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Old 01-11-2013, 11:53 PM   #11
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Meh. I guess it depends. I was a thrifty shopper who had lots of cheap (but healthy) fillers. I really struggled with planning gluten free meals, especially since I think most dairy replacements are gross (and expensive). I'm really liking the variety of meals, but they use lot of ingredients I don't normally stock, so that is adding up.

If you normally eat out a lot, go shopping without a plan, or buy lots of pre made stuff, yeah, it probably saves money.

I saved 50% by buying myself a gift certificate for it
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We are "paleo-ish." We are GF/DF and use lots of protein and healthy fats but I do fill in with beans or GF grains (rice, quinoa) if necessary. We are a family of 7 and my food budget is $400 a month. It was $300 a month prior to going GF/DF but I had to increase it to account for the extra meat.

The first month we went paleo I spent a lot of money trying to use gluten substitutes (almond flour, coconut flour) and still make things like pancakes/waffles. I stopped doing that because I found they were not very good and they were very expensive to make. So now I don't bother trying to imitate and focus our meals on protein/veggie/GF carb. I also do a monthly meal plan at the beginning of the month that focuses the protein sources of our meals on what is on sale. This is only our 3rd month of paleo so I'm still fine-tuning a bit. I should add that we don't buy organic at all (I would love to, but it just isn't in the budget at the moment).
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I don't even know what millet is. Lol.

We can have rice and quinoa, but I really don't like them very much. I've tried adding different seasonings, making fried quinoa patties, and quinoa "fried rice" but it is just yuck to me. I do make Spanish rice too. But I can't eat rice or quinoa more than like once a month, it's just not something I even remotely like.
Millet tastes like white rice so you prob wouldnt like it.

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We are "paleo-ish." We are GF/DF and use lots of protein and healthy fats but I do fill in with beans or GF grains (rice, quinoa) if necessary. We are a family of 7 and my food budget is $400 a month. It was $300 a month prior to going GF/DF but I had to increase it to account for the extra meat.

The first month we went paleo I spent a lot of money trying to use gluten substitutes (almond flour, coconut flour) and still make things like pancakes/waffles. I stopped doing that because I found they were not very good and they were very expensive to make. So now I don't bother trying to imitate and focus our meals on protein/veggie/GF carb. I also do a monthly meal plan at the beginning of the month that focuses the protein sources of our meals on what is on sale. This is only our 3rd month of paleo so I'm still fine-tuning a bit. I should add that we don't buy organic at all (I would love to, but it just isn't in the budget at the moment).
Yea, no subs...they dont taste like the real thing and they are expensive!
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I use quinoa or rice everyday! I fry up some olive oil, seasonings and veggies. Then I add the rice and tamari. Afterwards i add an avocado. So tasty and so easy!
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