Guide to Dietary-Restriction Friendly Snacks

Guide to Dietary-Restriction Friendly Snacks

Chips. Cookies. Fruit. Protein bars. Snack time is a good time, even with dietary restrictions. Whether you need something to hold you over between meals or you’re on the go, snacks always come in handy. Some of these snacks made good options for road trips. You’ll find a variety of snacks in this post, but you can also check out road trip snacks from our trip to Atlanta last year.

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If you’re looking for a protein bar with few ingredients, the RX Bar is for you. It’s gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free. All the ingredients are right on the front of the packaging. Simple and tasty. They are yummy, but a bit on the pricey side.

Peanut Butter RXBAR
Simple ingredients right on the front.


Nutrition info for RXBAR



You can find all kinds of flavors of LARABARS from Apple Pie to Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip to Key Lime Pie. They also have a few seasonal bars as well. Along with being gluten-, dairy-, and soy-free, LARABARS are also Non-GMO, Kosher, and Vegan. The Snickerdoodle bar tastes like a regular Larabar. The Pumpkin Pie bar tastes like a pumpkin flavored Larabar. The Gingerbread bar is the closest to the flavor is supposed to be.


Pumpkin Pie Larabar
This seasonal bar tastes like a pumpkin flavored Larabar.


Unwrapped Pumpkin Pie Larabar


Gingerbread Larabar
This bar tastes just like eating a Gingerbread cookie.


Unwrapped Gingerbread Larabar



Van’s Gluten Free Sandwich Bars

These are Nikki’s favorite bars as well as her go-to snack. She alternates between the Blueberry and Peanut Butter and the Strawberry and Peanut Butter. These bars are free of artificial flavors, preservatives, corn and NON GMO Project Verified.


Van's Strawberry & PB Bars
Nikki’s favorite bars


Van's Strawberry PB & J Bar


Manischewitz Gluten-Free Crackers 

Manischewitz is the largest manufacturer of kosher food products in the US. They’ve been around since 1888. Nikki discovered these crackers on the International aisle at Publix and has been addicted ever since. Note: these crackers contain eggs.

Manschewitz Gluten Free Crackers
Try not to inhale these in one sitting.



Enjoy Life Plentils 

Plentils are made with lentils and are vegan and packed with protein. On top of being free of soy, dairy, and gluten, they are free of casein, shellfish, fish, lupin, sulfites, egg, crustaceans, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, mustard, and sesame. Even the Margherita Pizza Plentils are dairy-free. They are delicious and addictive.


Margherita Pizza chips
These chips taste *just* like pizza!



PopCorners have a pinch of sea salt and drizzled in sunflower oil. Not only are they gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free, they’re also vegan, free of nuts and GMOs. These chips are never fried and are a great alternative to popcorn.


PopCorners chips
Warning: these chips are addictive!


Toufayan Scoop-Able Gluten Free Pita Chips

Toufayan has been around for more than 80 years. These pita chips are all natural, vegan, Certified Gluten-Free, and non GMO. The chips are good on their own, but even better with a dip or hummus.


Toufayan Pita Chips
Yummy with or without dip.


Kite Hill Cream Cheese Style Spread

Kite Hill Cream Cheese Style Spread is made with all natural ingredients. Kite Hill is plant-based and a dairy-free alternative (they use nut milk). The above chips and crackers are the perfect companion to this spread.


Kite Hill Cream Cheese Style Spread
The chips and crackers go perfectly with this spread.


Kite Hill Chive Cream Style Spread


This is more like a beginners guide to dietary-restriction friendly snacks. If you liked this guide, you might also like these guides dietary-restriction friendly cookiesyogurt alternatives, and Halloween candy. You can also receive a FREE Beginners Guide to Dietary-Restriction Essentials.

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24 thoughts on “Guide to Dietary-Restriction Friendly Snacks

  1. Those Plentils sound interesting Sam and what a cool name. I can just hear myself “Anyone for some Plentils 😀 ” And who would have thought that you could get dairy free cream cheese. It’s sounds like such a misnomer, but then again cheese is curdled milk so I suppose it doesn’t have to be animal based milk. I learn something new everyday.

    • I wasn’t sure what to think of the Plentils when Nikki ordered them from Vitacost. I couldn’t believe how good it was. They sent a small bag and it didn’t last long! lol We found a bigger bag at a local store that sold a lot of food that Nikki can eat. Sadly, they went out of business last month. Definitely gotta find someone that sells the big bags. 🙂 You’ll be surprised what “dairy” products you can find that don’t actually use dairy.

  2. These are some great restriction friendly snack lists. I will show this to my mom. LOL!!! She gonna love this Toufayan Scoop-Able Gluten Free Pita Chips.

  3. This Kite Hill Cream Cheese Style Spread looks really delightful. I really love to try this one. Perfect for my favorite biscuit.

  4. These all look good but I love the look of he gluten free pita bread bites, delicious! I also had never heard of the Larabar before, the flavours sound really nice!

  5. I am always keeping my eyes out for gluten free guides. You’ve got a great list that I can start with. It is convenient to keep bars and chips handy for when I become super hungry & nothing is available to snack on that is gluten free.

    • I’m glad you find this guide helpful, Evelyn! It’s always a good idea to try to keep something on hand when you can’t get to anything that meets your dietary needs.

  6. It’s amazing how many dietary restriction friendly snacks there are out there. It’s nice that there is a choice for everyone.

  7. These suggestions are awesome! there quite a few options to choose from, I’m glad that the variety of snacks for people with dietary restrictions is in the rise!

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