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13. Pick Up Specialty Products When You Have a Coupon
The time to try Udi’s cinnamon rolls, Glutino chocolate wafers and Bob's Red Mill vanilla cake mix is when you have a relevant coupon. If you’re dying to try a new product, sign up for email offers from the manufacturer and/or visit coupon websites to search for your favorite brands. Hitting up gluten-free fairs and expos can also be a good way to collect coupons and free samples.
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14. Cook From Scratch
Making your own gluten-free meals is extremely cost-effective. Of course, it’s also a good way to minimize the possibility of being accidentally exposed to the unwanted protein composite since you’re not having to rely on waiters and chefs who may or may not understand your dietary restrictions.
If you’re not a natural-born whiz in the kitchen, you can stick to simple meals like a slow cooker lentil soup or some black bean tacos. Try out a few new recipes that sound tasty and don’t waste any leftovers.
15. Grind Your Own Gluten-Free Flours
All-purpose baking mixes cost a fortune. If you’re willing to put in a little bit of effort to save money, you can purchase some white rice flour and buy some tapioca flour, mixing them together in a 4:1 ratio.
On the other hand, if you’re even more committed to savings, you can grind your own flours using ingredients like brown rice, white rice, coconut flakes, tapioca pearls or almonds.