Ahhhh… with great weather upon us, it’s time to hit the road! ‘Tis the season for road trips and long weekends away. And, being on the road is no place to be unprepared for dealing with meals if you have a food allergic passenger.
Aside from packing loads of safe snacks to tide the kids over and my son’s medicine, we never leave home without our Travel Packet. A little general research in advance has gone a long way for us. Not just of our destination – to help us pick a safe place to eat when we get to town (wherever that may be) – but research to help us on the road as well.
Over time, I’ve kept a folder of allergen and ingredients lists for fast food chains in our car. It has been immeasurably helpful when the kids are begging for a break somewhere in between destinations. And, it’s easy to start the process online. As you continue to travel, take note of the chains (and local stops) on your route. Once you find new ingredients lists, continue to keep them in your travel folder.
Here are a few links to get you going (feel free to share more with others in the comments section below):
By sharing tips and links, your Travel Packet will be fuller than your gas tank and will make your vacation just a little more peaceful! Happy trails!
**NB: A big thank you to Jennifer for kindly reminding us to please be sure to look for updates to your packet before setting out on each new adventure as restaurants occasionally change their recipes.**