Having a food allergy adds an extra challenge when planning for snacks inside and outside of the home. We’ve rounded up a list of 43 dairy-free snack ideas to help.
This isn’t a comprehensive list of every snack out there, but it will give you a lot of ideas to make planning snacks easier.
The products below do not contain dairy; however, we always suggest rechecking labels as brands may change their ingredient list or may begin processing products with dairy in the same facility.
Check the companies website and packaging for any changes in ingredients or warning statements. A few examples of warning statements used to indicate products that may not be suitable for people with a dairy allergy include:
- “May contain dairy”
- “Contains milk”
- “Processed in a facility that also processes milk-containing products”
If you ever have any questions about whether a product is free of an allergen, contact the manufacturer. They’ll often provide more details to clarify any questions you have.
Let’s make snack time a breeze by introducing you to a list of dairy-free foods to stock your pantry with.
SAVORY NON-DAIRY SNACKS
Our mini jerky sticks have the same savory—slightly smokey and slightly spicy—flavor that first made us popular. The chomplings have the same craveable original turkey flavor, just mini.
The mini jerky sticks are perfect alone or paired with another non-dairy food option off of the list for a filling snack.
There are many different popcorn brands out there, and Boom Chicka Pop is one of them with both salty and sweet flavors. It is low in calories and packed with flavor making this a healthy and delicious snack option for a dairy-free diet.
It’s available in larger bags for sharing or small bags ready for the lunch box.
Roasted beans, like chickpeas, have the added benefit of extra fiber and protein. This means it will not only be tasty but keep you feeling full for longer.
The Biena Roasted Chickpeas come in multiple flavors, like this ranch flavor!
These classic crackers are actually a non-dairy snack that you’ve probably had plenty of times before. It’s perfect to pair with other ideas on the list, like our turkey chomplings!
Edamame are soybeans that are harvested when they are still green and tender. These are a great source of protein and fiber to keep you feeling full for longer. Edamame is a perfect option when you need dairy-free menu items or snacks at home.
Almonds are healthy snacks that are easy to take on the go, and Blue Diamond has a wide variety of whole almonds to choose from. Honey-roasted, toasted coconut, and lightly slighted are a few of the flavors available.
A vegan alternative to the classic cheese-flavored cracker. The flavor packs a punch, all while being dairy-free.
Another delicious chickpea product that will have added protein and fiber. HIPPEAS Chickpea Puffs come in a variety of flavors, like this white cheddar option that has a cheesy flavor while being completely milk free and vegan.
These popped chips are free of the top 12 allergens and are available in 4 flavors—olive oil & sea salt, dairy-free cheddar, rosemary garlic, and red & green sriracha.
They are also available in variety packs so the whole family can try each flavor to choose their favorites.
Guacamole is a healthy dairy-free snack full of lots of healthy fats and avocados are a good source of fiber.
Try having your guacamole with your favorite fresh veggies or chips.
A vegetable twist on a classic pretzel. These butternut squash pretzels are milk free and certified vegan.
If you like these they also have cauliflower pretzels for you to try.
SWEET DAIRY-FREE SNACKS
This Oat Milk + Dark Chocolate bar is described by the company as smooth and sweet like milk chocolate but is it completely dairy-free. If you’re looking to satisfy a chocolate craving try this or one of their other flavor options.
13. Almond Milk
Almond milk is one of the healthy alternatives and it’s easy to sub this in wherever you would have dairy milk. Try adding it to your oatmeal, granola, or even in tea.
These travel-friendly fruit pouches are available in a variety of flavors—like apple, pineapples, grapes, and bananas. They are great snacks for packing in lunches and keeping unhand for an easy snack.
A healthy, dairy-free, whole wheat version of fig bars. Nature’s Bakery has many flavor options to choose from that everyone in the family will be able to find a favorite.
16. Kind Fruit Bars
Fruit bars have been growing in popularity, like Kinds Whole Fruit bars. This one is made with apples, strawberries, cherries, and chia seeds.
The No Whey! products use their milk free chocolate in this dairy-free, nut-free, and vegan recipe. You could even try putting these in the freezer for a frozen treat.
18. Motts Applesauce
Applesauce is a healthy snack, especially when made without added sugars.
In addition to being a great snack, applesauce can be added to baked goods to keep them soft and replace butter in baking recipes.
These chocolate chip granola bars are organic, vegan, and gluten free. They are also infused with vegetable extracts to provide an extra serving of vitamins and minerals to your snack time.
Dried fruit is a great way to get a serving of fruit while on the go. Sometimes it’s difficult to bring fruit with you without ending up with a bruised mess.
