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#1 purpleduck

Posted 17 January 2020 - 05:40 PM

Ok, so have gone wheat free for a while and for the most part it’s fine. Have learned how to make a nice cornbread, have rediscovered corn flakes for breakfast and have found a GF bread that is ok (bit $$ though :( )

What I am missing though is alternatives to shapes, jatz (there are only so many rice crackers I really want to eat. ) and a few other things.

So I guess it is more the snacky type GF foods?

Any good websites or ideas for GF snacks?

It’s probably more the easy/lazy foods I’m missing :ninja:


#2 Riotproof

Posted 17 January 2020 - 05:52 PM

Have you had a look at all the flavoured rice crackers like sakata and peckish?

if you haven’t already, have a look at the health food section, most things there are gluten free.

#3 purpleduck

Posted 17 January 2020 - 05:55 PM

Yeah I have looked at the flavoured ones, just not particularly inspired :( I really like the plain brown Coles rice crackers, so have them a fair bit.

#4 Bono25

Posted 17 January 2020 - 06:00 PM

Those weird shaped soy things?

Edit, sorry, I mean like this https://thesourcebul...ks/soya-crisps/

Edited by Bono25, 17 January 2020 - 06:02 PM.

#5 babybug15

Posted 17 January 2020 - 06:07 PM

For "snacky" chips Vege Chips have quite a few options, and are pretty easy to find in supermarkets:

#6 Anonforthistime

Posted 17 January 2020 - 06:13 PM

Wheat free or gluten free?
There are quite a lot of nice oat crackers in Coles andWoolies these days which are fine if you are just wheat free (but not ok for Coeliacs).
There are also some gluten free Always Fresh crackers in the main biscuit/cracker aisles not the gf area. The gf labelling on the box is quite small, but they are very nice.


These seeded crackers are very nice too (especially with goats cheese...!)

#7 Paddlepop

Posted 17 January 2020 - 06:24 PM

Woolworths have recently brought out GF/LF shapes-type crackers. Plain, pizza and BBQ flavoured. $4 per box. The pizza and BBQ ones are delicious on their own. The plain one tastes kind of like soft slightly raw pastry and DH and I didn't like them on their own. Much nicer with some LF cream cheese on them, so probably great with dips.

What about the brand Olina's? I've never tried them because I can't eat things with seeds in them. Lots of different flavours available.

Eskal crackers are my absolute favourite. Even the fussy 9yo eats them and loves them plain.

Websites to order online from that I've used and been happy with are:

#8 JBH

Posted 17 January 2020 - 07:16 PM

What about plain potato chips? Not particularly less healthy than Jatz.  I like roasted chickpeas or broad beans.

Otherwise you could try a slice of pear with some sharp cheese, or have some dip like guacamole with your rice crackers.

#9 SplashingRainbows

Posted 17 January 2020 - 07:29 PM

These are delicious
Probably the closest to GF jatz I’ve found. They’re not good for the waistline but utterly delicious with butter and cheese.

#10 tassiekiwi

Posted 27 January 2020 - 07:48 PM

A NZ website, but might give you some ideas

#11 ckmelb

Posted 27 January 2020 - 08:13 PM

Not so quick and not crackers but the below are all crunchy snacks and very tasty so might be a similar vibe to what you are missing

Roast canned chickpeas in the oven for 25 mins with a bit of olive oil, salt and paprika. Very crunchy and tasty

Popcorn - pop it yourself and experiment with toppings and oils (a bit of truffle oil or olive oil with rosemary)

Make your own trail mix with pepitas, sunflower seeds, and almonds and sultanas. Roast in the oven for taste and crunch

Kale roasted in the oven with olive oil and chilli flakes is very crunchy and removes the "kale flavour" 😜😂

You can make or buy seeded crackers to eat with dips or cheese. The main ingredient is chia and that binds it all together

#12 Ivy Ivy

Posted 27 January 2020 - 08:31 PM

GF Pantry is an online company with all GF food.  If you go onto their email mailing list you'll receive a regular email of their products.  All sorts of snacks, savoury, sweet, etc there.

I live on Peckish crackers (they're GF).

#13 Ivy Ivy

Posted 27 January 2020 - 08:34 PM

I also eat those Apricot delight cubes and apricot covered in coconut pieces, only some are GF though, and sesame snaps.

Be careful with some specialty GF museli bars, they can have cornflakes in them, which aren't always GF.

#14 tinselfoil hat

Posted 27 January 2020 - 09:27 PM

View PostPaddlepop, on 17 January 2020 - 06:24 PM, said:

Woolworths have recently brought out GF/LF shapes-type crackers. Plain, pizza and BBQ flavoured. $4 per box. The pizza and BBQ ones are delicious on their own. The plain one tastes kind of like soft slightly raw pastry and DH and I didn't like them on their own. Much nicer with some LF cream cheese on them, so probably great with dips.

Just seconding this, they must be ok because all my gluten eating friends love them.

Also there’s great snack type recipes here: glutenfreeonashoestring.com

#15 nom_de_plume

Posted 27 January 2020 - 11:30 PM

My fave is homemade popcorn or plain corn chips, if I want something to crunch on.

The Olina’s seed crackers are good, but expensive. If you google ‘seed cracker recipes’ they’re actually quite easy to make.

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