14 Healthy Snacks With Hidden Secrets That Are Too Yummy To Be True
1. Zing Bars
These Chocolate Peanut Butter bars (my favorite Zing flavor) are like the nutritious older sibling of a Reese’s cup. All Zing bars, like the Chocolate Coconut or Almond Blueberry, are fully GF and made with either brown rice protein, pea protein, or whey protein (no tricky soy proteins here).
2. Just Great Stuff Cacao Acai Bar
A GF snack for all the acai bowl lovers out there (myself included). These super flavorful bars are made with dates, cacao nibs, goji berries and cashews. Texturally they’re softer than the average granola bar (thanks to the velvety, chewy dates), but the cacao and nuts add a welcomed crunch.
Despite the name, Kind’s new Breakfast Bars are great at any time of day — and taste like a mix between the traditional granola bars and a fluffy cookie. These delicious snacks contain a hearty blend of oats, millet, buckwheat (NOT glutenous), and quinoa.
4. Snyder’s Gluten-Free Honey Mustard & Onion Pretzels
I’d argue that these are honestly better than regular pretzels. The texture is airier because of ingredients like potato and tapioca starch, and the honey mustard flavor gives the perfect balance of salty and sweet. Snyder’s also makes a delicious Hot Buffalo Wing gluten-free flavor, if you like spicy.
5. Brazi Bites
I first saw this version of Brazilian cheese bread on Shark Tank and immediately wondered why the American market hadn’t caught onto this tapioca-based garlic bread equivalent. When I baked the bites’ Garlic Asiago variety for myself, I fell in love instantaneously. Dare I say it — these are better than any glutinous garlic bread I’ve tried.
6. Udi’s Blueberry Muffins
Udi’s bread can have an excess number of holes, but these muffins are the real deal. They’re made with brown rice flour and tapioca starch, all topped with crystal sugar. I like to store them in the freezer, for longevity purposes, and heat them up in the oven.
7. Late July Tortilla Chips
Any flavor of these chips is a sure-fire win, but my personal favorite is the Sub Lime flavor. Late July’s tortilla chips are certified gluten-free, vegan, kosher, and nut-free. They’re made from corn, brown rice and chia. Since tortilla chips are traditionally made from corn, they’re often thought of as gluten-free, but factory cross-contamination can be a culprit for celiacs, like me, and those with a serious wheat allergy. Look for the GF seal on all your tortilla chips if you’re avoiding gluten completely.
8. Schar’s Hazelnut Wafers
These super-delicate cookies marry the chocolate-nut flavors of a candy bar with the crunchy texture of a wafer cookie. Don’t be fooled by their appearance — these are some of the most addicting cookies on the market. Also ideal for Nutella lovers or those looking to replicate the taste of Ferrero Rocher candy.
9. Tate’s Brownies & Blondies
These are completely addicting and taste exactly like they’re non-GF. Store them in the freezer or fridge for a candy-bar like consistency or warm up in the oven for gooey goodness.
10. Against The Grain Rosemary Rolls
If you’re looking for a roll with serious flavor, Against the Grain is the brand. It makes several flavors of chewy, popover-like rolls, but the rosemary variation is a personal favorite as a base for avocado toast or an open-faced sandwich.
11. Liz Lovely’s Cookie Truffles
12. Glutino Cinnamon Raisin Bread
When it comes to gluten-free bread, most leave much to be desired. The lack of glutenous protein often leaves bread flimsy and peppered with holes, but Glutino’s Cinnamon Raisin loaf is a true hero. It can hold up, toasted or plain, to any topping, ranging from crunchy peanut butter to raspberry jelly and hazelnut butter.
13. Nature’s Path Choco Chimps Cereal
These Choco Chimps puffs taste almost identical to your childhood favorite Cocoa Puffs, but without the potential for cross-contamination. As an added bonus, they’re also vegan and soy-free.
I’m honestly not sure if I would describe these as more of a cookie or granola bar, and I’m totally okay with that. They’re insanely soft, decadent (particularly the Oat Chocolate Chip Coconut), and as the packaging states, make a great snack whenever.
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