Monday, April 6, 2009

Gluten Free On a Budget (Part 1)

Being gluten free doesn't have to hurt your wallet. Well...okay, maybe a little! But there ARE ways you can learn to be gluten free on a budget!

If you missed my interview with Jenn of Frugal Upstate, Lynnae of , and Amanda of Mrs. W's Kitchen, on Frugal Coast2Coast... No worries!! you can listen to the archived show right here:

Over the next few weeks I'm going to go over highlights from the show in more detail on how YOU can be gluten free without breaking your budget! I promise it's possible!

For the first post, here are what I consider some of my most frugal (and favorite) recipes! I hope you'll enjoy them!!

One thing that folks have to remember on a gluten free diet is that often the initial cost of SOME ingredients can be pricey, but these ingredients stretch and go along way!!

Breakfast/Bread Recipes:

Gluten Free Homemade Master Mix - All Purpose Baking Mix like Bisquick

Easy Quick GF Homemade Sandwich Bread

GF Pancakes made with Master Baking Mix

Grits Bowl

Sara's Baked Oatmeal

GF Whole Grain Banana Nut Muffins

GF Fresh Blueberry Muffins

Easy Homemade Gluten Free Bread

Dinner/Supper Recipes:

A complete frugal GF Thanksgiving dinner with recipes, grocery list, and game plan

GF/SF/CF "Cheese" Sauce (perfect for making a great macaroni and cheese, a cheesy casserole, etc...)

Gluten Free Clam Chowder (naturally Gluten Free and very pantry friendly)

Twenty Minute Turkey Chili (quick, frugal, and naturally GF)

Southern Tuna Salad (naturally gluten free, super easy, and usually in our dinner rotation)
Homemade Caesar Salad (My Dad's best homemade salad!)

Spaghetti Squash ( in place of pasta - naturally gluten free)

Spanish Tortilla (naturally gluten free, very frugal ingredients)

Creamy Chicken Tacos (super frugal and kid-friendly GF dinner!)

Nan's Skillet Dinner (naturally GF frugal dinner from my grandmother! -- one of my favs)

Stacey's Pork Chops (delicious quick GF Dinner)

Carrie's Sweet and Sour Chicken
(Miss Chinese take out?? this quick easy GF recipe is the one for you!!)

Spring Chicken and Grits (with a grits tutorial)


BEST GF Chocolate Chip Cookies (one of my most popular and favorite recipes)

GF Double Fudge Walnut Cookies
(a delicious variation of the chocolate chip cookies!)

Everyday Chocolate Cake and Carrot Cake
(Gluten free and casein free -- Move over Betty Crocker!)

Sweet Potato Pie (My favorite classic naturally gluten free pie!)

Rich Chocolate Brownies (My GO TO brownie recipe! Especially for company!)


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