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We have been out and about a lot lately and I'm finding it hard to find things to eat while we are on the road. I would like some things to keep in my purse. I'm not finding any tasty affordable protein bars, any suggestions?? Also, what else do you keep with you? I don't like being stuck with nothing to eat. I am still to scared to eat at restaurants yet so I really just want to be prepared!

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You could always take a cooler with ya and throw some lunch meat, cheese, and other goodies in it.

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I just started trying to figure out how I am going to go on a trip I was planning to Israel in June. I started looking for food I could keep with me in a backpack. I found individual pouches of tuna, pouches of almond butter and crackers. it's a start. also, kind bars are good to keep with you.

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If you're just looking for handy things to have around for all the time, my go to things were Larabar, Kind bars, and Trio bars before I had to go nut free. Larabar has nut bars too which are pretty good. I still keep them around because on the days that we have outings I make my husband stay gluten free for the day but we have to carry snacks for him.

Being gone for more than a day takes a lot more planning and taking a cooler is probably the best idea. It isn't something I've done yet, but I am planning a trip in May and will not be leaving home without a cooler and plenty of things safe for me to eat. I'll also plan out stops where I can go to a grocery store rather than a convenient store to shop for fruit which won't travel quite as well. I'm sure I'll also have to pack a small traveling kitchen also.

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Dutchgirl, you might want to look into some recipes made with almond butter and peanut

butter, like on Elana's pantry website. There's other places where you can find recipes

using nut butters as well. They freeze well, they're tasty, and high protein, with no icky

ingredients found in a lot of package stuff.

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Also Lara bars, rice cakes, nuts, dried fruit (I love apricots and that extra burst of potassium comes in handy)

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Now we can't take knives on planes I have ended up with a collection of really useful knives bought in supermarkets where we've stopped for lunch :) - I always try to buy a type of knife I don't have already. Then it's bring on the cheese, the fruit, the lettuce, the crackers, slice some ham (and some toms for hubs). I always have some paper plates and napkins in carryon and have a picnic set of salt/pepper and one of those disposable plastic cutting boards. Gluten free mustard scrounged from fast foods (hubs does this coz I don't go there) and off to the park for a big picnic :D

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You could always take a cooler with ya and throw some lunch meat, cheese, and other goodies in it.

Great suggestion, I'm definitely doing this!! I will just have to get in the habit of packing the cooler and bringing it with me whenever I am going to leave for more than a couple of hours!

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I just started trying to figure out how I am going to go on a trip I was planning to Israel in June. I started looking for food I could keep with me in a backpack. I found individual pouches of tuna, pouches of almond butter and crackers. it's a start. also, kind bars are good to keep with you.

I will have to look for the pouches! Where do you find almond butter pouches?

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If you're just looking for handy things to have around for all the time, my go to things were Larabar, Kind bars, and Trio bars before I had to go nut free. Larabar has nut bars too which are pretty good. I still keep them around because on the days that we have outings I make my husband stay gluten free for the day but we have to carry snacks for him.

Being gone for more than a day takes a lot more planning and taking a cooler is probably the best idea. It isn't something I've done yet, but I am planning a trip in May and will not be leaving home without a cooler and plenty of things safe for me to eat. I'll also plan out stops where I can go to a grocery store rather than a convenient store to shop for fruit which won't travel quite as well. I'm sure I'll also have to pack a small traveling kitchen also.

I can still have nuts so I will look into all of those! I made my own Larabars once but I don't have a good food processor, I'll have to see if I can find some to buy. They were really good!

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Dutchgirl, you might want to look into some recipes made with almond butter and peanut

butter, like on Elana's pantry website. There's other places where you can find recipes

using nut butters as well. They freeze well, they're tasty, and high protein, with no icky

ingredients found in a lot of package stuff.

I will check out Elana's Pantry, thank you!! I have had ZERO luck with gluten free baking for some reason but I'm hoping my luck with change. I think I can save a lot of money if I start making things from scratch!

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Now we can't take knives on planes I have ended up with a collection of really useful knives bought in supermarkets where we've stopped for lunch :) - I always try to buy a type of knife I don't have already. Then it's bring on the cheese, the fruit, the lettuce, the crackers, slice some ham (and some toms for hubs). I always have some paper plates and napkins in carryon and have a picnic set of salt/pepper and one of those disposable plastic cutting boards. Gluten free mustard scrounged from fast foods (hubs does this coz I don't go there) and off to the park for a big picnic :D

Your post made me hungry, that sounds so good!! I will have to pack some picnic supplies in our vehicle so I am more prepared.

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These are good to keep on hand. They do make non- gluten-free ones, so read them. I get them at Target and HyVee ( grocery)

http://www.gopicnic.com/Special-Diets/Gluten-Free

I like to keep these on my purse. I am one of the few that don't like Lara bars

http://www.naturevalley.com/Snack-Bars/AlmondCrunch

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These are good to keep on hand. They do make non- gluten-free ones, so read them. I get them at Target and HyVee ( grocery)

http://www.gopicnic....ets/Gluten-Free

I like to keep these on my purse. I am one of the few that don't like Lara bars

http://www.natureval...rs/AlmondCrunch

Thank you!! I saw the hummus/tuna and cracker packs at Meijer the other day and I was wondering if they were any good. I'll pick some up!!

