Family Adventures in the Summer: Special Diets Don’t Have to Stop the Fun
Special Diets Don’t Have to Stop the Fun
Summer time! The kids are out of school, the snow has finally melted, the sun is shining brightly and you are ready to enjoy some family adventures at home or away!
Phone/Tablet apps to help you locate allergy friendly foods
If you or a family member has a restricted diet and/or allergies to foods, it is a great idea to plan ahead! There are so many great apps out there now which can help your family to keep safe. These apps help you find restaurants, grocery stores, and other helpful shopping and eating tips.
Heathline.com compiled a list of the best allergy apps from 2016. This site lists if the app costs money, or is free. It also designates if it is available on an iPhone/iPad or Android device. They even list a star value, voted by consumers. Some of the apps even help you with seasonal allergies.
Tom’s Guide has apps for a variety of allergies and some are free, too! There is even an app to translate allergens into many different languages. This site also designates which phone/tablet device offers the apps.
Health edeals has also compiled some more apps to help with allergies and intolerances Prices range from free to a few dollars.
Allergy Free Restaurants
If you want to stop and stretch and have a meal prepared for you, or even just have a day or night out on the town, it can be difficult to locate restaurants that cater to specialized dietary needs. If the above apps are not helpful, try to see if some of these restaurant chains are located near where you will be traveling or where you live. You might want to plan ahead, print out a list, and check out the menu. Call to be certain that they can accommodate you and see if they are on your traveling path. Don’t forget to check local establishments that are not a chain! Just Google and check the menu online.
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