12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #11: Learn to Carry Snacks

This is important for anyone living with any type of food restriction.  Always have food you can safely eat on hand (or in your pocket, purse or car).  You never know when you might get caught out where there is nothing available that you can eat.

I carry trail mix or almonds.  These are purchased in bulk and repackaged in single serving snack bags or cups.  We also keep a jar of unsalted dry roasted peanuts in the car.  For me it is important to have snacks rich in protein available.  Whatever snacks you choose remember to try to keep it healthy.

If you know you are going to be out over a meal time it is a good idea to pack at least a light lunch.  Sometime food will be available you can eat, but don’t count on it.  Learning to take care of ourselves sometimes involves lessons learned the hard way.  Get caught without food and this is one lesson you will learn quickly.

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Rogene Robbins is an artist, writer, student of positive thinking and spirituality and home cook who has been living gluten free for eight years. She focuses on the positive aspects of gluten free living and using creativity to improve quality of life. Rogene is the author of The Gluten Free Good Life available at Espirational Books and the Kindle Store

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