17 Easy Gluten-Free Snacks To Keep In Your Desk At Work
There is nothing worse than being hangry at work. But when you have dietary restrictions, even the office kitchen loses its glamour. This is why keeping gluten-free snacks for your desk at work can seriously save the day. It is also the perfect way to celebrate Celiac Awareness Month during the sunny month of May.
Despite the gluten-free craze, Celiac disease is no joke. It is a very, very real condition that forces people to give up gluten-containing foods. However, it is crucial to know that you do not need to have Celiac in order to skip the gluten. Some people are sensitive or intolerant. Compared to an allergy, there is a major difference.
Yet, they all have one thing in common: delicious gluten-free treats that everyone can enjoy. The world of gluten-free eats is something special. After all, it calls for some serious creativity to make classic snacks and with specific restrictions.
With the right approach, you can make gluten-free snacks to beat that afternoon slump. If anything, they will be way more effective than a third cup of coffee. The ingredients in these recipes will give you a healthy boost of energy, without the crash.
Plus, you can show your co-workers that eating a gluten-free diet is not bland or boring. If you feel like sharing, that is.
1. Gluten-Free Granola
Whether you're making a parfait or eating it by the handful, granola is a must at work. Make a gluten-free version with some help from Bakerella. You can even use it in a batch of custom trail mix.
2. Paleo Snowball Cookies
When you're at the office, sweet snacks are a godsend. For example, these faux snowball cookies by Brown Eyed Baker call for Medjool dates, pecans, shredded coconut, and sea salt. They're even rolled in arrowroot powder. See you never, refined sugar.
3. Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake
Coffee lovers, this one's for you. Grab some Tupperware and stash a few slices of Joy the Baker's gluten-free lemon blueberry coffee cake at your desk. You'll have snacks on snacks for the entire week.
4. The Healthiest Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thanks to the world of healthy baking, it's now possible to make double chocolate chip cookies that are good for you. This gluten-free version by Deliciously Yum doesn't have refined sugar or butter. What a time to be alive.
5. Peanut Butter Jelly Granola Bars
Peanut butter and jelly isn't just for kids, guys. This granola bar recipe by Deliciously Yum will give you a delicious dose of nostalgia. Plus, they only all for five ingredients and five minutes. Awesome.
6. Double Chocolate Coconut Oil Zucchini Muffins With Caramelized Buckwheat
The title of this recipe might be a mouthful, but so are these muffins. They've got coconut and buckwheat flour, along with zucchini, honey, and lots of chocolate. Clearly, Half Baked Harvest doesn't mess around.
7. Swirled No-Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Bars
Homemade versions of store-bought snacks are always better. It's a fact. But when it's good-looking and gluten-free? It'll taste that much better. Head to Deliciously Yum to learn how to make these peanut butter bars.
8. Banana Bread Muffins
Banana bread muffins are an office snack classic. Extra points when they have zero gluten. With this recipe by Deliciously Yum, you'll get tons of protein from almond flour, oats, and bananas.
9. Superfood Cashew Goji Berry Bars
There's nothing worse than an afternoon slump. You know how it goes. But thanks to these superfood cashew bars by Half Baked Harvest, you'll be ready to power through until you're free at last.
10. Chewy Cherry Almond And Cacao Nib Granola Bars
For another take on the healthy snack bars, make these chewy cherry almond bars by Half Baked Harvest. The cacao nibs, honey, and pinch of salt will be a party for your taste buds.
11. Gluten-Free Graham Crackers
Crackers are perfect when you need a super quick bite to eat. Luckily, graham crackers can be made without gluten. Visit Brave Tart to make a gluten-free version of this traditional snack.
12. Fudgy Nut & Seed Butter Brownies
Give yourself an energy boost with What's Cooking Good Looking's fudgy brownies. It calls for applesauce, which will add just enough sweetness. You can also personalize the recipe by using nuts, seeds, or a combination of both.
13. No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Cups
If you're on Team PSL, you'll adore these gluten-free pumpkin pie cups all year round. They call for zero baking, too. Turn to Cara's Cravings for the tutorial.
14. Viki's Granola
If you're not the baking type, don't worry. I've still got your back. A bag of Viki's Granola will change your office snack game. It's free of gluten, dairy, and cholesterol. The range of flavors are deliciously classic, like Blueberry Almond and Banana Walnut.
15. Awake Caffeinated Chocolate
It's no secret that chocolate has some caffeine. But what if it had enough to replace a cup of joe? This is where Awake Chocolate comes to the rescue. Finally, last-minute coffee runs will be a thing of a past.
16. Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze
Like peanut butter and jelly, fruit squeezes aren't just for the little ones. A single oatmeal fruit squeeze by Munk Pack is packed with whole grains, gluten-free oats, and real fruit. I mean, you gotta love a good grab n' go snack.
17. The Little Kernel Mini Popcorn
Since everything tastes better when it's fun-sized (and gluten-free), mini popcorn by The Little Kernel is a must for your desk. Flavors range from Truffle Sea Salt to White Cheddar. Yum.