35+ Best Gluten Free Snacks: A Dietitian’s Ultimate Guide 

Finding tasty, gluten-free snacks can be a challenge, whether you’re managing celiac disease, gluten intolerance or choosing follow a gluten-free diet for other health reasons. Luckily there are so many great options these days, and I’ve curated a list of the best gluten-free snacks right here for you!

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I’ve organized the snacks by salty and crunchy, sweet, protein bars, kid-friendly snacks, and a list of naturally gluten-free snack ideas too to make your grocery shopping easier. You’re in the right place, so let’s dive in!

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Gluten-free crackers + crunchy salty snacks

Let’s start with salty, crunchy, and savory snacks – here are some of favorite gluten-free crackers, pretzels, and all things savory. You can find most of these in grocery stores or online. Disclaimer: Brands sometimes change their product recipes, so always always double check the ingredients!

  1. Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers
    • These gluten-free crackers from Simple Mills are so tasty and made with almond flour and a blend of seeds. They’re perfect for pairing with your favorite cheese or enjoying on their own. Each serving has 2 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein, too!
    • Buy on Amazon
  2. Blue Diamond Almonds Nut-Thins
    • Blue Diamond Almonds Nut-Thins are a fantastic gluten-free cracker option, combining the goodness of almonds with a crispy, satisfying texture. I also like that they have 3g of protein per serving.
    • Buy on Amazon
  3. Snyder’s of Hanover Gluten-Free Pretzels
    • If you’re missing your favorite crunchy pretzels, Snyder’s of Hanover offers delicious gluten-free pretzels. These pretzels have the perfect crunch and salty flavor. Enjoy them straight out of the bag or with your favorite dip. They even have a yummy honey mustard & onion flavor!
    • Buy on Amazon
  4. FitJoy Gluten Free Pretzels
    • Another great pretzel option is FitJoy. Along with being gluten free, they’re nut free, corn free, soy free, dairy free. They’re super tasty and have fun flavor options too.
    • Buy on Amazon
  5. Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers
    • These crackers are crafted with a blend of sesame, quinoa, flax, and amaranth seeds, making them both crunchy and nutrient-dense. They offer a satisfying texture and a rich, artisanal flavor that complements a variety of dips and spreads. Each serving has 2 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein.
    • Buy on Amazon
  6. Mary’s Gone Crackers Originals
    • If you’re looking for a more nutrient-dense ingredient list, these are made with organic, whole-food ingredients like brown rice, quinoa, flax seeds, and sesame seeds, offering a wholesome and delicious snacking experience. Each serving has 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein!
    • Buy on Amazon
  7. Bada Bean Bada Boom Crunch Broad Beans
    • These crunchy broad beans are seasoned to perfection and have a satisfying crunch in every bite. They’re high in protein and fiber, making them a great option for a healthy, on-the-go filling snack. One serving has an impressive 4 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.
    • Buy on Amazon
  8. Boom Chicka Pop Popcorn
    • Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Popcorn is a gluten-free, whole-grain snack that’s perfect for movie nights or whenever you crave something salty and crunchy. You’ll also get a couple grams of fiber and protein per serving!
    • Buy on Amazon
  9. Siete Family Foods Potato Chips
    • Siete is one of my favorite brands because their products are so yummy and they have tons of gluten-free options. Their sea salt & vinegar with serrano potato chips are an absolute must try!
    • Buy on Amazon
  10. Lesser Evil Power Curls
    • These cheese curl-inspired snacks a great gluten-free snack choice, particularly for those looking for healthier alternatives to traditional snacks. They’re made with simple ingredients and baked to be light and crispy. And I love that they have 6 grams of protein per serving! 
    • Buy on Amazon
  11. The Only Bean Edamame Beans
    • The Only Bean Edamame Beans are made from organic, non-GMO edamame and are roasted to perfection, giving them a crunchy texture that’s incredibly satisfying. They come in fun flavors too like Sriracha and Buffalo. One serving has 11 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber!
  12. HIPPEAS Organic Chickpea Puffs
    • HIPPEAS Organic Chickpea Puffs are a fantastic gluten-free snack option that brings a cheesy flavor and crunchy texture, similar to cheese curls. These puffs are gluten free and vegan and have 2 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein per serving. They come in a variety of flavors, including Vegan White Cheddar. 
    • Buy on Amazon
  13. Vermont Beef & Pork Sticks
    • These beef & pork sticks are a great convenient packaged protein option and they’re gluten-free too! They don’t use any artificial colors, preservatives or flavors and they’re also free from milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy and sesame. You can expect 6 grams of protein per stick.
    • Buy on Amazon
  14. The Good Bean Crunchy Chickpeas
    • Another favorite is The Good Bean roasted chickpeas. They’re perfectly crunchy and come in several delicious flavors. I love these single packs that have 8 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per serving!
    • Buy on Amazon
  15. Off The Eaten Path Veggie Crisps
    • A lot of “veggie chips” don’t live up to their nutritious name, but these chickpea veggie crisps are truly nutrient-dense. A 1.25-oz. serving has 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber from whole food ingredients like chickpeas, peas and purple sweet potato.
    • Buy on Amazon
  16. Love Corn Crunchy Corn
    • Another one of my favorite salty gluten-free snacks is Love Corn. They’re the perfect amount of salty and crunchy, made with super simple ingredients and come in several flavors like sea salt, salt & vinegar, BBQ, and hot & spicy.
    • Buy on Amazon
  17. Quinn Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets
    • These pretzel nuggets are filled with creamy, rich peanut butter, creating a perfect balance of sweet and salty in every bite. Quinn Gluten-Free Peanut Butter-Filled Pretzel Nuggets are sure to become a favorite for both kids and adults alike.
    • Buy on Amazon
  18. Quaker Rice Crisps
    • These mini rice cakes come in several different flavors, are gluten-free and are perfect for throwing into your lunch box and pairing with some Greek yogurt or fruit.
    • Buy on Amazon
  19. Terra Plantain Chips
    • These crunchy salty plantain chips are one of my favorite snacks for enjoying as a chip alternative, or even using to dip into hummus.
    • Buy on Amazon

