Looking for some Protein Packed and Gluten free Breakfast ideas? These 3 Recipes and foods are great for travel! On the go, in the air, or on the road! Oh and simply delicious.
Traveling and fueling right can be tricky. To be honest, I think our minds tell us to either A –> just eat whatever you can find. Or B –> we’re sitting a whole lot so eat less and SUPER clean. But our bodies still need to function –> pump blood, digest, rebuild, restore, etc. And all that takes energy (good calories).
So maybe we need an option C. The one where we focus on NOURISHMENT, despite the lack of activity or movement. Option C means we eat REAL foods that will FILL us and keep our inner bodies healthy while our outer bodies are flying at 10,000 ft or zooming through the roads. Travel can be physically hard on the body, but that doesn’t mean we need make it HARD to feed it right. Am I right?
Being that I just spent 30 hours traveling, and REFUELING a hungry Ironman athlete, I thought I’d share our 3 favorite protein packed and gluten free breakfast/snack foods that are great for travel. Well, they are great for ANYTIME but let’s just stick to one topic today, mmm k?
Silver Dollar Protein Pancakes! I love making these with Flapjacked mix and then freezing them until I’m ready to use them.
Here’s a little trick to making them silver dollar –> use a mason jar lid!
- Mix 1 cup Flapjack Mix (Or flour/GF mix of choice)
- 1 cup coconut or almond milk
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 egg or 2 egg whites
- oil or butter for pan
- Mix your pancake batter flour, cinnamon, and milk together until smooth. Let it sit for 5 minutes then fold in the egg or whipped egg whites. Using egg whites make them a little fluffier.
- Heat skillet on medium high and add in a about 1 tbsp oil or butter. Place a few mason jars on the skillet and pour mix into the center. Once it starts to bubble, remove the lid and flip pancakes over. Make sure your lids are greased with a little oil as well. Not much, but a little is needed.
- Makes around 7- 10 mini pancakes.
I store these in a ziplock bag and then bring coconut or peanut butter with us. The perfect fat/protein snack or breakfast!
Another great option for travel are these Paleo Ginger Pear Muffins. I posted the recipe back in December and loved them! The pear naturally sweetens the batter, the ginger can help ease nausea if you get travels tummy, and the grain free granola and almond meal provide extra protein and good fats for breakfast.
Okay, so what if you don’t feel like cooking or baking before you travel? Well then, I’d highly recommend Mikey’s Paleo English Muffins. And I’m not being paid to say that, haha, promise! They muffins are grain free and made with eggs, coconut flour, and almond meal. They are actually soft too! They have 3 flavors; onion, original, and raisin. I toasted a few before I left then stored them in a ziplock bag. They are great to top with nut butter, hummus, yogurt, egg, or avocado! Again, another great gluten free and protein packed snack/muffin. I bought them on Amazon but you can order from their site as well.
Okay, now I getting the itch to travel again and it’s only been a week since we got home.
What’s your go to travel food? Anyone going some place fun for Spring Break?
Cheers to Meatless Monday!
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p.s. One more day till St. Patty’s day –> go make these to celebrate!