6 Gluten-Free Snacks That Will Power Athletes

Look no further than these handy healthy, gluten-free goodies, perfect to stave off hunger between meals.

Need an easy-to-grab gluten-free snack to give you energy for a workout or your sport? How about a healthy snack to keep at school? Look no further than these handy packaged gluten-free goodies, perfect to stave off hunger between meals.

In honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, we bring you 6 delicious gluten-free snacks recommended by a registered dietitian nutritionist.

Munk Packs

Munk Pack

www.MunkPack.com

Unique grain-fruit squeezes are the specialty of this company. Think easy to pack on hikes or long summer bike rides. Grain-fruit squeezes are vegan, gluten-free, and high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Each pouch contains approximately 100 calories and is BPA-free. Varieties include blueberry acai flax oatmeal and apple quinoa cinnamon oatmeal.

Oatmega Cookies

www.Oatmega.com

Seriously, who wouldn't love a healthy cookie? These delicious treats contain enough energy to get you through a long afternoon (300-plus calories), and they are gluten-free. Bonus—they contain a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids for heart health, 9-plus grams of fiber, and they're non-GMO. Choose from peanut butter, chocolate chip and white chocolate macadamia.

SunButter Plus Apples (or Celery)

Apples

If you love sunflower seeds, peanut butter and apple slices, you're going to adore SunButter on apple slices. The beauty of SunButter is that it is free of the top 8 allergens. It's high in protein and delicious on apple slices or celery sticks. This is a great gluten-free snack before you hit the gym.

Popcorn

Popcorn

Looking for a tasty crunch in the afternoon or evening? Look no further than My Little Kernel popcorn. It's certified gluten-free with a wide variety of flavor options—truffle sea salt, white cheddar, and sweet and salty. Available in single servings to help you avoid overeating, they are a great lunch addition or side dish.

Yogurt and GF Granola

Yogurt

Thankfully, yogurt is naturally gluten-free. Pair it with gluten-free granola and fresh fruit, and you have a delicious, healthy snack. Greek yogurt, high in protein, is a great choice for a snack to tide you over until the next meal. Not all granolas are GF, so check the label or choose these brands: Purely Elizabeth, Udi's, and Viki's Granola.

Pretzels and Hummus

Hummus

You're thinking that pretzels can't be gluten-free, right? Snyder's sells a GF pretzel (in 100-calorie single serving bags) that pairs perfectly with Sabra hummus. Rich in protein and available in various flavors, hummus is an ideal afternoon snack. Super simple to toss into your lunchbox.

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Topics: HEALTHY SNACKS | OATMEAL | YOGURT | APPLES | GRANOLA | GLUTEN