Gluten-free cookies, granola + sweet snacks

Calling everyone with a sweet tooth: this section of gluten-free alternatives is made for you!

  1. Simple Mills Sweet Thins
    • For those with a sweet tooth, Simple Mills Sweet Thins are a must-try. These gluten-free cookies are made with natural ingredients and come in delicious flavors like chocolate brownie.
    • Buy on Amazon
  2. Gluten-Free Oreos
    • These cookies taste super close to the original, with the same rich chocolate flavor and creamy filling, they’re made with gluten-free ingredients. Whether you enjoy them with a glass of milk or crumble them into your Greek yogurt, Gluten-Free Oreos are a delicious option!
    • Buy on Amazon
  3. Siete Grain-Free Cookies
    • For a gluten-free cookie with a touch of Mexican flair, try Siete Grain-Free Cookies. There’s several varieties including chocolate chip cookies, Mexican Shortbread and Mexican Wedding. They’re made with wholesome ingredients like almond flour and chickpea flour and perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.
    • Buy on Amazon
  4. Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola
    • Made with wholesome ingredients such as quinoa, amaranth, and coconut sugar, this granola is not only nutritious but also delicious. It’s perfect for topping your yogurt, adding to smoothies, or simply enjoying by the handful as a snack.
    • Buy on Amazon
  5. Safe + Fair Granola
    • This granola is not only gluten-free but also free from the top 8 allergens. With mouth-watering flavors such as Birthday Cake, Honeycrisp Apple Pie, and Blueberry Cinnamon, there’s a variety to please every taste bud. Perfect for breakfast, a yogurt topper, or a handy snack.
    • Buy on Amazon
  6. Sweet Loren’s Cookie Dough
    • These cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, but you’d never know. They’re SO yummy. With classic flavors like Chocolate Chunk and Fudgy Brownie, Loren’s cookie dough is found in the refrigerated section of your local grocery store; bake and enjoy!
    • Buy at Whole Foods

Gluten-free protein bars

I always recommend using whole foods first, but sometimes life happens and protein bars are a necessity. These are my top choices for protein bars that are also gluten-free. 

  1. Built Bars
    • Built Bars are known for their unique chewy texture and wide variety of flavors, making them a standout option in the protein bar market. Each bar is high in protein and low in sugar, plus they have a huge flavor range. Most of the bars have around 17-19 grams of protein.
    • Buy on Amazon
  2. Misfits Protein Bars
    • Fans of this protein bar say they taste like a candy bar, but they’re low in sugar and high in protein- yum! They’re both vegan and gluten-free and have about 15g of protein per bar.
    • Buy on Amazon
  3. RXBAR Bars
    • Made with clean, simple ingredients like egg whites, nuts, and dates, RXBARs are a great gluten-free option with about 12g of protein per bar. They come in a variety of flavors including Chocolate Sea Salt, Blueberry, and Peanut Butter.
    • Buy on Amazon
  4. Aloha Protein Bars
    • Aloha Protein Bars are crafted with a focus on organic, whole-food ingredients. Each one is packed with plant-based protein and comes in flavors like Vanilla Almond Crunch and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip.
    • Buy on Amazon
  5. IQ Bars
    • IQ bars are another popular gluten-free protein option with about 12 grams of protein per bar. They’re made with plant-based protein, vegan, gluten-free, and high in fiber too!
    • Buy on Amazon

Gluten-free snacks for kids

Most of the snacks on our list are perfectly great choices for adults and kiddos of all ages, but we have a few more snack ideas that are a little more kid-friendly!

