For other snacks I pre-boiled eggs to take with us and made some gfree Rice Crispy treats as well as some Rice Chex Muddy Buddies. The kids loved both. At this time neither of our kids have been tested and don't seem to have any issues with gluten, but I love trying to find things we can all eat and enjoy together. Our daughter loves to bake and this has been fun to try out gluten free items to make together. I found taking my usual bread to be a little difficult as I keep it frozen and I did not have a freezer on this trip. I ended up not eating any sandwiches and just munched on fruit, veggies, nuts, eggs and my bars. I also brought my Rice Chex cereal and almond milk for breakfasts.
The first night we went out to eat we tried a local restaurant, Billy's Stone Crab on Tierra Verde. I called a head of time and asked them about anything that might be gluten free. They did not have a menu, but said that they had a lot of seafood and I could request no seasoning if I was worried about it. They would not tell me if any of their seasonings had gluten in them and honestly did not impress me with the choices I was given. I did have peel and eat shrimp and a baked potato. The house salad and dressing was made on site. The waiter was nice enough to come back and tell me exactly what was in the dressing, and it all sounded very safe. The salad was enjoyed by our 15 year old and my husband and I. While the salad was good the rest of the food was not impressive...nor was the wait staff. My bottom line....I get a little irritated when I am not given any other choices but to eat a salad and boiled shrimp. It seems that there are a handful of local restaurants that have a gluten free menu....and when they do I am super excited!
|Winter - one amazing dolphin|
|Kayaking from our campsite|
|Gluten Free Rice Krispy Treats for camping|
|Gluten Free ~ Chocolate Chex snack ~ Muddy Buddies|