There are so many people with aversions to Gluten (Celiac Disease). It really can be difficult to not only try to make sure you prepare foods which do make your family members sick — but also don’t reek havoc on your budget! Here are some tips to help you do both:
Use coupons. Believe it or not, there are coupons for Gluten Free products. Sometimes, the manufacturer sells more than one product, which means you can use the coupon on the items which are Gluten free and still save. I would also visit Mambo Sprouts for even more coupons. This site focuses on savings for natural, organic and whole food products – and those are the only types of coupons you will find!
Opt for Less Expensive gluten-free items. You can stick with items such as corn, rice and gluten-free oats, which are much less expensive. By opting to eat these items instead of always quinoa, millet or buckwheat, you can cut your food bill.
Watch Amazon. Sometimes, the same Gluten Free products in your store are priced lower on-line at Amazon. Not only will you save money, but you can also save time by not having to to to the store yourself. This may not always hold true, but it is a page worth bookmarking and checking back with frequently.
Cook with foods which are naturally Gluten Free. Items such as dairy, produce, meats and poultry are all naturally Gluten Free. If you skip most of the processed foods, you can eliminate the product from your diet (which means healthier eating for everyone in your family).
Buy in bulk. When you find a sale on those items you need or want, make sure you stock up. Of course, make sure you don’t overbuy and have items go bad before you eat them, as that may be a waste.
Prepare your own foods. Often, the processed foods cost more, so why not cook your own? You can check out a few great FREE Gluten Free Kindle Books right now on Amazon (keep in mind that prices change quickly, so confirm the price before you click download):
- The Ultimate Gluten Free Slow Cooker Cookbook
- Gluten Free: 60 Gluten Free Recipes
- 50 Fabulous Gluten-Free Meal Recipes
You can also find bloggers which share Gluten Free recipes. A few of these include:
What tips do you have to share with anyone who may be on a restricted diet? We’d love to hear them!!