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Travel Gluten Free Podcast
Season 09 Episode 13
Can You Take Gluten Free Food Outside of the Country?
Ready to travel overseas? Is this your first overseas trip having Celiac disease or as a gluten free traveler? No worries! You can safely navigate food overseas when you know what to do, including using the European Codex, my gluten free traveler. Find out how to pack your bags, get through TSA with food, product ingredients overseas, and how to use Equal Eats cards when traveling.
Eating Out Safely with Equal Eats Cards
With his mission to empower people living with dietary restrictions to enjoy food everywhere by providing an accurate, accessible, and seamless technology solution to help communicate their dietary restrictions effectively, accurately, and conveniently - wherever their life takes them with Equal Eats Cards. Kyle takes great effort to give each individual a customizable option for their card. For example, you can add Celiac, vegan, vegetarian, food allergies, and food intolerances so your wait staff knows all the foods you can’t eat. There are dozens of food allergy and intolerance options and dietary choices you can order on Equal Eats. This comes in very handy when you’re ordering food when you’re in a country in which you don’t understand the language.
Food Shopping Overseas
Even when you ask all the right questions, you can still end up getting food you can’t eat. Make sure to take Equal Eats cards with you to the supermarket and ask the store clerk if you can eat the food that is packaged.
Packing Your Food in Your Checked or Carry-On Bag
Find out how to pack your food, and make sure you weigh your checked bag to make sure it’s within the weight limit of the airline you are traveling to your destination. Typically, the weight limit for checked bags is 60 pounds and I’ve never come close to that weight on a checked bag, even after adding food.
Make sure that you’re following the 3-1-1 TSA rule for liquids if you’re packing liquids in your carry-on. I recently got stuck throwing out shampoo and conditioner because I had too many liquids with my medicine. Now, however, I carry a medical bag so my medicine that’s considered a liquid doesn’t count towards my 3-1-1 (see medical bag link below) .
Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure!
Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards
Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag. I just picked one up from Amazon, and I’m excited to travel with this handy medical bag.
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