Nowadays, it is almost impossible to find any sort of processed foods that are completely gluten-free and allergen-free as well as reaction-free for those of us who are easily glutenized. Often products are run on the same lines as a product along with a common allergen. Sometimes machines may be dusted with wheat flour to prevent foods such as chocolate from sticking.
Since we're finding that our family is becoming increasingly sensitive to gluten, most of the time there is no guarantee that we will be able to eat something safely. That's why we usually prepare our own food and take it with us when we can. Finding a healthy gluten-free snack to take on those days when you're on the go, or for those times when you find yourself without a safe place to eat can be challenging for those super sensitive to gluten.
Gluten-Free Snack Options
Snacks are a tough one in the Clevenger household. This wasn't always the case. We used to be able to eat many processed gluten-free snacks. Then over time, we found ourselves becoming more and more sensitive to gluten. Many others are finding this to be true for them also. Maybe it's because wheat is in so many things now.
So as far as snacks, we usually just stick with fresh fruit and vegetables (salads), and protein leftovers from dinner throughout the day and that is about as safe as you can get.
That's It Snack Bars
But fortunately, we came across these bars one day online and just had to try them! That's It Snack Bars are as simple as the name says - "That's It." The photo you see on the label of the two pieces of fruit are the only ingredient in the bars.
Really. That's it.
They contain 100% non-GMO fruit, and not a single thing more than that. No dusted machines, nothing run on the same line, and no cross contamination. How fantastic is it to hear something like this for those who are very sensitive to gluten?
They have four great flavors:
- Apples and Pears
- Apples and Apricots
- Apples and Cherries
- Apples and Mangoes
Where to Find That's It Gluten-Free Fruit Bars
We found these in our local grocery store now, too, but they're an incredible $2 a bar. That's a little steep. They can also be found online through amazon
. This link is for the apple and cherry and if you scroll down or click on the the "That's It" under the title you'll be taken to the other varieties. You can also buy cases of the bars through Puritan's Pride Vitamins
and they always have sales and coupons to save on shipping, too. Through them it works out to be about $1.25 a bar.