Healthy and Tasty Gluten-Free Snacks for the Workplace

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Published on 05 November, 2020

Snack breaks at work are not only common but also important! It gives employees a much-needed break from the monotony of their screen time. Moreover, they get a good dose of energy as well.

But snacks do not need to be unhealthy by default. For employees who have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, having gluten-free snacks is the only healthy option.

A perfect snack can be both healthy and tasty as well.

In this article, we explore some gluten-free snack ideas for working professionals that taste amazing.

Here Are 10 Gluten-Free Snacks for Your Workday

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1. Granola with Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate

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Craving for cake at work? Cannot seem to get enough of that sweet tooth? Simply carry some granola with you. Add a generous layer of peanut butter and drizzle dark chocolate chips for that extra crunch. Healthy and delicious!

2. Banana Bread

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Treat your taste buds to some banana bread while you are slogging at work. This moist cake-like bread will fill you up instantly, leaving you with a balanced intake of fat, carbohydrates, sodium, potassium, and vitamins.

3. Dates

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These easy-to-carry dry fruits are an excellent option for a healthy and gluten-free snack at work. Dates are natural sweeteners. Replace any sugar-processed snack with a handful of dates, and you are good to go! Additionally, dates are also high in fibers and antioxidants.

4. Apple Crisp

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Apple Crisp is a delicious gluten-free dessert to carry to work. Carry small portions and indulge in the goodness of apples, flour, butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Do not forget to share with your colleagues and exchange recipe ideas!

5. Almond Cookies

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Cookies are the perfect munchies and we just cannot seem to get enough of those. But with happiness come carbs too and almond butter is far from reality. However, almond cookies are a delicious gluten-free alternative. Munch on these cookies, and get your work done simultaneously.

Suggested read: 7 High Protein Snacks For Work To Increase Energy and Health

6. Hazelnut Protein Cookies

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Not in the mood for some almond cookies? No big deal! Watch out for an amazing alternative cookie recipe. Try the hazelnut protein cookies as an alternative to almond cookies and be amazed!

7. Sweet Potato Fries

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Sweet Potato fries are a fresh alternative to French fries. Rich in vitamin A, these fries are extremely delicious to munch on. However, refrain from binge-eating, as they are high in calories as well.

8. Sunflower Seeds

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Sunflower seeds have a great deal of nutritional value. They are not only gluten-free, but they also contain vitamin E, magnesium, and protein, keeping the blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels in check.

9. Pumpkin Seeds

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Much like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds are high in nutrients. They are also high in antioxidants, plant protein, and beneficial fats. Pumpkin seeds also help control blood sugar levels.

10. Rice Crackers with Cheese

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We all love a rice cake or even better rice crackers. But did you know that your favorite rice crackers are gluten-free? You can make this easy and healthy snack with minimal ingredients. All you need is leftover rice, olive oil, and some spices. Have them with cheese to add that extra flavor.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, celiac disease affects about one in 141 people in the United States.

Benefits of Gluten-Free Snacks

Gluten-free snacks have many health benefits. Here are a few of them:

  • Improves health
  • Leads to increased energy
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Promotes healthy weight gain
  • Reduces bloating
  • Reduces lactose intolerance
  • Improves bone health
  • Improves skin
  • Reduces joint pain
  • Reduces Headaches

Research has shown that people with celiac disease are more likely to suffer from depression. But opting for a gluten-free diet can have a favorable effect on the symptoms.

Suggested Read : Creating A Successful Office Weight Loss Challenge For Your Employees

Conclusion

A gluten-free diet can be easily made fun, just by choosing the right food items.

Nothing fancy. Just the usual ingredients you find at every supermarket! Preparing these snacks requires the least time and effort, so it’s a win-win for you!

The next time you crave something tasty to munch on during work hours, choose these healthy gluten-free snacks instead of the usual over-priced junk food.

Oh, and you do not need to compromise on taste as well!

This article is written by Priyakshi Sharma who is a content marketer at Vantage Circle. In her free time, she is found writing about cinema, life, and everything in between. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com

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