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    • LilacLillie
    • By LilacLillie 15th Mar 05, 10:56 AM
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    Food on the go...............HELP!!!!!
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    • 15th Mar 05, 10:56 AM
    Food on the go...............HELP!!!!! 15th Mar 05 at 10:56 AM
    Don't know if this should be on the Travel or this board.
    I need some tips on food on the go. My husband is a diabetic (type 2), and we are off on a long coach journey this week, 2 days. He doesn't eat dairy/eggs,(allergic), doesn't like anything sweet, or those useful snack bars, and in my past experience of road stops throughout Europe, the choice won't be great. Basically, chips, chips and chips!!!! We haven't travelled by coach, since he was diagnosed last year, so I was wondering what I could take that won't go off in the 2 days, other than fruit.
    I just know you helpful lot will rack your brains for me
    I'm starting to panic..................................The coach provides tea and coffe, so hot water is on the agenda, cuppa soups are the only thing I can think off.
    LL
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    • tiff
    • By tiff 15th Mar 05, 11:03 AM
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    • 15th Mar 05, 11:03 AM
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    • 15th Mar 05, 11:03 AM
    How about Ryvita, prepacked small cheese, bread sticks. Can you take a cool bag with you? If so you could put a 2 litre bottle of frozen water in, maybe two of them if they will fit and these will keep fresh food cold for 3 or 4 days.
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    • Austin Allegro
    • By Austin Allegro 15th Mar 05, 11:37 AM
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    Bread rolls
    Tinned sweetcorn
    Beef jerky (Pepperami type stuff)
    Pork pies
    Cold sausage or salami
  • karenjeanadams
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    • 15th Mar 05, 11:46 AM
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    • 15th Mar 05, 11:46 AM
    Hi, we went on a coach trip up to Scotland, 12 hours on the bus, and were allowed a cool bag, plus the coach stopped for breaks where you can get something to eat. We brought yoghurts and cereal bars.
    • LilacLillie
    • By LilacLillie 15th Mar 05, 12:10 PM
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    • 15th Mar 05, 12:10 PM
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    • 15th Mar 05, 12:10 PM
    Thats ok for me Karen, but he's no diary and doesn't like cereal bars.
    No pies (very bad for your heart!!!!!), and the motorway stops are dire throughout Eastern Europe. Keep 'em coming guys!
    LL






    Hi, we went on a coach trip up to Scotland, 12 hours on the bus, and were allowed a cool bag, plus the coach stopped for breaks where you can get something to eat. We brought yoghurts and cereal bars.
    by karenjeanadams
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    • elona
    • By elona 15th Mar 05, 1:33 PM
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    • 15th Mar 05, 1:33 PM
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    Flavoured noodles?

    Oatcakes?

    Hard boiled eggs?

    Tin sardines?

    Home made potato salad or coleslaw (low fat) with home cooked chicken pieces or legs?
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    • 15th Mar 05, 3:03 PM
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    • 15th Mar 05, 3:03 PM
    What about the tins/tubes of pate you can buy in health food shops. Or even jars of sandwich filling/topping. They also sell soya desserts (ie non dairy) that don't need chilliing, but might be too sweet.

    Tinned fish would be good but won't make you popular with the people in the neighbouring seats! Dried ham, or chorizo or something sausagey that keeps well and doesn't need to be absolutely chilled. Olives.

    All of those served with crackers or biscuits and fruit and you'll be fine for two days if he'll eat them. Pumpernickel or rye bread makes a nice change as well and willl keep for days.
    • r.mac
    • By r.mac 15th Mar 05, 3:07 PM
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    take a selection of 'picnic' items -

    store chopped veggies in some water and eat as crudites with hummous and creamy onion dip. Pitta bread is also good with this and travels well as not too bulky.

    a dried fruit and nut selection to nibble on

    a few sandwiches made up at home, with your favourite fillings.

    apples travel relatively well.

    cherry tomatoes are great as well.

    a tuperware box of pasta/rice salad

    use a cool bag to store everything in and you should be fine. If you aren't allowed a cool bag, just use a couple of plastic bottles of water frozen and pack around the food in a normal bag. i.e. a rucksack.

    Alternatively, homemade soup in a flask would stay warm enough for your first lunch. Also much nicer than cupasoup.

    Hope this helps - where are you headed?
    r.mac, you are so wise and wonderful, that post was lovely and so insightful!
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    • 15th Mar 05, 3:36 PM
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    • 15th Mar 05, 3:36 PM
    Sandwiches but in tortillas (wraps) for a bit of variety. You can then fill with whatever filling you like.

    Also have a look at THIS site lots of good ideas - not all practical for your journey but somethings could be made up before you go i.e shakes, make them up and take them in a flask to keep cold, dips see HERE for some homemade recipes (use mayo or tomato based ones) and take carotts etc. to dip in.

    All bran loaf - It does contain sugar, not sure if it is too much or if you could substitute it with something else it has no eggs in though.

    Bacon Leek and potato scones - Recipe written by Diabetic UK, SarahSaver has said on here you can substitue the egg with a banana (and it doesn't taste bananary) You could also probably use anything else instead of bacon, leek and potato, so use whatever he likes

    Banana and pecan loaf - as scones

    HTH
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    • LilacLillie
    • By LilacLillie 15th Mar 05, 3:57 PM
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    Thankyou all. everyone has given at least something to go on, much as I was thinking along. I've never been on a coach so long (1 Day maybe), and hubby wasn't a diabetic then.

    r.mac, we're off to Bulgaria, where we have a place (along with almost everyone else in the UK at the moment!).
    The food there is wonderful, all organic because they can't yet afford the pesticides!
    LL
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    • r.mac
    • By r.mac 16th Mar 05, 9:09 AM
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    ohh, sounds lovely. Have a great time.

    I have only done one really long coach journey as a girl guide of 13. We went from the north of scotland to Austria and it took about 36 hours. I mainly slept, talked about boys with my friends and have very fond memories of the hunger pangs!!!!
    r.mac, you are so wise and wonderful, that post was lovely and so insightful!
    Originally posted by aless02
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    • vanoonoo
    • By vanoonoo 16th Mar 05, 2:06 PM
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    does he like nuts and dried fruit? (but check the fat and sugar content are ok with his diabetes). Low sugar digestives, lots of water, not too much fruit - veggies would be better. some scones would possibly be a nice change and as people have already suggested, rolls and crackers.
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    • vanoonoo
    • By vanoonoo 16th Mar 05, 2:07 PM
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    sorry only scanned the thread and realise my suggestions have already been made - apologies
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    • savvy
    • By savvy 16th Mar 05, 10:02 PM
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    Does he like cous cous? I make this for dinner in our house, then take any leftovers to work the next day, have also forgotten to take it and so took it 2 days later!! It tastes great cold and can be mixed with almost anything, they do a fragrant lemon/walnut & coriander one at work, and also one with chopped dried apricots with a slightly curry flavour, there's all sorts of things you can throw in it!!
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    • By savvy 16th Mar 05, 10:06 PM
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    Oh and meant to say, when we are on the go we always pack things in old food containers eg Houmous tubs, then you can discard and not have to worry about transporting back your favourite Tupperware!!!
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