Finding certified gluten-free and vegan snacks can sometimes feel like an impossible feat, but there are actually plenty of options in your supermarket. Check out the list below for some ideas and get snacking!
1. Louisville Vegan Jerky
Louisville Vegan Jerky contains 21 grams of protein, making these snacks a protein powerhouse. These gluten-free, non-GMO-certified jerkies are made in the US in small batches. Louisville jerkies are treats for anyone who likes smoky-sweet flavors. Reviewer Bob Scamano shares, “This is the best Vegan jerky I’ve ever had, I’m so happy I found it. Make sure to store in the refrigerator after opening.” Buy them for $9.17!
2. Boom Chicka Pop
Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn is verified non-GMO and certified-gluten-free – not to mention entirely vegan. Started by a family in Minnesota, Boom Chicka Pop products are made from whole grains and are cholesterol free. Be careful, though – the kettle corn is almost too delicious to put down once you start eating. As one Amazon reviewer says, “This stuff is so good I have a hard time stopping.” Buy some for $4.59!
3. Harvest Snaps Snapeas
Harvest Snaps are made from baked peas and rice, and they’re crunchy enough to replace croutons in your salad. These salty snacks are perfect for when you’re in need of a quick pick-me-up, and they can be found in many grocery stores. One Amazon reviewer writes, “They have replaced potato chips and pretzels as my favorite snack, and I feel a lot less guilty about eating them.” Buy some $10.93!
Larabars are soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free, usually made from around three ingredients. The Cherry Pie flavor is made from blended almonds, dates, and cherries – that’s it! These bars are quick and easy snacks, especially to take on a hike or a road trip. An Amazon reviewer summed it up well with, “Awesome. Perfect flavor. Not too sweet.” Get some $11.47!
5. KPOP Sea Snacks
KPOP Sea Snacks are made from non-GMO seaweed and are gluten-free and certified organic. Made in the US, these snack packs contain just seaweed, salt, sunflower oil, and sesame oil. Amazon reviewer Lindsey Song says, “I love that these are delicious and still healthy! They are the best when you’re on-the-go or if you want a light office snack!” Purchase some for $12.99!
6. Lotus Foods Arare Rice Crackers
Lotus’ baked Sweet and Savory Thai Arare Rice Crackers are completely cholesterol and gluten-free. Made with heirloom black and brown rice, they’re flavorful and crunchy enough to satisfy your need to snack. Clyde Lerner on Amazon shared, “Yeah, these are one of the greatest snacks ever made. So wonderfully tasty, hot, and sweet at same time. Love them!” Buy a huge package for $35.79!
7. Justin’s Almond Butter Packets
Justin’s Almond Butter is packed with 7 grams of protein, gluten-free, and made with Responsibly-Sourced Palm Oil (RSPO). These snack packs are easy to keep in your desk or in your bag, and they’re perfect for spreading on a rice cake when your stomach rumbles. As one reviewer on Amazon states, “This product is THE ANSWER to eating out if you’re always ‘on the go’!!! It contains no gluten, it is quite filling, and it is completely portable!” Buy some for $6.57!
If you want to use Justin’s in recipes, try out a bigger jar and throw some almond butter into this Adaptogenic Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie. You could also indulge with these Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies.
8. Laughing Giraffe Chocolate Snakaroons
Laughing Giraffe’s Aztec Chocolate Snakaroons boast tons of coconut and chocolate deliciousness, not to mention organic ingredients! These raw, gluten-free, vegan, grain-free treats will fix your chocolate craving in a pinch. As one Amazon reviewer reports, “Most macaroons are very oily and dense. These aren’t oily at all. The texture is fantastic and chewy, but not mushy or greasy.” Buy some for $15.90!
9. Bare Fruit Baked Fuji Apples
Bare Fruit Apple Chips are made from apples and apples alone. These organically baked chips are kosher and gluten-free, and so sweet it’s hard to believe there’s no added sugar. Amazon reviewer James Fox cautions, “Just one word of warning: Take the chips you plan to eat out of the bag and put in a separate bowl. I made the mistake of sitting down with the bag while watching TV. Before I knew it, half the bag was gone…I’ve since learned all about portion control though!” Purchase some for $27.07!
10. Beanitos Black Bean Chips
Beanitos Black Bean Chips are non-GMO, gluten and corn-free, and packed with 4 grams of protein. If you’re looking for a tasty chip to dip into guacamole or hummus, look no further. A reviewer on Amazon summed it up pretty concisely: “So long potato chips and any other type. You have been replaced with a true winner by the name of Beanitos Original Black Bean with Salt. Yes!” Buy some for yourself for $14.99!
Rob’s Vegan Puffs are all made from different vegetables, including brussels sprouts and cauliflower, and some are even packed with probiotics. These kosher, non-GMO puffs are the perfect snack for a long day at the office – not to mention they’ve got 2-3 grams of protein per serving! Buy a pack of 12 for $28.15!
One Amazon reviewer tells it straight, saying, “Let’s face it: these are not a health food. They are not a substitute for actual Brussel sprouts. But they are just as tasty as fried Cheetos but not as bad for you. Cruelty-free, you can eat a big serving for 140 calories, and satisfies the salty/crunchy craving. Highly recommend.”
Try making your own puffs at home and try some of these 10 New and Creative Ways to Add Flavor to Your Popcorn. Or, stick with the cheesy cauliflower route and try making this Cheesy Whole Roasted Cauliflower.
12. Inka Roasted Corn Snacks
Inka Corn snacks are made from an heirloom corn species imported from Peru and they’re a tasty gluten-free, low-sodium snack. With the perfect crunch, Inka Corn is a light treat. One reviewer on Amazon raved, “I ordered multiple variety packs of the Inka Corn so that I could share the deliciousness with my colleagues at the office. Inka Corn is fresh… and did I mention delicious? Will buy again and again!” Buy a 6-bag variety for $25.95!
Try mixing up this Bohemian Summer Salad with Grilled Corn and toss some Inka on top for added crunch. Or, if Inka snacks have you in the mood for more corn, make this Grilled Corn with Avocado Crema.
13. Lundberg Brown Rice Cakes
Lundberg’s whole grain rice cakes are certified organic and gluten-free, not to mention GMO-verified. These rice cakes are the perfect base for whatever you love including avocado, hummus, and nut butter. Reviewer Diane Becerra simply stated, “Five stars – good rice cakes and very good tasting.” This pack of 12 $33.86!
14.Trader Joe’s Freeze-Dried Raspberries
Trader Joe’s Freeze-Dried Raspberries contain only raspberries, and they’re completely unsweetened and unsulfured. Tangy, sweet, and full of flavor, these raspberries are the perfect snack to keep at work or in the car since they’re easily resealable.
Reviewer Charlotte Geier said, “I enjoy these natural snacks – by themselves or added to other things such as cereal or cookies. The freeze-dried for is very easy to use and to store in the handy zip-lock bags.” Buy some for $8.98!
15. Terra Chips
Terra Chips are full of vegetables like sweet potato, yuca, and parsnips, and all of their ingredients are non-GMO certified. These gluten-free, cholesterol-free snacks are the perfect treat if you want something salty. One Amazon reviewer said, “You can’t get much better than this when you are changing the way you eat and still crave the crunchy salty snack like potato chips. I would recommend them to anyone.” Buy some for $17.09!
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Lead image source: Laughing Giraffe Chocolate Snakaroon