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  1. #1
    MaryL Guest

    Default Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel

    I am planning a trip to Greece and Turkey, primarily Greece with a one-day
    stop in Turkey. The food should be ideal once I get there (Mediterranean
    diet). However, I am concerned about the airplane trip and also about
    travel on the bus. Can anyone recommend a low-carb (and hopefully tasty)
    food bar?--the name and also where I could order it. I checked with our
    health food store, and even they do not have anything suitable. Every bar
    they have is high carb and includes items like cane syrup and honey. Even
    their dried fruit has cane syrup. I have not eaten anything like that for 5
    years, and I would like to find some emergency supplies to take with me.
    There are some special diets available on the airplane, such as vegetarian
    or diabetic, but each of them presents some difficulties. Many places serve
    inappropriate carbs (in my opinion) on a diabetic diet, and I am also
    allergic to fish. Vegetarian diets often include a lot of bread. I may
    take some peanut butter sandwiches with Ezekiel bread (a flourless bread
    made from sprouted grains), carrots, and apples on the plane; but I would
    also like something to have in the hotels once I arrive. I will not be able
    to take those items into the country with me.

    Thanks,
    MaryL


  2. #2
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel


    "MaryL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I am planning a trip to Greece and Turkey, primarily Greece with a one-day
    >stop in Turkey. The food should be ideal once I get there (Mediterranean
    >diet). However, I am concerned about the airplane trip and also about
    >travel on the bus. Can anyone recommend a low-carb (and hopefully tasty)
    >food bar?--the name and also where I could order it. I checked with our
    >health food store, and even they do not have anything suitable. Every bar
    >they have is high carb and includes items like cane syrup and honey. Even
    >their dried fruit has cane syrup. I have not eaten anything like that for
    >5 years, and I would like to find some emergency supplies to take with me.
    >There are some special diets available on the airplane, such as vegetarian
    >or diabetic, but each of them presents some difficulties. Many places
    >serve inappropriate carbs (in my opinion) on a diabetic diet, and I am also
    >allergic to fish. Vegetarian diets often include a lot of bread. I may
    >take some peanut butter sandwiches with Ezekiel bread (a flourless bread
    >made from sprouted grains), carrots, and apples on the plane; but I would
    >also like something to have in the hotels once I arrive. I will not be
    >able to take those items into the country with me.


    I don't know what you consider low carb so what I'm going to suggest might
    not work. I like the GoRaw pumpkin seed bars. They are sweetened with
    something. Agave? Dates? I can't remember. Don't have any in front of me
    at the moment. Each bar has 24 grams of carb and is filling enough to make
    a meal.

    I can see why you couldn't take carrots and apples unless perhaps they were
    dried, but I'm not sure about the peanut butter. I don't even know how that
    would be classified. I've heard stories recently of people getting food
    taken from them because somebody at the airport considered it to be a
    liquid. I believe peanut butter was on this list and also canned tuna.

    Could you take plain nuts and seeds? Beef jerky or other preserved meats?
    I order little packets from minimus.biz for my daughter. I think they are
    Pepperoni and Salami.



  3. #3
    MaryL Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:gr1374$6j3$[email protected]..
    >
    > "MaryL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:49d3f594$0$5459$[email protected] ..
    >>I am planning a trip to Greece and Turkey, primarily Greece with a one-day
    >>stop in Turkey. The food should be ideal once I get there (Mediterranean
    >>diet). However, I am concerned about the airplane trip and also about
    >>travel on the bus. Can anyone recommend a low-carb (and hopefully tasty)
    >>food bar?--the name and also where I could order it. I checked with our
    >>health food store, and even they do not have anything suitable. Every bar
    >>they have is high carb and includes items like cane syrup and honey. Even
    >>their dried fruit has cane syrup. I have not eaten anything like that for
    >>5 years, and I would like to find some emergency supplies to take with me.
    >>There are some special diets available on the airplane, such as vegetarian
    >>or diabetic, but each of them presents some difficulties. Many places
    >>serve inappropriate carbs (in my opinion) on a diabetic diet, and I am
    >>also allergic to fish. Vegetarian diets often include a lot of bread. I
    >>may take some peanut butter sandwiches with Ezekiel bread (a flourless
    >>bread made from sprouted grains), carrots, and apples on the plane; but I
    >>would also like something to have in the hotels once I arrive. I will not
    >>be able to take those items into the country with me.