  1. Dino Bars
    • Dino Bars are a delightful, nutritious snack perfect for kids and adults alike. These fruit and veggie bars are not only organic but also free from the top 8 allergens. With fun flavors like Blueberry & Pear, Strawberry & Banana, and Mango & Oat, Dino Bars pack a punch of wholesome ingredients in each bite. Each bar is wrapped in edible paper, so your kiddo’s tiny fingers don’t get messy!
    • Buy on Amazon
  2. GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce Pouches
    • These fruit pouches offer a convenient and delish way to enjoy fruit on the go. They’re filled with 100% fruit, gluten-free, and have no added sugars. Perfect for lunch boxes, afternoon snacks, or a quick bite during busy days, these pouches are designed for easy, mess-free snacking. 
    • Buy on Amazon
  3. Made Good Granola Bars
    • The Made Good brand is known for making allergy-friendly treats, and their granola bars are free from the top allergens, including wheat and gluten. Their chocolate drizzled bars are especially kid-friendly and fun.
    • Buy on Amazon
  4. Rule Breaker Snack Bars
    • These snack bars are a fun gluten-free treat made with wholesome ingredients and pack a few grams of fiber per bar, too. They come in fun varieties like deep chocolate brownie and birthday cake- yum!
    • Buy on Amazon
  5. Partake Cookies
    • These cookies are not only gluten-free but also free from the top 9 allergens, making them a great option for kids and school lunches. Flavor options include Chocolate Chip, Birthday Cake, and Carrot Cake.
    • Buy on Amazon
  6. Freeze-Dried Strawberries
    • One of my favorite healthy kid-friendly snacks is freeze-dried fruit! It has everything you love about fruit (including being gluten-free) but it’s pantry-friendly, travel-friendly, and deliciously crunchy.
    • Buy on Amazon
  7. Harvest Snaps
    • These Harvest Snaps are perfect for kids too because they’re crunchy and crispy like chips, but they’re made with wholesome ingredients like lentils and green peas. Each serving has about 4 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein.
    • Buy on Amazon

And don’t forget, there are lots of great naturally gluten-free snacks for kids, like:

  • Apple or banana with peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • Berries
  • Oranges and clementines
  • Peaches, pears and nectarines
  • Sliced veggies
  • Cheese sticks and string cheese
  • Homemade fruit smoothies
  • Yogurt
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Deli meat
A chart of naturally gluten-free foods for snacks.

Naturally gluten-free snacks

Now that we’ve dove into my favorite gluten-free snack products, don’t forget that there’s a long list of naturally gluten-free snacks that you can add to your snack box.

Disclaimer: if any food product is packaged or processed in any way (ex: yogurt, flavored nuts), always check the ingredients to make sure they haven’t added any sneak sources of gluten.

  • Fruit
    • All, including apples, bananas, oranges, clementines, grapes, pears, peaches, plums, berries, melon, kiwis, mango, and avocado (yes, it’s a fruit!).
  • Vegetables
    • All, including carrot sticks or carrot chips, snow peas, sliced baby bell peppers, broccoli, cherry tomatoes and cauliflower.
  • Dairy
    • My favorites for snacks are Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese sticks, string cheese, sliced cheese.
  • Nuts and seeds
    • Almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and nut butters like almond butter and peanut butter are all naturally gluten-free.
  • Meat, fish and eggs
    • Grilled chicken, tuna fish and hard boiled egg make great additions to your snack plates. Deli meat is often a great option too, just double-check the ingredients.
  • Beans
    • Beans are naturally gluten-free, as are many brands of hummus. Just check the package before you buy, or make your own.
  • Soy foods
    • Soy-based products like tofu, tempeh, edamame and dried soy beans are naturally gluten-free because soy is gluten-free. Since many soy products are flavored and processed, it’s super important to always check the labels to ensure they haven’t added any gluten.
  • Popcorn, corn chips + potato chips
    • Most popcorn, corn chips and potato chips are gluten-free! Always check the label, but there are tons of options that are naturally gluten-free (I have some of my favorites in the list of salty snacks).

Naturally gluten-free snack combos

Gluten-free products can get pricey! Here are some of my favorite snack combinations that are naturally gluten-free!

  1. Apple + peanut butter
  2. Greek yogurt + berries
  3. Cottage cheese + pineapple
  4. Sliced veggies + hummus
  5. Sliced veggies + cottage cheese ranch
  6. Bell peppers stuffed with tuna salad or egg salad
  7. Grapes + cheese stick
  8. Dried edamame + almonds
  9. Sliced apples + Greek yogurt cookie dough dip
  10. Strawberries + cheesecake fluff
  11. Banana with almond butter
  12. Sliced veggies + guacamole
  13. Cucumbers + cottage cheese (and bagel seasoning!)
  14. Sliced turkey + cheese roll ups
  15. Popcorn + pistachios

Incorporating naturally gluten-free foods into your snacking routine saves you money at the grocery store and bonus- they’re all great snack ideas that are beneficial to eat more of anyway.

A list of 20 gluten-free snack ideas.

Homemade gluten-free snacks

If you’re in the mood to make some homemade gluten-free snacks and treats, check out some of the recipes on my site!

Sweet snacks gluten-free snack recipes

Salty + savory gluten-free snack recipes

That’s a wrap!

Whether you’re new to the gluten-free world or a gluten-free pro, I hope this list helps you to see how diverse your snacking options can be even when you have some restrictions!

Did we miss your favorite gluten-free snack? Comment below with your suggestions to add to this ever-growing list.

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