Almost everyone who plans a trip the first time after they start living gluten-free has the same question – “how am I going to eat safely away from home?” The answer is simply – by doing some gluten-free home work. They need to do research about gluten-free dining options where they’re headed, and they need to pack some food for the trip.
Here is a list of things that are easy to find and are not likely to be confiscated by airport security. Most of these item can be used for a plane ride and upon arrival to your destination. Brands listed are not the only gluten-free options.
Travel size packs of nuts. Ingle’s and Trader Joes sell these (12 packs for $4.99 at TJ’s).
Dried Fruit. Bare Fruit; many mainstream brands of dried fruit are gluten-free.
Gluten-free cereals. Eat as a snack without milk or for breakfast with it. Ewewhon, Gluten-Free Chex, Trader Joe’s gluten-free granola, Bakery on Main.
Packets of Tuna. Major brands like Starkist offer gluten-free options
Boiled eggs. consider packing with frozen peas for cooling as some are ice packs are not allowed through security
Chocolate. Snickers, Almond Joy, Mounds and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups are gluten-free, like a host of other chocolate bars. Candy bars with cookies in them contain gluten (Twix, Kit Kat, etc.) When visiting warm destinations, don’t pack more chocolate than you can eat on the flight (or in the car, bus or train)
Cookies. Pamela’s sells a two pack of gluten-free cookies
Turkey pepperoni packs (or cooked bacon). Turkey pepperoni ; Go Picnic ; gluten-free fully cooked bacon is available from several companies, including Publix.
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