There are so many healthy grab-and-go snack options now, many of which satisfy my gluten-free and dairy-free needs, while also being satisfying and healthy. Here are some of my favorite gluten-free travel snacks.
In a perfect world, I’d be making my own food to take on my summer travels, but sometimes life just gets in the way of that kind of preparation, right?!
The Best Healthy Gluten- & Dairy-Free Travel Snacks (with the help of my cat):
I’m going to blow your mind right off the bat and say that I’ve been eating crickets. Yep, crickets! They’re such a great source of protein, and they’re ground into a tasteless flour and blended into these amazing bars that are so delicious. These Exo bars are where it’s at, people. Forget about the cricket part and be amazed. I love the PB&J flavor the most (the brand has new labels, the ones pictured are the old design).
If you have a sweet tooth like me, you’ll absolutely love this sprouted grain- and gluten-free granola from Lark Ellen Farm. It’s crunchy and absolute perfection. My only fear about writing about it is that it will go out of stock, ha! That’s okay, I’ve already got my bag packed in my carry-on for later this week. This granola is about to take a long trip, but it might not even make it off the plane I love it so much.
Next up for a healthy, savory snack are these dill Flackers. They’re full of fiber from the flax seeds (get it, flax + crackers = flackers, so cute), so it’s a win-win for avoiding any of the dreaded travelers’ constipation. Just being real here! Plus, they taste really good.
Another great option are these plain organic cashews from NOW Foods. They taste so much better than the icky airplane nuts. They’re organic and salt-free, and are just so satisfying. The bag is re-sealable too, so perfect for travel.
I ordered a gluten-free meal for my long flight, but I’m already cringing about what that’s going to be. I’ll get my protein from this organic grass-fed beef jerky. It tastes good and does the trick. I keep a bag in my pantry at home as well as my travel bag.
I also love these travel packets of almond butters. I stashed a few in my bag, thinking they would work really well with an apple or banana on-board or at the airport. I like the maple flavor for extra sweetness.
Since I do have a sweet tooth, I’ve been loving this unsulfured dried fruit I found at Trader Joe’s (you can buy them at Amazon too!). The baby bananas are simply bananas. Ha ha.
Lastly, you know I can’t travel without chocolate! This brand I found online is really amazing, and it’s sweetened with coconut sugar so I really love that (I couldn’t find these bars on Amazon anymore, but here’s a link to the Rawmio chocolate bark).
The last item I’m stashing in my bag are these Vital Proteins collagen peptides single-serving sticks. I’ll be using at least one of these a day on my trip, either pouring the peptides on my breakfast porridge or into a hot cuppa tea. Each stick has 9 grams of protein so these are a must-have IMHO for healthy travel. Plus, the collagen seems to help keep my hair, skin, and nails smooth and strong. Double-win.
That about covers it! I’m headed to the UK, Greenland, and Iceland at the end of this week through about mid-August, so I have quite the adventure planned. I hope to blog at least a few times while I’m abroad, but the very best way to keep in touch is to join my weekly newsletter! That’s where you’ll find my updates and recipe links.
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I hope you have a wonderful, safe summer filled with adventures big and small. LMK if I missed a travel snack that you love. XOXO!