We never (and by that I mean, occasionally, but not often) eat in restaurants. Three times a year, maybe four? With the kids, anyway. SuperDad and I do occasionally wrangle grandparents into babysitting.
We spent this weekend out of town. I find travelling gluten free to be a particular challenge, especially with little kids who are not used to eating out, and a budget that doesn't really allow for it anyway.
- I packed a whole bunch of stuff. Milk and hot dogs and cereal and raisins and peanuts and animal crackers and more. Enough so that we'd never be stuck without food.
- We hit the natural foods store as soon as we got to town. I pretty much let E pick out whatever she wants, within a $25 budget or so. She chose: Envirokidz Crispy Rice Cereal Bars in Berry, Envirokidz Amazon Frosted Flakes, three packages of Thai noodles, Ener-G Gluten Free English Muffins, Mi-Del Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, and an Amy's Rice Crust Cheese Pizza. This kept them fully stocked up on snacks for the whole weekend, plus E loves being able to go pick out "anything on this WHOLE wall!"
- Then I went to the grocery store and bought ingredients for two dinners and a breakfast, which came to $27.00.
- That got us through the weekend. Until we went out for breakfast and spend over $30 on one meal. (The kids shared hash browns and a ham steak, and they each got a milk.) Which is why we don't eat out.
How do you travel gluten free?