Looking to plan some fall or holiday gluten-free travel? Whether youre going close or far, there are several tips that will help make the trip easier and cheaper, starting with your choice of accommodations. Instead of booking a hotel room, consider renting an apartment or house through Airbnb or VRBO.
In the past there wasnt much gluten-free food available, aside from maybe an Italian ice or kettle corn, so we set out to get either of these. Then my husband saw it: a chalkboard sign that read The Celiac Epicurean, local, farm fresh, 100% gluten-free.
OK, so our house has held at least one celiac/100% gluten-free person for over 12 years now and we still go to gluten-free festivals. Why do we do it? Thats easy. Gluten-free food is darn expensive; some of it is fantastic-tasting, but lets face it - a lot of it is still not very good. So if you are like me, and I suspect a lot of you are, you find a brand of something, say pizza, that you like and you stick with it for years. Its good, so why risk wasting your money on trying something else that is quite possibly subpar? You are content or at least youve accepted your lot in life.
In Argentina, gluten-free is referred to in a few different ways. Packaged foods will bear the label sin T.A.C.C., which stands for sin trigo, avena, centeno y cebada, or without wheat, oats, rye and barley. The logo, a bold crossed-out wheat image with the words sin T.A.C.C., is prominent on a lot of packaged foods from dulce de leche (delectable caramel sauce) to sugar packets.
This summer, a different challenge awaited us. For 14-year-olds, her camp offers an overnight camping trip. But this is no simple overnight camping trip, it involves five weeks of traveling from Wisconsin to the Pacific Northwest and back. Theyre traveling by bus for five weeks, hiking each day, sleeping in tents at campsites in national parks and making their own food.
Layering ingredients in single-serving jars means you can make this salad ahead without the risk of soggy greens. For ease of eating, bring along some bowls.
Here’s a delicious way to break out of a breakfast rut. Prep and pack this sweet and savory breakfast salad into jars and you’ve got exciting, well-balanced meals ready to go as soon you hop out of bed. Most people struggle to consume enough vegetables each day, so working them into your breakfast routine helps you nail your quota. This salad can serve double duty as a workday lunch. If you like, swap out the muesli for granola.
Those of us living gluten-free know how hard it can be to find a trail mix that is tasty, healthy, and which meets our dietary restrictions. Trail mix is a popular snack that we'd think is always gluten-free, but rarely is. Here are two recipes for gluten-free trail mix you can throw together yourself in 5 minutes. They are sweet, crunchy, and will sustain you for hours!
For best nutrition, use baked banana chips instead of fried. When camping, keep these gluten-free energy balls in a cooler until eaten.