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I Might Have Celiac, Trying A New Diet To See If It Helps Out..

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Hey everyone,

I'm a male college student and I'm starting to show signs of celiac.

My symptoms are off and on and I think that has to do with my absurdly inconsistent diet.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend EASY gluten-free recipes and food for someone in my position. Keep in mind I'm used to eating pretty bad food.

Thanks!

Brady

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Are you in an apartment or a dorm? Do you have or can you get a crockpot? A lot of folks on here swear by them, I'm in a small apartment / kitchen and budget, so a crock-pot is on my wish-list! My one easy tip is putting frozen veggies (such as peas or green beans or whatever you like) in with my rice while I'm bringing the water to a boil. I don't add any extra water, and then they cook together and they're in 1 pot, less cleaning! Then I'll have a piece of meat along with that.

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Are you in an apartment or a dorm? Do you have or can you get a crockpot? A lot of folks on here swear by them, I'm in a small apartment / kitchen and budget, so a crock-pot is on my wish-list! My one easy tip is putting frozen veggies (such as peas or green beans or whatever you like) in with my rice while I'm bringing the water to a boil. I don't add any extra water, and then they cook together and they're in 1 pot, less cleaning! Then I'll have a piece of meat along with that.

I'm living in a house with 2 other roomates, and we do have a crockpot. I'm going to try that out that sounds really good.

So just throw the frozens in while it's heating up or right when it boils?

Thanks!

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I'm living in a house with 2 other roomates, and we do have a crockpot. I'm going to try that out that sounds really good.

So just throw the frozens in while it's heating up or right when it boils? Thanks!

You're welcome! I throw them in while it's heating, so you can start timing when it all comes to a boil and you turn down the heat and cover it to simmer. There's also a thread in the Recipes section of the forum titled something like 'I'm tired of cooking!' where a lot of people contributed good ideas, including crock-pot recipes. I'll even look it up for you... here it is:

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If you're planning on getting tested (there's a blood test for antibodies that's easy) for celiac, don't start eating gluten-free because it could mess up the results. Ask for the antibody test, and if it comes back positive, then start eating gluten-free. If it's negative, you can still try eating gluten-free and see if it makes you feel better, because you can still be sensitive to gluten without having celiac disease.

There's simple stuff you can keep around to make things easier when you don't have time to cook: tuna, Oscar Mayer lunchmeats, prepackaged cheeses (beware the deli slicers and possible cross-contamination), Nut Thins crackers, hummus, raw veggies, fruit, frozen Amy's rice mac and cheese, Kozy Shack tapioca, Rice Chex, Yoplait yogurt (without any crunchy toppings), greek yogurt, peanut butter on celery or apples.

Remember that you can't go partially gluten-free - it has to be all or nothing or you might never feel better. Good luck!

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