These days, if you’re gluten-free, it’s not so hard to find food products that are suitable for your diet. Problem is, a lot of these products are sold at a premium, while their gluten-filled counterparts get off scot-free. But don’t worry: If you keep your wits about yourself, you can beat the system and still get your favourite products, minus the wheat!
The best way to get cheaper wheat-free products is to look for products that are naturally free from gluten. Here are a few of my favourites.
Everyone knows that certain products made from grains are always more expensive, like gluten-free bread or pasta. But certain types of grains are naturally free from gluten. To get more of these in your diet, look for rice, quinoa, buckwheat, cornmeal, amaranth or millet the next time you visit the grocery store. No gluten doesn’t have to equal no carbs, am I right?
Nuts and legumes
Good news: Almost all nuts and legumes are naturally gluten-free. This is great news for your pantry and your stomach, as you can go nuts and feast on all the almonds, walnuts, beans, lentils and peas that you like! And my personal favourite: pistachios. Yum!
It’s good to remember that all potato chips and rice crackers are naturally gluten-free. A handy tip to remember is that a lot of products these days add “gluten-free” to their label as a point-of-difference, when in fact they are all gluten-free. So ditch the premium price and go ahead and buy as many thrifty packets of these goodies as you want!
Tell me: What’s your favourite gluten-free snack? I’d love to know!