When you first go gluten-free it can be daunting. It seems like you’re destined to spend seven times what you did before, and everything is doomed to taste like heated cardboard. Although plenty of blogs assure you that eating gluten-free is easy, low cost, and you’ll never miss anything you ate before. While that may be true for some people, the reality for me was that following a gluten free diet was a challenge at first, and I still miss some junk foods I can’t have. (Fazoli’s lasagna anyone?)
However, a gluten free lifestyle doesn’t have to be miserable. It also doesn’t have to be terribly expensive. In fact, I’ve made an art out of being gluten free on a budget. So here’s how I stay gluten free without breaking the bank.