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Ask the Coach: Gluten Free on a Budget?

Posted Jul 31 2009 11:53am
Happy Friday everyone! I've been asked this question both via email and in person many, many times...

Q: How can you eat gluten free on a budget?

A: I find that, when people are first diagnosed, the focus is to try to find "replacement" foods, like cereals, pasta, cookies - things that are processed, quick, easy, and tasty. This was where my thoughts were at 9 years ago. I soon noticed that the GF versions of my favorite things were costly - in some cases, 300 to 400% more than the non- GF counterpart. That wasn't going to cut it for me. Additionally, I learned that, just because something is labeled gluten free, it doesn't mean it's healthy. Keeping these two lessons in mind, I got creative and started to think outside the box.

My article, The Coach's Top 23 Tips for Eating Gluten Free on a Budget on Celiac.com details many years of being gluten free while also being budget conscious (my financially-minded hubby wouldn't have it any other way!). Check it out, and please share your ideas!

Hope this was helpful.
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