    >
    > I don't know what you consider low carb so what I'm going to suggest might
    > not work. I like the GoRaw pumpkin seed bars. They are sweetened with
    > something. Agave? Dates? I can't remember. Don't have any in front of
    > me at the moment. Each bar has 24 grams of carb and is filling enough to
    > make a meal.
    >
    > I can see why you couldn't take carrots and apples unless perhaps they
    > were dried, but I'm not sure about the peanut butter. I don't even know
    > how that would be classified. I've heard stories recently of people
    > getting food taken from them because somebody at the airport considered it
    > to be a liquid. I believe peanut butter was on this list and also canned
    > tuna.
    >
    > Could you take plain nuts and seeds? Beef jerky or other preserved meats?
    > I order little packets from minimus.biz for my daughter. I think they are
    > Pepperoni and Salami.
    >


    Thanks for the suggestions, Julie. My reference to low carbe really was a
    little vague, and also inaccurate. I try to avoid all the "white stuff"
    (flour, potatoes, refined sugar, etc.), but I eat lots of fresh fruit,
    veggies, etc. So the GoRaw pumpkin seed bars sounds interesting. I'll go
    online and see if I can find a source for them. Everything I have seen so
    far has cane syrup and/or honey for sweetening. I would rather have just
    the fruit as flavoring. I do plan to take quite a few nuts, and I am going
    to put a small jar of peanut butter in my checked luggage. I think the
    problem with liquids or "soft" products like peanut butter is limited on
    carryon luggage, but I'm going to look into that. I think preserved meats
    may be on the "unacceptable" list when entering another country, but I have
    to verify all that. Fortunately, Greece should be a great place to buy the
    type of food I want once I get there, so I'm primarily thinking about the
    long airplane ride both ways, a lot of travel by bus, and supplies if we
    don't stop frequently enough for the way I eat. I learned a long time ago
    that I should have a small snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon to keep my
    sugar stable.

    MaryL


  4. #4
    Alan S Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel

    On Wed, 1 Apr 2009 18:15:30 -0500, "MaryL"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I am planning a trip to Greece and Turkey, primarily Greece with a one-day
    >stop in Turkey. The food should be ideal once I get there (Mediterranean
    >diet). However, I am concerned about the airplane trip and also about
    >travel on the bus. Can anyone recommend a low-carb (and hopefully tasty)
    >food bar?--the name and also where I could order it. I checked with our
    >health food store, and even they do not have anything suitable. Every bar
    >they have is high carb and includes items like cane syrup and honey. Even
    >their dried fruit has cane syrup. I have not eaten anything like that for 5
    >years, and I would like to find some emergency supplies to take with me.
    >There are some special diets available on the airplane, such as vegetarian
    >or diabetic, but each of them presents some difficulties. Many places serve
    >inappropriate carbs (in my opinion) on a diabetic diet, and I am also
    >allergic to fish. Vegetarian diets often include a lot of bread. I may
    >take some peanut butter sandwiches with Ezekiel bread (a flourless bread
    >made from sprouted grains), carrots, and apples on the plane; but I would
    >also like something to have in the hotels once I arrive. I will not be able
    >to take those items into the country with me.
    >
    >Thanks,
    >MaryL


    I wrote about this recently Mary, see if this helps:
    http://tinyurl.com/cwq725 or
    http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com/20...ecome-bit.html

    Quoting from that:

    'Never, ever, ring in advance to advise that you have
    diabetes and wish to have a "diabetic" meal. If you do, be
    ready to eat a meal that will commence with a bread roll,
    followed by a main of low-fat starch, with sides of starch,
    washed down with fruit juice, followed by a piece of fruit
    and a dessert of low-sugar rice pudding or similar.'

    For snacks both en-route and in-country you should be able
    to buy some form of nuts and also some raisins or
    equivalent. I use those in a 50/50 mix as a good blend of
    protein, fat and carbs for snacks. Another option is beef
    jerky, but watch for added sugars in that.

