Note: The May/June issue of our downloadable magazine, I Want To THRIVE! is packed with travel tips, articles and ideas.
I am amazed at the time you take to write me back and answer my questions: I am getting ready to order my yogourmet! I have one more question now: do you have any tips or advice when it comes to travelling? We are planning a trip to take for spring break, the middle of March. I am nervous about my special diet while away from home. How do you manage? I can't even imagine being able to eat out but how can I cook my veggies when I'm "on the road"? Any help or suggestions you could give me would be so much appreciated!
It's perfectly fine if it takes a little while for you to get back to me. Whenever it is do-able for you is great for me!
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Ok! I do have some time now... Sorry it took a week! Thanks for your encouraging words!
Travel can be done, but it does take some planning ahead. I have traveled many places - Hawaii twice, 20-hour road trips, cross-country road trips a few times each year.... all on the SCD.
Here are some travel ideas that may help:
Food to bring in carry-on in a plane: dates stuffed with nuts, baby carrots, Cheese Lace Crackers (recipe in Snack section), frozen Easy Sandwich Bread (also in snack section), Laura Scudder's or other natural peanut butter (peanuts and salt only), and Nutty Caramel Candy or Sugar Plums (Dessert section).
Pack: Yogurt Maker with container, thermometer and starter packets
Eating out: I have found that Wendy’s meat is legal. There are no additives and they cook it in oil. I order a double stack, special order: just meat, lettuce and tomatoes; no bun, sauce or cheese. Double check to make sure this is still true. At other places I order eggs, over well (not scrambled) and bacon, crisply fried. Ask for hot water and supply your own legal tea bag if you wish.
Tip: If you have some extra money and want to splurge on some yummy pre-made food for your trip you can order some cookies, jam, and other legal treats at wellbees.com. I ordered some cookies that didn’t require constant refrigeration for a trip to Hawaii and it was so fun to have some treats on hand so I really felt like I was on vacation!
Quick snack ideas: - Cheddar Cheese slices with peanut butter and raisins on top. - Freedom bars from Wellbees.com. - Dates with pecans or walnuts inside (can be carried easily in a purse all day; make sure dates don't have sugar coating). - SCD yogurt with honey. Add fresh fruit and pecans on top, if desired. -Trader Joe's freeze dried mango and pineapple or other unsweetened dried fruit.
When you arrive, you could have a shopping list with you for staple items to have on hand...For example: cheddar cheese, raisins, chicken breasts, a half-gallon of milk for making SCD Yogurt, (bring your own starter), any fruit you like and can tolerate, some Tropicana OJ (original with no added calcium or Vitamin D) or other legal fruit juice.
If you are traveling by car and staying in hotels, try getting a hotel that has a kitchen in the room. For example, Marriott Residence Inn has kitchens in the room with a fridge, stove & oven, microwave and even a dishwasher.
I actually wrote an article with all my tips and ideas for traveling that is in the May/June edition of "I Want to Thrive" and I am now including it in our Lifestyle Section...