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Easy To Make Foods And Easy To Eat Foods

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It seems when we all start here we are scratching our heads going what can we eat? So I thought a thread on what's easy to make would be helpful. I have only been doing this gluten-free for a month now and still run low on some days so all ideas would be great.

Here is what is easy for me and I like to eat plus it keeps me worry free

Scrambled eggs eaten in a corn tortilla heated in butter, served with salsa, sour cream and sharp cheddar

Frittata a veggie saut


~Barb

Gluten Free October 18, 2007

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I make deviled eggs when I'm looking for something to eat. Or nuts.

And tuna is another thing that I eat when I'm starving and don't have anything else. I've also started adding sardines (because they are less likely to have mercury) and I eat them on rice crackers with a little mustard. It's an acquired taste though.

I actually have a list of stuff on the fridge of things to eat. I'm gonna add some of your suggestions.

Thanks!


Osteoporosis, and sacroiliac arthritis diagnosed 32 yrs of age.  Chronic low wbc, Severe constipation, Migraines, severe GERD, multiple miscarriages, Sjrogen's disease, positive ANA, thyroid nodules (hyperthryoid), fatty liver disease with elevated enzymes, low vitamin D, low protein, IBS, SIBO, Discoid lupus, mulitple food allergies and massive hair loss.  I left my career because I was too sick to keep working, and it was devastating because I couldn't apply for disability without a diagnosis.  My daughter was a preemie and she has Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and had a positive ANA and Rheumatoid Factor at 16 and now has been dx'd with Hashimoto's.

 

Allergic to:  corn, rice, beans, tomatoes, dairy.  Not diagnosed as celiac.

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I already posted this on a different thread, but I will post it again here.

50+ easy things fo find/fix on the gluten-free diet


-Colleen

Dx 8/05 via bloodwork and biopsy (total villous atrophy)

13-year old son Dx 11/05 via bloodwork and biopsy

Daughters (16 and 5) have tested negative via bloodwork

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Here's an easy turkey leftover meal. Hot turkey sandwiches.

Place bread on plate, layer on warmed up sliced turkey, scoop of mashed potatoes and cover in gravy.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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I just posted this in another thread but GET A CROCK POT AND EVERYTHING IS EASY!

You can do any kind of roasts with vegies and even add rice, wings, and cider!

I love love love my crock pot and you can do just about anything with little prep time! i prep the night before and seriously just throw stuff in a pot and hope for the best! :)


all my life i have had an oat allergy.

gluten-free 5/2005.

active yeast free since... don't remember.

refined sugar free 5/2010.

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I have 4 kids, so we eat a lot of kid-friendly, "normal" looking food.

Dinners:

Spaghetti and meatballs - Tinkyada pasta, homemade sauce (I think Prego is gluten-free) and turkey meatballs.

Tacos - Hard corn tortillas, ground turkey seasoned with McCormick's seasoning, refried beans, olives, cheese, lettuce, salsa.

Meatloaf - use a regular recipe and substitute gluten-free breadcrumbs or rice crispy type cereal.

Curried Chicken - served over rice

Hamburgers- on gluten-free bread or buns, with baked beans and oven fries

Hotdogs

Roast chicken - with baked potatoes and cooked carrots. Easy on time bake!

Lasagna - don't cook the noodles ahead and it's way easier!

Chicken breasts cooked in barbecue sauce or enchilada sauce over rice (easy in crockpot!)

Pizza - homemade crust or favorite pre-made

Stew - meat, carrots, potatoes, onions cooked in crockpot

Mexican lasagna - use enchilada sauce and corn tortillas in place of spaghetti sauce and noodles.

Chicken Caesar salad - with or without croutons

Taco Salad

Taco Soup - ground beef or turkey, McCormick seasoning, chunky tomato sauce, canned beans, taco sauce, frozen corn.

