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4 Yeast-Free Snack Ideas!

I was talking with a guest the other day in the pharmacy about how hard it is to come up with unique yeast-free snacks that aren’t hard boiled eggs or hummus and vegetables. While these are tried and true yeast-free snacks that will get you through in a pinch, try a few of these easy snack ideas to spice things up!

  1. Roasted chickpeas: These can be made ahead and seasoned in a variety of ways! You rinse a can of chickpeas, coat in Coconut oil and sprinkle with salt and bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes. Then toss these in anything you’d like! Garlic salt, taco seasoning, or cinnamon and Sweet-n-Natural!
  2. Eggplant slices with marinara sauce: When I have a craving for Italian this is my go to. Roast eggplant in the oven at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Make sure to put a little coconut oil, salt and pepper on the egg plant. Then dip in homemade or store-bought marinara sauce! (If using store bought make sure to double check the ingredient list)
  3. Buffalo style roasted cauliflower: Roast cauliflower at 450 degrees for 30 minutes, season with salt, pepper, paprika and a little hot-wing style barbeque sauce. These taste very similar to hot-wings and are a good spicy snack that packs well.
  4. Hard boiled eggs stuffed with hummus: Hardboil as many eggs as you need. Cut the eggs in half and either remove the yolk, and fill it completley with hummus, or mix hummus with the yolk and and then stuff the eggs!

If you’ve noticed one similarity between most of these snack ideas it is that they are all roasted! What I typically do on a Sunday night is heat up the oven and get a few pans of vegetables roasted, that way I can make all of my snacks and have them pre-packed for the week to come!

Please, as always, share with me your yeast-free snack ideas!