Affordable Gluten-Free Shopping

I have to eat gluten-free, due to a severe gluten-intolerance. Eating gluten-free isn’t cheap, so here are three quick ways to shop more affordably.

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Gluten-free walnut bread

Here are my three easy tips to save while shopping gluten-free:

  1. Buy frozen!! Frozen is cheaper, lasts longer and is quick to prepare. Often picked at the peak of ripeness and flash frozen, they are just as nutritious (sometimes more so) than fresh. We love frozen veggies, fruit and fish.
  2. Shop at the end of the day. Sometimes when you shop after 6 p.m., things like meat are usually on sale. I buy hormone AND antibiotic free meat so it is really expensive, but better for my hormones and gut. If I shop after we put the kids to bed, I can usually get a deal. Buying something like a whole chicken or pork roast means we have about 3-4 good meals out of one item. Win-win. I also check the produce for deals at this time as well.
  3. Buy bulk when you can. I go to Bulk Barn whenever I have a chance and stock up on nuts, dried fruit and gluten-free flour. The other bonus, besides some savings, is that you can bring in your own containers! So I use less packaging, which is great for the environment.                                                                                                                                            I find that when shopping for a few things in bulk, I can use them across several recipes. Nuts can be ground into nut butter, made into milk or ground into flour for banana bread. Dried fruit can be added to oatmeal, cookies and homemade granola bars. Gluten-free flour can be used sparingly to make breakfast cookies, homemade wraps or to thicken soups to stews. Buying fewer things and using them more often also saves money.

I hope this helps you out! It can be tricky to save money, but there are little things you can do that add up in savings.

Any tips I missed? Please share! I love to learn new ways to save.

 

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