Post-Honeymoon recovery: a list of links for traveling gluten-free

We made it home safely, with plenty of tales to tell.

I’ll just be honest and say I’m still adjusting to reality. For some reason, I am having the worst time getting back into the swing of things.

So… I promise there will be more pictures with stories of our adventures on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, but for today, how about a list of links?


  • If you are traveling to a country where the native language is not English, you can grab some Triumph Dining Cards to make things easier on everyone. (I only busted out my Spanish version once on our trip.)
  • Although I didn’t bring my toaster bags on this trip, I do take them on pretty much every other trip, even if it’s a weekend at a friend’s house. 
  • My suitcase, purse and carry-on all contained these Larabars, they are my current favorite. If I had been thinking ahead, I would have ordered and mixed it up with some GFBs too. 
  • Glutino pretzels are a staple for travel – perfect dipped in mustard, cream cheese, with regular cheese bites, on their own, dipped in PB&J, plenty of possibilities. 
  • These Go-Pinic meals pretty much saved me on the plane ride home – NO gluten-free options from American Airlines on that flight, even after calling to request it. Boo. 
  • Some airports have snack options for us too — I scored some Peeled Snacks along with some Honest Tea for the ride there. 
That’s what worked for me on this trip — what are your gluten-free travel tips? Let’s make a list to help newbie GF travelers! 

Friday (was two days ago) Photos: break for breakfast

Welcome to Friday Photos, a weekly feature here on Celiac in the City — you can read how it all started by clicking HERE.

Do you ever hear people say they don’t have time for breakfast? The very thought of skipping breakfast makes my stomach growl. We’ve heard it over and over that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I wouldn’t dream of missing it.

Sometimes you have time for rounding up all the supplies, buying fresh bacon, a long discussion on the best setting for the waffle maker, and more than 15 minutes to eat – instead of standing at the counter.

Other times it’s short and sweet. (or a little tart, if you don’t use sugar)

And most days it is somewhere right in the middle. Just right. (a slice of a “jumbo loaf” bread from Molly’s GF Bakery topped with natural peanut butter and strawberry-rhubarb jam from my Mamasita)

But every once in a while, we take a break from the norm and sweeten up breakfast a little.

I had found this oh-so-very-cute-foodie-craft idea on Pinterest, which is where I spend most of my free time these days. If you aren’t already on Pinterest, head on over there now and get your account set up — I will warn you, it is basically like crack. I apologize in advance for the time this will now take away from your loved ones.

My nephews (ages 8 and 5) were big fans of this “breakfast” idea and we had a blast making them, although they were not fans of waiting for them to set. And when little brother was told to take a break after his sixth one of the weekend, (he really wanted one for breakfast)  he said, “well… it’s bacon and eggs, that IS bweakfast” And I’m not one to argue with a little guy who pronounces it “bweakfast.”

You can make these at home in no time.

“Bacon & Eggs” 

Glutino pretzels

White Chocolate baking morsels (or almond bark – we used Nestle’s white chocolate baking morsels)

Yellow M&M’s (my little “lion” chef was happy to pick them out… and eat the other colors)

wax paper

Melt baking chips in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until completely melted. Spoon or pour small circles of the chocolate onto the wax paper and let set for a moment before adding the M&M’s. Finish off your combo with two “strips of bacon” using the pretzels. Allow to set until firm – this will be tough, and I can report from experience that taste testers do not mind if they are completely set before trying. 


What about you, my friends– what is your go-to breakfast these days? Do you make time in the morning for a hearty, hot meal? Or are you munching on the go? Share your breakfast ideas below in the comments sections to inspire me with some new ideas!

Good night,