Saturday, August 16, 2008

Gluten Free Travel: Road Food

We have been on the road the entire summer and I am sure some of the friends and family we have visited have been surprised by the road food that Our Gluten Free Family has eaten. McDonald's fries and a hamburger patty hold the bun, ketchup and pickle. JUST THE HAMBURGER PATTY...IN A BOX...NO BUN. And way too many Applewood Farms Organic Grass fed Beef Hotdogs. And Applewood Farms Uncured Nitrate Free Pepperoni. I am all about rotating food at home. But when we are traveling I am just trying to get through the day. Usually I am super prepared with gluten free alternatives when we go somewhere, but at my cousin's wedding, I tried to wing it and ended up driving to a gas station in the middle of the vineyards in upstate New York. I have never been so happy to see a bag of Lay's Potato Chips. Potato chips are, by the way, one of the most unhealthy foods on the planet and always make the top 10 worst foods you can eat list but when you are gluten free they are, somehow, an necessary option. I try to buy ones that only have three ingredients on them: potatoes, oil and salt. Then I let my kids eat the entire bag. Well, only that once at the wedding because we weren't sitting at the same table. But, really, I don't restrict their eating whenever I can, because being gluten free 80% of the food they see is off limits completely which protects them
from all sorts of processed food that is unhealthy.

4 comments:

Goa said...

appreciated... I like you motto.

http://writetotravel.blogspot.com/2008/08/travel-writing-miscellanea.html

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Goa said...

appreciated... I like you motto.

Goa India

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GFOnWallStreet said...

Your adoring "publisher" can't wait to be gluten free with you in NYC!

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Lauren said...

I am glad you have found some good ways to eat gluten free while traveling - traveling with kids is hard enough. Hope you are having a great summer. Can't wait to see you when you get back!!

xo

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