Delightfully Gluten Free (TM)

On the Road Again…

I just can’t wait to get on the road again.

Actually, I’m not quite sure how I feel about being cooped up in the car with my parents and older brother for 2 whole days, twice.  Thankfully, however, we will be taking my Tahoe.

Rules of the Tahoe:
#1.  Only gluten-free food may be consumed inside.
#2.  Cassandra is always in charge.

Okay, maybe that last rule won’t apply, but the first one will.

My grandfather passed away (he was 97 and lived a good life, and we’re okay with it).  We will be heading to northern California for the memorial (real northern, not like Sacramento).  So we will have 2 long days in the car.  I’ve already mapped out our lunches – a Chick Fil A and an In N Out Burger.  We’ll eat snacks in the car during the day and for dinner.  They can have the hotel breakfasts.  Maybe I’ll luck out and get a Yoplait and an apple.  If not, I have a box of Mesa Sunrise.

I wanted to give you some ideas of how to work eating and what to take on a road trip.

First, if you can, map out your route ahead of time and try to find some places to eat.  As you may have noticed, my family is fairly low-maintenance when it comes to food.  We can subsist fairly well off of snack food, and we don’t like to spend a lot of money going out to eat.  Plus, a big dinner and a few more hours of driving do not get along well.

Plan a good variety of snacks.  So far, we have planned:
Boomi Bars
homemade beef jerky
microwave popcorn
dried fruit
Chobani Greek yogurt and Yoplait (we’ll use Mom and Dad’s plug-in fridge cooler)
Fruit and vegetable juice boxes
Chocolate covered raisins
Cheese Whiz
Cheddar Cheese slices
chipped beef (that’s all for dad – yuck)
foil packed tuna
chocolate milk boxes
Food Should Taste Good multigrain chips
Crunchmaster multigrain crackers
Crunchmaster rice crackers

I also plan on making some Chex Mixes and maybe some cheese crackers.

Plan ahead for places to stop and get groceries, if needed.  I have no idea what I’m going to eat while we’re there, but I know I won’t starve.  I’ll have lots of food in the car, especially since we will be stopping at Trader Joe’s on the way there and back.

Why?  Because I’ve never been.  The closest Trader Joe’s is 12 hours away, and I will finally get a chance to go and explore.  And buy lots of gf granola.

I’ll take a skillet and spatula, but I don’t know what kind of amenities I will have.

It should be interesting.

What is your favorite road travel tip?







3 responses to “On the Road Again…”

  1. Jen Avatar

    Ok, I have to ask…what is GF at ChikFilA? I’ve been having the salads, but if there’s something I’m missing pleaseohplease share! 🙂

  2. Miranda Avatar

    When you stop at trader joes on the way back, get some gluten free english muffins. They’re great, but no preservatives, so you’ll want to freeze them when you get home. We have one about two hours away that we stock up at from time to time.