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6/4/13 11:14 A

Soup in a travel mug seems like an easy way to do it without overthinking it. Lettuce wraps are also awesome (although slightly more difficult to hold together) for avoiding grains.

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6/4/13 11:01 A

Fine. Let's say i'm parked while i'm eating. I usually am anyway.

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6/4/13 10:55 A

People die every day talking on a phone while driving. IMO eating is much more distracting since the food is between you and the road.

More importantly, I think others are wondering why your nutrition is so unimportant that you treat it as an afterthought. Seems like other things are more important since you relegate your meals to such a low status as to not even set aside 15 mins to eat. It's always possible. You choose not to do so. That is a bigger concern than even eating while driving. You have limited your food selection based on the ability to not fall in your lap while making a 90 degree turn at 35 m.p.h. This is after already being on a restricted diet. Vegan? and further restricting it by excluding grains.

If you stopped and ate, your options would increase, and you would be safer. Hopefully healthier.

All of these are just observations. No need to get angry. Ignore what you want, but if you continue to criticize what people throw out, you will soon find that people choose to ignore your posts. No one thinks you are stupid. They are just concerned. Use what you can, and just appreciate the rest for what they are. Ideas that didn't fit into your lifestyle, but a sign that people care enough to spend 2 minutes out of their day to help a complete stranger.

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6/4/13 7:18 A

I'm not stupid, I have already considered this option. It's not part of my lifestyle and not something I choose. I'm not risking anyone's safety. I didn't come on here for a lecture, just some healthy ideas.

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6/2/13 7:23 A

I agree with Susan Foster

For crying out loud - keep your mind and attention on your driving - when driving.
Stop - give yourself some time to REALLY enjoy your meal, not bolting it down between turns and stop signs.

Too many people rush through their meals, anyway.
You're not doing yourself any favors - in so many aspects - by trying to eat and drive.

OK, I'll climb off the soap box, now.

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6/1/13 1:05 P

Okay, I'm going to be mean and say - if you are going to eat something that substantial, stop the car and eat. It's a safety thing.

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5/31/13 9:13 P

RENATARUNS Thank you! I'm definitely gonna try that! It sounds great! I wonder how well it stays together.

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5/31/13 8:52 P

It's to hold it, like a burrito, or smaller hand held thing. I would be draining the soup broth before I use it this way. Something I can eat while driving.

Edited by: FELICIA0923 at: 5/31/2013 (21:17)

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5/31/13 8:45 P

Because my body isn't tolerating them well. I feel sluggish and tired and mentally I lose a distinct clarity and sharpness. They also give me a bloated puffy look to my skin when I eat them. It doesn't seem natural to me.

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5/31/13 8:34 P

What is it meant for? As a thickener? What kind of soup? I wonder if quinoa flour would work--it's a seed. Or ground flax (golden or regular) There's always coconut flour, and a little sure goes a long way =)

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5/31/13 3:32 P

Just curious, why do you want to go grain-free?

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5/31/13 1:53 P

Maybe try something like this?

I've never found the need for anything like that myself, but my family does use a lot of chickpea flour and it's pretty versatile stuff.

Another recipe:

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5/31/13 1:18 P

I am vegan and gluten free and trying to go grain free altogether. I have this awesome soup that I really like but I need to make it more transportable. I eat in my car a lot and It's not easy eating soup while driving. :) Something like a tortilla perhaps? I would prefer some kind of bean based thing but I don't know how I would ever do that. I am open to any and all suggestions that would make it more transportable, as in hand held. Anyone have any suggestions on something I could make myself or products I can buy?

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