Summary

The possibilities are endless for delicious gluten-free snacks. To get you started, here are six ideas for inspiration.

Gluten-free snacks are not only delicious and easy to make yourself, but they are also becoming more prevalent in snack aisles. By using substitutes and alternative products, it’s not difficult to create gluten-free snacks that are fulfilling and tasty. 

Gluten sensitivity and gluten allergy arise from multiple different autoimmune disorders, and for some, gluten-free diets are the only options. Thankfully, gluten-free doesn’t have to mean boring or difficult to make. 

Here are six different gluten-free snacks that you can enjoy at any time of the day to give you a little boost of energy. 

1. Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Energy balls are one of the best ways to get a boost of energy in a small, delicious bite. The great thing about this recipe is that all the ingredients are simple pantry items that you might have in your pantry already. And it’s easy to substitute ingredients, for instance, if you don’t have cashew butter, peanut butter is fine to use. 

You then can snack on them throughout the day and get a sweet treat, as well as some energy. You can change up the flavor variations based on what you like, so have fun with it. These energy balls do not last long, so if you're sharing, make sure you hide a couple for yourself in the refrigerator. 

2. Dolma Snack Plate from Thistle

The Dolma Snack Plate by Thistle offers a variety of different flavors that work together to create a deliciously cohesive snack. It’s fulfilling and it’s a little different from something you might whip up at home, which makes it worth trying out!

It consists of dolma, which is rice and onions, wrapped up in grape leaves, with olives, cucumbers, and a za’atar-spiced hummus on the side. It has 10 grams of protein which provide a delicious energy boost. This is an easy one to snack on while you work, and just might become one of your favorites.

3. Oatmeal with Fruit, Nuts & More

Oatmeal is often thought of just as a breakfast food, but it makes a great snack for any time of the day. Most oats are gluten-free, but are processed with foods with gluten, so make sure that you are buying certified gluten-free oats. 

Once you have those, make them into a nice oatmeal and add your favorite fresh and dried fruits and nuts into it. Granola or chocolate chips make a tasty addition as well. Top it off with maple syrup and cinnamon before diving in!

Oatmeal doesn’t take a long time to make, and it's relatively inexpensive. If you’re really short on time, you can make overnight oats. With so many options you can have a different combination every time. 

4. Tri-Color Pesto-Goat Cheese Dip by Thistle

This highly rated gluten-free snack by Thistle incorporates color and taste to create a well-rounded snack to pick you up throughout your day. This is a creamy tofu “goat” cheese dip that comes served with delicious pesto, bell peppers, and sundried tomatoes. This dip also includes gluten-free crackers that are made up of a variety of seeds to create a hearty little snack. 

Feeling ambitious, here’s our recipe for our Herbed Tofu “Goat Cheese”. It’s a customer favorite and is easy to make. 

You can almost never go wrong with a dip, especially with delicious veggies and gluten-free crackers, so take note of this dish! You might find yourself trying out similar plates later on when trying to recreate some of your favorite snacks.

5. Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

This is a simple and refreshing snack to make that takes limited time and limited resources (depending on if you’re sharing or not!). For this snack, all you need is tomatoes, either cherry tomatoes or plum tomatoes that you have diced, chopped basil, vegan mozzarella (we love the one from Miyoko’s), balsamic vinegar, oil, and some seasonings to add to the bright and flavorful taste. 

This is a very light snack that only takes 30 minutes to make. You can decide to refrigerate it to keep it colder and allow it to soak up more of the oil and vinegar, but it’s ready as soon as all the ingredients are in and it’s been mixed up. You can enjoy this with toasted gluten-free bread to add a bit of crunch. It’s delicious either way.

6. Chickpea Salad Snack by Thistle

This tasty and energizing snack by Thistle comes with olives, sliced cucumbers, a zesty chickpea salad, and gluten-free crackers made with corn flour, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds. 

This snack contains 11 grams of protein and is great for giving you an energy boost when you hit that midday slump. It’s a great addition to have with your lunch and anytime you want a satisfying snack. 

Easy Gluten-Free Eating with Thistle

If you are looking to become gluten-free and aren’t sure how to make the transition, we can make it easy. 

Thistle delivers plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free meals, snacks, and drinks to your doorstep so it’s easy and convenient for your busy life. This makes the transition easy since we do all the shopping, cooking, and prepping for these gluten-free meals and snacks. 

There are plenty of at-home recipes you can find on our blog to create your own gluten-free snacks. You’re bound to find some favorites among all the recipes we have. Share your favorite meals and recipes with our Facebook group


Sources:

Associated Autoimmune Diseases | Gluten Intolerance Group
The Gluten-Free Diet | Beyond Celiac

Health Benefits and Adverse Effects of a Gluten-Free Diet in Non–Celiac Disease Patients | NCBI


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Summary

The possibilities are endless for delicious gluten-free snacks. To get you started, here are six ideas for inspiration.

