October 27, 2012

Day 27... Be Prepared

It is a motto I hear often.... we live with Boy Scouts in our home but it can truly not be said enough.  I had an event today where I had to go and be with scouts all day and to prepare myself for this I had to know what I could and could not eat.  I had to know if I could put certain items in because I did not want to spend the next 3 to 4 days suffering from bad choices or not knowing.  If you have an allergy... a food allergy or a sensitivity you have to plan ahead.  You just don't have a choice.  Prepare...

There was a meal with the scouts today so I knew the menu ahead of time.  They were serving spaghetti, salad and garlic bread.  Knowing that ahead of time it gave me the opportunity to prepare some rice pasta to pack along and to prepare snacks that were gluten free just in case.  I also knew some candies I could safely eat if I chose to eat candy during their event.  Being a Halloween alternative event it had lots of candy available, too.  LOL  So, I cooked my own pasta and had their gluten free sauce.  I had the salad and one of their gluten free dressings but passed on the garlic bread (which is still hard, btw).

Is it a hassle?  Maybe, but the fact that I am not going to be sick for the next 3 days makes the time and preparation SO worth it.  I had a great time with my family and I had food that makes me feel good.  Life is good!

So, be prepared... take care of yourself and above all... enjoy your life.

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