Do you follow a gluten-free diet at home but hate to travel because it’s just too much trouble finding food that is safe for you to eat when you’re on the road?
Well, don’t cancel your travel plans. Instead, do this:
Take Food With You
You’ll want to avoid fast food restaurants when you’re on the road because most of them don’t offer much in the way of flavorful and nutritious gluten-free food. So before you leave on your trip, go to the grocery store and stock up on gluten-free foods that travel well.
Pack a cooler with bottled water, fruit juices, yogurt, hummus, cut up raw veggies and fruits and even a bag of prepared salad mix, cheeses, boiled eggs, and your favorite gluten-free salad dressing. Also, pack nuts and seeds, some gluten-free crackers and granola bars and protein bars.
As you’re traveling you can stop and have a picnic or just snack along the way. If you’ll be staying in a motel or hotel, you can bring your cooler to your room and restock it as necessary from a local grocery.
Ask for a Gluten-Free Menu at Restaurants
You’ll probably be surprised at the number of restaurants these days that either have a separate gluten-free menu or have gluten-free options for many of the items on their regular menu. But you need to ask. And if your server doesn’t know what you’re talking about when you say “gluten-free”, ask to see the manager.
Find gluten-free dining and travel reviews from around the world with this free app you can download for your phone. You can search for gluten-free restaurants by state or country and even narrow your search by town or zip code. Just go to www.glutenfreetravelsite.com to get the app.
There’s no need to change your gluten-free diet when you’re traveling. With a little advance planning , you’re sure to stay healthy and well-fed wherever you go.
Suzanne and Wendy
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