I use my crockpot and oven time bake so I can prepare stuff ahead and then either put it in the oven or crockpot in the morning. It's great to have dinner hot and ready when I get home from work! I also cook up big batches of taco meat and freeze it to make it faster to make tacos, salads or soup.

Lunches:

Dinner leftovers

Salads with deli meat (or ?) on top

Grilled sandwiches (most bread tastes good this way)

Breakfasts:

Cereal and a handful of almonds

Smoothies - fruit, milk (or rice milk) and protein powder

Scrambled eggs and toast

Bacon or sausage and toast or...

Trader Joe's waffles

French Toast - again, almost any bread tastes good this way

For snacks we eat nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit, lots of homemade PB cookies (the 3 ingredient recipe), occasionally chips, carrot sticks, Blue Diamond Almond Thins and popcorn.


Liz

Started Specific Carbohydrate Diet on 8-16-09 because son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and want to give him moral support.

Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 27:13

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Waldorf salad, chop one delicious apple, 1 stalk of celery, chopped walnuts or pecans and mix with mayonaise or yogurt. You could add turkey or use other fruits.

Oh you hit the spot. This is what we will be eating saturday. This is my fav salad and as soon as I mentioned this my honey said oh ya!


~Barb

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I have 4 kids, so we eat a lot of kid-friendly, "normal" looking food.

Dinners:

Spaghetti and meatballs - Tinkyada pasta, homemade sauce (I think Prego is gluten-free) and turkey meatballs.

Tacos - Hard corn tortillas, ground turkey seasoned with McCormick's seasoning, refried beans, olives, cheese, lettuce, salsa.

Meatloaf - use a regular recipe and substitute gluten-free breadcrumbs or rice crispy type cereal.

Curried Chicken - served over rice

Hamburgers- on gluten-free bread or buns, with baked beans and oven fries

Hotdogs

Roast chicken - with baked potatoes and cooked carrots. Easy on time bake!

Lasagna - don't cook the noodles ahead and it's way easier!

Chicken breasts cooked in barbecue sauce or enchilada sauce over rice (easy in crockpot!)

Pizza - homemade crust or favorite pre-made

Stew - meat, carrots, potatoes, onions cooked in crockpot

Mexican lasagna - use enchilada sauce and corn tortillas in place of spaghetti sauce and noodles.

Chicken Caesar salad - with or without croutons

Taco Salad

Taco Soup - ground beef or turkey, McCormick seasoning, chunky tomato sauce, canned beans, taco sauce, frozen corn.

I use my crockpot and oven time bake so I can prepare stuff ahead and then either put it in the oven or crockpot in the morning. It's great to have dinner hot and ready when I get home from work! I also cook up big batches of taco meat and freeze it to make it faster to make tacos, salads or soup.

Lunches:

Dinner leftovers

Salads with deli meat (or ?) on top

Grilled sandwiches (most bread tastes good this way)

Breakfasts:

Cereal and a handful of almonds

Smoothies - fruit, milk (or rice milk) and protein powder

Scrambled eggs and toast

Bacon or sausage and toast or...

Trader Joe's waffles

French Toast - again, almost any bread tastes good this way

For snacks we eat nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit, lots of homemade PB cookies (the 3 ingredient recipe), occasionally chips, carrot sticks, Blue Diamond Almond Thins and popcorn.

These all sound so good. I like that you include nuts, they are so good and good for us. Oh ya those PB cookies are great, since finding out about them I have tired to keep the dough in the freezer ready to bake.


~Barb

Gluten Free October 18, 2007

YIPPEE for Gluten free

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Oh ya those PB cookies are great, since finding out about them I have tired to keep the dough in the freezer ready to bake.

I discovered that you can make chocolate chip cookie dough, roll it into balls and freeze them individually. Then bag them and you can bake any amount later. Of course, my kids seem to like to eat frozen cookie dough balls as much as the baked cookies!

Bakingbarb - I know that you're somewhere in the Seattle area. Have you heard about the new bakery opening up in Kent? I'll be curious to see how it is. A friend of mine knows the ladies who are opening it up. I'm hoping it's good! I love to bake, but it's always fun to get to eat something that someone else made too.


