So what did I pack?
Even though this is a poor quality photo of our hotel's micro-fridge, this is the second year I'm posting a photo of our fridge. I figure it might help someone else, but it will also help me remember what I packed in preparation for future vacations! It's also fun to compare, since last year I packed SO much more food.
- Applegate sausages
- Applegate chicken nuggets
- Nature's Path gluten-free waffles
- So Delicious Coconut Yogurt
- Three-bean salad
- Jar of Sunbutter
- Banana muffins (I made from the Sophie Safe cookbook)
- Schar gluten-free bread
- Fresh fruit and veggies: Blueberries, bananas, grapes, nectarines and baby carrots
- Apple/fruit juice boxes
- OJ boxes (with calcium)
- 2 big boxes of soymilk
- Gluten-free oatmeal
What did we have left? A few avocados, chicken nuggets, juice boxes, and a container of bean salad. Although I packed WAY too many clothes for the kiddos, I was happy with the amount of food I packed!
The last morning of our vacation we tried to use up some of the food we brought and we had a big breakfast together including waffles, sausage, fruit, yogurt and OJ. I cooked the sausage in the hotel room's microwave, and the waffles in a small toaster oven we brought along.
Little Guy loved it.
This solution has worked for us so far, but I should have added a big label on the outside of this noting that epipens were inside of it - just to be safe in case someone needs them and doesn't know. I'm going to look into other carriers/storage ideas for warm climates. I thought this list of popular epi-pen carriers was a really useful tool from the blog Grateful Foodie.
So what ELSE did we do at the beach? Well, we had FUN!!
We biked on the boardwalk in the morning.
We walked on the boardwalk at night.
We played in the sand.
We watched the sunset from the peaceful hotel porch.
We're so thankful that we made many happy memories this vacation!
What happy memories have you made so far this summer (with or without food allergies)!??