    For fast foods throughout Greece and Turkey I often had
    kebabs (aka gyros, pr. yeeros, in Greece). Use your own
    judgement on whether to eat the wrap, I usually did, but you
    can order them without bread or wraps.

    On a different note, these may interest you:
    http://tinyurl.com/cpnys8
    http://tinyurl.com/d42nup

    Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
    --
    d&e, metformin 2000 mg
    Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
    http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com (I Ate Nothing! Why Are My BGs high?)
    http://loraltravel.blogspot.com (To Delhi)

  5. #5
    MaryL Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel


    "Alan S" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 1 Apr 2009 18:15:30 -0500, "MaryL"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I am planning a trip to Greece and Turkey, primarily Greece with a one-day
    >>stop in Turkey. The food should be ideal once I get there (Mediterranean
    >>diet). However, I am concerned about the airplane trip and also about
    >>travel on the bus. Can anyone recommend a low-carb (and hopefully tasty)
    >>food bar?--the name and also where I could order it. I checked with our
    >>health food store, and even they do not have anything suitable. Every bar
    >>they have is high carb and includes items like cane syrup and honey. Even
    >>their dried fruit has cane syrup. I have not eaten anything like that for
    >>5
    >>years, and I would like to find some emergency supplies to take with me.
    >>There are some special diets available on the airplane, such as vegetarian
    >>or diabetic, but each of them presents some difficulties. Many places
    >>serve
    >>inappropriate carbs (in my opinion) on a diabetic diet, and I am also
    >>allergic to fish. Vegetarian diets often include a lot of bread. I may
    >>take some peanut butter sandwiches with Ezekiel bread (a flourless bread
    >>made from sprouted grains), carrots, and apples on the plane; but I would
    >>also like something to have in the hotels once I arrive. I will not be
    >>able
    >>to take those items into the country with me.
    >>
    >>Thanks,
    >>MaryL

    >
    > I wrote about this recently Mary, see if this helps:
    > http://tinyurl.com/cwq725 or
    > http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com/20...ecome-bit.html
    >
    > Quoting from that:
    >
    > 'Never, ever, ring in advance to advise that you have
    > diabetes and wish to have a "diabetic" meal. If you do, be
    > ready to eat a meal that will commence with a bread roll,
    > followed by a main of low-fat starch, with sides of starch,
    > washed down with fruit juice, followed by a piece of fruit
    > and a dessert of low-sugar rice pudding or similar.'
    >
    > For snacks both en-route and in-country you should be able
    > to buy some form of nuts and also some raisins or
    > equivalent. I use those in a 50/50 mix as a good blend of
    > protein, fat and carbs for snacks. Another option is beef
    > jerky, but watch for added sugars in that.
    >
    > For fast foods throughout Greece and Turkey I often had
    > kebabs (aka gyros, pr. yeeros, in Greece). Use your own
    > judgement on whether to eat the wrap, I usually did, but you
    > can order them without bread or wraps.
    >
    > On a different note, these may interest you:
    > http://tinyurl.com/cpnys8
    > http://tinyurl.com/d42nup
    >
    > Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
    > --
    > d&e, metformin 2000 mg
    > Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
    > http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com (I Ate Nothing! Why Are My BGs high?)
    > http://loraltravel.blogspot.com (To Delhi)


    Alan, thanks! Those are excellent suggestions, and I also enjoyed the "side
    notes." Despite my advanced age, this will be my first trip abroad. I have
    done a lot of travel in the U.S., but this will be my first truly
    international travel (except for limited visits to Canada and Mexico).
    Fortunately, I have not had to take any diabetes medication since March
    2005, but that's because I am almost paranoid in my insistence in eating the
    foods that I have learned will keep my sugar under control. You have given
    me some very practical ideas to help keep this an enjoyable experience
    instead of something to worry about.

