For Those Who Are Bedridden And Can't Cook Or Afford gluten-free Products
Posted 25 July 2012 - 05:43 PM
Thanks for any advise you can give me. I used to belong to a gluten free support group when i tried gluten free years ago and unfortunately the people on there was not very sensitive to my situation and said you either cook gluten free or you buy the premade stuff..they either had someone to cook for them or were not as ill as i was unable to cook for themselves (or they were made of money so i was not successful in going gluten free. My situation is pretty much the same right now but I am hoping for a miracle that will allow me to get around these issues.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:12 PM
What have you been eating? There are simple things that are gluten-free. Beans and rice, chicken and rice, hamburger without bun, frozen or canned veggies and fruit, cheese, yogurt, Chex cereal, etc. Make a bunch at once to eat all week. Put it in a crockpot to cook itself.
Read around, we have threads about gluten-free on a budget.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:19 PM
Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:55 AM
Some food ideas that I can think of off the top of my head:
-gluten free Rice Krispies
-rice, corn, chocolate, honey nut, apple cinnamon Chex cereals
-cocoa and fruity pebbles cereal
-Underwood deviled ham
-Armour vienna sausages
-Dinty More beef stew
-certain varietes of Progresso soups
-Bush's baked beans
-prepackaged deli meat(Hormel, Buddig, Hilshire Farms, Land O Frost, Applegate Farms)
-prepackaged cheese and cheese slices
-hamburger patties/hotdogs/smoked sausage
-Nature Valley roasted nut crunch bars(almond and peanut)
-Sam's Mill pasta(my favorite and for a 16 oz. package is around $2.50 or less which is pretty cheep for gluten free pasta)
-Classico pasta sauce
-Mary's Kitchen and Hormel corned beef hash.
-there are some Taste of Thai quick meals in a box that are gltuen free
-Thai Kitchen instant rice noodle soups
-Quaker rice cakes(big ones only and are labled on the package gluten free. They make a great base for all kinds of toppings)
I really hope you find a way to make it work. You deserve to feel better. Thinking of you.
Celiac disease(positive blood work/biopsy- 10/2008), gluten free oat intolerent, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Disease, Raynaud's Disease
celiac disease(positive IgA tTG, no biopsy- 11/2010)
repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:59 AM
Many normal foods are already gluten free- you don't need to buy specialty items other than bread. Chex, pebbles cereal, kix are all safe to eat. Nuts are usually fine (just check to make surre they aren't processed with wheat) pretty much all plain, unseasoned rice (zatarains does have some mixes that are gluten-free, but not all are) all fruit and veggies are fine. Assuming someone must cook something for you, or you are able to cook a little? Plain meat is fine, just watch your seasonings. Canned beans and corn taco shells and tortillas (takes awhile to get used to the taste, but now I love them) dairy products are generally safe as well.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:53 AM
Do you have a slow cooker or crock pot? Someone else mentioned that idea. Is it possible to make large batches of things that last for several days such as chili con carne, all sorts of chicken, meatballs, soups and so on? When I have rough pain days I make something like potato leek soup that lasts for about four days. Lentils and other pulses and legumes are very inexpensive and go a long way.
And it is true that many foods are naturally gluten free, thankfully. Gluten-free snacks are often expensive and soooo not worth it in my opinion. Do you have the inclination to make hummus (inexpensive) or vinaigrette (also inexpensive) to go with your veggies? Can a friend prep vegetables for you?
When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:21 PM
1 or 2 Cartons of Chicken Broth (no gluten or msg),Chicken Breasts, A package of frozen vegetables that you tolerate,Put them in a pot and simmer until the chicken falls apart.
1 or 2 Cartons of Beef Broth (no gluten or msg), Beef(ground beef or a roast)Package of frozen peas and carrots, Package of diced frozen potatos.
Simmer until the beef falls apart. Ground beef takes less time.
I did cook rice too....so that is #3 I guess.
You just need simple food.
I wasn't up for cutting anything up, dropping any spices in, or gluten free baking for many months.
It might not sound great, but if that is all you can do, then that is all you can do.
Hoping the friends or fiance' can help you, but if they can't....these might be helpful.
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