Hi Everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to blog, being in Senegal limits my food experimentation. But, I’m alive and well enjoying my adventure here in Peace Corps. Thank you for all your support in following my blog, sending me emails, and your numerous comments. Hearing from you keeps me going, and don’t fear my blogging will resume full time upon my return to the US. In the meantime, today I have a guest post here for you all from Carolyn. She has great recommendations for those of us on the go:
Just because you have a few dietary restrictions: no soy, gluten or animal products, doesn’t mean you have the time to cook from scratch every night of the week. What if you travel or like to camp? The thought of concocting a vegan meal plan that doesn’t take any prep and has a shelf life can get exhausting.
The good news is that commerce is global, if you have access to the Internet you can find what you need. Here are a few options for the gluten-free, soy-free vegan eater at home or abroad.
Amy’s Kitchen is terrifically accessible. You can find these products in most stores and online if you need them to be shipped globally. Whether or not you have dietary restrictions Amy’s soups are super tasty and come in a variety of flavors. If you can shop at a store, they also make pasta and pizza options with rice flour and vegan cheese.
Allergaroo is another easy winner to check out. They make three styles of vegan, soy-free, rice-based pasta that can be microwaved or cooked on the stove top. Have them ship to you direct or find on most grocery store shelves in the gluten-free isle.
Energy bars are the easiest things to carry with you to munch on, but finding one that tastes decent and has non-soy protein is another story. NuGo, short for nutrition to go, has a line of ‘free bars’ that have 9 grams of protein without violating any of your dietary restrictions.
With just a can opener and a small pot, you can hike for a few days armed with a satchel full of these guys. The best thing is they can all last on the shelf for a good while and let you be location independent with your diet! Vegan meal plans for the adventurer don’t have to be a struggle; you’re just a click away from finding what you need.