Living with celiac disease or gluten intolerance creates a substantial financial burden. A 2019 study on the Persistent Economic Burden of the Gluten-Free Diet found that Gluten-free food products were overall 183% more expensive than comparable wheat-based products.
The good news is that the vast majority of the gluten-free diet does not need to be made up of gluten-free specialty products. Now, we all need a gluten-free cookie every once in a while, but you will do your pocketbook and your waistline a favor if the bulk of your diet is based on naturally gluten-free foods.
This collection of delicious and affordable gluten-free recipes from my food blogger friends can inspire your next meal plan.
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You can have your health without breaking your budget. In fact, you may find that in addition to the health benefits of treating celiac disease with your gluten-free diet, you have been unexpectedly pushed into reimagining your home cooking with fresh, whole foods.
As always, when preparing gluten-free recipes, confirm that your ingredients are all gluten-free. At the grocery store, my mantra is “read every label, every time” to avoid grabbing the wrong item or not catching ingredient changes by trusted brands.
Some of the common ingredients to check for gluten are broth, bouillon, seasoning blends, and all sauces, including enchilada sauce and soy sauce (use gluten-free tamari instead of traditional, wheat-containing soy sauce). Labeled gluten-free nuts and grains are recommended to avoid cross-contamination with wheat, barley, and rye in the field and in the factory.
These recipes were all selected with your time and money in mind: sheet pan, slow cooker, instant pot, air-fryer, and one-skillet dinners, along with easy casseroles, soups, salads, and kid-friendly dishes! I hope you love these simple and affordable meals that will make your gluten-free life a little easier.
For more money-saving ideas, check out 37 Tips for Gluten-Free on a Budget.
Gluten-Free Sheet Pan Meals
Gluten-Free Slow-Cooker and Instant Pot Meals
For more dinner-time inspiration, here are 40 Gluten-Free, Slow Cooker, Chicken Recipes.
Want more gluten-free casserole Recipes? Check out this roundup of 50 Gluten-Free Casserole Recipes for Busy Weeknights & Mornings!
Gluten-Free Skillet and Stove-Top Meals
Gluten-Free Kid Favorites
Gluten-Free Air-Fryer Meals
Gluten-Free Entree Salads
These delicious gluten-free dinner recipes are perfect when you need an easy meal on a busy weeknight or a stress-free recipe to impress guests at a dinner party.
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