Sneaky Soy: Camping!

I just got back today from my very first camping trip at Malouf's Mountain in Beacon, NY. We rode out the wind and rain from hurricane Irene in a tent on a covered platform. Lucky for us, our two night stay turned into a really amazing and adventurous 4 night stay. We did a lot of hiking on the beautiful mountain trails and even made up some trails of our own. I wasn't able to go to the gym, so it was nice to stay active the entire time. Our longest hike was 7.3 miles around the entire city of Beacon! I almost didn't want to come back after our great weekend, but I am definitely excited to get back into the gym and to get my diet back in check!

Before the trip I went to the store to buy some naughty treats for us, we wanted to do hot dogs and smores as our cheat over the weekend. Who knew it would be so hard to find soy-free bread for our turkey hot dogs and sandwiches! I literally read the label for EVERY wheat and even white bread on the entire isle long shelf. Every single sliced bread, bagel, and bun contained soybean oil and most were made with soy flour. I nearly pulled my hair out in frustration and finally gave up. I walked towards an isle that I remembered had wraps thinking we would be those weird health nut campers who had hot dog wraps, when on a random end shelf I found a few "healthy" loaves of bread. There I found a sprouted wheat bread called Fundamental Fiber, it was the one loaf in the entire store that was not made with the sneaky soy. I guess I forgot what a pain it was to find soy-free bread since I haven't purchased bread in about six months or so. I can't deny it, I did enjoy eating bread this weekend, but I definitely wont be eager to purchase it again for quite some time.

Here I have created another surprising list of soy containing products that I found while grocery shopping and out on the campground.

The Camping list:

  • Bread (all varieties - white and wheat hot dog/hamburger buns, bagels, sliced bread, rolls, ect.)
  • Reduced fat peanut butter
  • Wheat Thins 
  • Graham crackers
  • Kashi chocolate chip cookies
  • Non-dairy creamer
  • Hot dogs
  • Dorritos 
  • 3 Musketeers chocolate bar
  • Hershey's chocolate bar
  • Biscuick Ready Made Pancake Mix
  • Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey granola bars
  • Barbecue sauce