With summer in full swing, most of us are busier during these weeks than any other time in the year. Being away from home sometimes makes it more difficult to maintain a safe gluten free eating regimen. What restaurants or venues will I visit? and What food will I eat? are just a few questions that pop up when we are away from home. The post on the next page provides helpful tips and advice on how you can maintain a safe gluten free diet on the go.
It is difficult enough re-learning how to prepare wholesome meals free of gluten and it can become even more overwhelming when trying to eat out when one has celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. Here are a few of my tips on successfully snacking gluten free while on the run.
Tips for Snacking and Eating Gluten Free on the Go
As a foodie and celiac my number one tip to those transitioning to a gluten free lifestyle is to always plan ahead. Whether traveling locally or for a vacation packing back pack friendly gluten free treats and snacks is essential. You never know where you may end up or if you will have access to gluten free foods. When grocery shopping be sure to pick up naturally gluten free dried fruits, nuts, and seeds. These can easily be thrown in jars or bags for an easy trail mix. These ingredients also make excellent granola bars which can be baked ahead and frozen for later use.
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Golden raisins,
- and dried cranberries
I also like to make Baked Apple Chips, Homemade Granola Bars and Muffins which I wrap and freeze when I want baked goods and snacks while I’m out. When from scratch cooking is to much pre-packaged can be your friend. The blog is full of reviews and personal testimonials of the best of the best gluten free snacks from my favorite brands. My personal shopping list always includes:
- Enjoy Life Soft Baked Bars
- Udi’s Granola
- Glutino Milk Chocolate Waters
- Dr. Lucy’s Sugar Cookies
- and Glutino Honey Mustard Pretzels
Of course you can never go wrong with whole fresh fruits but these can be challenging to pack when traveling by air. I’ve invested in a food dehydrator which saves time and money. With careful planning it can be easy and simple to eat gluten free free whether at home or while traveling.
For more information on where to dine gluten free while traveling visit Gluten Free Guide