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Since we have been having a few posts saying they have nothing to eat but gluten when they are hungry, I thought we could compile a list of our favorite things to eat when there is "nothing" to eat.  I don't mean "pop a chicken in the oven with fresh herbs from my garden".  :P

 

So.....

 

What do you keep with you or in your house for Hunger Emergencies?

 

 

Mine are - Go Picnic boxes  http://www.gopicnic.com/Special-Diets/Gluten-Free

 

 

                  Nature Valley Almond Crunch bars     http://www.naturevalley.com/Snack-Bars/AlmondCrunch

 

                  Small packets of nuts

 

                  Spoonful of PB

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some people love the lara-bars, i am a bigger fan of the nature valley almond bars although i can't find them everywhere

 

honey nut chex :)  my first gluten-free love.  

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Stretch Island Fruit Leather.... omg! We buy it at Costco. I can't eat half the flavors that come in the box these days, which is fine because my husband loves them all. For some sick twisted reason though they don't put the mango ones in the huge box, I have to get those at the health food store. <_<

 

Also, Orville Redenbacher Naturals popcorn single serve bags. These obviously only work at home or where you can get a non-nasty microwave. I've had the buttery salt & cracked pepper and the lime & salt. Both are really great. I prefer the lime though because my husband won't eat it. :P

 

I also try to keep apples in the house. I don't generally eat fresh apples, but if I'm absolutely starving will make a quick batch of fresh applesauce. Of course, nothing wrong with eating them fresh!

 

I keep Larabars and Trio bars around for my husband. I can't do the nuts and dates but when we're going out and my husband is spending the day gluten free with me they make great snacks for him. He has taken a great liking to the Trio bars especially. He never took to Kind bars but I loved them SOOOOO much.

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Peanut butter, apples, or corn tortillas.

 

Cheese

 

rice chex

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                  Nature Valley Almond Crunch bars     http://www.naturevalley.com/Snack-Bars/AlmondCrunch

 

lolz - i wrote the same thing and didn't know it - aren't they GOOD - i found them on the clearance thingy at wallyworld and bought all of them!

 

also, i keep greek yogurt and kefir around the house.  the kefir is surprisingly filling and is good for when i'm trying to stretch till dinner is ready.

 

boulder canyon chips are da bomb, also :)

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I always have these on hand: nut butter (w/apples or just straight off the spoon), handful of almonds/walnuts/pecans, corn chips with guacamole (I should really own stock in the "Wholly Guacamole" brand!), baby carrots, bell pepper slices, eggs, berries & bananas. My purse/car is stocked with Larabars, just in case and I almost always have a banana in my purse...my hubby calls me a hard core snack hound. :)

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I'm kind of bad at remembering to replentish my emergency food supply.

 

Larabars. They have saved me many a time.

Chocolate. as in a piece or two off a good dark chocolate

 

Avocado. All I need is a knife and a spoon, really.

Nuts

Corn chips, or any gluten-free chips really

Banana

Hummus

 

Sometimes I make popcorn (on the stove. I got a whirley pop. I love it) and save extra in baggies.

 

Nothing's wrong with a quick bowl of cereal or piece of toast with peanut butter.

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While I try to keep a large stock of frozen muffins in the freezer, fruit on the counter, and eggs in the fridge, there are times I need non-perishables. So, I always keep rice cakes, dried fruits and nuts in the pantry, and some variety of bar food (Lara, Pure Organic, Kind, etc.).

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Good thread.  I didn't know about the Nature Valley Almond Bars and I'm looking forward to trying them.  My kids love the Oat and Honey version.

 

For me:

 

Go Picnics

Cheese Sticks

Green Mountain Gringo Tortilla Strips & Salsa

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Roast Beef, with shredded cheddar on a Corn Tortilla

Edy's Fruit Bars

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I always have fruit and cut up carrots, celery and bell pepper strips on hand. (I'm a "grazer"  :D )

 

Dried fruits and  nuts and seeds of all kinds (Nuts.com and I are great pals)

 

Jif -to-go cups are stashed in my car with Crunchmaster crackers

Cheese

Chobani yogurt

natural applesauce cups

cottage cheese cups

Rice pudding cups

 

I make these big granola cookies and they freeze really well, so you can put them in baggies, let them defrost in your bag or backpack

and eat it when you want.

