Gluten Free Lifestyle

Gluten Free on the Road- Always Be Prepared!

Being Gluten Free on the Road can be tricky, when preparing for your summer road trip, be sure to follow these tips!Gluten Free on the RoadProducts in this post were donated by Van’s. No monetary compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Summer has Arrived!

Summer has arrived and you know what that means- Road Trip!  There is nothing as fun as hitting the road and discovering new places. When I was little my grandparents would take my brother and I with them in their motor home every summer. It was always so much fun. As an adult I took a trip with my best friend and her three little boys to Ohio and that was quite the adventure! Nothing like 3 boys under 6 and a long drive!

Since being diagnosed with Celiac I have learned to be better prepared. Being gluten free on the road isn’t always easy. There just aren’t always gluten free options available, so I always pack an emergency kit! A few Go Picnic lunch kits, some fruit snacks, granola bars and something for a quick breakfast. Even hotels that offer a free breakfast generally aren’t able to accommodate gluten free options beyond a piece of fruit, and maybe a yogurt. You gotta be prepared!

Van’s Gluten Free

Now Van’s has always been a favorite product line of mine. I love their waffles. When they contacted me to try their new Soft Baked Granola Bites in Double Chocolate and Banana Nut and Snack Bars in Gramwich and Banana Bread, I told them to send them my way!

Van’s has quite a variety of certified gluten free varieties that are delicious and these are no different!

My family and I sampled the Banana Bread Bars and the Gramwich Bars. I found the Banana Bread Bars a bit sweet, but I took them to my Gluten Free South Florida Support Group and they were a hit. The Gramwich Bars were a family favorite. They reminded me of a fig newton, but with chocolate instead of fig, which of course is better. Who would ever choose fig over chocolate? My toddler LOVED the Gramwich Bars. They are her new favorite. I always have one in the diaper bag for her.

Van's Snacks

The Soft Baked Granola Bites are delicious as well. I liked the Banana Bread ones over the Chocolate. They are perfect for a snack or breakfast on the road! My husband has been enjoying them with yogurt. The Gluten Free South Florida Group loved them as well, Double Chocolate was the favorite!

These treats are perfect for any road trip! You can follow Van’s on Twitter and Facebook to find out more about their gluten free products!

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Gluten Free on the Road Tips!

Pack your emergency food kit:

Snacks, granola bars, fruit and breakfast items- while your packing, be sure to check out Van’s new snack items!

Van's Snacks

Download a FREE Bilingual Dining Card so you know what questions to ask at new restaurants. It’s bilingual, so if you happen to be at a restaurant where they speak Spanish, you will be set!

(You will need to put in your email and confirm, it will be sent to you to download, keep it on your phone for easy access! Don’t worry I won’t spam you with anything.)

Gluten Free Dining Card

Bookmark this list of 7 Places to Eat Gluten Free in a Hurry:

7 Places to Eat Gluten-Free in a Hurry

Check out bloggers who specialize in the area your visiting, they are in the know about where to safely eat gluten free:

Gluten Free Bloggers


Happy Gluten Free Traveling!

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  • Reply
    June 16, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Good idea to have the bilingual card–I hadn’t thought of that!

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      June 17, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      It is really common here for servers not to speak English…comes in handy!

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    Brianna Hobbs
    June 16, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Road trips can be SO TRICKY when you are celiac. These are great tips. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    June 15, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    There are some excellent tips here! Thank you for sharing!

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    Katelin @ The Road We're On
    June 14, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    This is absolutely the truth about gluten-free eating! The single most important thing is that you MUST be prepared in order to maintain the diet and still maintain eating!

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