In this WIAW, I’m showcasing my eats from a Saturday that included a short morning run, one of my closest friends’ bridal showers, and dinner at my family’s house in Connecticut. About 45 minutes before my run, I had a mug of warm lemon water and an apple with peanut butter.
After my run, I enjoyed an omelet stuffed with turkey and Asiago cheese and three slices of Udi’s toast, along with a couple of mugs of decaf coffee. I had some strawberries and honeydew too.
After I got ready to go, I snacked on a plain Greek yogurt with peanut butter and raspberries stirred in. I was pretty hungry, and while I was sure the food at the shower would be lovely, I also didn’t know if I’d be able to eat much of it. Given my particular combination of allergies it’s typical for my only options to be a fruit and veggie platter and maybe some hummus or cheese. When you’re heading out for the whole afternoon and don’t know what your options are going to be, you want to be prepared with more than an emergency Larabar in your purse!
When I arrived at the shower, I discovered that I needn’t have worried. While I couldn’t partake in the appetizers, there was a lovely tomato salad and a mixed vegetable dish, as well as some sesame seed salmon, arrayed on the luncheon buffet. The delectable desserts were off limits as all had gluten, but they did look lovely! The bride-to-be’s mother did an amazing job, and I didn’t go hungry that afternoon.
Still, I usually snack a lot, and since I didn’t, I was hungry by the time dinner rolled around. I was happy to tuck in to grilled halibut, a baked sweet potato, and a pile of broccoli rabe with my parents. Dessert was ice cream, of course.
If you have food allergies, how do you handle eating at parties?
Favorite meal to make at home?
Best post run brunch combination?
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