Forget the gluten-free biscuits, cake or chocolate bars. Healthy gluten-free snacks on the go are oh so much better for your health (and your wallet). You just need some basics, all of which you can grab from your local store.
1. GO NUTS
In a hurry? Grab a quick bag of nuts from the local shop and it will tide you over until you can arrange your next meal. A quarter cup is a serving size. Add some seeds like sunflower or pumpkin for extra goodness.
Here are some super easy nuts to try on the run:
- Almonds – high in Vitamin E and have more magnesium than most other nuts.
- Walnuts – the only nut with an omega-3 fatty acid which is great for reducing cholesterol.
- Pecans – having a high level of antioxidants, these are among the best nuts for your health.
- Cashews – have unsaturated fat which is the same fat in healthy .
2. HARD-BOILED EGGS
Eggs contain every vitamin except Vitamin C – how good is that? They’re also a good source of minerals. They’re also great to diabetics.
Egg protein is high quality and easily digestible. Almost all of the fat in an egg is found in the yolk (which is why crazy dieters avoid that part), and is also easily digested. Much better for you than a chocolate bar!
Carrots sweet taste and crunchy texture are a hit. They’re tasty and nutritious. Carrots are a good source of the B Vitamins and Vitamin K. Their orangey goodness of beta-carotene converts to Vitamin A in the liver, plus it helps your body fight free radicals.
Combine with some hummus for an ever better snack – protein and carbs. I’m partial to those little baby carrots which are super sweet and crunchy.
Grabbing a quick yoghurt is a great food low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It’s a great source of protein, Vitamin B12, potassium and zinc. It’s also easier to digest than milk and has plenty of good bacteria.
Add some berries and seeds for extra value. Just make sure the yoghurt is gluten-free – watch for the thickeners or buy the more naturally made yoghurt from a local supplier which is made from scratch.
Nature made a perfect little snack for you which comes pre-packaged! Bananas are high in potassium and relatively high in magnesium. They also contain a number of other micronutrients.
Just a word if you’re diabetic or have blood sugar issues – best to avoid bananas. A banana contains around 30 grams of carbs so will get turned into sugar pretty fast. This is why they’re great to athletes.