Prepackaged Stuff For Travel
Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:47 AM
We are going on a cruise with Holland America later this year. We've been on several cruises and they have been amazing with my 4 year old's gluten free diet, Disney in particular. Had us pre-order our meals the night before and tell them where we'd be, and had a huge selection. It was so nice not to be stressed about finding something he can eat (he's autistic and sensitive to texture, so won't do veggies that aren't pureed or meat like chicken). He winds up having way more PB&J, grilled cheese, and mac and cheese on the cruises than we do at home but I'm ok with that while we are on vacation and figure he can go back to eating healthier when we get home.
Anyway we get this form from Holland America and they say that I have to pre-order now (which is fine) but if I'm reading the form right they are limiting the breads, muffins, etc. to 3 per day. And each slice of bread counts as a serving, so a sandwich would use up 2 servings. I know gluten-free food is more expensive, but still seriously annoyed since other cruise lines don't do this. I want to bring as much of his food as possible - on principle I do not want to pay them $2 for each slice of bread!
Anyway - can anyone suggest anything that I can bring to feed him? Has to be pre-packaged so can't bring my homemade stuff. No access to a microwave, so his mac and cheese in a cup is out. Going to bring a loaf of Udi's and some crackers (I'm sure I can get peanut butter on board), and some gluten-free cereal. Am I missing anything obvious?
Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:53 AM
Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years
3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive
10/25/13 - MCAD
Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile
My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free
Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS
Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:26 PM
As for travel foods, I like Cliff Bar's new Kit's Organic and glutenfreeda granola packs. Also, there are a number of GoPicnic's that are gluten free that offer a full meal in a small, book sized box. I brought a lot of food with me on the trip that I did not need. Granola bars and snacks were all that was needed for those moments away from the ship.
Hope this helps and your trip is a success.
Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:03 PM
I get them at TaRGET FOR $4. Becareful. They make a few that are not gluten-free.
"Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:42 PM
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