The Traveling Cupcake's Five Gluten Free Travel Tips
1. Pre-make homemade trail mix with GF Friendly components.
I have snack-size baggies of cashews, pistachios, almonds, golden raisins, chocolate chips and cranberries ready to go for travel trips.
2. Make your own dinner ahead of time.
I'm a huge proponent of meal prepping, so on the weekends I spend time cooking up easy meals that I can reheat (or eat cold). Meals in airports are expensive and most of the time can't be certified GF so I usually bring a Tupperware for my dinner: chicken with rice and veggies, leftover steak and mushrooms and asparagus, or always a hearty salad. For dressings for that salad pick up one of these handy to-go dressing containers for your quart-size liquid carry on!
3. Wine is gluten free.
Just saying. A long layover and cancelled flight...usually you can find a wine bar or restaurant to sip on a nice glass of Malbec or Pinot. Eat that with your tail mix and you'll be set.
4. Yelp or Find Me Gluten Free app.
I have two go-to apps when I'm on the road looking for GF food and restaurant: Yelp! and Find Me Gluten Free. Both apps allow you to search the location/area you'll be in + narrow it down by price, hours of operation, style of food etc. Best off, both the apps are free!
5. Breakfast on the road.
Being gluten free and on-the-go at breakfast is challenging. When you think of breakfast on-the-run it's stuffed between two biscuits, croissants, bagels etc. and gull of gluten! Usually when I get to a new town I try to find a local grocery store or market and pick up some simple things I can keep with me for breakfast. I will stop and grab bananas, dried fruit, turkey jerky, and if I have a place to keep it chilled than some yogurt or fresh sliced fruit. Simple, cheap and healthy options that will leave you full and satisfied.