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How to Pack for a Gluten-Free Vacation

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Almond Breeze Almondmilk sponsored postHello from beautiful Colorado!  Technically, I wrote this post last week, but I can almost guarantee that I am already having one hell of time.  And while I am doing my best to stay disconnected from technology as much as possible (except for Instagram!), I promised to pop in with a few blog posts for the week.  I am no liar, so your first post is coming ‘atcha right now!

A large majority of my evenings on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday were spent packing for Colorado.  And while I was super excited for this trip, I honestly dread packing for just about anything.  I can be incredibly indecisive when it comes to what to pack.

“Will it be hot while I’m there?”
“What if it gets cold at night?”
“How many pairs of x,y,z should I pack?”
“Which shoes should I bring?”
“Did I pack enough snacks?  Drinks?”

These internal questions almost always result in overpacking.  I tend to reassure myself with the “you never know what you are going to need” philosophy.  Though in all actuality, the large majority of what I tag along could easily be purchased if I found I really needed it.  Driving (instead of flying) to Colorado is both a blessing and a curse.  But hey, at least I know I should have plenty of clothing and I won’t go hungry or thirsty!

Last year I shared how I packed food for a roadtrip (vegan style).  This year things are a bit different.  I am a bit less vegan focused and a whole lot more gluten-free focused.  Since things have changed, I thought it might be fun to share exactly which foods and drinks I packed for the roadtrip and which foods and drinks I plan to purchase once we arrive in Denver.

How to Pack for a Gluten-Free Vacation

Colorado groceries 5I packed a few items that I plan to use to help me prep my breakfasts most days.  I am using the coconut oil to cook fresh eggs (purchased in Denver) because there is nothing better than fried eggs in the morning.  I plan to eat bananas with almond butter on the side.  Gluten-free breakfasts?  Check!

Colorado groceries 4I will be using bars as emergency breakfasts if I am running short on time in the morning.  These will also be great snacks throughout the day.  Since I am prepping for the Whole 30, I kept all of my bars dairy and grain-free.

Colorado groceries 2That is not all that I’m snacking on.  I am kind of nutso about nuts 😉  I packed plenty of pistachios and almonds for Jeremy and me to munch on throughout the trip.

Colorado groceries 3Some of my other current gluten-free snacks that are perfect for traveling are plantain chips, popcorn, and kale chips.

Colorado groceries 6You cannot have plantain chips without some guac, right?  These mini packs are perfect for traveling.  I’ll be keeping them in a small cooler along with deli meat for snacking and lunch on the road, apples, canned tuna, and carrots.  I love when my favorite gluten-free snacks also pack a protein and healthy fats punch.  They help keep me full for longer!

Colorado groceriesAnd finally… one of the most important parts of a healthy, gluten-free trip: staying hydrated!  I am bringing along Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk and La Croix water.  I often have a difficult time drinking enough when I am on the go, but both of these should help me out.  I love that the milk is shelf-stable so that I do not have to worry about keeping it cold.  Basically, it is perfect for traveling!

As you can imagine, we had a car full of food and drinks on Saturday.  I would not have it any other way.  Catch you on Wednesday with a WIAW post!

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  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables June 22, 2015, 8:14 am
    All of those snacks sound awesome! I've been loving popcorn and la croix lately! Both are my midnight snacks :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 22, 2015, 9:04 am
      Yes and yes! Both are so seriously delicious :)
  • Andie @ The Well Bread Baker June 22, 2015, 9:49 am
    Apple Pie Larabars and plantain chips are two of my FAVORITE snacks. Hope you're enjoying Colorado!! I've never been but have only heard amazing things. Andie @ The Well Bread Baker recently posted...Homemade Oreos [recipe]My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 28, 2015, 2:49 pm
      Aren't they both awesome? Good snacks are a must when traveling!
  • Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks June 22, 2015, 10:34 am
    I pack a lot of the same stuff...and often make sandwiches with gfree bread to easy lunches! And oatmeal packets. Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks recently posted...Red, White, and BlondiesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 28, 2015, 2:50 pm
      You can never go wrong with a sandwich. I have been loving them wrapped in lettuce lately!
  • Elle June 22, 2015, 10:45 am
    Even when travelling by plane I make sure to take along my own g-f snacks and protein powders. Good tips. Elle recently posted...DROPPS Review and GiveawayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 28, 2015, 2:57 pm
      GF foods are a must for traveling. It's amazing what you can take on a plane!
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul June 22, 2015, 11:46 am
    I hope you are having the best time on vacation!! Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Weekend SnapshotsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 28, 2015, 2:57 pm
      It was amaaaazing! I'm kind of sad it is over :(
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine June 22, 2015, 11:56 am
    I pretty much bring my whole kitchen with me when I travel :P
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 28, 2015, 2:58 pm
      Haha, love it!! It's better to be safe than sorry, right? ;)
  • Lish June 22, 2015, 1:46 pm
    Welcome to CO!! Yes, it is crazy hot right here now, so I hope you are headed up to the high country to get a little bit cooler temps :) Have fun and I can't wait to read your re-caps! Lish recently posted...Birthday weekend off the gridMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 28, 2015, 2:59 pm
      It was amaaaazing! Definitely warm... but so, so fun!
  • rachel @ athletic avocado June 22, 2015, 1:46 pm
    I wish you posted this before I went on vacay a few weeks ago lol jk! Thanks for the great info :) rachel @ athletic avocado recently posted...Baba Ghanoush Turkey Burgers and Love Grown Foods GIVEAWAY!!!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 28, 2015, 3:00 pm
      Haha! There is always next time, right? ;)
  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 22, 2015, 4:21 pm
    Great tips! I remember packing all kinds of crazy stuff when I was competing. Sweet potatoes wrapped in foil were my favorite. People stared so hard. Hahaha! Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted...Bacon Dijon Deviled Eggs [Recipe]My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 28, 2015, 3:01 pm
      They were obviously just jealous ;)
  • Giselle June 22, 2015, 10:20 pm
    I always have Epic bars in my purse and they are a must have for me while traveling. Quick, clean protein :-) Also always keep Justin's Nut butter packets, homemade trail mix with raw nuts, and LARABARS.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 28, 2015, 3:06 pm
      I need to start getting individual nut butter packets. Those would be SO much easier when traveling!
  • Ashley June 23, 2015, 9:11 am
    Oh gosh I HATE packing for any kind of trip! No matter how excited I am about it! I'm always afraid I'm not bringing enough ... or too much or whatever! haha Love these tips for eats / drinks! Ashley recently posted...Overnight Raspberry Almond Baked French ToastMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 28, 2015, 3:08 pm
      I'm glad I am not the only one! It turns out I brought TOO much on this trip... but better to have more than not enough ;)
  • Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen June 23, 2015, 1:17 pm
    Awesome tips! I travel so much back and forth from PA to MI that I always try and bring a TON of different kind of bars, nuts, protein powder, etc. I hate feeling like I have to sacrifice my healthy eating for fast food and gas station food on the long drives. I refuse! :-D Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen recently posted...HIIT Tuesday- No Weights CircuitMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 28, 2015, 3:09 pm
      Yes! Plus bringing your own snacks and drinks saves a heck of a lot of money!!
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien June 23, 2015, 8:34 pm
    I've been drooling over those plantain chips for AGES. I need them in my life! Love all the nuts you have going on here, lady :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 28, 2015, 3:11 pm
      You SO need them... with some guac!

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