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Healthy Snacks: 5 Gluten-Free Recipes To Eat This Week

01/24/2014 05:15 EST | Updated 01/24/2014 05:59 EST
With Style and Grace

WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Gluten-free

Whether you are gluten intolerant or avoiding it for health reasons, gluten-free foods are becoming more common on grocery shelves. From gluten-free pancakes to loaves of bread, it's getting way easier to have a gluten-free diet. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and grains and in most processed foods.

Even though some experts believe you shouldn't go gluten-free if you're not allergic to it, laying off chips and processed foods and eating more gluten-free healthy foods (like fruits and veggies) is not a terrible idea.

And in case you missed it, last week we packed chicken recipes.

WEEKLY SHOPPING LIST:

Here's what you need to buy this week, while the other necessary ingredients (like pepper, salt and oils) are likely already in your kitchen.

  • Sweet potato
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Dried cranberries
  • Dried cherries
  • Vanilla stevia
  • Flaxseeds
  • Almonds
  • Sweet onions
  • Garlic
  • Sour cream
  • Lemon juice
  • Almond butter
  • Baking soda
  • Sugar
  • Chocolate chips
  • Rolled oats
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Unsweetened apple sauce
  • Coconut oil
  • Honey
  • Raisins

Pack It: 5 Gluten-Free Snacks

In our new weekly feature Pack It, we offer readers five tasty, healthy and inexpensive snacks for the office, your commute or just those days when you feel like trying something new. Each week on Friday, we'll provide you with a shopping list, along with five recipes you can prep on the weekend, and take along from Monday to Friday.

Monday: Apple Spice Granola

This yummy homemade granola mixed with rolled oats, coconut flakes and almonds is the perfect addition to your morning yogurt or oatmeal. Get the full recipe by Beth of Tasty Yummies here.

Tuesday: Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy, sweet and gluten-free. These cookies will make your afternoon tea break (or early morning coffee run) taste a little better. Get the full recipe here.

Wednesday: Sweet Onion Dip

Hump day means dip day, for us at least. This roasted sweet onion dip is quick and requires minimal ingredients. For dippers, try gluten-free crackers or veggies. Get the full recipe here.

Thursday: Cherry Vanilla Power Bars

If you're looking for a quick snack for work or after the gym, these power bars are made with flaxseeds, almonds and dried cherries and cranberries. Get the full recipe here.

Friday: The "Sweet Tooth"

Not only does this look incredibly mouthwatering, this stuffed sweet potato recipe from With Style and Grace features dried cranberries and roasted Brussels sprouts as well. Get the full recipe here.

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