Gluten Free Travel Snacks and Food for COVID Camping
I love camping. I love the outdoors, sleeping outside, sleeping in my hammock, having a campfire every night, not caring about smelling like campfire smoke or makeup. The beautiful trails I hike and the out-of-the-way places I find when I’m taking that road trip to my next camping spot. There are so many things to love!
Storing Food for COVID Camping
Use dry ice! There are several reasons not to use regular ice in your cooler.
Be careful not to touch dry ice with your hands as you can get a burn. Handle with paper or a towel! Although a bit more expensive, dry ice is worth the extra cost because of the benefits listed above.
Best cooler: Yeti coolers they are pretty pricey, starting at $79.99 for a lunchbox, however; they are the best option when you are not going to be near any dry ice for days. The description from their website reads, “Extreme insulation power and durability are bare minimum requirements for every cooler we make — and we never stop there. Our hard coolers don’t flinch in the face of snowstorms, the beating sun, or even bears, and our soft coolers are leakproof, waterproof, and quick to carry. As for our foldable lunch bag, that’s only for those of you who enjoy ice-cold drinks and a fresh meal on your lunch menu.”
What You Can Eat On a Gluten-Free Diet
Let’s face it, when we want a tasty dessert, eating gluten-free, shall we say, can be challenging to put it mildly. Unless you are eating at a dedicated gluten-free restaurant, dedicated bakery, or a gluten-free friendly establishment, your choices of gluten-free desserts can be limited to none.
When we are eating in a category other than desserts, our food choices are much more diverse and far-reaching. With so many food choices, eating gluten-free can be fun and push us out of our box to explore and create new dishes and desserts. Being gluten-free can even make us an advocate for gluten-free that tastes good!
When you’re out and about, whether shopping or dining, keep this list handy! Although extensive, this is not a complete list of all gluten-containing foods. Your best defense is to be an informed, excellent label reader and check out the label before you buy every time you shop. Don’t ever assume that a jar of nuts or trail mix doesn’t have gluten because it says gluten-free on the box. Make sure to read through all the ingredients, then look to see if there is a warning for cross-contamination.
How to Travel with Disabilities Such as Celiac Disease or Another Auto-Immune Condition
If you have a loved one, friend, or relative that you enjoy spending time with but they don't quite understand the challenges of traveling gluten-free, forward them this article. I decided to write this blog post to give insight to those who don't live with a chronic illness to better understand what life is like when you live with an auto-immune disease or another chronic disease, syndrome, or disability.
Did you know that having an auto-immune disease such as Celiac, Hashimoto’s or Rheumatoid Arthritis equates to having a disability? Many people usually picture a person in a wheelchair or someone who has lost their vision, however; disabilities don’t always show up on the outside!
Traveling with a disability can be difficult and needs more preparation and consideration when creating travel plans. There are many details to consider before you go on your trip to have a great travel experience. Here is what you want to think when traveling with disabilities.
Support Local Gluten Free Bakeries During COVID Pandemic!
Delectable Gluten Free Desserts Ready to Go!
COVID-19 situation is stressful to say the least. When I’m stressed I know that having a sweet dessert is a good temporary solution to feeling good. Make sure its a small serving, though, as you don’t want to add gaining weight to the list of activities you’re doing during the COVID lockdown!
Share your favorite gluten-free desserts with your family members who aren’t gluten-free, with a friend by dropping off a gluten-free treat on their porch to show that you are thinking about them, or to a co-worker who has celiacs disease that you haven’t seen face to face in a few months. Whatever way you send, drop-off or ship your gift, the celiac or gluten-free friend on the receiving end will sure appreciate your thoughtfulness!
Order These Goodies Online or Grab Gluten-Free Desserts from Your Local Grocery
Raised Gluten Free creates delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free foods including quiche, and cookies including my favorite lavender cookies! Grab an order to be delivered to your doorstep.
Schar Bakery has so many good delicious gluten-free snacks and desserts! I love their saltine crackers, puff pastry, Schnack Cakes and their graham crackers. I’ve been able to find and purchase Schar products on Walmart Grocery online and in the store.
Kinnikinnick Gluten Free with my favorite vanilla wafers, I can now safely eat banana pudding again! They also have great hot dog buns, hamburger buns and cinnamon raisin bagels. They also have great baking products including cookie crumbles for pie crust, angel food cake mix, doughnuts, and sugar cookie mix. When you sign up for their newsletter, they’ll send you a 10% off coupon!
Tips for the Celiac or Person that is New to Gluten-Free
Planning Your Next Trip to Disney During COVID is a Bit More Challenging with the Pandemic
First, you must reserve your time at any one of the four Disney theme parks that are currently open through the Disney Park Pass Reservation System. “To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for each person in your party ages three and up (limit one park per day Disney is controlling the number of people in the park to maintain social distancing).”
FastPass+ service is suspended as they are using additional queue space to control capacity and maintain physical distancing. We will automatically cancel existing FastPass+ selections and share any future updates on the service at a later date.
There are selected resorts Disney has opened to guests. Disney Springs shopping opened in June. Remember that COVID is changing Disney’s offerings, so make sure to check their website for more information.
Make sure to view Disney’s new COVID precautions page before you make reservations to the park. Here is a summary of precautions Disney is taking to keep everyone safe:
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