The Best Gluten Free Snacks for a Road Trip

Traveling can be super stressful when you have Celiac Disease.  I have been on road trips where all I think about is what I will be able to eat next.  I spend the whole time looking out the window praying that I will see a place that might be safe to eat.  Well, after a few times doing this, I had it.  No more worrying about food when I was supposed to be enjoying myself.  I decided to take the stress out of something that is supposed to be fun.  Spending a few moments planning out what you will need to bring will make a huge difference on your trip.  I will go through and try to plan what kind of activities I might be doing and then plan my food choices on those activities.

I just got back from a road trip to Utah which is about 10 hours away from me.  My husband's grandmother just passed away and we had to leave unexpectedly so as soon as I found out we were leaving, I jumped in the car and headed to the store.  One of my favorite stores to shop at for gluten free snacks is Walmart. They have a lot of different choices and I can get a wide variety of gluten free snacks there.  Now, for road trips and travel in general I don't usually bring the most healthy snacks with me.  I do this for a reason because a lot of times people don't eat that healthy when they are traveling.  They like to stop at convenience stores or fast food places along the way.  This can be hard sometimes when you are on a gluten free diet and sometimes can be tempting to go off your diet.  I like to bring a wide variety of foods and things that I don't normally eat because it lowers the temptation for me.  When I see my family eating treats and all kinds of food, I have my own treats and goodies to keep me happy and satisfied along the way.

In the video down below, I really go through and explain what are the different snacks that I like to bring.  I love to bring pretzels, popcorn, cookies, candy, crackers and anything else I can find that I know will taste good.  For road trips, it can be easy to bring as much food with you as you want but traveling on the airplane can be a bit different. For the airplane, I try and condense what I bring into more essential items. Things that I know I might not be able to find while I am there or want to spend time searching for while I am on vacation.  I traveled to New York City a few months ago and brought with me food that would work well not only in a hotel room but also food that I would be able to carry with me throughout the day.  New York City has lots of places to find gluten free foods but when I am traveling, I don't want to be worrying about it the whole time.  Maybe finding good dinners spots but I don't want to have to worry about it for every meal and snack.  I brought a bag of gluten free granola with me and when I got there, I walked across the street and picked up some yogurts.  I then had breakfast covered every single day.  I brought a bunch of Kind bars with me so that I had one in my bag for a snack while we were sightseeing.  I also brought a loaf of bread and got a small jar of peanut butter to make a sandwich to put in my bag in case there wasn't a place where I could eat.  Then we would find a safe place for dinner.  To be honest, it was one of the best trips I have taken because I took the stress out of eating.

Watch the video down below to see some more tips and the exact snacks that I brought on my last road trip.  It was a super good one and I had plenty of food and snacks to make me happy and content through the whole thing. Make sure to check out my YouTube channel for more great recipes and product reviews.

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