Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Travel Tips from The Gluten Free Nerd

People often ask me how I prepare myself for trips where I am unsure of allergy friendly food options being readily available. The last thing I want to worry about when traveling is thinking about where to find gluten free and allergy friendly meal options. For this reason, I pack lots of snacks and specific products I know will keep me full while I’m on-the-go. Having dietary restrictions is just part of what makes me who I am, and I don’t let that keep me from travel or attending conferences where I already know I won’t have options beyond soda or water. I tend to meet people at food conferences and expos that seem overwhelmed by attending events where they don’t have food options. My goal is for people to be less stressed and learn from my experiences with how I plan ahead for trips and conferences.

The YouTube video above is of me talking about what kinds of snacks I packed for a week long trip to Alaska with the Planetary Society. Seeing the northern lights has always been a dream of mine and I wasn’t going to let having dietary restrictions get in the way of me accomplishing that goal. I’m thankful for the variety of gluten free and allergy friendly products that continue to meet the needs of people with dietary restrictions.

Here’s a list of the snacks I packed for my trip:

Enjoy Life Foods Cinnamon Spice, and Cranberry Orange ProBurst Bites

Enjoy Life Foods Mini Semi Sweet and Dark Chocolate Chips

Enjoy Life Foods Crunchy Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Enjoy Life Foods Rice Milk Crunch Chocolate Bars

Enjoy Life Foods Mountain Mambo + Beach Bash Fruit and Seed Mixes

Aleia’s Coconut Macaroons

Happy Baby Kale, Apple, and Avocado Pouches

GoGo Squeeze Apple Sauce Pouches

St. Dalfour Blueberry Jam

Organic Imagine Free Range Chicken Broth

Simply Snackin Artisan Protein Snacks

Moon Cheese

YUM Earth Very Very Cherry Lollipops

That’s It Fruit Bars

White Gold Honey

Cooks Gluten Free Sourdough Bread

Cuties Tangerines


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