Gluten Free Food Hurricane Preparation
It’s 10 am in Gainesville, Fl and the power’s already out. We fled here yesterday. My daughter, 2 cats and I left our home in Tampa, Fl to stay with a friend until Hurricane Irma passes. Since a week ago, Labor Day, the Tampa area’s looked and felt like a scene out of the movie Resident Evil. Or rather, the prequel to the zombies taking over. The worst possible versions of people were on display.
The stores were being ravaged for food and water, gas stations were running out of gas and there was absolutely nowhere for me to buy a power bank to charge my cell phone once it died and the power inevitably went out. Hence, I’m writing this in haste so excuse any typos.
Growing up in Florida, I know these storms can be unpredictable and the weathermen, unreliable.
Once the denial wore off and the approximate storm path was known, I knew I needed to prepare for the worst. Note: this is the first hurricane I’ve been in as a mom, having the knowledge of crazy food allergies and with a child with the same allergies.
Mentally putting myself in survival mode was a challenge in and of itself. But having to conjure gluten free options and ideas for my 6-year-old and I, took the already-in-motion frenzy to a whole ‘nother level.
Here’s what I came up with.
- Peanut/Almond butter
- Amy’s soups (don’t have yeast)
- Dried fruit and veggies
- Kashi Chewy Nut Butter Bars
- Think Thin gluten free protein bars
- Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins
- Pre popped popcorn
- Yehuda Gluten Free Matzo Style Squares (bread substitute)
- Terra Sweet Potato Chips
- Canned tuna fish
Anyways, I hope this helps. Do leave comments on your experience and recommendations. And of course, STAY SAFE OUT THERE.