Going gluten-free makes finding good snacks a bit of a treasure hunt, but trust me — once I discover something I like, you better believe it will become a regular addition to my snack rotation.
Over the years, I’ve found Trader Joe’s to be a pretty amazing source for gluten-free treats, including chocolate chip granola snacks, cauliflower crackers, and even cheesy bread bites. And this list isn’t just for gluten-free eaters! These tasty snacks will delight just about everyone. Stop by and dive into my 10 snacking favorites from Trader Joe’s.
1. Sour Cream and Onion Flavored Rings, $1.99 for 2.5 ounces
I seriously have to restrain myself from eating the whole bag of these delicious sour cream onion rings. Yes they to be so good, and no, you can’t tell they’re made from fiber-rich red lentils. So far I’ve enjoyed eating them out of the bag, but I suspect it won’t be long before they show up as crouton substitutes on my salads and soups.
2. Organic Chocolate Chip Granola Bites, $2.99 for 4.25 ounces
I accidentally came across a box of these granola snacks, and I’m lucky I did. Not only are they gluten-free, but also vegan and dairy-free. The best part is the yummy combination of chocolate chips and oats. Whether you’re taking a morning walk or taking an afternoon break from work, this is a convenient on-the-go snack.
3. Real Tortilla Chips, $2.49 for 9 ounces
You really can’t go wrong with a snack classic — and by that I mean a bowl of deliciously salty corn tortilla chips with salsa for dipping. While Trader Joe’s huge chip aisle makes it hard to choose, these restaurant-style White Corn Truly Tortilla Chips are one of my favorites. What I love most about these lime-laced chips is how thick and chewy they are, making them perfect for scooping up Trader Joe’s flavorful Homestyle Salsa Especial ($2.99 for 12 ounces).
4. Cauliflower Chip Snack, $2.99 for 2.47 ounces
Made from brown rice and cauliflower, these crispy circles are roasted and delicious. I like to combine these gluten-free snacks – which are filled with pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds – with cheese. Right now I’m eating them with Trader Joe’s Creamy Havarti, but these savory chips are great with just about any cheesy choice.
5. Norwegian crispbread, $4.29 for 7.55 ounces
These seed-packed crackers are the basis for my favorite gluten-free bagel-inspired snack. I like to spread one of these flax-rich crispbreads with Trader Joe’s Whipped Cream Cheese, then take it up a notch with some Everything But the Bagel Seasoning and make it a luxury with smoked salmon, sliced tomatoes, and red onion.
6. Rice Cracker Medley, $2.29 for 8 ounces
Arare (Japanese style rice crackers) are a nostalgic childhood favorite. I remember my grandma would always have a bowl of these salty, crunchy crackers, and my whole family would eat handfuls of them on our Sunday visits. Many traditional brands are usually made with wheat, which is why I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Trader Joe’s Thai-made version is gluten-free. This mix includes spicy peas, bite-sized crackers wrapped in nori, flower-shaped munchies and large discs flavored with salty-sweet soy sauce and a hint of chili spice.
7. 3 Seed Sweet Potato Crackers, $1.99 for 6.5 ounces
You’ll find these sweet potato crackers stacked along the shelves in the freezer section. They’re a cross between a corn tortilla chip and a crunchy sweet potato and are studded with black sesame, flax seeds, and chia seeds. While I eat them straight out of the box, I also love to scoop them into hummus – especially Trader Joe’s Roasted Garlic Hummus.
8. Brazilian Style Cheese Bread, $4.49 for 11 ounces
Finding a delicious bread snack that’s also gluten-free can be a daunting task, which is why this box of soft mini cheese sandwiches made with tapioca flour is so special. Every time I take this handy version of Brazilian pão de queijo out of my freezer, they’re gone in an instant. It seems that no one can resist the smell of cheesy bread and the salty taste of parmesan.
9. Soft and Juicy Tangerines, $2.99 for 6 ounces
Sometimes all I need is a little bit of sweetness to get through the day, and then I turn to an old standby: Trader Joe’s dried tangerines. These are without a doubt one of my go-to gluten-free snacks. Each chewy bite is sweet, spicy and oh so delicious. Bonus: No need to struggle with peeling off or cleaning up sticky fingers!
10. Organic Cacio E Pepe Puffs, $1.99 for 4.9 ounces
As any diehard Trader Joe’s fan knows, the chip aisle is pure snack heaven. Pick up a bag of these delicate cheese and pepper puffs made from corn and rice, and you’ll know exactly what I mean. Set out a bowl of these Italian-inspired, baked, gluten-free puffs for a night of Netflix streaming, and I guarantee the bowl will be empty before you know it.
Is your favorite not in the list? Tell us in the comments.