In my years living and working in London, I have become somewhat adept at multi-tasking while on the go. I have fine-tuned my ability to eat-breakfast-while-applying-mascara-and-listening-to-a-podcast-on-a-crowded-commuter-train, and when I don’t have time for a proper meal, I now have few staple foods that I pick up en route. Here are a few of my tried and tested gluten-free snacks for on the go.
9 bars – I have only tried the original flavour, but I love it. The bar is made up of nuts and seeds coated in carob, and is a solid energy boost, perfect for mid-morning. Approved by the Coeliac Society, available to buy in most major supermarkets and health food stores.
Eat Natural bars – I like the bars with the yoghurt coating; the Cashews, blueberries and Yoghurt bar (blue packaging) and the Almonds, Apricots and Yoghurt bar (orange packaging). A good breakfast for when you’re running out the door about to miss your train.
Kettle Chips – Classic posh crisps. A decent array of gluten-free flavours, I particularly favour the Sea Salt with Crushed Black peppercorns. Mmmm.
Ricola Sugar-free Sweets – I am addicted to these at the moment, particularly the Elderflower and Lemon and Mint flavours. Sugar-free but not taste-free.
Carrot & houmous pots – I have linked to the Waitrose ones because these are the ones I have tried, but I’m sure other supermarkets do similar. A nice little lunchtime snack.
Bear Fruit Nibbles – These are very similar to raisins but juicier and yummier and in prettier packaging.
Sesame Snaps – An old school GF classic. I used to pick these up from Holland and Barrett when there was little other option in the supermarkets. They also come in coconut flavour, and with yoghurt coating and chocolate coating.
Newburn Bakehouse Blueberry and Cranberry Muffins – For when something with the veneer of healthiness just won’t do. These muffins are the perfect amount of bounce, fruit and sweetness. Suitable for nibbling on the tube.