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Petra Aitken

Gluten Free Options at Syndey International Airport

October 11th, 2011 by Petra Aitken


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I was traveling to NZ earlier in the year and because I had chosen Air New Zealand’s seat + bag option I wasn’t going to get any food on the plane. I therefore searched the airport for morning tea (to have at the airport) and lunch (to take on the plane). I noticed that Black Tonic Espresso Bar had a selection of gluten free muffins and therefore decided on the raspberry one for morning tea. I was pleasantly surprised, it was moist and actually tasted pretty good!
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Gluten free raspberry muffin

I felt in safe hands when seeing this sign… (more…)

Jennifer Harris

Omni Hotels Introduce Gluten-free Breakfast Buffets Companywide

September 11th, 2011 by Jennifer Harris

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Then check out Omni Hotels because they have introduced a gluten-free breakfast buffet station companywide.  The station will include gluten-free cereals, granola and a variety of breads and muffins.  The gluten-free items will be on a separate table with a dedicated toaster to avoid cross-contamination.

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Source: Omnihotels.com

Are you on the gluten-free diet and looking for hotel accommodations?  

This Examiner always travels with gluten-free breakfast items because a lot of times the breakfast items are slim pickings at hotels and we don’t want to be caught off (more…)

Gluten-Free on the Go

July 11th, 2011 by Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, LD

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It’s that time of year when we’re ready to get out and hit the road for fun adventures! No matter whether you’re headed near or far, it’s a great idea to be prepared to make gluten-free munching easy and safe.

Gluten free TravelFor out of town travel, it helps to plan ahead. Pack a few meals in a carry on bag, just in case your luggage gets lost or your flight gets delayed. Good options can include gluten-free energy bars (Larabars, Purebars, Prana Bars and Boomi Bars, etc.) , tuna with a pull top, dry cereal, dried fruit and nuts, baby carrots, rice cake “sandwiches”, apples, crackers (I like Mary’s Gone Crackers) all-fruit leather, a hard boiled egg, “just add water” gluten-free meals, or even some kinds of beef and turkey jerky. Remember, things with liquid aren’t a good idea because (more…)

 
 
 
 
Barbeque and outdoor party season has arrived.  It is the time of year when we want to relax and enjoy time with friends.  But having food allergies and issues can put a damper on your party plans.  Here are ten ways to dine safely at an outdoor party.

Outdoor Gluten-free Grilling Courtesy: dreamstime.com

1. Never show-up without something safe to eat
Always make sure there is something safe for you to eat at any event. offer to bring a salad or side dish. Make a quinoa salad that everyone will love.   That way you know there is something with protein to eat that will keep you full.  If you bring a dish that is just carbohydrates, you’ll be hungry before the party is over. (more…)

Great new products for traveling: gluten free style!

March 8th, 2010 by Tiffany Janes

One of the most difficult challenges that people with food intolerances (or allergies) face is staying safe while traveling. Finally, someone figured out that there was a huge need for small, individually packaged gluten free food items. They even went a step further and put together both snack and meal packs for those on the go.

Go Picnic comes to our rescue with nutritionally dense meals and snacks that will sustain anyone in need of protein and carbs, when safe food options are not available. (more…)

Top 10 foods to pack for gluten-free travel

February 15th, 2010 by Tiffany Janes

Almost everyone who plans a trip the first time after they start living gluten-free has the same question – “how am I going to eat safely away from home?” The answer is simply – by doing some gluten-free home work. They need to do research about gluten-free dining options where they’re headed, and they need to pack some food for the trip.
Here is a list of things that are easy to find and are not likely to be confiscated by airport security. Most of these item can be used for a plane ride and upon arrival to your destination. Brands listed are not the only gluten-free options. (more…)

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Ahh, Disneyland at the holidays. All the lights are twinkling, the snow falls on Main Street, and everyone is in a festive mood. While Disneyland offers many dining options, it can be a minefield finding anything that is gluten-free.

disneylandSo when you are ready to take a break from your Disneyland marathon, cruise over to Downtown Disney and check out these restaurants that have gluten-free offerings. (more…)

Amy Fothergill

Top Gluten Free Destination Contest – Contest is ENDED

December 7th, 2009 by Amy Fothergill

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Have you traveled somewhere recently and found great options for gluten free eating? Was it a restaurant, hotel or maybe a bakery? Well, if you have, please submit that location so others will know about it as well.

gftravelGlutenFreeTravelSite.com is hosting its second annual contest to find the “World’s Most Celiac-Friendly Destination.” The geographic location that receives the most review submissions on their site by December 31 will be declared the winner. (Last year it was New York; could it be San Francisco this year?!!.) (more…)

Gluten-Free 101: How to Pack Food for Trips

September 21st, 2009 by Tiffany Janes

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Many places in the U.S. are not gluten-free friendly and many places are great to visit if you’re gluten-free. New York City and Atlanta are fantastic in terms of gluten-free shopping and dining, while Panama City Beach, FL is horrid. For this reason, many people who can’t eat gluten pack an extra suitcase full of food for any trip.

Taking your own food on trips is often a good idea. It is a terrible feeling to find yourself without something safe to eat – even if it’s just a cracker to nosh on when others around you are dining on gluten filled appetizers. It’s a good idea to keep a survival pack of food in your car, even if you’re not leaving town. There is something comforting about knowing there is safe food available, should a need for it arise.

If you are traveling from the U.S. to some parts of Europe, you might want to rethink your packing habits. Planning our first visit overseas after my celiac diagnosis was scary. Through much research I knew that it seemed easier to eat out outside the U.S. than at home, but until you experience that for yourself you’re a skeptic. (more…)

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