Whether or not you subscribe to the idea of trick-or-treating, we think it’s a great idea to make yourself a mixed bag of treats – from gluten free cookies to everything in between. Here are our faves!
When you adhere to a gluten-free diet, it can be difficult to celebrate holidays the same way as everyone else. Thankfully, our favourite culinary geniuses have given us a myriad of tasty treats (including some yummy gluten free cookies) to make Halloween snacking an absolute dream.
Despite what Demi Lovato thinks, there are numerous reasons one might choose to live a gluten-free diet. Research shows that sufferers of celiac disease see significant improvement in their digestive problems, most notably bloating, diarrhea, constipation, gas, and fatigue when they adhere to a gluten-free diet. Additionally, a gluten-free diet can also help to control chronic inflammation, as well as boosting one’s energy and aiding with weight loss.
No matter your thoughts on Halloween and the time-honoured tradition of trick-or-treating, we like to think that everybody deserves a treat! Even better when it’s made healthier, and readily available for those of all dietary requirements – gluten-free and alike. Try your hand at baking some gluten-free cookies with nut butters or making some nut-butter balls; and if cooking isn’t your cup of tea, go straight to the source by picking up Seven Tea One’s amazing assortment of gluten-free cookies.
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Get Your Baking Game On
Need a weekend activity that’s well worth your time and effort? Allow us to suggest spending some hours pottering about in the kitchen, and getting your culinary game on. Bring together an assortment of nut butters and some fantastic gluten-free recipes for the ultimate reward: delicious nibbles that will neither break the bank, nor your dietary requirements.
These cashew butter cookies from DETOXINISTA are made with only seven ingredients, and are oh-so-easy – and just as satisfying to make! We especially love them as high-energy snacks on the go, and love the way they provide that added burst of energy when we need them the most. Ditto, for these almond rice krispy balls from The Good Fat Co.
A Gluten-Free Cookie Worth Every Bite
If spending time in the kitchen really isn’t your jam, there’s an easier (and might we say, equally delicious) route to take, yet. With numerous gluten-free options for baked goods available in the market these days, it pays off to do your research, and take a look at the brands, their ingredients, their processes, and their beliefs to ensure you’re getting the best of all worlds. Seven Tea One’s range of gluten-free cookies are not only delicious and crafted with local ingredients – the brand is also a renowned local social enterprise that provides opportunities, training, and fair wages to underserved and differently-abled communities. If that’s not a win, we don’t know what is!
And if cookies aren’t your cup of tea, opt for Cocova’s dark chocolate-covered nuts instead!
When Cookies Aren’t An Option, Go For Fruit
Not all snacks were made equal, and we wholly understand this notion. For those who suffer from nut allergies, and are yet beholden to a gluten-free diet, there’s Nourish & Nibbs’ mixed fruit nibbs. These dehydrated fruit slivers offer punch and flavour in every bite – way more than one would imagine. And if you think dehydrating fruit takes all the nutrients out of them, think again! When correctly done, the dehydration process retains all the colour, nutrients, and flavour of the fruit, which means you’ll be getting every last bit of goodness from the fruit without needing to peel, dice, and chop. Halloween candies? Try halloween nibbs instead!
What are your snacking plans for this Halloween? Let us know in the comments below! And don’t forget to follow us on our social channels for more fun content, tips, and stories on your favourite local brands!