    MaryL


  6. #6
    Alan S Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel

    On Wed, 1 Apr 2009 22:57:58 -0500, "MaryL"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >Alan, thanks! Those are excellent suggestions, and I also enjoyed the "side
    >notes." Despite my advanced age, this will be my first trip abroad. I have
    >done a lot of travel in the U.S., but this will be my first truly
    >international travel (except for limited visits to Canada and Mexico).
    >Fortunately, I have not had to take any diabetes medication since March
    >2005, but that's because I am almost paranoid in my insistence in eating the
    >foods that I have learned will keep my sugar under control. You have given
    >me some very practical ideas to help keep this an enjoyable experience
    >instead of something to worry about.
    >
    >MaryL


    Bon Voyage:-)

    Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
    --
    d&e, metformin 2000 mg
    Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
    http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com (I Ate Nothing! Why Are My BGs high?)
    http://loraltravel.blogspot.com (To Delhi)

  7. #7
    W. Baker Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel

    MaryL <[email protected]> wrote:

    : "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : news:gr1374$6j3$[email protected]..
    : >

    : Thanks for the suggestions, Julie. My reference to low carbe really was a
    : little vague, and also inaccurate. I try to avoid all the "white stuff"
    : (flour, potatoes, refined sugar, etc.), but I eat lots of fresh fruit,
    : veggies, etc. So the GoRaw pumpkin seed bars sounds interesting. I'll go
    : online and see if I can find a source for them. Everything I have seen so
    : far has cane syrup and/or honey for sweetening. I would rather have just
    : the fruit as flavoring. I do plan to take quite a few nuts, and I am going
    : to put a small jar of peanut butter in my checked luggage. I think the
    : problem with liquids or "soft" products like peanut butter is limited on
    : carryon luggage, but I'm going to look into that. I think preserved meats
    : may be on the "unacceptable" list when entering another country, but I have
    : to verify all that. Fortunately, Greece should be a great place to buy the
    : type of food I want once I get there, so I'm primarily thinking about the
    : long airplane ride both ways, a lot of travel by bus, and supplies if we
    : don't stop frequently enough for the way I eat. I learned a long time ago
    : that I should have a small snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon to keep my
    : sugar stable.

    : MaryL

    I find that of all the dried fruits, dried apricots work pretty well for
    me as a snack, etc. I can et UP TO 4 without spiking in teh afternoon.
    they can, in no way, be considered as a liqquid:-)

    Wendy

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    MaryL Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel


    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:gr2u0v$7mm$[email protected]..
    > >

    > : Thanks for the suggestions, Julie. My reference to low carbe really was
    > a
    > : little vague, and also inaccurate. I try to avoid all the "white stuff"
    > : (flour, potatoes, refined sugar, etc.), but I eat lots of fresh fruit,
    > : veggies, etc. So the GoRaw pumpkin seed bars sounds interesting. I'll
    > go
    > : online and see if I can find a source for them. Everything I have seen
    > so
    > : far has cane syrup and/or honey for sweetening. I would rather have
    > just
    > : the fruit as flavoring. I do plan to take quite a few nuts, and I am
    > going
    > : to put a small jar of peanut butter in my checked luggage. I think the
    > : problem with liquids or "soft" products like peanut butter is limited on
    > : carryon luggage, but I'm going to look into that. I think preserved
    > meats
    > : may be on the "unacceptable" list when entering another country, but I
    > have
    > : to verify all that. Fortunately, Greece should be a great place to buy
    > the
    > : type of food I want once I get there, so I'm primarily thinking about
    > the
    > : long airplane ride both ways, a lot of travel by bus, and supplies if we
    > : don't stop frequently enough for the way I eat. I learned a long time
    > ago
    > : that I should have a small snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon to keep
    > my
    > : sugar stable.
    >
    > : MaryL
    >
    > I find that of all the dried fruits, dried apricots work pretty well for
    > me as a snack, etc. I can et UP TO 4 without spiking in teh afternoon.
    > they can, in no way, be considered as a liqquid:-)
    >
    > Wendy


    Good idea. I think I'll take several types of dried fruit -- raisins,
    apricots, cranberries -- plus a lot of nuts (especially almonds and
    walnuts).

