. While mango, like most fruit, has high natural sugar content, it's also packed with iron, potassium and vitamins A and C. We like that they're chewy but don’t stick to your teeth, and we like them even more when we sprinkle them with a bit of cayenne. But if you want to save yourself the work, we'd suggest adding the chili mango flavor to your cart.
6. The Good Bean Dried Chickpeas, Six-flavor Variety Pack
Crispy, crunchy dried chickpeas are a no-brainer snack. They’re satisfying to munch on and full of satiating protein. Chickpeas are naturally pretty low in fat, but we're really excited about the fiber in these little guys: One ounce boasts a whopping 20 percent of your daily recommended fiber. We can’t decide on just one of the six flavors, so we’re springing for the variety pack (hummus, barbecue, cinnamon, sea salt, chili lime and Thai coconut).
7. Angie’s Boomchickapop Sweet And Salty Kettle Corn
We like our snacks sweet but not too sweet, and this kettle corn fits the bill. Plus, a two-cup serving clocks in at just 140 calories. Chalk the tasty coating up to real cane sugar and sea salt. Of course, popcorn is naturally whole-grain and vegan—and this one's made with non-GMO kernels to boot.
8. Dang Toasted Coconut Chips, Variety Pack
What’ll it be? Original, salted caramel, salted chocolate or lightly salted? Or how about all four? We'll honestly eat these toasted Thai coconut shreds however they come. The non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan snack boasts zero preservatives and half the sugar of apple chips. Add them to a yogurt, smoothie or açaí bowl for extra crunch. (They’re also delicious sprinkled on ice cream...just saying.)
9. Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar
Real aged cheddar? Check. Baked and not fried? Double check. Made from gluten-free puffed rice and corn? Yep, we’re ordering two cases of this stuff. Just be warned: It's really tough not to inhale the whole bag in one sitting. On the plus side, this snack is pretty low in fat and calories, plus has 2 grams of protein in every one-ounce serving.
10. Snyder’s Of Hanover Gluten-free Pretzel Sticks
Not all gluten-free pretzels are created equal. These have a crispy texture and just enough salt, so they’re our top choice for dipping into peanut butter or eating straight from the bag. Instead of traditional wheat flour, these pretzels are made from corn, potato and tapioca starches. But they clock in about the same as regular pretzels in the calories and fat.
11. Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs
Is there anything the humble chickpea can’t do? We think not. One serving will fill you up with 6 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and 200 calories. Not only are these puffs gluten-free and low-sugar, but the company also gives back to local charities (a great excuse to breeze through another bag of the Nacho Vibes flavor, if we do say so ourselves).
12. Sahale Snacks Pomegranate Flavored Pistachios Glazed Mix
Roasted nuts don’t have to be boring. These are lightly glazed for a hint of sweetness that’s not cloying and tossed in a savory blend of lemon, pepper, pomegranate and Moroccan spices. The nuts also have stellar company in the form of pomegranate-flavored apple pieces and dried cherries. One serving has 5 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and 12 grams of healthy fats. We'd munch the mix straight from the bag, sprinkle it over ice cream or use it as a soup garnish.
13. Rhythm Superfoods Organic Kale Chips
Sure, you're a pro at making your own oven kale chips. But these are way less work (and just as delicious). Air-crisped instead of fried, this is the easiest way to eat your greens. Thanks to the powers of kale, one serving has a whopping 110 percent of your daily vitamin K, as well as a quarter of your daily vitamin A. The chips also have 5 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and very little sugar. It doesn’t hurt that they’re sprinkled with tahini, lemon and salt either—yum.
14. Tate’s Bake Shop Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fact: When you're craving a cookie, nothing else will do. For those times, know that Tate’s makes gluten-free versions of their signature crispy cookies that taste just as good as the real thing. Rice flour puts the cookies on your diet, but the chocolate chips and buttery texture are the real stars. Dunk them in milk (duh) or use them to make mini ice cream sandwiches.
15. Harvest Snaps Green Pea Snack Crisps
If we’re being honest, these had us at wasabi ranch, but the crunchy texture is a close second. Made mostly from green peas and rice, these lil' guys are packed with fiber, protein and even some calcium, iron and potassium. One serving has just under 5 grams of fat and 0 grams of sugar. BRB, we just gave ourselves permission to eat the whole bag.
16. Annie Chun’s Baked Gochujang Seaweed Crisps
We know that seaweed snacks can be hit or miss, but we promise these don’t taste like an aquarium. They're a crunchy combination of roasted seaweed and baked brown rice chips. The dusting of gochujang (a fermented Korean chili paste) is spicy, sweet and funky all at once. (Read: You’ll want seconds.) These vegan, cholesterol-free crisps have a measly 80 calories and 2 grams of fat per serving. Turn to them anytime you'd have a potato or tortilla chip, or crumble them over a rice bowl.
17. Quaker Lightly Salted Rice Cakes
What can we say? They’re a classic for a reason. Each cake has 35 calories and 1 gram of protein, meaning you can indulge in however many you want guilt-free. Slather one in peanut butter, drizzle on some honey (or keep it old school with jelly or jam), top with flaky salt and your afternoon just got *that much* better. You can also use rice cakes in place of rolls or bread—GF sandwiches here we come.
18. Lance Gluten-free Bite-size Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
Remember your all-time favorite car snack as a kid? Yep, there’s a gluten-free version. Each 130-calorie serving has a modest amount of protein, fiber, fat and sugar. The sammies are free of high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oil and artificial colors and preservatives. P.S., yes, they do make gluten-free cheddar cheese sandwiches too.
19. Pamela’s Mission Fig Figgies And Jammies
We can’t stop saying “Figgies and Jammies,” and that’s reason enough to buy them in our book. They're free of artificial flavors, corn syrup, egg and cholesterol, made mostly from rice flour and tapioca starch. Figs are naturally high in sugar, so each bar clocks in at 11 grams—but on the plus side, they're larger in size than the big-brand fig cookies you're used to. They also come in blueberry and fig or raspberry and fig if you want to get fancy, but Mission Fig has our heart.
20. Enjoy Life Soft-baked Snickerdoodle Cookies
Careful where you store the box: We have a feeling your kids could do a number on these cookies in a few minutes flat. These vegan snickerdoodles are made with brown rice, sorghum and buckwheat flours, plus are free of soy, dairy, nuts and gluten. Two cookies have only 4 grams of fat at 120 calories, as well as 1 gram each of protein and fiber.