15 Tips for Easy Gluten Free Travel
Traveling and staying on a gluten free diet is hard! Your kids see all of the fast food restaurants whiz by and want to eat the foods that will hurt their tummies. How can you travel gluten free and protect your body at the same time?
Our family had the pleasure of taking a couple of trips out of state this year. Here are my best to make travel easy – even on a restricted diet and tight budget.
Travel gluten free that is fun and easy!
Travel by car whenever possible
Pack your clothes 4 days in advance so that you have time to get food packed
Don’t risk a reaction for the sake of convenience – eating out might not be worth the risk.
Plan your meals ahead of time and eat from your pantry
Can soups, stews, beans and meat as soon as you know that you will be traveling.
Pack jars in a JarBox
Pack refrigerated/frozen foods in a cooler with dry ice
Buy your usual snacks and pack them for the drive there and back
Prepare grab and go foods for the car – meat muffins, sliced veggies, baby carrots, apples, bananas, cookies, chips etc
Stay in hotels that have a fridge and microwave or rent a house/cabin for your stay
Map out the grocery stores along the way
Plan on buying fresh produce when you arrive at your destination
Don’t forget to pack: salt, pepper, paper plates and bowls, plastic utensils, a sharp knife, cooking oils and any baking supplies you will need if you have access to a kitchen.
If you will be cooking while on vacation, bag up mixes for easy prep – like pancake mix. Don’t forget to pack the wet ingredients that you will need to finish cooking them.
Do you use any of these tips when you travel?
What would you add to this list?