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So I'm new this I have been told to go gluten free, I don't really cook me and my partner normally eat really rubbish dinners, like oven chips, chicken beans - we live on dinners like this, I sometimes make a pasta dish and a nice roast dinner. This is not because I'm lazy I would love to be able to cook, but my partner earns the money and he doesn't like spending a lot on food, he would prefer we buy cheap quick and easy meals, Say if i wanted to make a curry its very rare he would let me buy the stuff to make it - i know not nice :( Sooooo i have to settle with some oven chips and a pizza maybe!

BUT i need to go gluten free, Im not going to be able to buy lots of nice dinners, but are there any dinners i could make that i don't have to buy lots of ingredients to make, which is kinder simple and i can pick up in most stores??

I though of a few;

Jacket potatoes, cheese and beans :)

Egg, chips and beans

Rice, chicken and a gluten free sauce.

Also what could I eat for breakfast, dont't really want toast as its megga expensive for the bread! :(

THANK YOU!

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Also what could I eat for breakfast, dont't really want toast as its megga expensive for the bread! :(

Bacon. Ham. Eggs, prepared just about any way. Most sausages (gluten is occasionally present, but rarely). Hash browned potatoes. Chex. :)

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Welcome, Lucy! Many of us here love food and love to cook. Do a search under, "What are you cooking tonight?" and the breakfast thread. You will find many great ideas. :)

Thankfully many dinner and breakfast dishes are naturally gluten free, anyway.

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If you stick with whole foods and stay out of the processed foods aisles your budget will go farther.

Dried beans, peas, etc. are super cheap and gluten-free. You may need to eat them in moderation in the beginning, though since they can be hard to digest and your GI system will be healing.

gluten-free flour mix will probably be the single most expensive item aside from meat, but if you aren't a baker a little will go a long way.

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Fresh products are best. Also, try to make good use of sales and your freezer. We buy in large quantities when things are on sale and we freeze things. It's also economical to cook large quantities of, for example, pasta-sauce. Make it at home with fresh vegetables, mincemeat, tomato concentratie, herbs and garlic. Easy and cheap. Dinner leftovers can also be eaten for breakfast and lunch, we hardly throw things away. Eggs, fruit and dairy products are also good breakfast meals, but some people want to postpone eating dairy until they've recovered a bit more.

Potatoes, rice and beans are naturally gluten-free. For super-cheap and tasty ideas, try to find Indian recipes. A lot of Indian recipes are vegeterian, based on lentils and beans.

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Welcome, Lucy! You might want to also use the google button on the top right of your screen. Search for cheap meals or budget meals and you'll find a lot of posts on inexpensive meals. Also search for what do you eat for breakfast. There are several threads for it. If you avoid buying processed foods, gluten-free eating doesn't have to be expensive. Plus it's a lot tastier. Maybe it's time to learn how to cook and you will be surprised at how easy it is, not to mention a whole lot better than "rubbish dinners".

Do you have a crockpot? That opens a whole new world of easy meals.

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I saw on your other thread that you moved from the UK. Looking at your picture, I'm guessing you might be in France. If you don't speak the language, it could be hard to figure out the ingredients. You could see If there is a Celiac support group that could help you.

http://www.enabling.org/ia/celiac/groups/groupsin.html

Also, try googling " celiac support group Paris France". Or whatever is the biggest city near you.

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