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I'm only a couple months into this whole gluten free thing, and find myself in a phase where I'm skipping eating because it is such a pain to cook everything from scratch. And I suspect that the prepared foods labeled gluten-free that I've tried are a source of accidental glutening, those parts per million still allowed enough to get my body back onto the gluten roller coaster ride.

So what I'm looking for are gluten-free snack ideas. Right now, I've got popcorn, apples, nuts, and cut veggies, all good for the crunch factor.

But I need more ideas for things I can just walk into the kitchen and grab without having to peal, cook, or clean up after. (I don't have a dishwasher which isn't helping.)

What are some of your favorite go-to snack foods, preferably those that don't need much preparation and would fall on the healthy side of the spectrum while stir fulfilling cravings?

Or has anyone found that a particular brand of prepared foods actually is gluten-free rather than just labeled such?

I need inspiration!

Thanks in advance.

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Our go to snacks are Kind bars and yogurt. Also cheese and crackers. We love the multigrain ones sold at Costco. I can't remember the name right now. My daughter likes Glutino plain crackers and the bagel chips. (I can never find the bagel chips in our Kroger so I stock up when I can find them.). Hummus is a great option too. You can find it in small servings in the grocery. Welcome to the gluten-free community. You will get the hang of it in no time!

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Our go to snacks are Kind bars and yogurt. Also cheese and crackers. We love the multigrain ones sold at Costco. I can't remember the name right now. My daughter likes Glutino plain crackers and the bagel chips. (I can never find the bagel chips in our Kroger so I stock up when I can find them.). Hummus is a great option too. You can find it in small servings in the grocery. Welcome to the gluten-free community. You will get the hang of it in no time!

Crunchmaster? http://www.crunchmaster.com/home.aspx Cheapest at Costco or Sams Club but I have found small bags at Walmart & regular groceries by the fancy cheese.

Love the bagel chips, too http://www.glutino.com/our-products/snacks/bagel-chips/parmesan-garlic-bagel-chips/

I get these cheese sticks but you could cut up a block of cheese and keep in the fridge.

http://www.sargento.com/products/69/sargento-colby-jack-cheese-snacks/

Go Picnic boxes These aren't exactly a snack but you could eat the different parts thru out the day or use it as ideas of safe products. Just be careful, a few of these are not gluten-free. http://www.gopicnic.com/Sunbutter-Crackers_2

U.S.A. list for FRito LAy - http://www.fritolay.com/your-health/us-products-not-containing-gluten-ingredients.html

To go with that http://eatwholly.com/products/wholly-guacamole/classic-snack-pack.html

I couldn't find a thread we had recently about snacks. Maybe if you google snacks in the top right corner you will find something. We love our snacks on this forum.

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glutino makes two flavors of bagels chips, add some brushetta.. Roll a cheese slice & a deli meat slice ,wrap in a lettuce leaf..

Add peanut butter to apples or banana's.. Protein bars.... fruit smoothies, crackers & cheese whiz.... celery with cream cheese..

Sorry to have to say this but your kitchen has now become your best bud!!!!! There is nothing convienent about being gluten-free ! After ten years of being gluten-free it still requires lots of planning but I can say that has become so much easier...I always have a gluten-free goodie bag in my car, at work & in my purse...I always have sweets baked & frozen to takeout on a minutes notice.. I also keep a dinner size portion of lasagne froze, pizzas & a few other things just in case I get invited out to eat .So that way I'm not depriving myself of any of the pleasures of friendships or eating....I know many will say eat before you go , graze while there on veggies but for me that is now getting very old.. I would just rather prepare ahead of time & match what the person is serving to the wheat eaters... Its a win win....

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Many are Naturally gluten free: chips n salsa or guacamole (I like Wholly Guacamole avail at target, etc), trail mix, craisins, gluten-free granola ( i like love brand or udi) on a PBUtter apple, popsicles caramel apple, gluten-free granola bars ( glutino), applesauce, cranberry sauce, gluten-free bread toasted w jam or p.b., jell-o, pudding (pudding is in the dairy group on the food pyramid, not sweets), meat n cheese rolled up (I like boar's head, but cheaply Buddig is gluten-free too), Glutino pretzels, Lara bars (an acquired taste), fruit roll-ups, fruit snacks (I like bunny ones), microwave s'mores (S'moreables gluten-free graham crackers avail at Target, w marshmallow n choc in microwave), udi bagel w cream cheese, tomato mozzarella salad, carrot raisin salad( both can be bought in deli section), tuna on gluten-free crackers, pickles (most vlasic r gluten-free), black olives, etc. you should look at my blog posts on this site or elsewhere. (I often listed specific meals n snacks in a list at the bottom of each post.). Go to forums, then blogs, then brendygirls blog

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