Liz

Started Specific Carbohydrate Diet on 8-16-09 because son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and want to give him moral support.

Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 27:13

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What a great post! I had no idea that yoplait was gluten free. I was just sticking to plain yogurt to be safe. Thanks!

I like to pop popcorn on a skillet in some olive oil and add some salt and grated parmasean cheese for a nice snack during the day. It's a great way to get added fiber in your diet!

My fall-back food, when I don't have any other leftovers to take to work is a Cheesy No-Bake Tuna and broccoli Casserole. I just take broccoli out of the freezer (or 1/2 can of green beans) and toss it in a tupperware container with a can of tuna, some cottage cheese and a sprinkling of shredded mozarella (or any cheese I have on hand). I take it to work and just heat it up in the microwave for 2 mins, stir and eat. It's really good and very nutritious!

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I discovered that you can make chocolate chip cookie dough, roll it into balls and freeze them individually. Then bag them and you can bake any amount later. Of course, my kids seem to like to eat frozen cookie dough balls as much as the baked cookies!

Bakingbarb - I know that you're somewhere in the Seattle area. Have you heard about the new bakery opening up in Kent? I'll be curious to see how it is. A friend of mine knows the ladies who are opening it up. I'm hoping it's good! I love to bake, but it's always fun to get to eat something that someone else made too.

No I hadn't heard about that bakery. Yes I agree that it is always nice to be able to eat someone else food. I have always loved bakeries :D

Ya I am north


~Barb

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I already posted this on a different thread, but I will post it again here.

50+ easy things fo find/fix on the gluten-free diet

Call me oversenstive but your post has really bothered me enough that I haven't wanted to come back much.

"I ALREADY POSTED THIS"

I appreciate the work you put into it but when you respond in such a manner it feels like how dare me for asking! I'm sure you didn't mean to come off this way but I thought I would let you know how it affected me.

I was asking for what people eat, not a list that one person made up.

Helpful hints, being new to this it helps to hear from many people not just read lists. There are lots of books and lists out there I personally need to hear from as many people as possible what they eat cause I can get bored pretty quickly with food.


~Barb

Gluten Free October 18, 2007

YIPPEE for Gluten free

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Microwave Mexican Pizza - layer shredded cheese, pepperoni and pizza sauce (I use Enrico's) between corn tortillas and microwave until the cheese is melted.

Stove top cheese and rice casserole - Cook rice with salt, pepper and garlic powder. When rice is done add cheese (I use 2/3 chedder and 1/3 monterey jack), and hamburger browned with salt, pepper and dried onion. The hamburger can be replaced with cooked chicken, ham or tuna fish.


Phyllis

Gluten Free - 30 years

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Call me oversenstive but your post has really bothered me enough that I haven't wanted to come back much.

I can't speak for cruelshoes, but I say "I've already posted this" sometimes when I'm about to repeat information I've already posted, and it never occured to me that someone might feel attacked as a result. I just do it so people don't think I'm purposely bombarding the board with the same info. over and over.

Okay back to the thread.....

Last night I threw a bunch of random stuff into a pot (carrots, celerey, rice, lentils, quinoa, garlic, herbs, spinach, chicken broth) and boiled it. It turned into a really yummy and easy pilaf type thing.


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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Some of my favorite meals.

Amy's gluten free mac and cheese. I sometimes add salsa and hamburger to it, or cut up hot dogs in it.

Thai Kitchen's individual serving packets of rice noodles make a great lunch. I add veggies or meat to it sometimes.

Stir fry using Thai Kitchen rice noddles with veggies and meat in a simple WF soy sauce and sesame oil with ginger sauce.

Roasted chicken, beef roast or pork loin with a green salad

Sausage mushroom spinach and cheese frittata.

