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Annie Gue

Need Opinions On Home Delivered Gluten Free Meals

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Hello everybody,

My husband is diagnosed with gluten intolerance and is used to well balanced meals. We are both working long hours and before this disease I would spend weekends making food to freeze that would last us thru the week - just get home and heat it up!

I have found 2 business on the web that will deliver gluten free meals - Dinewise and gfmeals.

My question is has anybody tried them and are they any good? Prices are kind of high but with my limited time maybe this would be the best way to go. And honestly it would be a relief to be able to spend some time on the weekends doing something besides cooking! So maybe, like most bad news, this could be a blessing in disguise!

I would really appreciate it if those of you who have tried these products would let me know what you think of them. And would be thrilled to find out if there are any more options (home delivered - ready made gluten free meals).

Thanks so much!

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Hi it is me, Annie Gue, again...

It looks like it is very unorthodox to reply to your own post but I want to add to what I posted and I don't know how to change the original post. (this is the first forum I have ever joined, please forgive me).

I just realized how "cold hearted" I sounded, talking about all the time I spend on the weekends cooking, while my husband has been suffering almost his whole life with what seems to be an allergic reaction to gluten. We have discovered that his maternal grandmother had celiac disease and feel like he has inherited it.

We are in our early 50s and ever since graduating from college we have lived very material oriented lives, working good paying jobs and ALL THE TIME, but my poor husband has always felt bad on most days and we were both so busy being "successful" that we pretty much just ignored it.

In the last few months he has stopped eating anything containing gluten and has felt much better! We still need to find gluten-free toothpaste, etc., there is so much to learn!

But the most important realization we have had is that what is really important to us and in life is to spend what precious time we have left together knowing and loving each other. That is what I mean by his disease, and freeing up our time on the weekends, could be a blessing in disguise!

So in order to make this happen we are thinking of having gluten free meals delivered to our home.

Since I posted this original question I have been reading some of the other questions and replies and am so touched by the kindness and compassion I see exhibited here. I am looking forward to being a part of this community. It is so great to feel not alone and to be understood.

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I have not used those food services, so im no help there. But I think it sounds like heaven, if you can confirm they are made in a gluten free enviroment. I would try it for an week and see how well you like the food, if it is goof then continue with it. I know I wish i had someone cooking for me lol.

I have an family of 7, only 2 of us are gluten free. Well most days I am the only one, my stepson is not following the diet. I cook all meals gluten free tho and i know i have days i wish i could go threw the drive in or already have a meal ready for me to eat.

I agree life is to short to spend the whole weekend in the kitchen cooking for the week.

Can you pick what foods you want delievered. Im really interested in this.

paula


gluten, casein and soy free

on low carb/low sugar diet

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I am working on 8 months gluten free and have fallen of the wagon a number of times. I end up making myself sick because I got so burned out trying to cook everything from scratch. If these meals are truly gluten free, I

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It is not necessary to cook all week-end if you are willing to eat the same meal at least every other day. I always cook extra for leftovers on the weekend and freeze single servings. I keep the meals simple. I make extra rice and rice pasta. Examples of my meals are grilled chicken, chili, spaghetti sauce with meat, or beef stew in the crockpot.

You might try searching this site. There are a number of threads aout quick and easy meals. One of my favorite quick and easy meals is corn tortillas (I use Mission), with gluten free pizza sauce ( I use Enrico's) , cheese and gluten free pepperoni (I like Boar's head) Place pizza sauce, cheese pepperoni on a corn tortilla, put another corn tortilla on top, microwave 45 seconds to 1 minute or until the cheese has melted.


Phyllis

Gluten Free - 30 years

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Now if I could only find gluten free flour tortillas!

Hey MindyK,

I use rice flour tortillas all the time! Trader Joe's makes them, as does a company called Food for Life, which I have found in health food stores.

Enjoy!

Karen

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The pictures/descriptions on the site look good. Report back to us and let us know if they are tasty.

I tried some rice tortillas....yuck!!! I have thrown out so much gluten-free food that I am sticking to my own food. I bake better than those companies anyway. I am going to try some teff tortillas and maybe some amaranth soon. So far I have been backing yummies (gluten-free banana bread, pumpkin muffins, teff cookies) cuz I feel too deprived otherwise.

We are eating a lot more vegetables which is good. We at a lot before, but now even better. My daughter said to me last night, "Mom, I know why most kids dont like vegetables. They just have never had vegetables cooked by you." ***grin***

And today I made a tweeked recipe for banana muffins and my daughter tried one and exclaimed that she wanted me to stay "gluten free" forever! So I would keep baking.....

I am enjoying it. Making the best of it. I work a full-time job (from home), have 3 rescued dogs (great danes), husband and daughter and I manage.

But if I could have a freezer stocked with easy tasty gluten-free entrees like those sites offer, I would be darn tempted.

Let us know!!!


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

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Welcome to the board :)

I haven't tried the already made frozen meals online (only pizza crust) but have ordered noodles and mixes online.

My husband eats gluten and I eat gluten free so we both eat our own meals for breakfast and lunch and then for dinner we eat gluten free. In the beginning I thought I had to order everything online or find a store with "gluten free" stated on the package. As time went by I found a lot of different foods at the normal grocery store so that helped.

Some of our favorites are:

Spaghetti (ground beef and Classico Sauce), Tacos (ground beef, McCormick's Chili Powder, Pepper and some Tomato Sauce with Mission Corn Tortillas/Shells), Dinty Moore Beef Stew ( I add cheese to mine), Hamburgers (he uses buns and I eat mine like it is meatloaf or I use bread as a bun), Sandwhiches wtih Deli Meat (Gluten Free Pantry has some good bread mixes I like the white sandwhich bread really easy to make in the oven) and Chicken or other meats (make enough for two meals).

You might want to watch out with dairy in the beginning. Some people who don't normally have problems with dairy do in the beginning while their stomach is healing and then you can re-introduce if you want later.

Hope you can figure out what will work out best for you with meals :D

Good Luck with everything.


Rebecca

Partial Gluten Free March 2007

Completely Gluten Free February 2008

Tapioca Starch/Flour Free April 2008

No MSG July 2008

Cut out Nitrates//Nitrites January 2009

Problems with Tomatoes and Potatoes -- Cut out Nightshades Aug '09

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