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#46 Melissa.77

 
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

I have a question to anyone out there that may be able to answer it. How does anyone afford to shop glutin free is there a good place to shop that is affordable. I have a house of 5 and my pockets aren't deep enough to afford the cost of glutin free foods. Help


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:08 AM

Don't buy processed gluten free foods. Use whole, naturally gluten free foods. Beans, lentils, rice, corn, buckwheat, quinoa, eggs, fruits and vegetables that are in season, lots of root veggies and winter squash when in season. Small amounts of meats or fish.

There are lots of blogs with inexpensive, whole food recipes. We do dinner with a family once a week, and for the six of us, the full cost of dinner runs between $15 and $30 (usually when we do salmon fillets ;) ), including two to three leftover servings for lunch the next day.

What sorts of foods do you usually eat and are willing to eat?
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:18 AM

i usually 'splurge' on:  bread, pasta, (i still use lactaid, but i probably don't need to) i have no reaction to boar's head cold-cuts, so i buy a little for me and a cheaper brand for everybody else, pizza crust, burger/hot dog buns <so, still bread items..  the 'fake' soy bragg's enzyme sauce, certain flours <and that you will collect different ones over time.  i don't use pre-mixed - just combine depending on what i'm making.  if i find (omgosh, udi's cinnamon buns on the reduced rack for a dollar a package, HELLO i bought all of them haha :) ) a deal on something i will load up the freezer.  if you're not feeding everyone gluten-free, just use (say) one burger bun for you and feed the rest regular wheat buns.  that saves me $$ i eat my sloppy joe on my expensive bread and he can eat his on the cheap-os.  everything else i can usually fake lolz :D  and a few years ago, we started planting veggies and can them ourselves.  that way, i know exactly what sort of (vinegar, NATURAL FLAVORINGS LOLOL etc) are going into our food.   if i make a bunch of something and freeze it, i have a dinner for myself if everyone decides they really need to eat kentucky fried chicken or whatever.  or if i have to run out the door, i usually have something to chuck into my backpack so i won't starve to death.  i swear, sometimes, i won't be hungry until i leave the house!!  i think my car makes me hungry haha


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:01 PM

That is old information, and their website is out of date.  Caramel coloring/flavoring and vanilla flavoring  are no longer considered to contain gluten.

Are you stating that Torani's website is out of date? If so, what is your source?

 

http://www.torani.com/faqs Under product-related questions.


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:24 PM

Are you stating that Torani's website is out of date? If so, what is your source?

It may be based on outdated thinking about certain ingredients. I already responded here regarding caramel color.

 

Here is a link to the Canadian Celiac Association page that lists vanilla as safe.

 

As testing technology has advanced over time, some things, like these, that were once feared to contain gluten have now been scientifically shown not to contain it.


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:33 PM

Are you stating that Torani's website is out of date? If so, what is your source?

 

http://www.torani.com/faqs Under product-related questions.

I  am stating that caramel color and vanilla flavoring are not a gluten concern any more.   If you review the thread, you may find some valuable information that you seek. :)

 

EDIT:  Peter provided some relevent links, while I pondered my reply.


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:53 AM

Looking to see how you all support this eating glutin free. Im finding it all realy expensive and I have 4 kids so not so easy on my pocket. Please Help


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:57 AM

My family is extremly busy with many sports so always on the go need ideas on fast glutin free meals that are fast and inexspensive too Lol is this even possible..


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:23 PM

I  am stating that caramel color and vanilla flavoring are not a gluten concern any more.   If you review the thread, you may find some valuable information that you seek. :)

 

EDIT:  Peter provided some relevent links, while I pondered my reply.

I'm just not entirely sure that caramel color or vanilla flavoring is the issue with the Torani syrups. The list of the ones that contain it isn't all inclusive of all of the tan or caramel-colored syrups or ones with vanilla flavor, for that matter. I'll just stay away from them -- I was just bringing it up as an example of gluten-containing ingredients not being disclosed on the label when the manufacturer states on their website that it does contain gluten.

 

For example, the salted caramel does not contain gluten.


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:51 PM

Looking to see how you all support this eating glutin free. Im finding it all realy expensive and I have 4 kids so not so easy on my pocket. Please Help

 

It can be if you use a lot of specialty items. However, most meals can be made gluten free. Rice or potatoes are good as a starch for meals.

 

My family is extremly busy with many sports so always on the go need ideas on fast glutin free meals that are fast and inexspensive too Lol is this even possible..

Do you have a crock pot? Toss in some chicken, with some sort of veggie, and let it cook it.


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:57 PM

And don't forget, ziplock bags are your friends. Make big meals, portion them out and freeze them. I only cook once or twice a week. I have a freezer full of meals I made myself that I just grab and microwave during the work week.


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:58 PM

In my area of northern California, I find Sprouts supermarket to be reasonable. One of our big costs is bread... my wife loves bread and has not been able to give it up even though I try to cook other whole foods. They often have Udi's bread on sale and I buy a whole bunch and freeze it.

 

I agree with other people who have posted here. There are lots of foods that are naturally gluten free, so switch to those kinds of foods. If you stick to things that are traditionally made from wheat it get's difficult to keep food costs low.

 

For instance, buy corn tortillas which are gluten free from several low cost brands rather than a tortilla made from a mix of other gluten free flours and made to "look" like other wheat tortillas or wraps.

 

I have a question to anyone out there that may be able to answer it. How does anyone afford to shop glutin free is there a good place to shop that is affordable. I have a house of 5 and my pockets aren't deep enough to afford the cost of glutin free foods. Help


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I'm not gluten intolerant, but my wife is. I joined this blog because I do all the cooking at home and need to be educated so I don't hurt my family.
I'm always looking for recipe ideas and ways to cook and eat healthy. And while I'm not on a tight budget, I have been finding gluten free grocery shopping quite expensive, so all ideas are welcome!

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

Ok People does it ever get any better last night was so horrable. I was in so much pain, then puking and felt like I was gonna pop head off from force and then again today Pain in stomach and chest. Im glutin free eating as far as I know so Im not sure what is setting me off so bad now. Im getting very angry anymore dont even want to eat or drink.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 05:38 PM

It does sound like you're getting glutened by something -- I would start digging. Check for sources of cross contamination first. Pots that have had pasta cooked in them previously (I was reacting to mine because it had a white film inside that we could not scrub off that I can only assume is gluten from wheat pasta), strainers, anything porous. Check your medications and/or vitamins. Do you drink herbal tea? Some of those have gluten. Lipstick/gloss/balm?


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:13 AM

I thought I had all of the gluten out of my diet and then 6 months in I began accidentally glutening myself with some fries I thought I had checked. It was minute amounts, and only every few days, but it was enough to make me feel slightly ill. I had to go back to checking every label before I ate anything (not a bad practice anyway). I think you might want to recheck your labels and cooking appliances.  Check your baking suppies too - sometimes stuff like sugar or baking powder can be contaminated.

 

As for the cost of easy meals on the go, I agree with the others that you'll need to do prep work and use things like crockpots. We eat a LOT of leftovers, and that helps. You can always push back dinner and eat later and make some protein bars or smoothies to pack along on the go.


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