I’ll be going back home to Canada over the Holidays and I’m already planning my food travel options, for both the travel day and my stay over.
Anyone with a special diet knows there is NOTHING good in airports and on the traditional road trip to fill up an empty stomach. Fast foods are full of gluten and soy and the only thing I can devour in a snack store at the airport is a book.
Food is okay to bring through security, but not liquids. That’s okay, water bottles are available everywhere. It’s pricier than gas but it’s allergy free.
I planned to pack enough snacks to keep me through the traveling day.
What To Bring?
No granola bars or nuts for me. I wish it was that easy. Most of my snacks need to be refrigerated, so ice packs will be on board. Hard boiled eggs, cut veggies, coconut flour muffins, beef jerky, apples.
With the right containers and a few layers of paper napkins – those ice packs sweat – I won’t need to stare at menus with my stomach in my heels.
Once in Montreal, I will scout health food stores and shop for my needs. I will be staying with family so I will have access to a kitchen all the time. And my family don’t mind if I cook for them.
Sugar Addiction Follow up
I’m still struggling to cut sugar from my daily diet. That’s one sticky addiction. I’m making progress but I can’t wait for the day when I don’t crave it. My love of baking doesn’t help. I make a gluten free Angel Food Cake and it was FABULOUS. Even my husband ate it and he said he wouldn’t have guessed it was gluten-free if he didn’t know. Don’t hesitate to email me if you want the recipe.
New Cook Book
I just bought Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo and I’m thrilled. The paleolithic diet, or lifestyle, is gluten, grain, legume, dairy and refined sugar free. It’s the closest to where I am in my food intolerance journey. She includes recipes with coconut flour and that really helps me.
More on the Practical Paleo recipes later. I will make them, try them, rate them, photograph them and share with you all. See you next week!