When you’re on a gluten-free diet, your grocery bill can really add up. That’s why it’s important to know where to find cheap gluten-free food that’s still of good quality.
Check out these 5 unexpected places:
- Big Lots
Big Lots is one of my favorite places to find cheap gluten-free food. At this discount store, you can find flour, oatmeal, pasta, chips, crackers, condiments, and candy all labeled gluten free! Plus, you can stock up on staples like canned and dried beans, canned meat, one-ingredient spices, and canned vegetables— often for a dollar or two less than the sale price at a chain grocery store!
ALDI carries their own line of inexpensive gluten-free products called ‘LiveGFree’. Here you can choose from cake mixes, snacks, frozen foods, cereal, pasta, bread, and desserts that are all safe for those with gluten intolerance. In addition to their exclusive line, you can also fill your cart with fresh vegetables, cheese, salsa, ground turkey, and wild-caught fish to create healthy meals on a budget.
(Remember to bring a quarter for the cart and be prepared to bag your own groceries.)
Over the past few years, Walmart has been offering more gluten-free products at affordable prices. One of my favorite foods to buy here is the Sam Mills gluten-free pasta. Not only is it under two dollars a bag, it’s made from non-GMO corn! There are also plenty of snacks and desserts to choose from. Looking for a quick meal? Try a BPA-free can of Amy’s soup or chili, or hit the frozen section for some gluten-free convenience meals.
Of all the things you’ve looked for on eBay, food probably isn’t one of them. Believe it or not, though, you can find some pretty good deals on gluten-free items here.
One of the great things about eBay is you can get really specific with what you want by narrowing your search based on location, dollar amount, and sale type (‘buy now’ versus bidding).
Furthermore, overstock companies and private sellers frequently offer free shipping if you purchase a certain quantity of items.
In addition to being able to buy your favorite products in bulk, you can also opt to pay someone to prepare homemade gluten-free items for you. (Although I’m way too paranoid to try this myself.)
Amazon is another great place to find inexpensive gluten-free food. You can narrow your search by brand, price, type of food, and even calorie count. No matter what kind of gluten-free product you’re looking for, Amazon either has it or has access to it. Certain items are available for FREE shipping on orders over $35.00, and Amazon Prime members save even more!
Bonus: If you happen to live in Connecticut or Massachusetts, head to Big Y and check out their ‘discounted products’ section. I check at least once a month and can often get gluten-free items for half their original price. Whee!
You shouldn’t have to take out a second mortgage to afford your gluten-free groceries. Take advantage of these deals and discounts so you can enjoy safe, healthy meals that won’t break the bank.
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