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KayJay

Ever Gone On A Mission Trip?

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I have gone on several but not since being gluten-free. We are thinking of going to New Orleans in March to help with the re-building. I think I can do it but it will be hard. I could bring my own sandwich bread for lunches. Rice krispies for breakfast and dinner would be my biggest problem. That and eating on the way there and back. I really want to go I don't want this disease to keep me from doing regular people things you know?

What do you think is it a good idea? Have you ever done it?


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I have never done a mission trip, but I travel & have no problems. Of course I can practically live on trail mix for a week. I do not eat cereal or bread. I eat a lot of veggies & fruit. You can take canned or packaged tuna, canned soup, taste of thai meals, (there are microwaves everywhere) Lundberg Rice chips & rice cakes, peanut butter & jelly, chocolate bars, fritos, dried fruits, nuts, & stop at any grocery to get fresh fruit & veggies. Of course there is not shortage of rice in New Orleans, I think they eat it at every meal, with everything, :D

I pack my food in a cooler & I am off, I would take a utensil kit & a cutting board. Between what you take & what you get at the grocery store & possibly finding a restaurant that can help, you should be fine. If you are staying in a hotel call them & ask about nearby restaurants & then call the restaurant ahead of time. Also, contact the local celiac group for info on shopping for gluten-free foods.

Have a good time.

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thanks those are great tips! I usally don't eat bread either but every trip I have been on we pack sandwiches for lunch. We eat out in the field so no microwaves and things like that. But the soups would work for dinners! I forgot about those. :D

I forgot to mention that my husband is allergic to peanuts so that would be out for me if he decides to go.


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oh, almond butter is divine, also at the grocery you can get that Hormel lunch meat in a pack that says it is all natural & it is labeled gluten free - the stuff is good. If you can do dairy cheese is good for picnics

Have a great trip

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Careful with the rice crispies, I know the snap, crackle, pop brand is not gluten-free. Clif Bar Nectars and Lara Bars are amazing. The trail mix idea's fantastic. Chocolate and nuts are especially good for avoiding plummeting blood sugar, fruits and veggies are good too. Have fun, I think that's awesome that your doing this.


Gluten-free foods taste better.

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