Posted 03 August 2005 - 09:06 AM
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 09:45 AM
Posted 03 August 2005 - 09:47 AM
Even monthly cheating will increase your risk for complications from nutritional deficiencies (anemia, osteoporosis, etc.), other autoimmune diseases (T1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.), cancers (particularly lymphoma), and will decrease your expected lifespan by more than 10 years. All in all, it's just not worth it.
I know you've got a tight budget, and a tight schedule, so I'd encourage you to cook naturally gluten-free things that are fast, and can be cooked in quantity or with little attention. For instance, you can make a big pot of chicken-rice soup with 15 minutes in the kitchen, and 30 minutes of it sitting on the stove simmering while you do homework, take a shower, do laundry, or something else. Same thing goes with chili. Both of them store well in the fridge for nearly a week, and don't *have* to be reheated to eat. Rice and/or beans are also good items to cook in quantity and keep in the fridge for leftovers. And you can combine it with many different things.
Fruit and raw vegetables are very fast snacks, and you can add fat/protein by making a bean dip (canned beans and a food processor, or even just a potato masher!, a bit of olive oil, and some spices, and you're good to go.
Really, if you can't afford the specialty products (and they are expensive!), the best thing to do is stick with very simple home-made items that utilize the less expensive "pantry stock".
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:47 AM
Gluten-free since January 2004
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 12:00 PM
One of my fave ideas is a quick snack of nachos... gluten-free corn chips (Santitas are good) shredded cheese and melt in microwave... you can add refried beans for extra protein, or leftover taco meat, (I brown up a pound or so of hamburger, drain, season with garlic, salt and pepper and then store in the fridge in a ziploc bag.) I add this to nachos or steamed rice with veggies... You can dress up the nachos after they are heated with any number of salsas there are a lot of brands that are gluten-free... Green Mountain Gringo is my favorite, but for a budget you can use Pace., Add some sour cream and OMG!
There is so much you can do. Salads with baked chicken, or tuna fish, or baked salmon...lots of inexpensive gluten-free salad dressings.
anyway, lots of ideas around... if you want more ideas on eating gluten-free on a tight schedule and tight budget, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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