Gluten Free Veggie Packed Pasta Salad
I absolutely HATE welted lettuce. And as a flight attendant I have to travel all over the country with my food in a lunchbox that gets jostled in transit for several days at a time. And lettuce gets welted, wet, and gross way faster with all the travel. So I began making salads that didn't require lettuce, travel well, but are still full of veggies.
Here's my take on an Italian style pasta salad made with gluten free, protein packed pasta. Plus you get tons of veggies included vitamin packed kale and broccoli. Check out the recipe below.
Week's Worth of Easy Mexican Inspired Meal Prep for Busy Flight Attendants
I had a blast hosting my first meal prepping class this past Saturday! We prepped a week's worth of Mexican inspired food including 3 different flavors of chicken for the rice bowls with roasted vegetables, Mexican salad with lime dressing, non-fat creamy cilantro sauce, and fresh pico de gallo! See below all the recipes we used for the Mexican meal prep!
This meal prep is especially excellent for flight attendants because it'll keep for up to 6 days, the salad does not have any lettuce that will welt, and it travels well. The chicken is also done with 3 different marinades, so you're not eating the same exact bowl every single day. AND we use a shortcut and use prepackaged seasoning to get the meal prep done faster! Win, win, and win! Because let's be real, as busy flight attendants we are short on time and energy during busy flying weeks.
During the class I also handed out a handy, dandy "Flight Attendant Meal Prep Booklet" with tips and tricks for success, great meal prep worksheets to inspire you and to set you up for a great week worth of meals. I'll be posting an e version of this booklet soon so you can use these great tools to help you succeed even if you can't attend a class in person. Follow me on Instagram @travelfarglutenfree for the latest updates!
Protein – Non-Fish
Paris, the land of pastries and baguettes is the heaven for those with Celiac disease. Wait, what? Yes you read that right. Paris has a plethora of 100% gluten free dedicated bakeries, cafes, and restaurants. It was mind boggling how many places there were. There's no shortage of gluten free tarts, baguettes, and crepes. Book your next trip to the city of love to fall in love with the tres delicious gluten free food.
Air travel can be stressful and having to eat gluten free can add even more undue stress. Follow these 10 tips before heading to the airport to help ease your mind and feed your hungry tummy during your travels.
1. Book a meal in advance
For international flights with food service, you can book a special gluten free meal in advance. Many times, you can do it at the time of booking, if not right after the booking. Make sure to put in special meal requests at least 24 to 48 hours before the flight.
2. Gluten free bars
Pack gluten free protein bars and granola bars to snack on during the fight and for when you arrive at your destination. Always bring bars in your purse or pocket when you’re out and about. You never know if you’ll be out longer than expected and not be able to find gluten free food nearby when hunger strikes.
This guide features an interactive map of 100% gluten free eateries and gluten free friendly restaurants. Scroll down to see my list of gluten free restaurant picks along with things to do. Clicking the restaurant name will take you to it's Google Maps page for their address, phone number, and website information.
100% Gluten Free
Niche Gluten Free Cafe & Bakery
808 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
518 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Gluten Free Eats in the Area
I was looking for vitamin SEA, sun, and delicious food, so what better place than Hawaii? I decided on Honolulu and stayed in Waikiki for some well deserved R&R. Read on to see where I stayed and ate during my short but delicious stay in Honolulu.
Portland and Seattle are two of my favorite cities in the world for gluten free and vegan food. These two cities, and states in general, are conscious of dietary restrictions and cater to everyone. Check out my top 15 gluten free things to eat and drink while in this amazing region.
When I was traveling through France friends asked, "How are you eating gluten free in France?!?" I simply replied "Fine and deliciously!" Although I was in the land of baguettes, there were many things to enjoy gluten free. Check out my top gluten free picks in France.
Before ever planning a trip to London, I heard so many things about it. "The food is expensive and crappy." "The people are rude." "The food sucks." "It's expensive." Well all of that was so far from the truth, it's laughable. Here's a list of things I heard from people about London's lacking qualities that I discovered were untrue after visiting there.
Margaritas are done by many, but perfected by few.
Pizza Rock Downtown Las Vegas
The free concerts on Fremont street aren't the only rocking place in downtown Las Vegas.
Pizza Rock rolls and rocks out over 400 pizzas on weekend nights and 30 gluten free pizzas to boot.
Sivan, the fabulous creator and blogger of The Olive Brunette, and I ventured off to Pizza Rock to try their gluten free pizza and we were thoroughly impressed.
We met Chef Andrew in the kitchen so we could see how they create their delicious gluten free pizza.
Tao Restaurant is a swanky Asian fusion joint on the fabulous Las Vegas strip.
Typically, a group of girlfriends and myself can be found here on a Thursday at least once a month for it's incredible comped dinner for gals. Yes you read that right, a group of women can get a free dinner at Tao on Thursdays. Make sure you tip the waiter though. If you want access to this comped dinner, contact my buddy Dom here. If he gets you in, make sure to tip him as well.
On one extravagant non-Thursday night, some of my friends went to Tao for a friend's birthday.
With corn tortilla tacos available on almost every corner, it's hard to go hungry while eating gluten free in Mexico. While I could eat tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there were a couple of other gluten free things that I did enjoy while in this beautiful country, including a "sandwich" that I fell in love with. Check out the list below and let me know your favorite gluten free eats while in Mexico!