Monday, October 07, 2013
Yes, I am Princess Glutina.
I have been gluten free for over 16 months. It is a lot easier than I thought it would be. I have improved in knowing what I can eat and what I need to stay away from. Sometimes I end up being glutened but it is only because I forget to ask family members what is in a meal. They know I am gluten intolerant but forget and put something with gluten in a meal.
You live and you learn.
I just returned from Disney World and they are wonderful when it comes to having items that are gluten free.
I stayed on Disney property so we had free dining for our whole visit. This gave me 1 counter service and 1 sit down meal a day. I even get one snack. I was able to talk to a chef for all of my meals. They would tell me what I could have or walk me through the buffet. I loved it. I have to admit it felt nice to have someone pay that much attention to my dietary habits. The snack was a little harder to find. I do not usually snack so I skipped it most days. I used my snacks and brought back bakery cookies for my hubby.
If you ever go to Downtown Disney please look up Babycakes. It is a gluten free and vegan bakery. I am not a big fan of gluten free cupcakes but these were wonderful.
Babycakes is also supplying the Animal Kingdom with some little cupcakes as a snack at an allergy free kiosk. If it goes over well at the Animal Kingdom it will be implemented in the other parks. I went to Customer Relations and sang their praises.
My sincere thanks to the Disney Corporation for taking my allergy into consideration.
I was able to eat at the new Be Our Guest restaurant and they are using a computer screen for ordering. I had to use an allergen tab that showed me what I could have. This was great. The chef did not have to take time away from the kitchen to come and talk to me. I had a lot to choose from- and usually I don't so I was happy.
I hope everyone is having a great start of the week.