It seems everywhere you turn today, someone is on some type of diet. Whether it be due to food allergies, health reasons, or weight loss. For whatever reason the diet exists, it doesn't come without a price tag. You would think that if a company left out gluten, dairy, egg, corn, nuts (especially), sugar, or any other ingredient, that the price of the product would be less. But it's quite the opposite. These 'specialty' foods have a high price tag.
Shopping can be challenging, but here are a few helpful ideas to keep it simple:
1. First, know what you can eat on your particular diet. The informational links page on our site has several web sites that will help. Other information is available on the Internet, as well as diet sheets of allowed food provided by your doctor's office and/or nutritionist. Check Books-A-Million or Barnes and Noble Book Store for books available on your diet needs.
3. Next, search for coupons. Allergy and gluten free foods don't always have coupons available, and sometimes you will find them but they will only be available for on-line purchases (see section on buying in bulk). Be sure to search the name brand web sites of the foods you can eat.
This is Part 1 of a great three-part post by Mary Hudak-Collins. Please be sure to check back for Friday's post (part 2) which will cover growing foods, buying meats, and storing your own foods.
See you back here at Ducks 'n a Row for Wonderful Wednesday!