The gluten-free lifestyle can get expensive, but for those of us with celiac disease or gluten intolerance it’s not a choice. Here are six ways to save some (gluten-free) dough. Do you have a money-saving tip to share? Post a comment!
1. Keep it simple
Choose naturally gluten-free foods like fruits, veggies, nuts, beans, legumes, potatoes, eggs, dairy and meat. One tip is to shop the perimeter of your grocery store first, as that is where most of the healthy basics are! Stock up on these items first, and if there’s room in your budget, then treat yourself to a specialty GF product.
2. Whip out the apron
Pre-made GF baked goods are convenient, but can be expensive. Cut costs by baking your own treats. Besides, everything tastes better fresh out of the oven!
3. Get coupons at the online GF festival
Your favorite gluten-free food festival is moving online this year, and guess what? It’s totally free to attend from the comfort of your screen! The Online Nourished Festival is September 24-26, and you’ll be able to discover new products, enter giveaways & access tons of coupons and savings. Sign up for the festival early here and win prizes.
4. One for the money
Save time and money by whipping up one-pot meals. Cooking some hearty chili or a savory skillet can feed your family for a couple days, which is more cost-effective than cooking a new meal with multiple components each night. Get some recipe inspiration here.
5. The freezer is your friend
Get the most bang for your buck by cooking large quantities and freezing leftovers to enjoy later. This works for snacks, baked goods, and even entire meals! At the store, scan the frozen aisle for deals. Frozen fruits & veggies can be cheaper and last longer than fresh produce.
6. Find a recipe to fit your ingredients
Don’t rush to the store if you’re running low on a few ingredients. Check out Supercook to see what you can whip up with what’s on hand! There’s even a gluten-free diet setting, which takes out the guesswork for you.