Types of Gluten Free Snacks
Types of Gluten Free Snacks
By Lora Davis
You hear the words “gluten free” and even see products with this label but what does it mean? Gluten is a protein that is found in certain grains like rye, spelt, wheat, and barley but not in rice or corn. Although oats is considered gluten free, it can become contaminated with this protein during processing. Gluten free means that the product does not contain this protein. This is important for many people because eating product with gluten can cause health problems. These health problems can include Celica disease, gut inflammation, increased vulnerability to gut autoimmunity, and brain symptoms like brain fatigue and fog.
If you suffer from problems caused by eating gluten there are many snacks that you can eat. These include dried and fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and more. Two good snacks are homemade trail mix and hardboiled eggs.
This is one of most popular snacks. It is also the easiest snack to fix and eat. It is easy to grab a piece of fruit and eat it on the go. Mixing several fresh fruits together make a great between-the-meal snack or after meal desert. One good combination includes grapes, apples, and bananas. Dried fruits make great portable gluten free sacks. They are tasty and nutritional. Some quick tasty, nutritional dried food snacks include raisins, banana and apple chips, dried mango, dried pineapple, and more.
Nuts as a snack are packed with proteins. These are easily carried in your purse or backpack for a quick snack between classes or for breaks at work. Some nuts can be chopped into smaller pieces to add to salads. Mix plain nuts with a mixture of gluten free sugar and cinnamon to the nuts to give them a sweet taste.
Homemade snacks without gluten
Yes, some homemade snacks can take some time to prepare but some are very simple. For example, with a hardboiled egg, just peel and eat. You can make a batch of trail mix with gluten free cereal, nuts, and dried fruits. A good healthy snack to make is called “Frogs on a log.” Take a piece of celery and fill with cottage or cream cheese. You can add different vegetables on top such as sliced olives stuffed with pimentos. You can also add raisins or eat it plain. You can also use gluten-free peanut butter. For a sweet snack spread chocolate over nut butter like cashew, pistachio, or almond. Just make sure that any nut butters you choose are gluten free and not made in a factory with other products that have this protein as there could be cross contamination. Dark chocolate is a good chose of chocolate as you get the sweetness but not too sweet.
If you are someone who is looking for the great restaurants in San Diego that offer food without gluten then I recommend that you visit 2Good2B Bakery. This San Diego gluten free bakery is much appreciated for the variety of food it offers. You also choose from a variety of gluten free wedding cake if you happen to want one for guest at a wedding reception.