We’re heading north this weekend for the Red Ants Pants Music Festival and while it is getting easier and easier to find gluten-free food out into the world, when I travel I like to be prepared. I’ve gotten stuck, hungry and cranky, with gas station string cheese and potato chips my only options often enough to know to pack a little emergency kit of goodies.
Whether you’re gluten intolerant or not, I thought I’d share my favorite camping and traveling snacks:
* THESE cookies are a MUST — they’re healthy enough to work as breakfast in a pinch and satisfying for an afternoon treat. And very adaptable : last night I got stuck without oats, so I used flax seed meal, sorghum flour and millet flour instead (in a 1:1:1 ratio) and added a dollop of almond butter. They came out delicious.
* I’m a huge fan of beef jerky when traveling and we have the last bit of homemade venison jerky left in the freezer, so that will be coming along.
* I often forget about hard-boiled eggs when I’m home, but ALWAYS remember them when camping. Make ahead-able, packable, full of energy…perfect.
* Carrots and hummus. It seems like most of the GF energy bars out there are super sweet and when my energy is low, sweets are the last thing I want to eat. Like hard-boiled eggs, hummus is something I rarely eat at home, but LOVE on the road.
So. I’m off to the store to stock up on a few last minute goodies and then off we go.
Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?