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I have been looking for something extremely specific and so far have had no luck. I am looking for a meal/diet plan with little to no cooking involved.

I am not a raw foodist, and am not looking for that sort of meal plan necessarily, but it is just that I only have a toaster oven and tiny fridge. No stove or microwave, or anything else. I need the meal plan to be vegetarian, gluten, and sugar free with very few ingredients involved (because of my lack of kitchen).

I feel that I am a little malnourished because of my lack of time/facilities, so I need some easy ideas! If you know of a link or have any ideas, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much!
 

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I was a vegetarian bachelor for 17 years, and I ate a lot of no-cook meals.

I think you can use a toaster oven to make almost anything that is made in a full-sized oven. You can roast some sliced potatoes, or heat up frozen vegetables with sauces.

You can also buy pre-cooked lentils and pre-cooked brown rice at Trader Joe's. They are fully cooked - you can eat them right out of the bag, or put them into an oven-safe pot and heat in your toaster oven.

You can make many dishes from no-salt canned beans and corn. Just rinse and drain them in the bathroom sink (don't clog the sink!). Add chopped avocado, canned olives, and salsa.

Frozen hash brown potatoes are good. You can heat them in your little oven, and add sauces.

Unsweetened breakfast cereals are good at every meal.




A countertop electric burner can be used to cook many things:


http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=...z7iGeKm3l26dBHu2oC1MykGA&ust=1447482665952946


A countertop water boiler can boil water for rice noodles, instant oatmeal, instant coffee, and tea:






Look at this plug-in hot pot below - only about $15 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, or on Amazon. When my wife and I stay in hotels, we use it to boil noodles for spaghetti or soup. Just be sure to fill it with water before plugging it in - if you plug it in without water, it will overheat.
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...e=&network=g&gclid=CLOvwY_ojMkCFZKLaQodSf0Fwg


 

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Wow @David3, I didn't realise there were so many options for people without kitchens! I once lived in a extended stay motel for a few months and I could certainly have used some of those gadgets.
 

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Don't forget!



Get a cheap rice cooker. This one on Amazon for under 14 bucks. It's like David3's electric stove, but it's a pot. I have used this very model to cook up sauces, boil noodles, heat canned foods like beans or soup, make cornbread -yes, I said make cornbread.
 

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Wow. Thanks everyone. So many gadgets! I'll have to look into those. Out of them, I do have an electric tea kettle, and practically live on tea. I used to make oatmeal with it too - completely forgot about that since I've become gluten free (due to a mild allergy. I get sick if I eat gluten more than say, once a week.)

Thanks so much!

Also, any no-cook links would be awesome too. :D
 

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I used to make oatmeal with it too - completely forgot about that since I've become gluten free (due to a mild allergy. I get sick if I eat gluten more than say, once a week.)

:D

Oatmeal doesn't contain gluten. Gluten-containing grains include wheat, barley, rye, triticale, kamut, and spelt. It's possible for oatmeal products to be contaminated with trace amounts of these gluten-containing grains, but this wouldn't be very much.


http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fi...gluten-free-diets/what-foods-have-gluten.html
 
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Oatmeal doesn't contain gluten. Gluten-containing grains include wheat, barley, rye, triticale, kamut, and spelt. It's possible for oatmeal products to be contaminated with trace amounts of these gluten-containing grains, but this wouldn't be very much.


http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fi...gluten-free-diets/what-foods-have-gluten.html
Oh, yes, I know. Sorry, I was referring to instant oatmeal. I guess they contain gluten due to the way it is processed and it's cross contamination with wheat. I don't know. Its really annoying. I just know I can't eat it, because it is one of the things that bothered me the most. I was sick for a year until I stopped eating gluten. And instant oatmeal was like, one of my staple foods. I could try possibly soaking regular, gluten free oats (the ones that aren't produced in wheat producing plants) overnight, and then using the boiling water in the morning. I haven't done that yet.
 

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Get a manual food processor!! I just got the Zyliss EasyPull and I freaking LOVE it!! It's compact, efficient, powerful (while using NO electricity!)... you can make salsa, guacamole, hummus (I just made some, took me five minutes!), various dips & relishes, or just to chop stuff. Love, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!! :rockon:



Holy crap, that's an unnecessarily huge picture. LMAO, sorry. FYI, the contraption itself is smaller than depicted. LOL ;)
 

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Get a manual food processor!! I just got the Zyliss EasyPull and I freaking LOVE it!! It's compact, efficient, powerful (while using NO electricity!)... you can make salsa, guacamole, hummus (I just made some, took me five minutes!), various dips & relishes, or just to chop stuff. Love, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!! :rockon:



Holy crap, that's an unnecessarily huge picture. LMAO, sorry. FYI, the contraption itself is smaller than depicted. LOL ;)

Hmmm...intriguing! Reviews are good on Amazon. Just not sure I want to spend $30 on it. Seems high for a manual when the electric mini processors are the same price, if not less money.

Maybe something to add to my Christmas list for my children to get me? :)


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Hmmm...intriguing! Reviews are good on Amazon. Just not sure I want to spend $30 on it. Seems high for a manual when the electric mini processors are the same price, if not less money.

Maybe something to add to my Christmas list for my children to get me? :)


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I got mine at Bed, Bath, & Beyond with one of their 20%-off coupons. Read a lot of reviews that said this was even more efficient than previously owned electric food processors.... I have no basis for comparison, I just know my hands aren't screaming anymore from chopping so much. :p And I love the fact that it's super compact, uses no power, you can take it & use it absolutely anywhere with no hassle, and you can get a decent mini-arm-workout to boot! LOL
 
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