Since being diagnosed with Celiac, I have really had to alter my healthy snacks. Before I kept whole grain crackers and protien/cereal bars in my desk (love the Special K crackers and fruit crisps) to keep me from hitting the vending machines when I got the munchies at work but now I am having to try out new things.
There are a couple varieties of Zone Bars that are gluten-free that are pretty good, especially the Chocolate Carmel Cluster. So I usually keep one in my purse or diaper bag if I am going to be out awhile or if I am unsure that I will havw other gluten-free options available.
Other stand-by snacks include lowfat string cheese and apples with gf peanut butter. I’m really bas about getting enough protien in my diet (which triggers migraines) so I try to sneak it in when possible.
The thing about being gluten-free is that it really limits your prepackaged options so its a good way to force fresh food options. The GF convienence foods that are out there (like cereal bars) cost a fortune and the taste (or lack thereof) isn’t worth the cost. Another things that compounds things for me personally is also having a nut allergy. I would love to be able to snack on almonds but the incessent itching that follows isn’t worth it. I have thankfully found a gluten-free and nut-free trail mix that is another great snack.
What are your favorite heathy snacks? I need some variety for me fridge at work!