After leaving at 4am for a 12 hour drive and stopping at Whole Foods to stock up for an Airbnb that has no kitchen, these plant-based on the go breakfast options have proven perfect.
So Far, the Food Has Been Safe from Dogs and Wildlife
Since there is no kitchen in the Airbnb, there is no refrigeration. So just outside the back door (in freezing temperatures), we stored this food in a lidded bin. Just like our parents taught us!
Plant Milk Over Cold Cereal
Plant milk over cold cereal, topped with fruit (frozen blueberries, bananas, apples), and even nuts and seeds can be added. So easy! For the someone who usually insists on hot breakfast, this has fulfilled.
Hot Water Over Gluten-Free Oats
Instant cereals have come a long way. After filling the little mini coffee maker with water, in less than 3 minutes, presto! One can also dress this meal up with fruit, nuts and seeds. Super economical. Warm on the belly.
How to Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds?
Prepare the two cereals above (cold and hot cereals), then combine them into one large bowl for an exquisitely filling cereal!
Gluten-Free Toast Topped with Nut Butter and Fruit
Wanting to make breakfast as hearty as possible, we just added gluten-free toast with nut butter and fruit to the morning (so it's missing from the photo). My favorite combination? Gluten-free toast topped with organic cashew butter and sliced bananas!
This began when, after arriving at our destination, I spotted a new little $15.99 toaster at the local drug store. I couldn't think of a wiser travel purchase (for a Celiac), and I'm so excited it can be used on future (domestic) trips.
And Which Travel Kitchen Tools Make this So Easy?
—An appliance to make hot water is almost always included with an Airbnb. Stovetop kettle. Electric kettle. Coffee maker. Microwave. But if not? I'd be toting a Lewis N. Clark or Norpro travel immersion heater as backup.
—My favorite cup/bowl and spork are multipurpose travel lifesavers. I use these all the time, no matter where I am, but they are especially beloved when one doesn't have a kitchen. They hold almost anything imaginable (water, tea, soup, meals).
—And, back in the day, how did I ever live without a travel paring knife? Recently, I actually lost mine, so we're using a tiny little plastic knife right now, which is quite sad, bending and folding at the slightest pressure. As one might imagine, I cannot wait to get my hands on my knife again, so I can cut up all kinds of fresh food. =)