Thrilled to share my food allergy/travel piece in this morning's Boston Globe. This has been in the works a while and my editor did a great job preserving the heart of the piece while trimming it enough to accommodate the section's need for space.
- Don't let food allergies ground your travel
- Online version includes this recipe for Fruity Chocolate Energy Bites, delicious and also allergy- and travel-friendly
I wanted to share some of the info omitted due to space constraints.
In addition to those Energy Bites, TSA travel-friendly foods include:
- Wild Planet Tuna in pouches (bonus it's sustainably harvested tuna)
- Cocomama quinoa cereal - found out through another allergic traveling friend that they're not so forthcoming about all ingredients but for me (tree nuts, sesame, dairy) these work well. If you have more obscure allergies, beware.
- Pascha Chocolate - it helps to be able to have a treat. Pascha makes organic chocolates that are wonderful and free from the top 8 allergens (see my scones and cookie recipes here.)
- Justin's Peanut Butter - if that's not your allergy, these come in packs that are handy for travel.
Ivy Manning (another IACP friend) has an excellent book on the simple joy of homemade crackers. If you are allergic and traveling crackers are another great thing to make and bring, particularly if you crave crunchy things as I do.
And don't forget apple-quinoa cake. I love Yvette Van Boven's recipe.