Having celiac when you eat most meals at home, you almost forget you have it. Then you go out to eat and it’s a big fat reminder all over again… that’s when I came up with this idea.
It can be tough eating out especially when traveling. The slightest hint of gluten and your body decides to self-destruct. It’s the worst if you love burgers like me (everybody standing? Thought so). Unless the place has a decent gluten-free bun like Culvers, odds are you’ll be eating it either no-bun or as a lettuce wrap (yay…). It’s even tougher now that my little Evee is in the same boat; I mean, ordering a salad or lettuce wrap for a 2 year-old typically doesn’t go over well.
This sweet little thing unfortunately inherited my celiac disease, but luckily I have learned so much over the last 7 years to make her life a little easier.
While on a recent trip to Torrey where there were literally no gluten-free options to be had in the restaurants (it’s not that weird is it?…), I had a stroke of brilliance! I don’t know why this never occurred to me before, but it has definitely helped us out a lot since.
We went to the local award-winning burger place with my family where I was sure I would get nothing, but then I realized I had gluten-free buns in my car (I had packed them for the trip just in case we cooked hamburgers at the campground). I asked that they prepare my burger separately (to avoid cross-contamination) and requested no bun.
When they brought mine and Evee’s burgers, I grabbed the buns I put in my purse, slipped them in, and bam we were just like everyone else. I have since used it at family gatherings, restaurants, and fast food places. We honestly don’t eat away from home all that much because it saves a ton of money to eat at home, but when the gatherings do come up, I feel much more able to handle it.