Summer time is here!! Traveling is in the air and many of us will be hitting the road to visit friends and relatives, going camping, experiencing theme parks …. of whatever you do while on vacation.
Being Gluten Free and Vegan requires some pre-planning to make your travel more enjoyable. I did some research and found some great Gluten Free Vegan Traveling Tips I would like to share.
First, Pamela’s Products offers a list of travel tips that I have condensed here:
- Pack snacks for the plane or car ride. Gluten free bars or muffins are perfect snacks!
- Bake bread in advance, wrap it in a Ziploc bag, and put it into a shoebox. This will ensure your bread will not be crushed during your travels.
- “Do your homework!” Make sure to research gluten-free restaurants in advance so you know where you can eat safely.
- When traveings abroad, carry gluten-free restaurant cards in the native language. Also, check the internet to find out what celiacs in the local community recommend.
- Check glutenfreetravelsite.com (and you can also get the app). The site is an “online collection of user-submitted gluten-free dining and travel tips from around the world.”
- Traveling with someone who understands your dietary needs – who will not make you feel bad or inconvenient due to your allergies – is helpful. Traveling with a supportive person can ensure a much more pleasant vacation.
If you are planning a camping trip, I love what Lindsay of the Happy Herbivore suggests as staples for your camper (which many of her suggestions also work well for traveling of any kind):
- Fresh fruit and fruit salad
- Trail mix
- Granola bars
- Ketchup, mustard, fat-free vegan mayo
- Tomatoes and lettuce
- Canned or boxed organic beans
- Soy dogs or veggie burgers (homemade or store bought, depending on your preference)
- Coffee and non-dairy milk (almond milk)
- Variety of gluten free wraps, breads and buns
Check out more of her suggestions:
I frequently make myself a large green salad with all the ‘fixings’ and keep it in a cooler packed with ice. Amy’s canned beans and soups are also a good travel item as they can be eaten right out of the can. And of course, I bring snacks like granola bars, bananas, oranges or whatever fruit is in season. Gluten free vegan chips are also a good item to pack as well. I also have a love for Jack-in-the-Box taco …. I know, not very good food, but a treat for me from time to time!!
What do you do when you are traveling? What do you eat while you are traveling?