Want to go gluten free but don’t want to spend a fortune? In this video, I’ll show you where exactly the best place to shop gluten free on a budget is- and it’s not a specific store but rather the area of whatever store you frequent.

If you’d like to learn more about gluten and it’s impact on our bodies? Check out the book “Wheat Belly.” Great stuff!  For some really great money saving tips & recipes for when you go full-on gluten-free, check out the Gluten Free Goddess website.  She’s a GF rock star!

Gluten free has become the newest diet trend. But beware- just because a product has “gluten free” slapped on the label doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Marketers are using this term for profit, just like they did with the labels “sugar free” and “fat free.” My general rule of thumb- stay away from products sporting these labels or use them sparingly. Just because something is gluten free doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Make sure you read the nutritional information carefully.

The best way to go gluten free on a budget is to stick to the periphery of the store. Think fresh fruits, veggies, lean all natural sources of protein & non-gluten grains like quinoa or brown rice. Prepping your own food is always the absolute BEST way to go when you have weight loss and/or health in mind.  Want to indulge in the occasional gluten-free cookie, brownie, muffin or pizza?  Be prepared to spend a bit more.  If you’re prepping your own gluten-free delights, you can buy the staples (flour etc) in bulk to save money and YES you can find coupons for these type of items.  Check out coupon trading forums like Hot Coupon World for these- and the entry way of your favorite specialty store (think Whole Foods & Earth Fare).  They often have pretty nifty coupon books there.

Hope that helps! Got your own money saving tips to shop gluten free?  By all means share in the comments below.

Don’t be fooled by labels! Stick to whole foods as much as possible.

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