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Snack Attack: 150+ Gluten Free Dairy Free Snacks That Will Satisfy Your Cravings!

If only we could go through the day without feeling those hunger pangs and needing a snack! Whether it’s for you or your little one with dietary restrictions, finding gluten-free dairy-free snacks can be a challenge. But fret not! I’ve compiled a list of store-bought and homemade snack options that will allow you to snack freely and enjoy a wide variety of flavors. The next time a snack attack happens, you’ll be ready!

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Why We Need Safe Snack Options

I personally understand the struggle of finding allergy-free snacks. My son has a wheat and dairy food allergy, and I have friends with Celiac disease. It can be frustrating to turn over every product in the store, desperately searching for safe options. Most snacks are filled with dairy products and loaded with gluten. Whether you follow a gluten-free diet, a gluten-free dairy-free diet, or have any other food restrictions, this list will help you find options you can enjoy. Whether it’s for school snacks, after-school munchies, or late-night cravings, I’ve got you covered. The list includes energy bars, crunchy snacks like popcorn, pretzels, and chips, as well as jerky, fruit, and more. From guilty pleasure foods to healthy snack ideas, there’s something for everyone, even the picky eaters. Don’t forget to share these snack ideas with your friends who have allergies!

Important Info Before Exploring the Snack Ideas

Before you dive into the gluten-free dairy-free snack ideas, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Read the labels: Please remember to read the actual package in the store before purchasing, as recipes and manufacturing processes may change over time. Company websites aren’t always up to date with the latest information.
  • Different preferences: Everyone has different comfort levels when it comes to food allergies and dietary restrictions. Some people have to be cautious about manufacturing processes, while others are fine with “may contain” or “certified” statements. This list is just a guide to get your creative juices flowing and help you discover new options. It’s not meant to shame or dictate your choices, so let’s keep the comments positive.
  • Homemade options: I’ve included some homemade gluten-free dairy-free snack recipes as well. Making your own snacks gives you greater control over the ingredients and can be a fun activity.
  • Allergy kids: If you’re feeding any of these snacks to a child with allergies, always get the parents’ consent first. Even if a package claims to be “allergy-free,” it’s essential to communicate with the parents and respect their comfort levels.
  • Checking out the products: I’ve added links to snacks whenever possible, so you can check them out and see the ingredient lists before making a purchase. Some products may not have links, but hopefully, the descriptions will still be helpful. Knowing what the product looks like can also make it easier to find them on store shelves.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pretzels

Let’s start with some crunchy gluten-free dairy-free pretzels:

  • Snyder’s Gluten Free Pretzels
  • Quinn’s Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels
  • Glutino
  • Savor By Suzie Grain Free Pretzels
  • Greater Knead Soft Pretzel Nuggets

Gluten Free Dairy Free Popcorn

Who can resist the classic combination of gluten-free dairy-free popcorn? Here are some options to satisfy your cravings:

  • Boom Chika Pop
  • Skinny Pop
  • Orville Simply Salted
  • Orville Kettle Corn
  • S’mores Popcorn (homemade!)

Gluten Free Dairy Free Meat Snacks

For all the meat lovers out there, here are some gluten-free dairy-free meat snack options:

  • Perky Jerky
  • Baja Jerky
  • Chomps

Dairy Free Gluten-Free Muffins (Homemade)

If you prefer homemade goodies, try these scrumptious gluten-free dairy-free muffin recipes:

  • Cinnamon Swirl Muffin
  • Chocolate Chips Muffin
  • Pumpkin Muffin
  • Blender Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin
  • Healthy Double Chocolate Muffin
  • Cinnamon Applesauce Muffin
  • Brown Sugar Oatmeal Muffin
  • Sunbutter, Banana & Honey Muffin
  • Banana Bread Muffin
  • Peach Muffin
  • Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffin
  • Double Chocolate Chip Banana Muffin (great way to use up ripe bananas!)

Gluten Free Dairy-Free Muffins (Store Bought)

If you prefer the convenience of store-bought muffins, check out these gluten-free dairy-free options:

  • Abe’s Mom’s gluten-free vegan muffins
  • Canyon Bakehouse English muffins
  • Hungry Harry’s muffin mix
  • Katz English muffins
  • Krusteaz gluten-free muffin mixes
  • Namaste gluten-free muffin mixes
  • King Arthur gluten-free muffin mixes
  • Franz English muffins (contains egg)
  • Bobo’s gluten-free muffins (multiple varieties)
  • Kinnickinnic frozen muffins (multiple varieties)
  • Udi’s frozen muffins
  • Alyssa’s Vegan Bites

Gluten Free Dairy Free Cereal

Cereal isn’t just for breakfast! Enjoy a bowl of gluten-free dairy-free cereal anytime:

  • Chex (various flavors – rice, corn, cinnamon, vanilla)
  • Cheerios (various flavors)
  • Malt-o-Meal Crispy Rice
  • Malt-o-Meal Cocoa Dyno Bites
  • Lucky Charms
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Kix
  • Nature Path’s Whole O’s (oat-free)

Gluten Free Dairy Free Yogurt

Yogurt is a versatile snack option. Here are some gluten-free dairy-free yogurt alternatives:

  • So Delicious coconut yogurt
  • Silk soy yogurt
  • Nancy’s Oat Yogurt
  • Kite milk yogurt
  • Yoplait dairy-free gogurts
  • Chobani Oat Yogurt
  • Oui coconut milk yogurt

*Note: Some of these brands have add-in granolas, so make sure to read the labels to ensure that any add-ins are gluten-free.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Bars

When you need a quick and satisfying snack, reach for these gluten-free dairy-free bars:

  • Enjoy life granola bars
  • Nature’s bakery vegan fig bars
  • Glutino Gluten Free Strawberry Oven Baked Bars
  • Bobo’s Gluten & Dairy-Free Toasters
  • Made Good (multiple varieties)
  • Lara bars
  • Orgain kids bars
  • RX bars
  • Zego Seed & Fruit Bars
  • Homemade options:
    • Chewy No Bake Double Chocolate Granola Bars (homemade!)
    • Oat Free + Top-8-Free Chocolate Banana Baked Granola Bars (homemade!)