Gluten-free snacks are not only delicious and easy to make yourself, but they are also becoming more prevalent in snack aisles. By using substitutes and alternative products, it’s not difficult to create gluten-free snacks that are fulfilling and tasty. 

Gluten sensitivity and gluten allergy arise from multiple different autoimmune disorders, and for some, gluten-free diets are the only options. Thankfully, gluten-free doesn’t have to mean boring or difficult to make. 

Here are six different gluten-free snacks that you can enjoy at any time of the day to give you a little boost of energy. 

1. Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Energy balls are one of the best ways to get a boost of energy in a small, delicious bite. The great thing about this recipe is that all the ingredients are simple pantry items that you might have in your pantry already. And it’s easy to substitute ingredients, for instance, if you don’t have cashew butter, peanut butter is fine to use. 

You then can snack on them throughout the day and get a sweet treat, as well as some energy. You can change up the flavor variations based on what you like, so have fun with it. These energy balls do not last long, so if you're sharing, make sure you hide a couple for yourself in the refrigerator. 

2. Dolma Snack Plate from Thistle

The Dolma Snack Plate by Thistle offers a variety of different flavors that work together to create a deliciously cohesive snack. It’s fulfilling and it’s a little different from something you might whip up at home, which makes it worth trying out!

It consists of dolma, which is rice and onions, wrapped up in grape leaves, with olives, cucumbers, and a za’atar-spiced hummus on the side. It has 10 grams of protein which provide a delicious energy boost. This is an easy one to snack on while you work, and just might become one of your favorites.

3. Oatmeal with Fruit, Nuts & More

Oatmeal is often thought of just as a breakfast food, but it makes a great snack for any time of the day. Most oats are gluten-free, but are processed with foods with gluten, so make sure that you are buying certified gluten-free oats. 

Once you have those, make them into a nice oatmeal and add your favorite fresh and dried fruits and nuts into it. Granola or chocolate chips make a tasty addition as well. Top it off with maple syrup and cinnamon before diving in!

Oatmeal doesn’t take a long time to make, and it's relatively inexpensive. If you’re really short on time, you can make overnight oats. With so many options you can have a different combination every time. 

4. Tri-Color Pesto-Goat Cheese Dip by Thistle

This highly rated gluten-free snack by Thistle incorporates color and taste to create a well-rounded snack to pick you up throughout your day. This is a creamy tofu “goat” cheese dip that comes served with delicious pesto, bell peppers, and sundried tomatoes. This dip also includes gluten-free crackers that are made up of a variety of seeds to create a hearty little snack. 

Feeling ambitious, here’s our recipe for our Herbed Tofu “Goat Cheese”. It’s a customer favorite and is easy to make. 

You can almost never go wrong with a dip, especially with delicious veggies and gluten-free crackers, so take note of this dish! You might find yourself trying out similar plates later on when trying to recreate some of your favorite snacks.

5. Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

This is a simple and refreshing snack to make that takes limited time and limited resources (depending on if you’re sharing or not!). For this snack, all you need is tomatoes, either cherry tomatoes or plum tomatoes that you have diced, chopped basil, vegan mozzarella (we love the one from Miyoko’s), balsamic vinegar, oil, and some seasonings to add to the bright and flavorful taste. 

This is a very light snack that only takes 30 minutes to make. You can decide to refrigerate it to keep it colder and allow it to soak up more of the oil and vinegar, but it’s ready as soon as all the ingredients are in and it’s been mixed up. You can enjoy this with toasted gluten-free bread to add a bit of crunch. It’s delicious either way.

6. Chickpea Salad Snack by Thistle

This tasty and energizing snack by Thistle comes with olives, sliced cucumbers, a zesty chickpea salad, and gluten-free crackers made with corn flour, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and pumpkin seeds. 

This snack contains 11 grams of protein and is great for giving you an energy boost when you hit that midday slump. It’s a great addition to have with your lunch and anytime you want a satisfying snack. 

Easy Gluten-Free Eating with Thistle

If you are looking to become gluten-free and aren’t sure how to make the transition, we can make it easy. 

Thistle delivers plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free meals, snacks, and drinks to your doorstep so it’s easy and convenient for your busy life. This makes the transition easy since we do all the shopping, cooking, and prepping for these gluten-free meals and snacks. 

There are plenty of at-home recipes you can find on our blog to create your own gluten-free snacks. You’re bound to find some favorites among all the recipes we have. Share your favorite meals and recipes with our Facebook group


Sources:

Associated Autoimmune Diseases | Gluten Intolerance Group
The Gluten-Free Diet | Beyond Celiac

Health Benefits and Adverse Effects of a Gluten-Free Diet in Non–Celiac Disease Patients | NCBI


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We believe eating delicious is crucial to a healthy diet. Each week, our team of chefs design a new menu for what's in season, fresh and flavorful.
TRY THISTLE
Posted 
Aug 18, 2021
 in 
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 category.