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Hmm, some of my replies aren't showing up.....

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Thank you!! I saw the hummus/tuna and cracker packs at Meijer the other day and I was wondering if they were any good. I'll pick some up!!

I love the " snacking" aspect of them. You get a meal, in little snack packets. You can keep one for later or eat all the little packets now. I don't care for tuna but the hummus, sun nut butter, turkey pepperoni and the black bean ones are all good.

You can also get little squeeze packs of PB and walnut butter, etc at health food stores.

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I love the " snacking" aspect of them. You get a meal, in little snack packets. You can keep one for later or eat all the little packets now. I don't care for tuna but the hummus, sun nut butter, turkey pepperoni and the black bean ones are all good.

You can also get little squeeze packs of PB and walnut butter, etc at health food stores.

I don't like tuna either but all of those others sound amazing!! I needed another excuse to get into the health food store (they make amazing home made soup and it's safe to eat!!), then I can pick up some squeeze packs!

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Make some muffins or loafs ahead of time and take them. I really like coconut flour because they don't turn dry and crumbly as fast as rice flour products do. I add flax and protein powder to all my baking to give it a bit of a nutrition kick. Seeds, nut and hemp hearts all give a fat and protein boost to baked goods that will fill you up longer.

I like to bring smoothies for my kids when I travel. Again I add hemp hearts and protein powder to fruits and veggies, along with cocoa to disguise any green tint, and my kids are happy.

I like leftover egg bakes for myself. I wilt a bunch of greens, add onion and other veggies, maybe some salmon and some Daimyo (cheese substitute) and pour eggs and salsa all over it. Let it cook on the stove in a frying pan until the edges start to set and then pop it in the oven to make the eggs fluffier. A tastey leftover... especially if you don't mind cold eggs.

Junk food is fun on a road trip too.... ;)

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I take hard boiled eggs. I have also taken canned meats from a natural food coop. These fill in in a pinch if I find nothing else. Getting a 12 volt oven for the car makes for an adventurous trip. I heat leftovers or cook new in mine. Atleast I did before it konked out on me last trip. I was glad that I had cooked the fish before taking it. I found out I could eat cold fish and sweet potato.

If there is somewhere you can cook an electric skillet is a great tool.

Diana

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Make some muffins or loafs ahead of time and take them. I really like coconut flour because they don't turn dry and crumbly as fast as rice flour products do. I add flax and protein powder to all my baking to give it a bit of a nutrition kick. Seeds, nut and hemp hearts all give a fat and protein boost to baked goods that will fill you up longer.

I like to bring smoothies for my kids when I travel. Again I add hemp hearts and protein powder to fruits and veggies, along with cocoa to disguise any green tint, and my kids are happy.

I like leftover egg bakes for myself. I wilt a bunch of greens, add onion and other veggies, maybe some salmon and some Daimyo (cheese substitute) and pour eggs and salsa all over it. Let it cook on the stove in a frying pan until the edges start to set and then pop it in the oven to make the eggs fluffier. A tastey leftover... especially if you don't mind cold eggs.

Junk food is fun on a road trip too.... ;)

YUM! Thank you for all of the great suggestions! I love the egg ideas, I am a huge fan of eggs! I am hoping to get better at my gluten free baking but so far everything I've tried has been a flop. I'm not really sure what I'm doing wrong?!

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I take hard boiled eggs. I have also taken canned meats from a natural food coop. These fill in in a pinch if I find nothing else. Getting a 12 volt oven for the car makes for an adventurous trip. I heat leftovers or cook new in mine. Atleast I did before it konked out on me last trip. I was glad that I had cooked the fish before taking it. I found out I could eat cold fish and sweet potato.

If there is somewhere you can cook an electric skillet is a great tool.

Diana

I would like to find a food co-op around here, I've heard great things! I never thought about hard boiled eggs, that would be easy to pack! Where did you get your 12 volt oven??
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I have a toddler, so I've gotten used to packing food everywhere I go. Really, that seems the easiest answer for me. Then I don't have to find a restaurant and wait around for food either. :)

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I have a toddler, so I've gotten used to packing food everywhere I go. Really, that seems the easiest answer for me. Then I don't have to find a restaurant and wait around for food either. :)

I'm used to packing kid food too, I guess I'll just have to get in the habit of packing a small cooler for all of us. At the very least it will safe us some money!!

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Boost is a great meal supplement (gluten and lactose free) - I carry one and drink it if I get too busy to eat (taste better col though so leave room in your cooler for a few!)

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Boost is a great meal supplement (gluten and lactose free) - I carry one and drink it if I get too busy to eat (taste better col though so leave room in your cooler for a few!)

I didn't know Boosts were gluten free. I'll pick some up, that's a great idea!

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