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Experimenting with Some Great Dairy-Free Snacks

By Suzanne Havala Hobbs

Part of Living Dairy-Free For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Snacking is a way of life for most folks, but those who opt to go dairy-free may have to make some special adjustments to their old snacking habits. The tasty (and convenient) choices in the following list make smart dairy-free snacks or even light meals. Each option contains fewer than 200 calories and provides a dose of health-supporting vitamins, minerals, and other vital nutrients. To satisfy your cravings, try some of these nondairy munchies:

  • A cup of vanilla- or lemon-flavored soy yogurt with a scoop of fresh fruit salad

  • Half of a whole-grain pita pocket filled with hummus, grated carrots, and thinly sliced cucumber rounds

  • Several whole-grain crackers smeared with peanut butter, and several fresh orange wedges

  • A bowl of whole-grain breakfast cereal with almond milk (plain or vanilla-flavored)

  • A bagel half topped with melted nondairy cheese, a tomato slice, and a few twists of freshly cracked black pepper

  • A handful of tortilla chips with your favorite salsa

  • Peach slices topped with granola and a dollop of soy yogurt

  • Bell pepper, celery, and carrot slices with black bean dip

  • A cup of tomato basil soup with a few breadsticks

  • A few pieces of bruschetta and a small bunch of grapes