Does the thought of travelling when you're following a Gluten-free, low carb, and no sugar diet make you want to, well, NOT Travel? Don't worry, a little prep and you will be on your way, and no, you will not be starving.
Protein bars are a must, our favourite are QUEST Bars, they taste like a cookie, they are loaded with protein ( 21g) and will tide you over until your next meal. when we were travelling during the Summer in the U.S. Quest bars were available to purchase in Holiday gas stations.
Travel is very dehydrating, so an empty water bottle that you can refill is a must. The Vera Bradley packsack is my go-to when travelling, it has an outside pocket for your water bottle. You can refill your water bottle easily once you clear security.
Before you travel, check to see if there are any grocery stores or Health Food stores at your destination. Gluten-free is more mainstream than before, so you can find gluten-free items in most grocery stores. Salads, fresh veggies and fruit can be found in most Airports. However, it's still not easy when someone sits next to you with a bag of sugary Tim Horton timbits. We are definitely not going to lie and say that going gluten-free is easy. The smell, the rustling of the paper bag, it's all quite annoying. Click on the link below to get more information on what to pack in your gluten-free carry-on.
If you love chocolate, it's best to make your own from raw cocao paste, and then freeze your chocolates. The photos below were taken at a Chocolate-making workshop at Bliss Cafe, taught by Angela Slomke. .Here is the basic chocolate mixture, to which various flavours and fruits were added. Wish we could replicate the smell of this rich, dark chocolate, so you could sniff the aromas.
Here the mixture is being poured into silicone moulds, then left to harden. Maple syrup or Honey was used as a sweetener.
Our last trip we were away for almost 3 weeks, so half of the suitcase was filled with food items. After a few trips, you will be more aware of what you need to pack to eat gluten-free, and it will become a lot easier.
The Holidays are fast approaching, and there's Baking, and yummy desserts, and stuffing, and you have to refuse it, and explain why, and put up with the..."oh, a little bit will not hurt you." So do you walk with your own food, or just avoid breads, croutons, desserts, and anything with milk ( if you're lactose intolerant)...?? What situations have you run into ...?
Hmmm...were those chicken strips dipped in regular flour or did you use Almond flour? Oh, let the Holiday food dramas begin! For healthy Vegan and Gluten-free cooking in Thunder Bay, visit Bliss Cafe, at 87, Cumberland St. N. p. 807-286-7717.
Visit the Camellia for unique Hand-made products, Cottage Paint, Rocky Mountain Soap, Lavender and much more. The Camellia, 30 Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, Slate River, On
p -(807)475-3551. Open Wednesday through Sunday.