Last week was my first experience travelling with all of my food intolerances. I was pretty nervous. Airports don’t have much in the way of GF food that’s non-snack. I didn’t know what was in Connecticut.
I called Delta before we left to talk about taking food through security. I didn’t have a problem with it. I packed fruit snacks, fruit leather, and beef jerky in my carry-on. That worked out great on the way to Connecticut, since we only had an hour layover in Cincinnati. By the time dinner rolled around that night, I was famished. I hadn’t had “real food” since breakfast that morning. Luckily for me, there was a Whole Foods not far from where we were staying, and we rented a car (our saving grace), so off we went.
The Whole Foods there was huge! It was much bigger than the two I’m familiar with in Salt Lake (though I should try the Highland Drive one and see how that is). We grabbed a few items, and then I went in search of bread. Udi’s bread, in particular. A friend at work told me that it was really good, but I hadn’t had reason enough here to look for it. I don’t really miss bread. The prospect of having a loaf of bread (and pb&j) was far too convenient, so I looked for it. And found it. Udi’s whole grain bread. It was good. It was not only gluten-free, but it was dairy-free and soy-free as well! I was in heaven. After scouting around a bit more, I found something that almost made me cry right there in the store: Udi’s blueberry muffins!!!!! They’re also gf/cf/sf, and they were amazing. They were soft and moist and flavorful and perfect. Worth every penny. I’m convinced. The other thing that almost made me cry (I was so hungry), was that Whole Foods had rotisserie chickens! They were plain! There was only one that had been seasoned with salt and pepper already, but the rest were just plain. They had just been cooked, with nothing added. That settled it! We got a chicken, some potatoes, fake butter, the bread, and some peanut butter and raspberry jam. I was set.
Every night we were there, we had chicken and potatoes for dinner. (Have I mentioned I have the most supportive husband ever?) We had pb&j sandwiches for lunch every day. For breakfast, I had a blueberry muffin (have I also mentioned they were delicious?) and Bob’s Red Mill Mighty Tasty GF Cereal. We bought some rice milk and brown sugar as well. We also bought Namaste pancake mix in case we wanted to change it up, but we ended up bringing it back to Utah.
I guess in the future, I’ll need to check out Whole Foods to make sure there’s one around, or make sure that I take more stuff with me.