Struggling To Think Of Work Lunches!
Posted 04 June 2008 - 02:40 AM
I've recently started working and am lost as to what to take for lunch! I can't have gluten, dairy, soy, onion or garlic which makes things tricky, and i've realised the work microwave glutens me so I can't have anything heated!
I'm getting depressed trying to work out what on earth to take! I've got very high cholesterol too so it also needs to be low in fat. I'm in Australia so probably don't have a lot of the products available elsewhere but any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks so much!
Posted 04 June 2008 - 03:58 AM
Tuna in cans on corn thins or rice cakes. There are always salads and gluten-free ham and meats. Salad in rice wraps.
The one thing I hate about work is making lunches. I seem to spend more time making it than eating it.
I don't find the microwave at work glutens me, but I worry more about the dishwasher. It would've had to have been my cup that ended up with a noodle on it!
Posted 04 June 2008 - 07:49 AM
If you don't cook, sounds like you should learn! I recommend watching cooking shows on TV. I learned tons from them.
Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:19 AM
My suggestions for cold food are cold chicken (or any gluten free meat that can be eaten cold), salad, hard boiled eggs, fruit, raw vegetables and gluten free crackers, muffins, bars or bread.
Hope all works out.
Gluten Free - 30 years
Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:45 AM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me
Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:43 PM
Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 13 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score <300 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)
Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 12 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0501
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,5)
You can teach an old dog new tricks!!!
Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:02 AM
Cold food ideas - salads? Chicken salad, taco salad, potato salad, pasta salads. Tuna salad. Or just tuna on crackers/chips.
Hot foods (if you decide to use the microwave) - soups, I love for lunch. So easy. Casseroles. Stir fry.
Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT
Gluten-free since June 2006
Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991
Dairy-free for good since summer 2008
Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008
Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk
Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!
The grass is always greener where you water it.
Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:19 AM
You could bring your food in an insulated lunch bag to keep things cold and pack salads with meats, tuna or beans for protein, fruit with nut butters, Leda bars, veggies with homemade hummus (garlic-free). Big salads would probably work well, since there are so many gluten, dairy, soy, garlic and onion-free variations you can experiment with.
Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:08 AM
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 07:57 PM
Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:57 PM
Cover with 'boiling' water leave to soak for 4 mins.
Drain and stir in a spoonful of Pesto Sauce.
Sprinkle with freshly grated 'Parmesan' cheese,
'Voila', a tasty lunch.
Diagnosed in Nov 2005 after Biopsy and Blood Tests
Cannot tolerate Codex Wheat Starch.
Self Taught Baker.
Bake everything from scratch using naturally gluten-free ingredients.
Posted 09 June 2008 - 03:42 AM
I do enjoy cooking when I have the time, but everything seems to need reheating to be nice. I might try using a thermus some time and see if it stays warm by lunchtime.
Donna - Where do I buy Tai Kitchen noodles? They sound perfect!
28 years old
>Gluten Free since December 2005
>Salicylate Sensitive (elimination diet, October 2006)
>HLA-DQ2 gene (tested June 2007)
>Soy Free, Coconut Free 2010
>IgG tested 2011, now also Egg Free, Chicken Free, Garlic Free
>Leaky Gut Syndrome confirmed 2011
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