If there is one thing that living the Gluten Free lifestyle has taught me is that you must always take some Gluten Free treats with you.
I usually carry a small red ice cooler with me in the car but I found this cute new bag that is eco friendly and insulated! There is a new trend for stylish brown baggin’ it and I just love it! I found this fun bag in Port Townsend, WA on a recent visit. There are various colors, styles and sizes at The Green Eyeshade swing by or check out the website. This one is really great because it is about the size of a purse and other than the fact that it is bright and festive you might not realize it is a “cooler” or lunch bag. I have used mine to take to local outdoor concerts, picnics or anytime I am running errands in the car. The Green Eyeshade also has a vast variety of kitchen tools and supplies that every chef and baker must have or can’t find, all at very good prices. I thought my bag was a good deal at $22.
So now I bet you are wondering what I put inside these totally cute bags for … Gluten Free on the Go
Pacific Foods now has Coffee Lattes made with Vanilla or not and is sweetened. It is also made with milk, for those that can drink it. A really good non dairy option is the Chocolate Hazelnut drink, great cold or perfect to add to a coffee for a special treat while you are out … Iced Chocolate Hazelnut Latte … order the espresso and add your own! GF, DF and SF
I absolutely love this snack all the time. It is great to put some of the Bakery on Main granola, without oats, into small containers for portion control for quick trips … or just take the whole resealable bag with you to share. I love the Apple Raisin Walnut but they have other flavors too!
Gary West – The best Gluten Free jerky! I love the Angus Steak Strips and the Buffalo Strips.
Original Steak Strips (all flavors but Teriyaki)
Certified Angus Beef® Steak Strips (all flavors but Teriyaki)
Silver Fork Natural™ Steak Strips
Buffalo and Elk Strips
Kind bars are a great way to have a little sweet and protein from the nuts. I am hooked on the Almond & Apricot with coconut!
Justin’s Nut Butters in squeeze packets are the best way to travel with choice. Ok, most of the time I will choose the nut butters with chocolate but they do offer the nut butters without chocolate as well … just not pictured because I ate them all on the last picnic.
Fruit leathers are a great way to have a very small, thin snack when you need a pick me up. I also like to make sure that I have a handful of nuts with them as well, usually almonds or walnuts to balance with protein.
Raw fruit leathers by Kaia Foods are not sticky and very satisfying treats with combinations like Vanilla Pear (my favorite), Goji Orange, Lime Ginger and Spiced Apple – from organic fruit that is dehydrated at low temperatures so the nutrients and natural sugars stay in place.
The other great thing about this company is that they donate a portion of the sales to food aid programs! Kudos to Kaia Foods! Check out their site to buy these and other great products or to find out where you can get them in your local area.
Off to another outdoor concert …