30 Ways to Cut the Cost of Living: Eating Gluten-Free

#26: If you are eating gluten-free, use today’s tip to cut back on this huge expense category.

I am grateful to my mom for providing today’s post!


When I discovered my husband and daughter needed to be on a gluten-free diet, the first thing I did was go to the library and check out an armload of books and cookbooks on the topic. I learned a lot about what gluten sensitivity and celiac mean, and had a wealth of resourses at my fingertips. I renewed 9 times if that means anything. All that being said, I have never come across a book of such consequence to the gluten-free household as Gluten-Free on a Shoestring. Nicole Hunn had me from the Introduction where she lays out her philosophy on how gluten-free doesn’t have to be a money or time gobbler. Nowhere had I ever read that before!  In fact, costly ingredients and time consuming steps to compile a recipe are the norm.


Nicole has 125 recipes and many that are unique to gluten-free cookbooks, in that they are casseroles and meals you can freeze and pre-make in parts. She tells how to use coupons and where to get them. She unlocks the mystery of ordering in bulk online and tells you what to buy and from where (with a list!!). Once-a-week and once-a month cooking are explained and the recipes they work with listed. This is a paradigm shift for the gluten-free community, and one I was thrilled and ecouraged to find.


I looked at some of the pages in this book on Amazon.com when I bought it and I was able to use her shopping lists for ingredients to have on hand when the book arrived. I was never so excited to get a book in the mail and I was not dissapointed! If you are gluten-free and frugal (words that never went together before), Gluten-Free on a Shoestring is a must read. (Most recipes can be made dairy free as well)


Grab your copy of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring today!


While you’re on Amazon, be sure to check out the Gluten-Free Amazon Deals.


Do you eat gluten-free?  What ways have you found to cut the cost of gluten-free food?



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  1. Amy Adkins says:


    Great post from your Mom! I love Nicole’s “Gluten Free on a Shoestring” blog and have made many of her recipes with great success. After reading your Mom’s endorsement of her book, I’ll have to pick that up too!


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