    Thanks,
    MaryL


  9. #9
    Evelyn Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel

    "MaryL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:49d4fc35$0$20972$[email protected] ...
    >
    > "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:gr2u0v$7mm$[email protected]..
    >> >

    >> : Thanks for the suggestions, Julie. My reference to low carbe really
    >> was a
    >> : little vague, and also inaccurate. I try to avoid all the "white
    >> stuff"
    >> : (flour, potatoes, refined sugar, etc.), but I eat lots of fresh fruit,
    >> : veggies, etc. So the GoRaw pumpkin seed bars sounds interesting. I'll
    >> go
    >> : online and see if I can find a source for them. Everything I have seen
    >> so
    >> : far has cane syrup and/or honey for sweetening. I would rather have
    >> just
    >> : the fruit as flavoring. I do plan to take quite a few nuts, and I am
    >> going
    >> : to put a small jar of peanut butter in my checked luggage. I think the
    >> : problem with liquids or "soft" products like peanut butter is limited
    >> on
    >> : carryon luggage, but I'm going to look into that. I think preserved
    >> meats
    >> : may be on the "unacceptable" list when entering another country, but I
    >> have
    >> : to verify all that. Fortunately, Greece should be a great place to buy
    >> the
    >> : type of food I want once I get there, so I'm primarily thinking about
    >> the
    >> : long airplane ride both ways, a lot of travel by bus, and supplies if
    >> we
    >> : don't stop frequently enough for the way I eat. I learned a long time
    >> ago
    >> : that I should have a small snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon to keep
    >> my
    >> : sugar stable.
    >>
    >> : MaryL
    >>
    >> I find that of all the dried fruits, dried apricots work pretty well for
    >> me as a snack, etc. I can et UP TO 4 without spiking in teh afternoon.
    >> they can, in no way, be considered as a liqquid:-)
    >>
    >> Wendy

    >
    > Good idea. I think I'll take several types of dried fruit -- raisins,
    > apricots, cranberries -- plus a lot of nuts (especially almonds and
    > walnuts).
    >
    > Thanks,
    > MaryL



    Mary I used to make my own "trail mix" of stuff I could eat.

    A friend recently bought a food dryer for making dried banana chips, apple
    slices, etc. You could probably dry some vegetables too.



    --
    --
    Best Regards,
    Evelyn

    Rest in a sky-like mind.
    Sit like a mountain floating on the earth.
    Breathe like the wind circling the world


  10. #10
    Susan Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel

    x-no-archive: yes

    MaryL wrote:

    > Good idea. I think I'll take several types of dried fruit -- raisins,
    > apricots, cranberries -- plus a lot of nuts (especially almonds and
    > walnuts).
    >


    Are you sure you want to take dried fruit? It goes way up in sugar by
    volume when you remove the water. I'd mix nuts. You'd be better off
    with a mixed nut bar with a touch of honey than with raisins or other
    dried fruit. For hikes, I take Kind fruit and nut bars; some of them
    are surprisingly low carb once deducting for fiber.

    Susan

  11. #11
    MaryL Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel


    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > MaryL wrote:
    >
    >> Good idea. I think I'll take several types of dried fruit -- raisins,
    >> apricots, cranberries -- plus a lot of nuts (especially almonds and
    >> walnuts).
    >>

    >
    > Are you sure you want to take dried fruit? It goes way up in sugar by
    > volume when you remove the water. I'd mix nuts. You'd be better off with
    > a mixed nut bar with a touch of honey than with raisins or other dried
    > fruit. For hikes, I take Kind fruit and nut bars; some of them are
    > surprisingly low carb once deducting for fiber.
    >
    > Susan


    Yes, I want primarily nuts with just a small amount of some dried fruit. In
    fact, I don't eat dried fruit at all when I'm home (for the reason you
    mentioned), but I do want to make sure I have something in addition to nuts
    if we don't stop at the right times for meals--and on the plane, if I can't
    get the food I need. I liked Evelyn's idea of making my own trail mix, with
    emphasis on nuts instead of on dried fruit.

    I have never heard of Kind bars, but I'll see if I can locate them. That
    was actually the route I started on--a nourishing bar without all the extra
    "sweeteners." I haven't eaten *any* bars since I was diagnosed five years
    ago, and everything I have looked at recently has cane syrup, glucose,
    honey, etc. A small amount of honey wouldn't be bad, but I'm really trying
    to avoid the others. I don't even use artificial sweeteners. I have gotten
    along very well without all that.

