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Happy Thursday!

It's a really gorgeous day today in Grove City.
(I looooove when the temps are in the low 70's)

And while I'm currently at work, in a few short hours I will be...
packing!
For one of my favorite places.... 
Traverse City, Michigan!

Yaaaay. :)

We will be staying with my uncle and going to all kinds of fun places like Torch Lake and Petosky.
But the best part...
I will hardly have to worry about what I'm going to eat!

We eat a lot of meals at my uncle's and he is awesome about my gluten free diet!
Last year he had gluten free cookies waiting for me when I got there. What a guy!

I can't wait to play with his pups, either!

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Buddy :)
But... back to food. :)

I know for people with gluten intolerances traveling seems a bit scary and overwhelming. 

Especially when you're in a car for eight hours trying to live off gas station snacks. 

You do not want to get stuck in that situation so here are some easy-to-pack snack suggestions for the road!

Homemade almond butter and bananas/apples
I know, you're thinking, homemade?! That doesn't sound easy at all! But it really is. Grab a bag of almonds, throw 'em into a food processor and watch them turn into creamy almond butter all on their own. It really is that easy and it's so delicious. Pack a few bananas and a jar of this and I'll promise you'll be satisfied!
Trail Mix -
Another favorite of mine, especially when I want something sweet. You can make your own with almonds, dark chocolate, cranberries and coconut or you can simply buy a packaged bag! A really great snack that will keep you full and satisfied (just be sure to read labels very carefully as many of these products may contain trace amounts of gluten).

Dried fruit, Larabars or fresh fruit/veggies - 
It's scary how much I love Larabars. Soooo many choices that are ALL gluten free and absolutely wonderful.  My favorites are chocolate chip cookie dough, peanut butter and jelly and peanut butter cookie. Pack a few of these along with some either dried or fresh fruit and you'll be good to go!
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And if you must stop for food I recommend Wendys. They have some of the best offerings in the way of gluten free so if you must stop for a fast food type meal I highly recommend it. I always get a chili and baked potato or a BLT cobb salad. Check out their gluten free menu here.

In less than 24 hours I will be on the road to Michigan enjoying these very same gluten free snacks. :)

I'll see you all in a few weeks.
-J