I finally found a decent recipe for gluten free, corn free, potato free wraps. So, some left over meat and veggies in a wrap with mayo. The wrap cut up and fried also makes a decent dip chip along the lines of a pita chip texture and weight.

Catfish breaded in rice bread crumbs with herbs and spaces and pan friend. I used to crust the catfish in instant mashed potato flakes, but I can't tolerate potatoes anymore.

I occasionally eat tuna salad on lettuce, but I don't eat more than one can of tuna every couple weeks because I'm sensitive to Mercury.

Farmed salmon sushi. Farmed has less of a mercury content. I love making sushi.

Fried rice or mexican rice with meat and veggies in it.

Soups or stews with left over meat.

Bunless hamburgers.

Skinless boneless chicken strips cooked just through and finished with gluten-free BBQ sauce. I like Sweet Baby Ray's Honey BBQ.

It seems when we all start here we are scratching our heads going what can we eat? So I thought a thread on what's easy to make would be helpful. I have only been doing this gluten-free for a month now and still run low on some days so all ideas would be great.

Here is what is easy for me and I like to eat plus it keeps me worry free


"My mother always told me, it's okay to play with a man's mind

as long as you put it back where you got it when you're done with it."

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We also make

Cheesy Hashbrowns

diced potatoes ( we use frozen ones)

pour little oil into skillet and cook potatoes until almost finished

Chop up some cubes of ham and toss into the skillet

Right before it is all done spread your favorite cheese on top. We do cheddar. Mix quickly and you get cheesy hashbrowns

John also makes Beef and Mushrooms/Onions....which I love!

He fries up beef strips for stir-fry

in a seperate pan he marinates small oinions and thin mushrooms in buttter.

When the meat is ready he dumps the butter mix onto of the meat....mmm good!


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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Call me oversenstive but your post has really bothered me enough that I haven't wanted to come back much.

"I ALREADY POSTED THIS"

I appreciate the work you put into it but when you respond in such a manner it feels like how dare me for asking! I'm sure you didn't mean to come off this way but I thought I would let you know how it affected me.

I was asking for what people eat, not a list that one person made up.

Helpful hints, being new to this it helps to hear from many people not just read lists. There are lots of books and lists out there I personally need to hear from as many people as possible what they eat cause I can get bored pretty quickly with food.

I'm not really sure how my post was offensive.

I posted that disclaimer because I also posted the same list on the same day on another thread (http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showtopic=40701) within an few hours of posting it here. Many boards will ban you for spamming if you post the same thing more than once. On the other thread it was pronounced "awesome". As the title of your thread was "Easy To Make Foods And Easy To Eat Foods" and the list from GIG was "easy to find and easy to fix foods", it seemed like a natural fit. Sorry you didn't find it useful, but not everyone's advice will take the same form. On this board there often seems to be more than one thread going about a single topic.


-Colleen

Dx 8/05 via bloodwork and biopsy (total villous atrophy)

13-year old son Dx 11/05 via bloodwork and biopsy

Daughters (16 and 5) have tested negative via bloodwork

A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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I'm not really sure how my post was offensive.

I posted that disclaimer because I also posted the same list on the same day on another thread (http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showtopic=40701) within an few hours of posting it here. Many boards will ban you for spamming if you post the same thing more than once. On the other thread it was pronounced "awesome". As the title of your thread was "Easy To Make Foods And Easy To Eat Foods" and the list from GIG was "easy to find and easy to fix foods", it seemed like a natural fit. Sorry you didn't find it useful, but not everyone's advice will take the same form. On this board there often seems to be more than one thread going about a single topic.

I didn't say your list wasn't good and I explained why it bothered me. Not trying to start a problem just saying that online it isn't as easy to communicate.


~Barb

Gluten Free October 18, 2007

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Garlic cheese bread:

Toasted gluten-free bread

Put on pan..butter them, sprinkle on garlic powder, and top with mozz cheese

Put in oven set to briol and watch closely doesn't take too long!

Ofcourse thsi accompanies my spegetti!

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