Gluten Free Dairy Free Granola

Granola is the perfect snack, either on its own or paired with safe yogurt. Try these gluten-free dairy-free granola options:

  • Safe & Fair (various flavors)
  • Made Good (two flavors)
  • Purely Elizabeth Grain Free Granola
  • Nature’s Path Pumpkin Seed & Flax Granola

Gluten Free Dairy Free Bread

Don’t miss out on the joy of bread! Here are some gluten-free dairy-free bread options and toast ideas:

  • Ener-G bread (multiple varieties)
  • Little Northern Bakehouse
  • Schar
  • Franz
  • Canyon Bakehouse
  • Udi’s
  • Gluten Free Dairy-Free Toast Ideas:
    • Cinnamon sugar toast
    • Toast with safe spread (Peanut Butter, WowButter, Sunflower Seed Butter, etc.) + bananas
    • Rice cakes with safe spread
    • Avocado toast
    • Toast with safe butter spread + jam/jelly
    • Toast with Nutiva hazelnut spread (a dairy-free version of Nutella)
    • Patriotic Toast

Gluten Free Dairy Free Chips

Craving some crunchy goodness? Try these gluten-free dairy-free chip options:

  • Tortilla chips & guacamole (most brands are safe, double-check labels)
  • Tortilla chips & salsa (most brands are safe, double-check labels)
  • The Good Crisp Chips (BBQ, Salt & Vinegar, or Original flavored)
  • Lays Stax (original)
  • Lays Original
  • Pop Bitties
  • Cape Cod Chips
  • Salsa Verde Doritos
  • Fritos
  • Hippeas
  • Enjoy Life Lentil Chips
  • From the Ground Up Cauliflower Chips
  • Beanitos
  • Sweet Potato Chips by Terra

Gluten Free Dairy Free Fruit

For a naturally sweet snack, choose from these gluten-free dairy-free fruit options:

  • Applesauce pouches
  • Acai bowls
  • Mixed Fruit cups (plain or in Jello)
  • Olive cups
  • Mandarin orange cups
  • That’s It Fruit Bars
  • Zego Fruit Bars
  • Fruit leather (homemade or store-bought)
  • Whole/non-pre-packaged fresh fruit:
    • Bananas, apples, pears, grapes, berries, oranges, pineapple, and more!

*Note: Dehydrated fruits like apple chips, plantain or banana chips, apricots, raisins, craisins, etc., are also great options. You can make these at home or buy store-bought varieties.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Vegetables

Vegetables are a nutritious gluten-free dairy-free snack. Here are some options:

  • Baby carrots, sugar snap peas, celery, bell peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, and more!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Vegetable Dips

Don’t forget the dips! Elevate your vegetable snacks with these gluten-free dairy-free dip options:

  • Hummus (try my sesame-free homemade hummus recipe)
  • 3 Ingredient Dairy Free Ranch Dip (thick and creamy)
  • Dairy-free Queso
  • Cranberry salsa dip
  • Dairy-free French Onion Dip

Gluten Free Dairy Free Crackers

Enjoy these crispy gluten-free dairy-free cracker options:

  • Mary’s Gone crackers
  • Schaar honey graham crackers
  • Kinnikinick S’moreable Grahams
  • Pamela’s Graham Crackers
  • Schaar table crackers
  • Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers (except the Farmhouse cheddar flavor)
  • Milton’s Crispy Sea Salt Crackers
  • Blue Diamond Nut Thins
  • Good Thins
  • Annie’s Gluten Free Bunnies

Gluten Free Dairy Free Seeds & Trail Mix

For a satisfying and healthy snack, try these gluten-free dairy-free seed and trail mix options:

  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Nut Harvest Trail Mix
  • Allergy-friendly trail mix (homemade!)
  • Tropical Trail Mix (homemade!)
  • Skinny Dipped Almonds Super Dark Plus Sea Salt
  • Individual/on-the-go packets of peanut butter, cashew butter, almond butter, or sunflower butter
    • Pair with fruit, rice cakes, or safe bread for a delicious snack.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Miscellaneous Snacks

Here are some additional gluten-free dairy-free snack ideas to explore:

  • Enjoy Life Ovals
  • Enjoy Life Protein Bites
  • Smoothies (store-bought or homemade)
  • Crunchy Roasted Edamame
  • Veggie stix or Veggie Straws (not the Ranch flavor)
  • Off the Eaten Path Veggie Crisp
  • Vegan Rob’s Sorghum Puffs (various flavors)
  • Crunchy Rice Rollers
  • The Good Bean Crunchy Chick Pea Snack
  • Rice cakes (various flavors and brands like Quaker plain, Caramel, or Apple flavor)
  • Oat-free Energy Balls (homemade!)
  • “Quesadilla” gluten-free tortilla + favorite dairy-free shreds (like Daiya, Violife, or Follow Your Heart)
  • Daiya “cheese sticks”
  • Fruit snacks (most brands are safe, double-check labels)
  • Don’t forget the power of leftovers!

*If I missed any of your favorite gluten-free dairy-free snacks, please comment below to help other readers discover new options!

BDK Restaurant is here to satisfy your snack cravings with a variety of gluten-free dairy-free options. Enjoy snacking freely and indulge in delicious flavors that cater to your dietary needs. Cheers to a happy and healthy snacking experience!

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