Gluten-free snacks on-the-go

The first time I went to Nashville, I remember texting Ernie and feeling like a huge burden when I told him that I didn’t eat gluten (if you want more deets about the gluten issue, check out this gluten guide). To people who have unrestricted food options, two weeks with a food intolerant guest could be a hassle. Luckily, he told me that his wife has food issues, gluten included, so I was fine. But that was when I decided that traveling while being gluten-free requires some preparation.

A few weeks ago, Justen and I went on a little road trip for a wedding. Before we left, I made sure to bring along some easy to grab gluten-free snacks. The great thing about these snacks is that while they are gluten-free, they were all appealing to everyone who ended up riding in my car!

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Before we hit the road, I stopped by Walmart to stock up on a variety of snacks that were sure to hit the spot for whatever cravings we may have. Gluten-free fruit snacks and to-go trail mixes, dried fruit and fruit pouches, and Lorissa’s Kitchen beef and pork. I saw these staring at me on the end of an aisle in three delicious sounding flavors – Korean Barbeque Beef, Sweet Chili Pork and Szechuan Peppercorn Beef.

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When I’m on the road I tend to crave meat, but my only options are drive thru or gas stations when we stop to fill up. Neither of them can guarantee a gluten-free product, so I was really excited to discover Lorissa’s Kitchen. In addition to being gluten-free, Lorissa’s Kitchen uses grass-fed beef and responsibly raised pork, making their snacks a healthy source of protein on the go. Yes. Please.

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We kept our snacks within arms reach in the back seat, and made sure to share with anyone who got in the car. Being on-the-go with a gluten intolerance can be tough, but thankfully companies like Lorissa’s Kitchen provide great – and delicious – options. My favorite was Lorissa’s Kitchen Korean Barbeque Beef. I already went back for seconds.

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Whether you’re on the go  traveling or just always on the go, here are a list of great, convenient gluten-free options to keep handy (just remember to always check the labels). :

  • trail mix
  • squeezable apple/fruit sauce
  • dried fruit
  • pre-packed single servings of plantain chips
  • Lorissa’s Kitchen products
  • fruit
  • veggie chips
  • fruit snacks/bars
  • single serving bags of popcorn

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2 Comments

  1. May 6, 2016 / 11:10 am

    These sound so good. The bbq and sweet chili one sound like heaven. And Michael would loooove them.

  2. May 6, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    yum those look really good!!!!
    also, since you brought up plantain chips – i use those to eat guacamole with! so i guess guac & plantain chips would be a gluten free snack?!

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