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!
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.
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.
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.
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
- veggie chips
- fruit snacks/bars
- single serving bags of popcorn