|Jacob, Leo and Evan at the top of Tooth of Time Mountain|
Any way, once again the trip went off perfectly. I am so excited. You know you do something once and you think that well maybe that was a fluke and if I did it again it wouldn't work as well. Well, it is now confirmed with a second very successful trip. The only problem was that I sent too much food this time! ;D Not too bad of a problem to have.
This is a picture of all his food the night we packed it. As you can see it is quite an undertaking to get it all cooked, dehydrated, vacuum sealed, and seperated out. Oh but it is so worth it to see your child, who has had to deal with all the disappointments of this disease, get to live something he has dreamed about and thought he had lost. A little disclaimer about the picture. You will see Cliff Twist boxes in there and they are not considered legal. They were in our shopping bag and so they accidentally made it into the picture but do not include them in your menu planning.
Ok so the entre' meals were as follows:
Red Beans and Cauliflour rice
Taco Soup from I Want To Thrive Magazine
Baked items included
Golden Marsh from Grainfree Gourmet
Granola or nuts
Fruit and Nut Granola
Candied Pecans from Eating SCD
Beef Jerky from Eating SCD
SCD legal Pickles
Peanut butter and honey rolls
Legal Store Bought snacks and food items
Honeyville Canned 100% Organic Chicken*
Starkist Tuna only in water**
Legal Lara Bars
Legal Stretch Island Fruit Leather
And of course the Electrolyte Tablets made by my compounding Pharmacist.
Yes, this looks like a lot of food. And it is alot to eat but really it isn't that much to prepare. Would you believe that I only had to prepare one batch of each thing. It's true. That makes it seem so much more do able.
|Jacob and Evan at the Top of Mount Baldy|
At another time, I will discuss, the breakfast you eat the first morning of the hike and meals on the way to and from the scout ranch.
Sorry to get so heavy but I am just as worried about your guy as I am mine and I know how important it is. We were blessed in having my Husband able to be with him on both hikes; so I was not quite as crazy as I could have been. Still crazy but not AS crazy.
I am just so grateful to the Lord for the concept of dehydrating foods. It took alot of blood, sweat and tears to develop and we were amazed at the results. It was an answer to a desperate prayer. And how wonderful to be able to share that answer with all of you. Happy Hiking!!
* Don't be decieved about the Valley Fresh Canned chicken. The 100% Natural has starch added in to it. It says in water on the can but it has additives. So be very careful read and reread the label before you purchase.
**Make sure to read all labels really well before purchasing your tuna. You can find tuna in water only don't settle for anything else!!