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My family will be moving From Wisconsin to Arizona in 4 months. both my sons have celiac disease and numerous other allergies. Does anyone have any suggestions on how they have moved across country without being able to stop and eat anywhere? We will be driving and have figured it will take us around 3 days to get there. Laura :huh:

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Have you thought of hotels with stoves, fridges and microwaves? If not, see if you can bring a single portable burner and a frying pan and pot. Or a small forman grill. Plan to have a small cooler in the car near the kids. Then have the big cooler stocked and accessible in the truck.

Look into all the portable things. Canned chicken, tuna, veggies, black beans, salsa, chips. You can mix these up and make a cold can snack for the drive each night. Stock up on fresh fruits.

Prior to move day, cook and freeze muffins, cookies, etc. Safe snacks for the ride. dry cereal is a good snack too.

See if you can pre-plan you trip a little and figure out cities and locations that have either restaurants that work for you or have grocery stores and health food stores. You can even call ahead and place an order for them to hold for you to pick up on your way.

Hope you have an easy move!

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I agree with gfgypsyqueen about locating hotels with kitchens.

Some are:

Residence Inn by Marriott

Townplace Suites by Marriott

Extended Stay America

Homestead Suites

When I travel by car and know I have a kitchen on the other end I pack the cooler with Precooked meals that I have frozen. All I have to do in microwave them. Also, take along some basic cooking equipment, dish towels, sponges, paper towels, and dishwasing soap. Traveling this way I can also make lunches and snacks for the car ride. I find it works best if I make everyone an individual lunch so I am not digging through the cooler to prepare lunch. We stop at stop at local and state parks to eat.

The cooler needs to be refilled with ice everyday.

Also, before you go locate the WholeFoods along your route. They have lots of gluten free food.

Hope your trip goes well.


Phyllis

Gluten Free - 30 years

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I've driven across the country twice since I was diagnosed and with a little planning beforehand, the trips were a breeze. We didn't have the option of all hotels with stoves or microwaves in them so I unfortunately ate a lot of cold food. What helped me was instant hot cereal packets (I get Alti Plano Quinoa Flakes); any hotel with even a meager free breakfast will have hot water for the cereal and those hot cereals can be a real pick me up. What was also important to me is every morning we stopped at a grocery store before getting on the highway so I could stock up on fresh fruit, lunch meat, cheese, and yogurt for the day.

In an emergency when there's no place else to stop (and some of those long states in the middle have nothing!), I think McDonald's french fries are gluten free.


StephanieSD

Gluten-free since 2003

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