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 five 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. Find coupons & giveaways on the FMGF app
We’ve been helping you find gluten-free restaurants for years. Now find even more resources at your fingertips! Open the Find Me Gluten Free app & tap “Discover” for a feed of products, giveaways, recipes, coupons & more.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.