    Thanks,
    MaryL


  12. #12
    Susan Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel

    x-no-archive: yes

    MaryL wrote:

    > I have never heard of Kind bars, but I'll see if I can locate them.
    > That was actually the route I started on--a nourishing bar without all
    > the extra "sweeteners." I haven't eaten *any* bars since I was
    > diagnosed five years ago, and everything I have looked at recently has
    > cane syrup, glucose, honey, etc. A small amount of honey wouldn't be
    > bad, but I'm really trying to avoid the others. I don't even use
    > artificial sweeteners. I have gotten along very well without all that.


    Each bar is about 12 net carbs, despite the fruit and sweetener. They
    vary by a few grams, depending upon which combination of fruit and nuts
    you buy. I also occasionally eat sesame bars with a small bit of
    sweetening to hold them together. I don't buy them often because I find
    them irresistible.

    Susan

  13. #13
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel

    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > MaryL wrote:
    >
    >> I have never heard of Kind bars, but I'll see if I can locate them. That
    >> was actually the route I started on--a nourishing bar without all the
    >> extra "sweeteners." I haven't eaten *any* bars since I was diagnosed
    >> five years ago, and everything I have looked at recently has cane syrup,
    >> glucose, honey, etc. A small amount of honey wouldn't be bad, but I'm
    >> really trying to avoid the others. I don't even use artificial
    >> sweeteners. I have gotten along very well without all that.

    >
    > Each bar is about 12 net carbs, despite the fruit and sweetener. They
    > vary by a few grams, depending upon which combination of fruit and nuts
    > you buy. I also occasionally eat sesame bars with a small bit of
    > sweetening to hold them together. I don't buy them often because I find
    > them irresistible.
    >
    > Susan


    Do they sell them in supermarkets and places like that, if you know? You can
    buy them from Amazon, but I've never tried them, and would like to try them
    before ordering several at a time.

    Cheri


  14. #14
    Evelyn Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel

    "MaryL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:49d52f1c$0$5484$[email protected] ..
    >
    > "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> x-no-archive: yes
    >>
    >> MaryL wrote:
    >>
    >>> Good idea. I think I'll take several types of dried fruit -- raisins,
    >>> apricots, cranberries -- plus a lot of nuts (especially almonds and
    >>> walnuts).
    >>>

    >>
    >> Are you sure you want to take dried fruit? It goes way up in sugar by
    >> volume when you remove the water. I'd mix nuts. You'd be better off
    >> with a mixed nut bar with a touch of honey than with raisins or other
    >> dried fruit. For hikes, I take Kind fruit and nut bars; some of them are
    >> surprisingly low carb once deducting for fiber.
    >>
    >> Susan

    >
    > Yes, I want primarily nuts with just a small amount of some dried fruit.
    > In fact, I don't eat dried fruit at all when I'm home (for the reason you
    > mentioned), but I do want to make sure I have something in addition to
    > nuts if we don't stop at the right times for meals--and on the plane, if I
    > can't get the food I need. I liked Evelyn's idea of making my own trail
    > mix, with emphasis on nuts instead of on dried fruit.
    >
    > I have never heard of Kind bars, but I'll see if I can locate them. That
    > was actually the route I started on--a nourishing bar without all the
    > extra "sweeteners." I haven't eaten *any* bars since I was diagnosed five
    > years ago, and everything I have looked at recently has cane syrup,
    > glucose, honey, etc. A small amount of honey wouldn't be bad, but I'm
    > really trying to avoid the others. I don't even use artificial
    > sweeteners. I have gotten along very well without all that.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > MaryL



    Mary I have another possible thing to try. Terra makes some vegetable
    chips. You'd have to be careful of the carb count, but it would certainly
    be less than fruit. Probably no restrictions on taking a bag of chips with
    you!