Giant Granola Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Makes 12.

Dry Ingredients:

2 cups Certified Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats (Bob's Red Mill, for example)

1 cup Almond or coconut Flour

1/3 cup Organic Coconut Palm Sugar (or you can use Light Brown Sugar)

1/4 cup Quinoa Flakes

1/4 cup Ground Flax seed meal (or Chia Seeds or Ground Hemp Seeds. )

2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

3/4 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt

1 cup Dried Fruit of choice: pick one --or use a combination to equal 1 cup Raisins, Golden Raisins, (SunMaid) or Dried cranberries (Craisins are gluten-free), Dried apples, apricots, cherries, pineapple, mango, etc.

1/2 cup Seeds or Nuts of choice – pick one or use a combination to equal 1/2 cup (Pepitas, Sunflower Seeds, Chopped Pistachios, walnuts, Cashews, Macadamia Nuts, Pecans, etc) ..

1/4 cup Chocolate Chips (I use Enjoy life Brand)

 

Wet ingredients:

1 egg, beaten

2/3 cup Cold-Pressed Unrefined Coconut Oil or Canola Oil

1/2 cup Grade B Maple Syrup

1 TBSLP. Vanilla

 

Directions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  

  2. Pam spray 2 muffin top pans with regular PAM (not Baking PAM—it has wheat in it).

     

3.  Sift together in large bowl: all dry ingredients.

4.  Make small well in center of dry mixture.  Add: beaten egg , oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.

5.  Squish/mix together with hands.  Press into prepared muffin pans. I wet my hand to squish them a bit to form big “cookies”.

6.  Bake for about 14 minutes, or until edges look slightly golden. Center will look a bit undone.

7. Let pans sit for at least 30 minutes on cooling rack before removing cookies from the tins.

8. Cookies store well and they freeze well, too.! I eat one for breakfast on the run  with a banana and I'm good.

 

I use these muffin top pans for these giant cookie bars:

 

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=13145911

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Oh, and a banana is my go to 'meal' when in a place without many choices, like a deli or Starbucks.

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Great thread!!!

 

Almonds

Almond Butter

Chocolate/Honey Almond Butter

Baby Food Squeeze packs

Apples

Pears

Carrots...I don't like raw...so I keep slightly blanched in the frig at all times

Gu packs

String Cheese (just got a bit of cheese back :) -- but these are the go to emergency food for the other sillyaks in this house)

 

Chicken...I don't mean I bake one..I always have thighs or legs in the frig -- i buy them cheap and bake extra with dinners every time we turn on the oven

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Great thread!!!

 

Almonds

Almond Butter

Chocolate/Honey Almond Butter

Baby Food Squeeze packs

Apples

Pears

Carrots...I don't like raw...so I keep slightly blanched in the frig at all times

Gu packs

String Cheese (just got a bit of cheese back :) -- but these are the go to emergency food for the other sillyaks in this house)

 

Chicken...I don't mean I bake one..I always have thighs or legs in the frig -- i buy them cheap and bake extra with dinners every time we turn on the oven

 

I hope you don't keep chicken legs in the car for a month, just in case!  :D

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I keep packs of sunflower seeds in my purse, jif pb to go packs with gluten free pretzels. Hummus, and or guacamole with anything from celery and carrots to chips or cold fries to dip!

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oooh great thread!

Eat Natural healthy nut bars

Small bars of 85% cocoa dark chocolate (guilt free cos it contains iron etc :) )

Rice cakes and carrot sticks with dips like hummus

bananas or other fruit

Ice pops or even chew on frozen fruit

make a quick smoothie

nuts/seeds/dried fruit

hot chocolate drink / cup soup

mmmmm im peckish now ! :)

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Yogurt, planter's cashews, bananas. I don't have to keep anything in my purse because i never go anywhere. :lol:

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I hope you don't keep chicken legs in the car for a month, just in case!  :D

 

oops...didn't understand...

