Fit for the Trip?
What wife loves it when their spouse has to travel? Probably none.
Knowing my husband doesn’t like being gone any more than I do, encourages me to be positive about the situation and encourage him in any way I can! Usually I pack a note to surprise him, or a special treat for him to discover while I’m gone. He likes me to help him pack – and I enjoy feeling important to him in this area…
Obviously, ever since we change our eating habits last year – the whole traveling and eating while not at home has become another focus of his. Since I usually plan all of the meals and prepare, buy and pack all of our food when we travel – he feels a little out of sorts, to say the least.
When I wasn’t feeling well, I could tell he was holding back putting pressure on me to help him to plan on snacks, etc… but a few months before – he did mention it a FEW times with a concerned look on his face.
“I wonder what I should pack…” he’d say, hoping for suggestions, or perhaps an acknowledgement that I had a plan for him.
Honestly I couldn’t think beyond my selfishness most days… and it wasn’t because I didn’t want to care for him – I just had nothing left to give. I’m sure he was extra thankful when I seemingly started to “come back to life a few weeks ago.”
That alone should have helped ease his travel woes!
So I started thinking about purchasing some options for him, other than fruits, and staples he could eat when he GOT to his destination, and could get to the grocery store!
I thought it might be helpful to list a few things out in case you travel or need some quick snack ideas to have on hand!
One of the most difficult things people with food intolerances deal with – is not having something available to them in any given situation – so be like a boy scout, and always be prepared so that’s not an issue! Here are some of his top favorites from the trip:
1) Organic Beef Jerky (no nitrates, MSG, or gluten!)
2) Raw Seeds or Nuts
3) Kind Bars and Flax Bars
4) GF Granola
5) Natural Mints and GF Zinc drops
6) Larabars / Raw Revolution bars / Nu Go Bars
7) Chia Seeds (good to mix in yogurts and keep your digestive system going!)
8) Dried Fruit
9) Small Fruit – Bananas/ Cutie Oranges/Organic apples
10) Apple Sauce Cups
Don’t forget to have more on hand than you might need (and pack some plastic-wear if you might need something.) This is essential! Due to weather, he got stuck for an extra night and wasn’t sure where he could get food when he arrived to his second destination. I always make sure I pack him a few extra clothes and extra food. He was extra thankful this time around!
“The Lord will keep you from all harm—
He will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.”
Posted on February 25, 2013, in Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, Our Struggles, Truth and tagged gluten intolerance, healthy for him, things to pack, Traveling GF, Traveling gluten free, Traveling with celiac. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.