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40+ Dairy Free Snacks for the Whole Family

Written by Ashley Braun on April 22, 2021

Dairy-free Snacks

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 40+ 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 company’s 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 snack ideas to stock your pantry with. 


    When you’re planning to shop for dairy-free snacks, prioritize options that are nutrient-dense, offering a balance of protein, healthy fats, and fibers. Look for choices with minimal processed ingredients to ensure you're getting wholesome nutrition. 

    The best dairy-free snacks often include whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Additionally, consider variety and taste preferences to keep snack time enjoyable and satisfying. 

    Finally, incorporate dairy-free alternatives like plant-based yogurts and almond milk to diversify your options. These alternatives not only cater to dairy-free needs but also add a new dimension of flavors and textures to your snack repertoire. They ensure that dietary restrictions don't limit the pleasure of snacking.

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    1. Original Turkey Chomplings

    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.

    2. Boom Chicka Pop Popcorn

    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.

    3. Biena Roasted Chickpeas

    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!

    4. Original Ritz Crackers

    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!

    5. Dry Roasted Edamame

    Edamame are soybeans that are harvested when they are still green and tender. These dairy-free snacks 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. 

    6. Almonds

    Almonds 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 salted are a few of the flavors available.

    7. Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Puffs

    A vegan alternative to the classic cheese-flavored cracker. The flavor packs a punch, all while being one of our favorite dairy-free snacks.

    8. HIPPEAS Chickpea Puffs

    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.

    9. Ka-POP! Super Grain Chip Variety Packs

    These dairy-free snacks have no 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.

    10. Guacamole

    Guacamole is 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.

    11. From The Ground Up Butternut Squash Pretzels

    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.


    12. Endangered Species Chocolate

    This Oat Milk + Dark Chocolate bar is described by the company as smooth and sweet like milk chocolate but is 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 place of dairy. Try adding it to your oatmeal, granola, or even in tea.

    14. GoGo Squeez Fruit Pouches

    These travel-friendly fruit pouches are available in a variety of flavors—like apple, pineapples, grapes, and bananas. They are great dairy-free snacks for packing in lunches and keeping on hand for an easy meal break.

    15. Nature’s Bakery Whole Wheat Fig Bars

    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

    KINDS Whole Fruit bars have been growing in popularity as one of the best dairy-free snacks today. This one is made with apples, strawberries, cherries, and chia seeds.

    17. No Whey! Foods Pea “Not” Butter Cups

    The No Whey! products use 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.

    19. Made Good Granola Bars

    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.

    20. Crispy Green Dried Fruit

    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 Green dried fruits are dairy-free snacks made with no added sugar and allergen free.

    21. Talenti Dairy-Free Sorbet

    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.

    22. Marshmallows

    Marshmallows actually don’t contain any of the 8 major allergies, so these can be added to as dairy-free snacks and desserts for the family.

    23. Spudsy Sweet Potato Puffs Cinnamon Churro

    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 fruits make for delicious, healthy dairy-free snacks. Try making a fruit salad, fruit kabobs, or just eating the whole fruit to get your serving of fresh fruit for the day.

    25. Good & Gather Date & Nut Bars

    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!


    27. Chomps Meat Sticks

    There are 10-12 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.

    29. Silk Soymilk Yogurt

    With 7 grams of plant based protein, soymilk yogurt are delicious and healthy dairy-free snacks. Try pairing it with your favorite fruit, chia seeds, or granola.

    30. Perfect Keto Bars

    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.

    31. ProGranola Vegan Vanilla Cluster

    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.

    33. Starkist Chunk Light Tuna

    Tuna is naturally high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Water pouches like Starkist make for easy travel dairy-free snacks, 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.


    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.

    37. No Bake Protein Balls

    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.

    38. Caramel Apple Nachos

    Sometimes, you just want your snack to feel more like dessert. This healthy caramel apple nacho recipe is perfect for those days.

    39. No Bake Fig Newtons Energy Bites

    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.

    42. Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

    Try making roasted chickpeas at home with this recipe. By making these dairy-free snacks 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.


    42. LÄRABARs 

    This is an option that stands out for simplicity and wholesomeness, crafted from fruits, nuts, and spices. The Apple Pie and Cashew Cookie flavors are particularly popular for their natural sweetness and satisfying texture.

    43. RXBARs 

    These dairy-free snacks offer a protein-packed punch with a transparent ingredient list. Varieties such as Chocolate Sea Salt and Blueberry provide a hearty option, ideal for post-workout or busy afternoons.

    44. Vegan Jerky

    Brands like Louisville Vegan Jerky Co. deliver a savory, smoky flavor of traditional jerky without any animal products. If you’re avoiding dairy, this makes a great savory, plant-based option.

    45. Daiya Deluxe Cheeze Sticks

    These are a portable alternative for anyone missing the convenience of string cheese. Made with plant-based ingredients, they're a fun, allergen-friendly choice.

    46. Oatly Ice Cream 

    Enjoy a range of flavors from classic Chocolate to inventive Oat flavors. This is a delicious treat that uses oat milk as a base to create creamy, dairy-free frozen desserts that don't skimp on taste or texture.

    47. Siete Grain-Free Tortilla Chips

    These chips are free from both dairy and grain, making them suitable for people with a variety of dietary preferences. Enjoy them with dairy-free dips for a guilt-free snacking experience.

    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 again 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 dairy-free snacks, but it offers a wide variety of ideas with at least one option for everyone!

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    Ashley Braun

    Ashley Braun

    Ashley Braun is a registered dietitian, food lover, and wellness writer. She loves using what science tells us about food to help people feel better and is the founder of the website Food Peace Nutrition – an online resource dedicated to helping people make peace with food through intuitive eating.