Sample LDS Trek Menu with Gluten Free Substitutions
This post is to give you more information that goes along with the LDS Trek-Gluten Free and Other Dietary Restrictions post.
“GF” or “gf” are common abbreviations for gluten free.
Breakfast often included some fruit and/or yogurt. Most lunches and dinners had a green salad served with the meal. Usually a vegetable with dinner. This isn’t super detailed because parts of the meal that I didn’t have to worry about because they were already gf were given to me at camp when the food was chopped or ready to cook. Most my notes were for what I needed to specifically be aware of for each meal and for whom.
(1st day on trek, each kid brought their own sack lunch for Thursday lunch.)
To be safe we decided I would make the taco meat for the gluten free kids. No need to worry about nuts for this meal.
Watch cheese and sour cream- Zach (3), Shandra (4), and Isabel (5)
All lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sour cream, etc. should be put out separately in the allergy line. Dairy free sour cream (possibly).
Strawberry shortcake- James (8), Janessa (8), Shannon (8), Zach (3), Shandra (4), and Isabel (5)
We made the eggs separately for the allergy line and cooked our own meats for the breakfast burritos. It would have been easier if we would have had something bigger than a small Coleman Stove or if we were able to share a large stove with the group and done it in the pans we brought.
Dietary issues to watch and substitute or omit
No cheese [Zach (3), Shandra (4), and Isabel (5)]
GF Tortillas- White corn shells are a little smaller than the flour ones, but they are gluten free [Janessa, Shannon, James and Maddie (3)]
No biscuits or gravy [Janessa, Shannon, James and Maddie (3)]
Sausage & ham – [Brandon (14)]
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Sometimes it is easiest and still safe to cook the meat all together and then set the needed meat aside. There was nothing to worry about for the dairy and nut free kids. The reason the meat is separated to set aside for the gluten free people is because people especially youth are NOT careful with crumbs and serving utensils often touch their bread and then that spoon goes back into the meat. (We double checked all ingredients in the BBQ to make sure it was gluten free!)
GF Buns [Janessa, Shannon, James and Maddie (3)]
No baked beans Dakota (5)
Italian dressing [Zach (3), Shandra (4), and Isabel (5)]
Pancakes and eggs
Gf/soy free pancakes [Janessa, Shannon, James and Maddie (3), Isabel (5)]
No peanut butter (Jake, Savanah, Brady (3), and Jace (14))
Cold cuts/ Philly Beef Sandwiches
Gf bread & gf condiments
No Cheese [Zach (3), Alashandra (4), and Isabel (5)]
Gluten Free Pretzels (Soy, no nuts, no milk) (I made a note that they did contain soy because we had a camper who couldn’t have soy)
GF Trio Bars (NUTS, no soy, no milk)
GF Rice Krispie Treats (No nuts, soy or milk)
GF Angel Food cake (no lactose, no soy [may contain soy], not nuts)