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4/2/12 8:50 P

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I'm on a pretty tight food budget, with a lactose-free, gluten-free, MSG-free plan. I try to make sure at least 3 of the dinners each week will have leftovers I can take for lunch. I make up the difference with big salads, or the occasional sandwich (with GF bread). I have a cafeteria at work, but aside from the yogurt there, I can't eat anything, so I pack breakfast, lunch, snacks and my coffee every morning. It takes 10 min, but sooo worth it!

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4/1/12 4:07 P

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Amy's frozen meals, Glutino frozen pizza's specifically the Spinach and Feta. If you eat out for lunch there are many restaurants offering gluten-free menus. Not sure where you are located but if any of these restaurants are close by they have gluten-free menus. exm.nr/GVHQEN

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4/1/12 9:09 A

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Thank you everyone for your suggestions and help. I appreciate your time and compassion.

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4/1/12 12:24 A

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I'm another batch cooker. I have a freezer full of prepared and partially prepared meals or parts of them. A couple of months ago I bought 50# of boneless, skinless hormone free chicken breasts. I did a little bit of prep every night for a week up to delivery day. I was beat by the end of the day but now have a big variety of chicken dishes ready to go or nearly so.

Be wary of Amy's - they are prepared in the same facility as wheat. my mom works in an area of 1 of the plants and know people that work there. They say that the machines are thoroughly cleaned before doing GF food but there is still the chance of Cross Contamination(CC).

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3/31/12 10:08 P

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How about cooking on the weekend and freezing it in lunch style containers for work?

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3/31/12 9:29 P

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It is hard to find frozen meals that aren't processed on machines that process wheat. I am with Cindy and I batch cook, my fridge is filled with cooked chicken, salmon and beans. I also pre cut veggies for salads.

Lunch can be some pieces of fruit with some string cheese or yogurt.

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3/31/12 8:35 P

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Amy's does offer a lot of GF items. I just use leftovers and batch cook on the weekends.

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3/31/12 7:47 P

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I like Amy's burritos



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3/31/12 5:53 P

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For me, the hardest thing about adapting a gluten free lifestyle will be managing lunch during the work week. Sometimes I am unable to pack a lunch and was wondering what you recommend to purchase as a frozen meal for days I can't prepare my own lunch the night before? What frozen meal is your favorite when you can't prepare your lunch at home?

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