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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What to eat at Disney & 'Hands off my Rice Chips'

Lookie what we/he got his hands on. My little monkey grabbed these bags so I decided that he needed to pose for the photo before he was rewarded with a tasting. Since we have been thinking about snacks that we are bringing to Disney for many days now, I have spent quite a bit of time in the natural foods sections. My little guy noticed these and declared 'chips!' and my eyes opened wide when I saw them. I am also always on the lookout for new foods that address those with dietary restrictions such as vegans and celiac disease and these chips by 'Rice Works' fit that bill. These folks just launched these brown rice chips and although they are not baked, they are: wheat and gluten free, contain no trans fat or no preservatives or artificial flavors. Therefore, I guess if you want to give in to your chip craving, these are a good option. Now, the tastings: the 'Sea Salt' are my favorite of the two. Not too salty, fresh tasting, full of sesame flavor. Yummy. My son agreed. Upon opening the 'Sweet Chili' offering, I was immediately confronted with the sweet chili smell and my taste buds were ready. I found them to be very seasoned, maybe a bit too much and they could remove a good 30 mg of sodium from each serving and be the perfect sweet & savory combination in my opinion. My sons review 'ummm but they get spicy on my tongue'. I will definitely be adding these to my list of chip indulgences and look forward to trying some of the other flavors. Thumbs up!

Back to Disney: I am so used to cooking for the family that the idea of eating out 3 times a day is too much for me AND I want to make sure that we always have quick breakfast and snack options on hand so here is what we have packed:
organic petite carrots
deli meats (I know nitrates are not great but all is moderation folks)
reduced fat cheese sticks
my favorite cascadian farm vanilla chip bars
Z bars that the kids love
Fiber one bars
organic cereals
powdered milk
sesame seeds
roasted whole almonds
dried cranberries
organic chocolate milk in travel sizes from horizon
pineapple jerky (post to follow upon my return)

I will fill you in on our restaurant/food adventures when we return.


Donna-FFW said...

Have a fantastic time!!

Chic Cookies said...

have fun! good food list! I'm with you. When I travel, I crave bananas and salads. So hard to eat restaurant meals 3x a day.

Lisa said...

Have fun! When we went to Disney, the restaurants were great. But I see your point about eating out so much. After a vacation, I am always ready for a good homecooked meal. Healthy snacks are a good idea.

girlichef said...

Have fun! Enjoy and don't worry yourself about the food aspect...there's so much to do and see (you can think about that after) !!!! :)

Mary said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip. I'm going to pass the review on the rice chips on to my daughter.

Nicole said...

Good choices Jennifer! I'll pass this on to my other sister who's son has a gluten allergy. Have you ever tried the Hormel Natural Choice deli meat? It has no nitrates and is all natural.

Chow and Chatter said...

have fab trip oh and great snack ideas, your son is adorable

Katherine Aucoin said...

I'm so jealous. I know you'll have a fantastic time!

Sippity Sup said...

Travel Safe...GREG

Chef Fresco said...

Those chips are good! Have fun!

Tangled Noodle said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip! I would got to Disney in a heartbeat, no matter how old I get. It looks as if you've got a good food strategy mapped out. It's actually a hidden stress of vacationing - the prospect of eating out for every meal.

I look forward to hearing about it. As for these chips, I've seen them and wondered how they'd taste so thanks for the review.

Anonymous said...

Hi... just happen to cross your site... I see that you also love Disney... me too...

Im planning to go to Tokyo or Hong Kong Disney this Christmas. Hoho and I found some stuffs from Hong Kong Disneyland here as well:

I will definitely take tones of photos there!!!

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