Guiltless Gluten-Free Snacks

SHAPE magazine

These delicious snacks are proof that a gluten-free lifestyle doesn't have to be inconvenient. New to the gluten-free lifestyle? No problem! Even those who've never been gluten-free before will love these easy and tasty snacks!

1. Greek yogurt parfait: Skip the drive thru and make your own gluten-free yogurt parfait at home! Start with a 6-ounce container of Greek yogurt (We love Chobani black cherry for this healthy snack) and top it with 1/2 cup Gluten-Free Cinnamon Chex cereal and four raw almonds. The result is a creamy, fruity, and crunchy concoction with just 208 calories, 3 grams of fat (mostly healthy fat from the almonds), and 15 grams of protein-it's a perfectly satisfying gluten-free breakfast or dessert!






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2. Curried butternut squash soup:


It can be tough to find a soup that doesn't have the "g" word in it. So instead of scouring the store shelves, make your own gluten-free soup at home! This curried butternut squash soup recipe takes 35 minutes to make and is full of veggies. A filling 1.5-cup serving has 195 calories and 3 grams of fat, along with 6 grams of protein, 12 grams of fiber, and 171 milligrams of calcium. It's a gluten-free power snack that you can whip up over the weekend, store in containers, and enjoy all week.







3. Spicy edamame: Edamame is a great, high-protein, gluten-free snack. One 1/2-cup serving of these young soybeans has about 100 calories, along with 8 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. Add a flavor boost to plain edamame by tossing it in a mix of chili powder, salt, and red pepper flakes. Research shows that eating spicy foods can help boost your metabolism.










4. Baked sweet potato: If you're craving something sweet, why not try a baked sweet potato? Fantastically filling, healthy, and indulgent-tasting, this gluten-free snack just requires a little time in the microwave, a teaspoon of butter, and a small drizzle of honey. With about 150 calories, 4 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein, it's a sweet treat that will keep you feeling satisfied for







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5. Grown-up ants on a log:








Give this classic after-school snack a grown-up, gluten-free makeover by topping celery sticks with all-natural almond butter and chopped dried plums. Dried plums tend to have less sugar and more belly-filling fiber than other dried fruits, so this makes a great afternoon snack to keep you satisfied until dinner. How to make it: Fill the crevice of one large celery stalk with one tablespoon of almond butter and sprinkle with 1/8 cup of small, chopped dried plums like Sunsweet's Plum Amazins. The whole snack is about 160 calories and is filled with healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins.



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Greek yogurt parfait
Greek yogurt parfait
Curried butternut squash soup
Curried butternut squash soup
Spicy edamame
Spicy edamame
Baked sweet potato
Baked sweet potato
Grown-up ants on a log
Grown-up ants on a log