Friday, August 6, 2010

Traveling with Allergies= Planning!!!

August is going to be a great month for me because I have a packed calendar! No only do I have multiple trips planned, but I also have a lot of after work/weekend plans.

On the agenda is:
  • A weekend in a cabin in the middle of nowhere with friends 
  • Bachelorette trip to northern NY 
  • A weekend in Colorado (home) to visit my parents 
  • A long weekend in Chicago with the bf to see his parents 
I'm getting really excited for all my trips but I was a little worried about the food situation on each of these trips. After a lot of planning and good ideas from others I have my food planned out for the first trip. Luckily the group that is going to the cabin is doing burgers one night and spaghetti the next. This makes my life so much easier. I only need to bring food for breakfasts and lunches. NY will be a bit tricky because we will be in a smaller town and with a large group and going out a lot. Colorado and Chicago will be fairly easy because in both places are parents who care and understand.

For each of the trips I plan on bringing a little food with me but luckily I don't have to bring as much for Colorado and Chicago since family is awesome! Here's what I have packed for this weekend's cabin trip:
  • Couscous- just add hot water and it's not bad 
  • "peanut" butter- soy butter which tastes REALLY similar 
  • a mango- one of the few fruits I can have raw 
  • Redbridge beer- it's gluten free which means there's no barley- taste is a little different but not bad 
  • some ginger snap cookies- I have a HUGE sweet-tooth 
  • pretzel crips 
  • homemade guacamole 
  • hummus 
For the New York trip I am going to bring less but I know my friend's parents (who we are staying with) have some good options for me at their place.

Like I said not only do I have 4 trips, but the after work schedule is packed. Between 2 running clubs, dance classes, board meetings, and a visit from a certain service puppy in training (I'll post about that sometime) we will be on the go all month.

Lunches are fairly easy because I have found bread, and deli meat that I can make sandwiches with. Hummus and guacamole are great replacements for cheese.

Dinners will be a bit harder being so busy but luckily I have a crockpot, fast cooking couscous and an awesome boyfriend who is very dedicated to me not eating things I shouldn't.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I will be off in the woods hanging out, swimming and relaxing.

Till next time....

No comments:

Post a Comment