Gluten-Free On The Go

Gluten-Free On The Go

Right before Thanksgiving, I began eating gluten-free. You might remember that I stopped consuming dairy in the spring (with a few lapses here and there) and had a really hard time adjusting. I thought limiting another food group would really complicate my life. It’s interesting though because by removing cheese, the shift towards less gluten had already started.

Preparing gluten-free meals at home wasn’t my main concern. I was a bit baffled on what I would eat at work or as a quick on-the-go snack. I can’t rely on buying a breakfast sandwich if I forget my lunch, but I also don’t want to eat leftover chicken and potatoes at 10 in the morning.

Over the last few months I’ve honed in on the best quick and easy gluten-free snacks/meals. When I am in a hurry and don’t have time to prepare a full mea, I reach for one of these!

Gluten-free waffles / / Seriously guys, these are a life-saver. I either purchase the Trader Joe’s brand or Van’s, which I find at Kroger. They are low in sugar and only 100 calories a waffle. They are my toast substitute, so I might layer them with peanut butter or make an egg breakfast sandwich. These are the only gluten-free “bread” swap I keep on hand.

Kind, Luna, or Lara Bars / / I always keep a stash in my bag/car as a backup incase we are out and about and I can’t find any alternative. When I open at work, I always start my day with a bar. It’s quick and simple, which is exactly what I need at 4 am. The Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Lara Bar is my current favorite.

Hummus / / When I have access to a fridge, I bring hummus with me. It’s delicious and filling! Hummus is also the perfect appetizer to bring to a party. It’s allergy friendly and pairs perfectly with vegetables and chips.

Quick Cooking Oats / / I eat oatmeal almost every work day. Quick cooking outs are rolled oats that have been chopped into smaller pieces so they cook in about five minutes. McCann’s is my favorite brand, but I’ve found similar options at Trader Joe’s or even Aldi’s. McCann’s doesn’t claim to be gluten-free (oats are technically GF, but it’s whether or not the plant prepares other foods), so if you have a severe allergy you might need to look into their manufacture plant specifics. I mix my oats with fruit (dried or fresh) and a bit of honey.

Rice Cakes / / Banana, honey, and peanut butter sandwiches are one of my favorite combinations. Surprisingly, rice cakes work great as an alternative to bread for this sweet, salty, and crunchy snack.

Granola / / When I make a batch of granola, I bring it to work with me and eat it like trail mix. Sometimes I’ll add almond milk, but that isn’t necessary.

Do you have any GF snacks to add? Please share, I’d love to hear!

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28 thoughts on “Gluten-Free On The Go”

  1. I have a few GF recipes on my blog! You should check them out. I can’t promise they are GF and DF but here’s hoping. Hummus is so yummy and si easy to cart around with you. I love potato chips and hummus (weird) and plain ole hummus with carrot and cucumbers – YUM!

  2. Yay!! We LOVE organic almond butter with apples or celery, cucumbers or celery with organic hummus, raw almonds, if you are still eating corn..organic non-GMO, tortilla chips with organic salsa or guacamole, fresh berries..strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries are still pretty good right now. We have to bake for sweet treats..and that is another list completely! 🙂 but sometimes we have dark chocolate-dairy-free almonds if we can find them.. hope that helps:)

  3. I definitely didn’t think I’d find anyone else who ate pb banana and honey sandwiches!! These gf tips are helpful, we are in the midst of working out what is going on with bugs tummy and may have to try completely gf for a while. (We kind of tried it for a week back in November but you’re right, it’s so hard to be truly gf especially when you don’t know what it can be hiding in!)

    1. People tend to give me a wary look when I mention that combination – don’t knock it till you try it! I hope you work out her tummy trouble. It’s one thing for an adult, but trying to solve that problem in toddlers who can’t fully express themselves has to be frustrating!

  4. Greek Yogurt is my FAVORITE in the mornings…I’m trying to cut back dairy right now but boy do I miss it! I also make breakfast tacos on corn tortillas to keep in the freezer and pop them in the microwave each morning before heading to work.

    Love this list! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. I am gluten-free (for most of the time) and find it pretty easy to eat GF for the post part. The key is to definitely have options that are easy to prepare and/or have stashed away in an emergency for those times I do forget something. I will have to give those waffles ago!

    -Alyson

    1. I’m so glad you found it informative. It seems really daunting and while you do have to prep a little bit and not rely on vending machines, it becomes second nature after awhile! Good luck!

  6. These are great! I’ve been trying to eat healthier since I work from home. I typically find myself grabbing junk if I’m hungry. I’m going to keep these in mind when I go to the store this weekend!

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