Seriously, will this even be possible!!!!
Just slightly concerned about a marvelous upcoming vacation. It will be my 1st time away from my usual routine since being diagnosed with diabetes. Well, outside of a hospital anyway.
Lucky me, I am going to spend 5 days with The Cake Lady (aka Mom) and 2 of my 3 sisters in sunny California for the Rose Parade.
Since The Cake Lady is also the Queen of Carbs and my sisters have no fear of carbs, I am a tad nervous about where I will end up at meal times. The vacation package includes several breakfasts, a couple of box-lunches, and a couple of other meals. They do claim they offer "special diets" consideration on request. I would rather not rely on what they think is diabetic friendly and just try to pick and choose from what is there. Plus try to have some emergency food I know works well with my BG.
We will be staying within about 2 city blocks of a Grocery store (really a guess since Gooogle maps shows 2 MALLS between the hotel and the Grocery store). Dear Hubby called the store and they do not carry almond flour, one of my emergency mix with protein powder and/or chocolate hazelnut butter and make little bite size protein balls with enough carbs for an easy safe snack. When I grind my own almonds and mix with chocolate hazelnut butter it tastes like Almond Roca and keeps my BG good if a eat a few during work. Don't really want to pack a bag of almond flour, with my luck it would manage to burst open at some point during travel and make a major mess. Or a Ninja chopper and a bag of nuts.
The tour info admonishes us not to carry much with us when we go to the Rose Parade as seating is cozy. The are firm in stating No Umbrellas, in case of rain, they will issue ponchos. So, I guess a cooler to keep some cheese would be a bit bigger than an umbrella would also be frowned upon.
Other than a Luna Protein bar I found this week with no grains (and passed the 2 hour BG test with awesomely good BG results) and individual size peanut butter containers I am drawing a blank as to what to rely on for emergency rations. Any grain free, non-refrigerated, single size fit into a purse ideas?
Will breakfast mean oatmeal or dry cereal (both no-nos for me to have a low BG). Or the dreaded (used to be loved) make your own Belgium Waffle. Maybe I should risk the messy suitcase and bring almond flour. Then I could empty some out of my pockets after I pilfer an egg and other ingredients in a stealth raid of the hotel kitchen during the wee hours of the night when maybe no one is looking and make my own version).
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