11 Healthy Snacks If You’re Gluten-Free, Vegan or Paleo

11 Healthy Snacks If You're Gluten-Free, Vegan or Paleo

When you’re crunched for time and hunger strikes, it’s often easiest to reach for a prepackaged snack. And that’s OK — especially if you stock your pantry, gym bag or desk drawer with some healthy snacks like the ones below. Each bite covers every craving and dietary restriction — whether you’re gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan or paleo. But that doesn’t mean they cut back on flavor. So go ahead, snack happy by stocking up on these good-for-you goodies.

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Healthy Snacks: Skinny Dipped Almonds

1. Skinny Dipped Almonds (Gluten-Free)

With five grams of fiber and seven grams of protein, these chocolaty treats will definitely keep you full while satisfying a cocoa craving. Besides the delicious dark chocolate coating, they also come lightly dusted in three flavors: espresso, cocoa and (our favorite) raspberry. ($5 for a 3.5-ounce bag, thrivemarket.com)

Healthy Snacks: Epic Uncured Bacon  Pork Bar

2. Epic Uncured Bacon Pork Bar (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo)

Bacon lovers rejoice! You can now have your favorite meat anytime, anywhere thanks to this portable bar. You’ll also get eight grams of muscle-building protein, and just 150 calories and five grams of sugar (from maple syrup). ($30 for a box of 12, epicbar.com)

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Healthy Snacks: Emmy's Organics' Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

3. Emmy’s Organics’ Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free)

Enjoy the coveted soft, chewy cookie texture — with just five grams of the sweet stuff and 110 calories per serving. These yummy desserts get their sweet flavor from coconut (a dominant ingredient, so skip if you’re not a fan), agave syrup and vanilla extract. Consider them your favorite new after-lunch bite. (They also come in raspberry, chocolate and chocolate chip flavors.) ($23 for 12 bags, emmysorganics.com)

Healthy Snacks: GoMacro Bars

4. GoMacro Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

These plant-based protein bars (each with 10 grams) come in three new flavors: dark chocolate with almonds, mocha chocolate chip and blueberry with cashew butter. With a soft texture and nutty-sweet taste, they’re the perfect pick-me-up post-workout. ($3, gomacro.com) 

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Healthy Snacks: Simply7 Mesquite BBQ Quinoa Curls

5. Simply7 Mesquite BBQ Quinoa Curls (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free)

Swap chips and cheese curls for a better-for-you crunch. Quinoa and pea protein offer a high dose of workout-friendly protein, while the barbeque flavoring offers a can’t-miss taste. Put them in a bowl for a little portion control, because you probably won’t want to stop munching. ($4, amazon.com)

Healthy Snacks: Aunt Dottie's Greenjoy Pomegranate and Green Snackable Salad Bar

6. Aunt Dottie’s Greenjoy Pomegranate and Green Snackable Salad Bar (Gluten-Free)

Take your greens on the go! This 70-calorie, fruit leather-style bar stuffs two servings of veggies into each individually packaged snack, thanks to spinach, kale and carrots. Fruits and nuts also up the flavor factor. Eating more produce just got easy. ($2, amazon.com)

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Healthy Snacks: Annie's Organic Popcorn

7. Annie’s Organic Popcorn (Gluten-Free)

If you’re looking to nibble on something salty or cheesy, grab a bag of this light and delicious bite. It comes in white cheddar or butter and sea salt varieties. With less than 75 calories per cup (170 in a 2.5-cup single serving), you can snack away guilt-free. We promise it’s better than what you buy at the movies. ($4, annies.com)

Healthy Snacks: Pure Elizabeth Nut Butter Granola

8. Purely Elizabeth Nut Butter Granola (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Sweeten up your oatmeal or smoothie bowl with a gluten-free granola, cooked with coconut sugar and oil. The two new kinds — chocolate sea salt peanut butter and maple syrup almond butter — offer added crunch and a touch of sweetness to your dish. Plus, they boast four to five grams of protein and just four grams of sugar. ($7, purelyelizabeth.com)

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Healthy Snacks: Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze

9. Munk Pack Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Snag this portable, re-sealable snack that checks off all the nutrition boxes. What you’ll get: omega-3 fatty acids, four grams of fiber, whole grains and scrumptious flavor combos. What you won’t: artificial ingredients, added sugar and GMOs. Take your pick of the five flavors, including apple quinoa cinnamon, blueberry acai flax, raspberry coconut, peach chia vanilla and maple pear quinoa. ($14 for a 6-pack, munkpack.com)

Healthy Snacks: Bobo's Nut Butter Stuff'd Oat Bars

10. Bobo’s Nut Butter Stuff’d Oat Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Great for camping or hiking, these protein-, fiber- and healthy fat-filled bars will keep you satisfied both on the trails and at your desk. Opt for chocolate almond butter, coconut almond butter, peanut butter or peanut butter chocolate chip to get a dessert-like bar that cuts back on some sugar. ($4, eatbobos.com)

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Healthy Snacks: Barely Bread

11. Barely Bread 100% Grain-Free Sliced Bread Loaf (Gluten-Free, Paleo, Soy-Free)

Yes, even if you’re gluten-free you can enjoy some soft and fluffy bread. Made from almond flour, each slice is 90 calories and has three grams of protein, five grams of fiber and only one gram of sugar. Top it with some almond butter and strawberries for a healthier PBJ or throw some avocado on top for one of the most satisfying healthy snacks. The bread also comes in cinnamon raisin. ($104 for a 6-pack, shopgourmet.com)

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