 

The things I listed are in my backpack each day.

 

Emergency items in the car are as follows:

 

Almonds.

Individual Almond Butter

Dried Fruit

Squeezable Baby Food

Gu

Water

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It's funny, it seems that when I travel I stock up on all kinds of stuff:

more Larabars than I'll need, instant oatmeal (GlutenFrida is my saviour! I even pack a little jar with sugar/almonds/cinnamon that I put in it. Just add boiling water), nuts, chocolate, fruit if I'm travelling domestically, etc. I always bring my own meal on the plane, etc etc.

 

Then when I'm home all that flies out the window and I end up starving and inopportune moments. This thread is a great reminder to keep it together, also why I stocked up on larabars last night.

(the starving usually results in me making a haphazard desperate meal when I get home, and then I wonder why I just ate rice with a lump of peanut butter on top or something ridiculous...)

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I carry Sesame Snaps 180 calories so that can keep me going and it's in a small package that is handy to carry.

I also cut a banana in half and put it in a sandwich box when I go out.

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I usually have a package of Corn Thins around. They are good with peanut butter. Natural or soy-free peanut butter of course.

 

If I was going to put some stuff aside, it would be dry beans, peas, lentils type of things.  Actually, if you grid your own pea flour it makes real nice instant pea soup with just some hot water and a few spices like salt, pepper and garlic powder.

 

True North nut snacks are good too.

 

I usually have some kind of gluten-free Chex cereal and almond milk on hand.

 

Eggs.

Corn tortillas.

Peanuts.

Usually a bag of oranges or apples etc around too.

Sometimes  pre-cooked ham in the frig.

That and some Daiya cheese and a dried egg and you have a nice quick meal.

Mushrooms.

Avocados.

Sometimes some chips like Food Should Taste Good or Mission corn tortillas.

And sweet potatoes to microwave. 7 minutes and they are ready.

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Containers of dried fruit/nuts/seeds.

Apples, bananas, oranges and grapes

Peanut butter

Cheeses

Lara bars.

 

Colleen

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Go Raw Simple Seed Mix Sprouted Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds

Nu Go Dark Mint Chocolate Chip ( I love sweet, I love Chocolate and I <3 Mint so these are heavenly)

Go Raw cookies

and like many others

Bananas

Larabars

Peanut Butter

Cashews

Corn Chips 

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This is stuff at home, I don't go anywhere that require stocking a car or office. It's also dairy free, and chocolate free and grain-free.

 

-Fruits: apples, bananas, oranges, grapefruit, grapes, whatever's on-sale and doesn't require lots of prep (like, say, a pineapple)

-Meat:  Roast is a super easy, if long, meal to prepare, and if you buy a giant roast, you have leftovers that can last a week. Snacking on roast is as easy as opening the fridge and tearing/cutting off a hunk of meat.

-Vanilla flavoured Almond Breeze.

-Natural peanut butter mixed with honey. Sometimes dip an apple into it.

-Eggs. Well, these require cooking, but they're fried or boiled soooo quickly.

-Avocado

-Carrot sticks

-Pre-mixed salad, pre-washed, add your favorite gluten-free dressing, homemade or otherwise.

-Squash, potato, sweet potato, as leftovers. I love all of these mashed with some fried onion. Make a whole giant squash or pounds at a time for lots of yummy snacking.

-gluten-free bacon. You can microwave bacon, it's so easy!

-I believe coconut and apple-cinnamon larabars are grain free too, but haven't had any in awhile.

 

Forgot one, can of coconut milk wish sugar stirred in.

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We keep Go Picnic meals stocked too.

Also:

Raw Revolution bars

Tortilla chips and salsa

Squeezable apple sauces

No-bake cookies

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So many great ideas from everyone. I feel like i finally have some options. I'm so tired of always eating the same thing. Thanks

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