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Tips for Cooking On Your Own (A College Girl’s Perspective)


gluten free shoppingToday I am going to share with you some tips for cooking for yourself, that I have turned into habits. These tips are helpful for anyone, but are particularly useful for those gluten-free college/ graduate students that are just starting to cook for themselves. Hope this helps.

  • Take advantage of your smart phone: I love to use my iPhone notes to make weekly meal plans and grocery shopping lists. This keeps me organized, on budget, and helps me during those particular busy weeks.

 

  • Coupons, Coupons, Coupons: Shop smart! Eating some organic products and being on a gluten and dairy free diet can get very expensive, but I believe there is no price to good health. However, I have found it is possible to save money. Check out your Sunday paper, go online, and directly to company pages to find savings… last week I saved over $12 at Wegman’s {very proud moment}. Helpful tip: purchase a coupon organizer to stay organized!

 

  • Get Creative: I am guilty of staying in my “food restriction comfort zone” and often cook the meals I know are quick and healthy. This gets boring. Go on the internet, search blogs, and purchase magazines to keep your dishes creative. Helpful tip: To save money find recipes that don’t require a ton of ingredients.

 

 

  • Labels & Dedicated Space: This tip is specifically for those who share a space with gluten-eaters. Although I welcome my roommates to my food, I still have to stay safe. This means using a yellow label to indicate it is safe for me. I am also fortunate to have my own cabinate.

 

  • Prep Days: Designate a preparation day. I choose to do this on Sunday. Prepping meals makes making dinner easier throughout the week and helps me to stay stress free and eating healthy.

 

  • Give yourself a Break: Pick up a meal from your favorite restaurant from time to time. Most of the time the portions are bigger then one. Leftovers!

 

Author Information: Candice Rose Clifford

After being diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity Candice started Embrace G-free. On this honest account you will find posts which empower you to live your happiest and healthiest gluten free life, in addition to reci

pes, product reviews, and resources.
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3 comments

  1. Great tips! It can be hard to live Gluten-free but this made it a little easier!

  2. I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site. I am hoping to see the same high-grade content from you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own, personal website now ;)

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