Wednesday was so busy working, running errands for work, spending time with new friends, and hoping that I didn’t over sleep and make my 5:30 a.m. flight yesterday. I am happy to say I made both flights, slept on both flights, and had smooth traveling on both flights. I hope it’s the same when I go home. 🙂 Needless to say when I got home, I had to turn on the computer and get to work. With our launch around the corner and a show next week things are BUSY.
I figured today I would dedicate this blog about traveling when gluten free. Some tips and tricks that I have learned along the way. As many of you gluten free friends know, it is hard traveling and finding food at airports that is both healthy and gluten free. I have some go-to traveling snacks that make traveling a breeze:
- Shakeoloy – In a clear container I put a scoop of shakeology, 2 TBSP of PB2 and 1 tsp. of cinnamon. I bring my shaker with me, and once at the airport I go to one of the coffee places and buy a cup of skim milk. Sometimes I asked them to add ice, which always gets me funny looks, but I like my Shakeology shake cold. Once I’m ready for my shake I mix it all together in my shaker. This is also a great snack when you are staying at a hotel because you can always get milk.
- Larabars and Kindbars – These are good go-to travel snacks. It’s better to buy them before you get to the airport because they mark them up a good $1.50-$2.00. If you can buy in bulk, buy them in bulk. They really are a great snack when traveling and they are relatively healthy.
- Apples – This is a good, healthy snack to bring with you. Wash them before you leave and then throw them into a bag where they will stay clean.
- Celery and peanut butter – Another good traveling snack. You can cut the celery up before you leave, measure out the peanut butter and have it ready to go. Be careful with this snack on the plane because of people with peanut allergies. It has been in my experience though on Southwest that they let you know if you can have peanuts. Still a good snack when traveling. You can do the same with apples and peanut butter.
- String cheese & almonds – This is good if you can keep the string cheese a little cold. It won’t go back if it’s out for a few hours, but I think it’s better when it’s a little cold rather than a little warm. Pair this with almonds and you have a complete snack.
- Beef jerky – Good traveling snack; just make sure you measure it out before you leave and put it in separate bags so you don’t eat the entire bag. You could also do turkey jerky, but I have read several articles lately that talk about healthy snacks and beef jerky is at the top of the list.
- Breakfast cookies – Yes, I said cookies 🙂 There are so many different recipes out there that you can find that are yummy and healthy. Many of the breakfast cookie recipes I have found call for rolled oats. Thankfully, it easy to just substitute gluten free rolled oats for regular rolled oats. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Granola and Granola Bars – Make sure you measure granola out instead of bringing just a big bag, otherwise you might eat the whole thing. Haha. Make homemade granola bars is super easy. I have a recipe at home and will post it at a later date, however you can find several good ones on the internet.
These are just a few of my go-to traveling snacks. They are easy to pack and travel with, and do not take up much room in your bag. I swear, sometimes my bag is filled with more snacks than clothes. 🙂 A) I want to make sure I don’t get hungry on the move and B) I never want someone I’m visiting to go out of their way to make a meal gluten free for me. I 110% appreciate it when they do, but don’t want them to feel like they have to. I’m just as happy with my snacks.
Question: What are your go-to traveling snacks?