Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Stonyfield and Tommee Tippee. All opinions are my own. Also, I am not a physician, so please consult your allergist for all suggestions for your particular allergy.
We are planning a lot of day trips this summer and as a food allergy family, we have to plan our meals and snacks carefully in order to keep Tomato safe. Whether we are running out to tour a new spot in the Philadelphia area or heading to the shore for the week, there are some things that we think of for taking food with us as we travel.
Tip #1: Pack what you know!
I always pack items that we have tried before and with which we have had success. With Tomato’s food allergy, we have a running list of companies that we know are safe for her particular peanut allergy. I always consult the list before I head to the supermarket and before I pack snacks and lunches or dinners for the day. One of the companies that works for us and is safe for us is Stonyfield, so I always have their YoToddler yogurts on hand. They are small, portable and for Tomato, they hit the spot. She loves the flavors and I know it’s something that she will eat and be full and ready for the next part of the trip.
Tip #2: Pack utensils and plates and bowls that you have from home.
The easiest way for me to know that the food we have is safe is to make sure Tomato is eating off of plates and bowls that we bring from home. When we got the new Tommee Tippee Easy Scoop Feeding Bowls, I was thrilled because it gives us two bowls to travel with and they fit into each other with ease. This helps to limit the bulkiness and makes packing things in our backpack simple. Plus, it lets us have a bowl for two meals or a snack and a meal. This is super important for food allergy travel for us! Tomato is in love with these bowls too. She likes that the spoon has a hiding place. She loves that there is pink. Plus, I love that the spoon is clean and coming from our house instead of grabbing a disposable one from a food spot while we are out. I never know what those have touched before, so this set gives me peace of mind.
Tomato is so used to taking her own food when we go places now. We know that it’s what is best for her allergy and she really goes with it. It helps when we have found foods that she likes and are easy to take on the road. Having portable plates, bowls and utensils add to it. These new ones in our collection are BPA free, so I am not worried about that either. They are also dishwasher safe, so when we land at home, clean up is easy too. That’s always good!
If you are a food allergy parent, how do you pack safe foods for your child?