    --
    --
    Best Regards,
    Evelyn

    Rest in a sky-like mind.
    Sit like a mountain floating on the earth.
    Breathe like the wind circling the world


  15. #15
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel

    Susan wrote:
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > MaryL wrote:
    >
    >> I have never heard of Kind bars, but I'll see if I can locate them.
    >> That was actually the route I started on--a nourishing bar without
    >> all the extra "sweeteners." I haven't eaten *any* bars since I was
    >> diagnosed five years ago, and everything I have looked at recently
    >> has cane syrup, glucose, honey, etc. A small amount of honey
    >> wouldn't be bad, but I'm really trying to avoid the others. I don't
    >> even use artificial sweeteners. I have gotten along very well
    >> without all that.

    >
    > Each bar is about 12 net carbs, despite the fruit and sweetener. They
    > vary by a few grams, depending upon which combination of fruit and
    > nuts you buy. I also occasionally eat sesame bars with a small bit of
    > sweetening to hold them together. I don't buy them often because I
    > find them irresistible.
    >
    > Susan


    We get Europe Sesame Bars here, the only ones I really like. I used to eat
    them regularly and 9 year after diagnosis and my kids still bring me home
    one for a treat! I find it very hard but I only eat a quarter at a time.
    24gr carb for the whole bar. 6 gr is a reasonable carb snack size for me.



  16. #16
    Susan Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel

    x-no-archive: yes

    Cheri wrote:

    > Do they sell them in supermarkets and places like that, if you know? You
    > can buy them from Amazon, but I've never tried them, and would like to
    > try them before ordering several at a time.
    >


    Cheri, I buy them in the supermarket and in the natural grocery. I bet
    you could call the company and ask who is nearby who orders them. I had
    to do that to find Sara Lee frozen croissants for Tom's family for
    Thanksgiving. :-)

    When I have them, I often take just a quarter of one for a treat or
    sweets break.

    Susan

  17. #17
    Susan Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel

    x-no-archive: yes

    Ozgirl wrote:

    > We get Europe Sesame Bars here, the only ones I really like. I used to eat
    > them regularly and 9 year after diagnosis and my kids still bring me home
    > one for a treat! I find it very hard but I only eat a quarter at a time.
    > 24gr carb for the whole bar. 6 gr is a reasonable carb snack size for me.
    >
    >



    Is it just a compressed block of white sesame seeds? Those are the ones
    I love. Mmmmm...

    Susan

  18. #18
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel

    "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > x-no-archive: yes
    >
    > Cheri wrote:
    >
    >> Do they sell them in supermarkets and places like that, if you know? You
    >> can buy them from Amazon, but I've never tried them, and would like to
    >> try them before ordering several at a time.
    >>

    >
    > Cheri, I buy them in the supermarket and in the natural grocery. I bet
    > you could call the company and ask who is nearby who orders them. I had
    > to do that to find Sara Lee frozen croissants for Tom's family for
    > Thanksgiving. :-)
    >
    > When I have them, I often take just a quarter of one for a treat or sweets
    > break.
    >
    > Susan


    OK, thanks. I'm going to check tomorrow.



  19. #19
    MaryL Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel


    "Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:gr3fs4$hgd$[email protected]..
    > "MaryL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:49d52f1c$0$5484$[email protected] ..
    >>
    >> "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> x-no-archive: yes
    >>>
    >>> MaryL wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Good idea. I think I'll take several types of dried fruit -- raisins,
    >>>> apricots, cranberries -- plus a lot of nuts (especially almonds and
    >>>> walnuts).
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Are you sure you want to take dried fruit? It goes way up in sugar by
    >>> volume when you remove the water. I'd mix nuts. You'd be better off
    >>> with a mixed nut bar with a touch of honey than with raisins or other
    >>> dried fruit. For hikes, I take Kind fruit and nut bars; some of them
    >>> are surprisingly low carb once deducting for fiber.
    >>>
    >>> Susan