Crispy greens dried fruit is made with no added sugar and is allergen free.
Sorbet is a frozen dessert generally made without milk products. Talenti Sorbettos are a great option for those looking for a frozen dessert on a hot summer day.
Marshmallows actually don’t contain any of the 8 major allergies, so these can be added to snacks and desserts for the family.
These plant based puffs are made from a blend of sweet potatoes, rice flour, and pea protein. Try the cinnamon churro flavor to satisfy your sweet tooth.
24. Fresh Fruit
Any type of fresh fruit makes for a delicious, healthy snack. Try making a fruit salad, fruit kabobs, or just eating the whole fruit to get your serving of fresh fruit for the day.
This 6 ingredient apple pie flavored bar is made with just dates, apples, walnuts, raisins, and cinnamon. Try this and the other flavors of Good & Gather’s vegan nutrition bars.
26. Graham Crackers
Classic flavors of graham crackers are typically made with non-dairy ingredients. Yes, with marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers on the list, this means you can still have s'mores!
HIGH PROTEIN NON-DAIRY SNACKS
There are 9-10 grams of protein in each of the CHOMPS meat sticks. Can’t decide which of the amazing flavors to try? Go with the trial back to give all 8 varieties a taste.
28. Sabra Hummus
Hummus is usually made from chickpeas, tahini, and other good for you ingredients. Sabra has multiple flavors available, from the classic flavor, to roasted garlic, to greek inspired, and even one with everything bagel seasoning.
Try hummus with your favorite milk free crackers, chips, or fresh vegetables.
With 7 grams of plant based protein, soymilk yogurt is a delicious and healthy snack. Try pairing it with your favorite fruit, chia seeds, or granola.
Perfect keto bars are made without dairy, soy, corn fiber, or artificial sweeteners. They have 10-12 grams of protein per bar and are available in 8 different flavors.
This crunchy, vanilla granola is made with plant based protein. It has 12 grams of protein per serving and goes perfectly with your favorite non-dairy milk or yogurt.
32. Macro Snacks
Macro Snacks are made with a balanced macronutrient profile in mind, with 45% carbs, 30% protein, and 25% healthy fats. They are made with pea proteins, chickpea flour, and brown rice. There are 7 different flavors to choose from or try a variety pack to sample each one.
Tuna is naturally high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Water pouches like Starkist are an easy travel friend snack option, and you can bring along fresh veggies or crackers to eat with it.
34. Nut Butter
Most types of nut butter don’t have any dairy products added to them. This means peanut, almond, cashew, sunflower, and other types of nut butter can be used in snacks for healthy protein and fat.
Try adding your favorite nut butter to fruits, vegetables, or crackers.
HOMEMADE MILK-FREE SNACKS
35. Trail Mix
Making your own healthy trail mix is easy and delicious! Follow this recipe to learn how to make your own healthy trail mix. This is a fun way to make a yummy snack because you can add extra of your favorite parts of trail mix while leaving out any that you normally pick around.
36. Easy Hummus
Making your own hummus can be easy and fun for the whole family. This easy hummus recipe is perfect for pairing with your favorite fresh veggies, crackers, or chips.
This recipe for no bake protein balls has 4 different flavor options for you to try. These are easy to take on the go and make for a delicious snack.
Sometimes days, you just want your snack to feel more dessert and this healthy caramel apple nacho recipe is perfect for those days.
A healthier version of fig newton cookies, this homemade no bake fig newton energy bite recipe is fun for the whole family to make and naturally dairy-free.
40. Black Bean Salsa
Salsa made with lots of fresh vegetables is delicious and full of healthy vitamins and minerals. This homemade black bean salsa looks amazing and is packed with fiber and protein.
Try making roasted chickpeas at home with this recipe. By making them yourself, you can add any flavor combination to them to try out new spice combinations.
43. Coconut Yogurt
Making your own coconut yogurt might sound complicated, but this recipe only calls for 2 ingredients (coconut milk and probiotics). Try topping with your favorite fruits or granola for added flavor to your snack.
Discover Your Favorite Dairy-Free Snacks
Milk allergies or being lactose intolerant can make finding your go-to snacks a little more difficult, but not impossible. We hope this post provided you with some helpful and delicious ideas that will leave both adults' and kids' taste buds satisfied.
Remember that the manufacturing process can change, so check often that the ingredient list remains milk free or that there are no milk products processed in the same facility.
This isn’t a complete list of every dairy-free products, but it offers a wide variety of ideas with at least one option for everyone!