There are plenty of wheat-free snacks out there for pregnant women. Some women may have food allergies or there may be other reasons why they choose not to consume wheat. Some of these snacks are listed below.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Toasted pumpkin seeds are a great snack to munch on. You can even make your own. Take the pumpkin seeds and place them on a baking sheet. You can sprinkle them with salt if desired. Then put them in the oven and bake at 350 degrees until they are dried out. Place in plastic bags for a great snack.
Sunflower seeds are another wheat-free snack. These are available almost anywhere and are very inexpensive. You can also get these in a variety of flavors.
Most rice cakes are made without wheat, but it is always a good idea to check the label. These cakes can be purchased at the grocery store or convenience store and come in various flavors such as cheese, caramel, and chocolate.
There are many wheat-free cereals out there. One of them is Rice Chex. Not only is it wheat-free but it’s also low in fat. Cereal is a quick and easy snack. It can easily be divided up into snack bags for on-the-go snacking.
Trail Mix is a great snack that is loaded with protein. The blends contain nuts and fruits in addition to other snack-able items. Making homemade trail mix is a great way to know what is in the mix and then you can even add extra of your favorites. Trail mix can be found at the convenience and grocery stores and there are many different varieties to choose from.
Coconut Milk Popsicles
If you want to make a cool treat add juice or juice concentrate to coconut milk before freezing. This is a easy cool treat you can make in a variety of different flavors. Plus they do not have all of the added sugar that regular popsicles have.
Air-popped popcorn is the best way to get a wheat-free snack, but there are companies out there that do make wheat-free popcorn products. Buying the microwave popcorn is a easy, mess-free snack. Check the grocery store to see which companies make wheat-free popcorn.
Hard-boiled eggs are loaded with protein and are carb-free as well. They are easy to make and take only 10 to 15 minutes to prepare. They also go great with salads.
Fruit snacks are a tasty treat. Check the ingredients label to make sure they do not contain “modified food starch” as this may contain wheat products. You can even make your own if you have a food dehydrator. Just slice up your favorite fruit and dry it.
Vegetables are a great wheat-free snack with the extra benefit of fiber. There are many raw vegetables to choose such as peppers, carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers and radishes.