Hi. I have a friend who has a son who is allergic to a LOT including gluten. She displays her recipes on her blog, bellwookie.blogspot.com/ plus belongs to a network of other food bloggers along the same lines. Check it out.
I live alone and gave up frozen dinners almost a year ago. It took a while but I finally got a little groove. Cooking doesn't have to be something that takes forever, there are meals that can be put together without a lot of effort -- except maybe for the clean up.
Check out the Meal Ideas thread in the Ideas Forum of this group.
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I guess it is the baking and shopping that you will find the most difficult. For awhile you will have to spend quite a bit of time reading labels until you learn what you can and can not eat. I have heard that people even have to be careful about what lipstick and toothpaste they use!
There are lots of good easy gluten free recipes you can try. If you like pasta as much as we do, that could be a problem, but you can still eat corn, rice, and potatoes.
Baking is the real challenge, but there are a lot of recipes out there. I just put gluten free in the search box at Sparksrecipes and found 500.
find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.
i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 32 pounds in 23 weeks. i cook
4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages.
it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.
i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.
you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.
I have gone from 198 to 166 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.
one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's worth
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Hi I'm Lucinda, I've lost the ability and ambition to cook. I use to love to cook and bake, actually was pretty good at it. living alone for awhile now it's easier to piece and grab whatever is around to eat. I just found out I have to be on a gluten free diet and it is an expensive and time consuming way to eat. I'm really quite frustrated right now and need recipes that area gluten free that taste good. All of the store items are expensive and a very small selection to choose from. Any suggestions or recipes would be welcomed and put to good use.
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