Beth Heddle is one of our favourite GF bloggers and, as a student, she has some brilliant tips on how to balance your studies with a gluten free diet.
Beth Heddle on Living Gluten Free as a Student
Practising a gluten free diet at university can be tough at times, don’t get me wrong, but it can also be so easy if you put into play just a few hacks I’ve learnt over the last 2 years.
- No to P, but yes to QRS. Pizza and pasta are obviously a no-go and therefore choosing quinoa, rice and sweet potatoes are your cheapest (and tastiest) alternatives. Boil up some quinoa and mix in some kidney beans, chicken and veg – dinner in 15 mins! I love baked potatoes with baked beans, avocado and chilli flakes.
- Make enough for 2 meals. Speedy cooking can be tough, especially when the typical quick dinners usually contain gluten. Why not make enough for 2 meals so you have enough for the following night when you get in from that lecture.
- Make the most of the reduced section at the supermarket. I often go to the shops late in the evening as they reduce the gluten free bread at the end of the day! Stock up and make use of the freezer (lifesaver!!).
Living on a gluten free diet really can be easy, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
Beth is an award-winning blogger who has a passion for running, fitness, food and travel. When she’s not baking up a storm or pounding the pavements, she’s a student at the University of Birmingham. Make sure you check out Beth’s blog here, and follow her on Instagram for some serious fitness/foodie #goals!
Coeliac Awareness Week
This week, 8-14 May, is Coeliac Awareness Week. This annual week-long event is run by the fantastic charity Coeliac UK, and this year focuses on eating out and eating on the go. Find out more here and join the #glutenfreevolution! We’re celebrating with a new blog or recipe every day.