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Finding soy-free food while away from home can be challenging. When we travel, Ashley and I don’t really cook and we also tend to eat more processed food. We still usually visit a grocery store for some soy-free snacks and we pick restaurants that are likely to have soy-free menu options. These options can be more limited during a road trip because we usually get fast food or snacks from convenience stores. Soy-free food can be hard to find in these places, but it does exist.
Here is the soy-free food that Ashley and I ate on a recent road trip:
- Potato Chips
- Veggie Straws
- Pita Chips
- Trail Mix
- Fruit Snacks
- Biscuit Cookies (we found these in the grocery store and they happened to be soy-free!)
For a road trip, preparation is key to ensure that you have an easier time finding soy-free food options. We bought some of these items at the grocery store before we left (fruit snacks, pita chips, veggie straws, etc.) and we visited the grocery store at our destination to restock for the return drive home. We also picked up a few things at convenience stores along the way (trail mix, juice, tea), but convenience stores tend to have limited soy-free options. For meals, we stopped at fast food places that we knew had soy-free menu options (including Wendy’s for a baked potato with no butter and Panera for a sandwich). Preparation for meals was key! We researched which fast food restaurants had soy-free options, and then we picked a place to stop for lunch that we knew would have soy-free food.
With the right preparation, we were able to eat soy-free during our road trip. The necessity of soy-free food didn’t feel limiting only because we did our research ahead of time, and we knew what kinds of foods we liked to snack on in the car (therefore we weren’t wandering the aisles of the convenience store looking for a soy-free option). While we didn’t need to during our recent trip, always remember that you can stop at a grocery store during your drive for a better food selection. This can take some of the stress out of eating soy-free on the road.