23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

It's been a little over three weeks since I started grad school, and three lessons stick out so far. First, preparing class materials and meeting with students will always take more time than you think. Second, your brain will feel liquefied by the end of the week. Third? Healthy after school snacks are an absolute must.

After all, it takes a lot of food to fuel all that thinking, working and socializing. So, it's always a good idea to have some easy and healthy snacks available when you need them. To make everyone's back to school season a little easier (and a lot tastier), I'm partnering up with some other gluten free bloggers to share our favorite allergy friendly snacks. And trust me. Even if you aren't in school, these snack recipes will have you drooling - and give you the energy you need to kick butt at whatever life throws at you!

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

So, let's dig in. Whether you're craving sweet or savory, healthy or indulgent, these 23 gluten free snacks are the delicious fuel you need. 

1. Quinoa Granola - There Is Life After Wheat

I give this oat-free granola recipe a major thumbs up! Even if you can tolerate oats, you won't miss them from this crunchy, healthy snack.

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

2. Taste the Rainbow Bliss Balls (Vegan, Nut Free, Refined Sugar Free) - Casey the College Celiac

Spring may be turning into fall, but you can still brighten up your day with this rainbow-colored healthy snack. These gluten free bliss balls use berries and superfoods for "dyes," and are easily customizable. If you want an after school snack to prep ahead of time and keep in your fridge or freezer, these bliss balls are for you!

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

3. Homemade Gluten Free + Vegan Goldfish (Grain Free, Allergy Free) - Strength and Sunshine

This classic children's snack just got an allergy friendly upgrade. As a bonus, this healthy snack is also high in vegan protein.

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

4. Maple Cinnamon Cashews and Pecans (Gluten Free, Vegan) - Feed Them Wisely

Nuts can be addictive snacks on their own. But after being roasted in a sweet and salty coating until extra crunchy, these nuts will be delicious enough to call dessert!

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

5. Kombucha Lemon Gummies (Grain Free, Egg & Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free) - Raia's Recipes

If you're trying to find new ways to sneak extra nutrition into your diet (or your kids' diet), these gummies could help!

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

6. Grain Free Banana Everything Bars (Paleo) - Gluten Free Palate

If you're a sweet snacker, these banana everything bars really are everything you need. It's also the perfect use for a random ripe banana.

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

7. Crunchy Chickpea Trail Mix (Vegan) - Byte Sized Nutrition

Trail mix got a high-protein upgrade with this easy snack recipe, which uses roasted chickpeas as well as nuts and seeds! If you love sweet and salty/spicy combinations, this recipe is your snackin' soul mate.

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

8. Seed-Stuffed Pesto (Vegan, Nut Free) - Casey the College Celiac

You'll be amazed by how delicious veggies (or gluten free crackers) can taste when you have a tangy, allergy-friendly pesto to dip them in.

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

9. Tigernut Flour Zucchini Muffins (AIP) - Hungry By Nature

You know that zucchini and I have a very special relationship...and whether you love zucchini or not, you're sure to become equally addicted to these zucchini muffins.

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

10. Nut Free No Bake Apricot Energy Balls (Dairy Free) - Get Well With Em

If you love apricots, you'll be head over heels for these apricot-based energy balls!

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

11. Gluten Free Pizza Waffles (Dairy Free, Top 8 Allergen Free) - My Gluten Free Kitchen

I mean, really, is there any better after school snack than a pizza in waffle form?!? I'll let the picture speak for itself...

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

12. Chewy Vanilla Espresso Granola Bars - Jill Conyers 

Craving a healthy snack with a little kick to it? Enjoy your espresso in granola bar form!

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

13. Gluten Free Cheese Crackers (5-Ingredients) - Gluten Free Palate

You won't believe how easy you can whip up a homemade batch of cheese crackers. This snack recipe will give store-bought crackers a run for their money!

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

14. Gluten Free Muffins 5 Ways - There Is Life After Wheat

There's "muffin" better for a pick-me-up than a moist and delicious muffin like this one!

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

15. Secretly Healthy Sweet n' Salty Trail Mix (Vegan, Nut Free) - Casey the College Celiac

Who doesn't love snacking on gluten free trail mix? My trail mix recipe is easy to make, packed with vegan protein, and totally addictive - whether eaten alone or on top of yogurt or banana ice cream. 

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

16. Tandoori Roasted Chickpeas (Vegan) - Food, Pleasure and Health

Spice up your snacking routine with these spiced chickpeas. You only need four ingredients, too.

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

17. Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites (Dairy Free) - What the Fork Food Blog

I'm allll about healthy snacks that taste like dessert. So, of course, I couldn't not include this chocolate coconut delight.

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

18. Savory Southwestern Granola (High Protein) - Healthy Helper

Craving the texture of granola but the flavors of your favorite southwestern dish? Then this savory granola needs to land on your weekly menu ASAP!

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

19. Rice Cakes Four Ways (Vegan, Nut Free Option) - Casey the College Celiac

On their own, rice cakes are often seen as bland "diet food." But when you had some delicious toppings - ranging from nut butter and berries to avocado and carrots - rice cakes make an extra tasty after school snack

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

20. Sweet Golden Milk Donuts (High Protein) - Healthy Helper

Because the best way to incorporate more turmeric into your diet is definitely with a healthy donut recipe like this!

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

21. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (Vegan, Nut Free) - Vegetarian Mamma

If you love savory snacks, look no further than this flavor-packed hummus recipe.

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

22. Trail Mix Popcorn Balls - Confessions of a Mother Runner

Replace peanut butter with sunflower butter, and I would eat waaaay too many of these popcorn balls to count! Sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy, chocolately goodness!

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

23. Super Clumpy Summer Squash Granola (Vegan, Refined Sugar Free) - Casey the College Celiac

Of course, I had to end this round up on a sweet note. Even if you're not a huge fan of summer squash, this gluten free granola recipe will convert you!

23 Gluten Free and Easy After School Snacks

Whether you need an after school snack or a treat after a long day of work, these 23 snack recipes are a good place to start. After all, what's the only thing better than an easy gluten free snack?

One that tastes so delicious, you don't even notice that it's allergy friendly!


*As always, if you have celiac disease or a food allergy, make sure that any of the ingredients you use are not cross contaminated. For instance, if a recipe calls for almonds, make sure that your almonds are certified gluten free or not contaminated with gluten during processing.*



What's your favorite kind of healthy snack? Which of these gluten free snacks would you try first? Tell me in the comments! 

Comments

  1. I love these recipes! Thank you for sharing. I look forward to trying them (especially the Kombucha gummies and the energy balls!)

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  2. Such an awesome round up of gluten free options. I am gluten free by choice (and I suspect I have some sensitivities that contribute to my Barrett's esophagus but I have been gluten free for so long that all the tests are inaccurate) and finding gluten free options are so necessary. Thanks for sharing (I really want to try the pizza waffles and chocolate balls). Pinning as a resource.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. Lots of gluten free love your way!

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  3. I love the delicious round up of gluten free goodness! Forget after school - I'm going to add these to my after work snack list hehe. Looks awesome. Thank you so much for sharing :).

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  4. I LOVE THIS LIST!!! I really needed this, I've been wondering how to get creative and healthy with the after school snacks. I'm really digging the goldfish cracker and the Banana everything bards, but I've gotta make those donuts. Thank you so much for sharing this. Definitely pinning!

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  5. Holy smokes I want pizza waffles!!

    I also want all your granola. You are - the - queen.

    Thank you for sharing these!!

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    1. Awwww thanks dear! <3 <3 <3 I hope you are a having a FABULOUS week!

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