In your opinion, is it expensive to live on a gluten free diet? Do you adapt after a while and incorporate it into your budget or does it take extra planning on your part to manage?
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KarlaCommunity Moderator, iVillage.com
Not really. Most whole foods, like meat, veggies, fruit and rice are the staples of a GF diet and are the same for anyone. There are also many commercial proccessed foods, like Chex cereal, most potato chips, that are GF. The place where increased costs show are mostly in baked goods. GF breads, cookies, snacks, mixes, cost a lot more than the non-GF products. Most of us get around that by baking these items ourselves at home, or just eat less of them.
Wendy in NM
Like most we have the staples,i find thats its the alturnatives that are the most expensive.like the flours, baking needs,and additives that are gf/wf..