    >>
    >> Yes, I want primarily nuts with just a small amount of some dried fruit.
    >> In fact, I don't eat dried fruit at all when I'm home (for the reason you
    >> mentioned), but I do want to make sure I have something in addition to
    >> nuts if we don't stop at the right times for meals--and on the plane, if
    >> I can't get the food I need. I liked Evelyn's idea of making my own
    >> trail mix, with emphasis on nuts instead of on dried fruit.
    >>
    >> I have never heard of Kind bars, but I'll see if I can locate them. That
    >> was actually the route I started on--a nourishing bar without all the
    >> extra "sweeteners." I haven't eaten *any* bars since I was diagnosed
    >> five years ago, and everything I have looked at recently has cane syrup,
    >> glucose, honey, etc. A small amount of honey wouldn't be bad, but I'm
    >> really trying to avoid the others. I don't even use artificial
    >> sweeteners. I have gotten along very well without all that.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> MaryL

    >
    >
    > Mary I have another possible thing to try. Terra makes some vegetable
    > chips. You'd have to be careful of the carb count, but it would
    > certainly be less than fruit. Probably no restrictions on taking a bag
    > of chips with you!
    >
    > --
    > --
    > Best Regards,
    > Evelyn
    >
    > Rest in a sky-like mind.
    > Sit like a mountain floating on the earth.
    > Breathe like the wind circling the world
    >


    Another good option to try. Thanks. I'll look around and see if I can find
    some of these snacks that several of you have mentioned. I would like to
    find some pre-packaged items to put in my luggage.

    MaryL


  20. #20
    Evelyn Guest

    Default Re: Need suggestions for healthy food bars for travel

    "MaryL" <stancole1@ya[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:49d5646b$0$5472$[email protected] ..
    >
    > "Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:gr3fs4$hgd$[email protected]..
    >> "MaryL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:49d52f1c$0$5484$[email protected] ..
    >>>
    >>> "Susan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]..
    >>>> x-no-archive: yes
    >>>>
    >>>> MaryL wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Good idea. I think I'll take several types of dried fruit -- raisins,
    >>>>> apricots, cranberries -- plus a lot of nuts (especially almonds and
    >>>>> walnuts).
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Are you sure you want to take dried fruit? It goes way up in sugar by
    >>>> volume when you remove the water. I'd mix nuts. You'd be better off
    >>>> with a mixed nut bar with a touch of honey than with raisins or other
    >>>> dried fruit. For hikes, I take Kind fruit and nut bars; some of them
    >>>> are surprisingly low carb once deducting for fiber.
    >>>>
    >>>> Susan
    >>>
    >>> Yes, I want primarily nuts with just a small amount of some dried fruit.
    >>> In fact, I don't eat dried fruit at all when I'm home (for the reason
    >>> you mentioned), but I do want to make sure I have something in addition
    >>> to nuts if we don't stop at the right times for meals--and on the plane,
    >>> if I can't get the food I need. I liked Evelyn's idea of making my own
    >>> trail mix, with emphasis on nuts instead of on dried fruit.
    >>>
    >>> I have never heard of Kind bars, but I'll see if I can locate them.
    >>> That was actually the route I started on--a nourishing bar without all
    >>> the extra "sweeteners." I haven't eaten *any* bars since I was
    >>> diagnosed five years ago, and everything I have looked at recently has
    >>> cane syrup, glucose, honey, etc. A small amount of honey wouldn't be
    >>> bad, but I'm really trying to avoid the others. I don't even use
    >>> artificial sweeteners. I have gotten along very well without all that.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> MaryL

    >>
    >>
    >> Mary I have another possible thing to try. Terra makes some vegetable
    >> chips. You'd have to be careful of the carb count, but it would
    >> certainly be less than fruit. Probably no restrictions on taking a bag
    >> of chips with you!
    >>
    >> --
    >> --
    >> Best Regards,
    >> Evelyn
    >>
    >> Rest in a sky-like mind.
    >> Sit like a mountain floating on the earth.
    >> Breathe like the wind circling the world
    >>

    >
    > Another good option to try. Thanks. I'll look around and see if I can
    > find some of these snacks that several of you have mentioned. I would
    > like to find some pre-packaged items to put in my luggage.
    >
    > MaryL



    I live in upstate NY, and there is a store nearby that carries NON sweet
    food bars with nuts and seeds. They are excellent, but I don't know if
    they are available anywhere but locally to here, where they are made.

    --
    --
    Best Regards,
    Evelyn

    Rest in a sky-like mind.
    Sit like a mountain floating on the earth.
    Breathe like the wind circling the world


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