G-Free Travel Snacks
Gluten Free friends, as you know traveling is a challenge when it comes to simply feeding yourself. I have sat on airplanes and in airports so hungry due to little or no options of g-free choices. It seems almost impossible at the airport restaurants to avoid cross contamination, and all of the pre-made salads don’t give enough details of contents and preparation, and forget sandwiches- we’ve learned to move on from that option as soon as we said as we said goodbye to gluten. And I can’t even count how many times I have been on a flight when the only snack options were cookies, crackers, or pretzel mixes. The flights over three hours are the worst. So now, I just pack my own snacks, better safe then sorry. This also leaves me with easy go to options when I get to my destination (beats racking up the mini-bar bill). So no more hunger, just pack yourself a gluten free snack bag!
P.S. Do you all spot Kiptyn? Heehee!
Here are some of my favorites to pack with me:
Protein Pancakes: for recipe click HERE. I always make a big batch and put them in a plastic bag. They’re easy to carry, perfect to snack on, tasty, healthy, and you’re not missing out on anything! Obviously, if you only have a kitchen at your disposal going one direction that’s the direction I have my protein pancakes on. Once you start eating your protein pancakes on the plane, people will start talking to you because they want in on your homemade travel snack. ;)
Dried Fruit and Nuts
Protein Bars: Your favorite gluten free bar
Packets of Almond Butter or Peanut Butter: use this on g-free crackers, bananas, apples, celery, etc. You can usually find these packets at a health food store and sometimes at your regular grocery store in the health food, gluten free, or peanut butter aisles.
Gluten Free Crackers
Cheese: string cheese, mini BabyBel's, etc. Cheese that holds well while not being refrigerated for a while.
Fruit/veggie: I always have an apple or two with me, but if I ever forget to bring a piece of fruit I try to find a Starbucks and they usually have some bananas. Bringing a few celery or carrot sticks are also great to have with you. Fruit and/or veggies are nice to pair with your almond butter or cheese.
Dark Chocolate: I like to have some dark chocolate handy for cravings, It beats caving into a candy bar full of the “bad stuff” that will make me feel crummy during my travels.
Peanut Butter Bites: These are a favorite treat of mine. Recipe HERE.
Obviously, there are plenty of things you could pack with you in your g-free snack bag. Just be creative. I try to pack a few things with protein, healthy fats, and natural sugars (like fruit).
If you’re not gluten free you have plenty options to choose from on the plane and through the airport, but packing yourself a few fun and healthy travel snacks could make you feel so much better while you’re traveling!
I hope this list gives you a little more freedom while you travel!
I would love to hear what some of your favorite travel snacks are, please comment!