College can be a tough world being gluten-free. Every corner is a chance for cross-contamination, vending machines aren’t well-stocked with gluten-free options which leaves you with little choices.
What do you do when you need to power-up and recharge, but can’t access safe and healthy food for your body?
I have got you covered!
These are my top gluten-free college snack hacks that I know will help get you through your upcoming semesters.
Gluten-Free College Snack Hacks
Room Temperature Friendly:
Energy Bites – perfect for snacking on the go. A few bites will have you feeling full until your next meal.
- Maca Energy Bites – this recipe is adaptogenic, gluten-free and vegan
- Adaptogenic Lemon Matcha Bites – this recipe is adaptogenic, gluten-free and vegan
- Strawberry Shortcake Energy Bites – this recipe is gluten-free and vegan
- Cake Batter Gluten-Free Bliss Bites – this recipe is gluten-free and vegan
- Almond Joy Bliss Bites – this recipe is gluten-free and vegan
- Apple Pie Spice Bliss Bite – this recipe is grain-free, gluten-free, vegan
Cookies – say what now? Yes, Cookies! If made with healthier snacking in mind, these make for a great option to bring along. Especially if you had a hankering for something sweet.
◊ Almond Butter Cookies – this recipe is gluten-free. Even though these are fast and easy to make, if I am preparing these as a snack for the week, I usually make a big batch so that all I have to do is grab and go (or even just stuff a few into my lunch box for the week). These Almond Butter Cookies are a good option because they contain complex carbohydrates and healthy fats to help keep you feeling full for longer.
Trail Mix – Nuts + Dried Fruit + whatever else you want to throw in there = a filling and nourishing snack for when you‘re on the go!
Needs to be Kept Chilled:
Cheese Cubes + Grapes
It’s classy, it’s delicious, and it’s simple. What more can you ask for?
Hummus + Vegetable Sticks
I am a sucker for hummus! It is the best thing ever created. Pack in your vegetables and plant-based proteins by enjoy this snack!
Mini Fruit Skewers
Slide fresh fruit onto a toothpick or skewer and enjoy when you’re ready for a fresh snack!
4 Ingredient Fudge
Super easy and simple dessert that will keep you full and satisfy your sweet tooth!
Yogurt + Granola + Fresh Fruit? Need I say more?
They make for a great healthy snack when you’re on the go. They usually travel well and can withstand warmer temperatures.
Examples might be whole apples, oranges, and bananas.
Nutrition Note: Pairing fresh fruit with a cheese stick or a nut butter packet can help you stay full for longer.
With simple and naturally gluten-free ingredients, you can feel safe buying and packing these as healthier snacks to take with you on the go. My favorite flavor is the Cinnamon Roll (maybe it’s because real gluten-free cinnamon rolls are so hard to track down).
If you aren’t sensitive to egg whites, these bars are great protein bar to add into your snacking habits. With a simple and naturally gluten-free ingredient list much like larabars, RxBars are a great option.
Are you just not a bar fan? Or maybe you want some more savory options to bring along with you? Try out some Gluten-Free Grass-Fed Jerky or any other gluten-free jerky (I know KRAVE Jerky has some safe flavors as well) (as always be sure to check the ingredient list!)
You know what I am talking about, those squeezable applesauce packets that are tailored to children but are actually suitable and delicious for any age.
I just recently found out about this brand and I am in LOVE! They have gluten-free quinoa oatmeal squeezes that are amazing. Get some healthy whole grains and fruit in with one squeezable pouch! (This brand also has some awesome Gluten Free Protein Cookies available too).
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