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Wheat or gluten free frugal meals

I notice that many of the frugal meals rely on ingredients lots of People cannot have. We Need to go wheat free here. Ist rough.

Does anyone have any wheat free or gluten free frugal recipeis to share?

I do look at recipie sites but they call for so much specialty or expensive items.

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Rice and potatoes helped us alot when we were totally gluten free. We didn't buy speciality items much and just went with foods that were naturally gluten free.
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I use rice in place of pasta. :-)
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Re: Wheat or gluten free frugal meals

Great post!! I wish I had recipes to contribute but I tend to make up stuff as I cook. I often find specialty items on clearance so I make do with that. The rice and potato alternative is a great idea!
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We use lots of rice, beans, and potatoes.
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Re: Wheat or gluten free frugal meals

I agree that specialty items are usually not for the frugal. I, also, tend to go with the naturally GF foods.

Ideas:
Eggs are versatile-
Omelet/hash type dish with sweet potato, onion, garlic, spinach, and a couple eggs. If I have sausage &/or cheese I like to add that too.
Hard Boiled Egg on a lettuce salad or just as a snack with some veggies
Egg Salad or add chopped egg to tuna or chicken salad
Breakfast casserole with shredded potatoes as a crust then add eggs, milk, cheese and breakfast meat of choice (I also make a mexican type one that has green chilies and is topped with tomatoes. ).

Beans-I make a batch of black beans once a week and use them as a salad topping
hummus with veggies or spread on a leaf of romaine lettuce with pieces of chicken or turkey and shredded carrot.
refried beans-added to taco salad or with chips. (I just picked up some garden salsa rice crisps (think tortilla chips) from Aldi as a treat and they are sooo good with refried beans).

I also brown a pound of ground beef and season it with taco type seasonings. I just keep it in the fridge and add a little to lettuce with beans, cheese, onion, etc. and make a taco salad.

For lunch, I will make a veggie and hummus plate and maybe add an egg or deli meat rolled up. Also peanut or almond butter spread on a rice cake.

Dinners are usually some sort of smallish meat portion and a very large salad and another veggie side.

Snacks are energy balls made with gf oats, cut up fruit/veggies, smoothies or fresh juice.
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Re: Wheat or gluten free frugal meals

Making this tonight http://allrecipes.com/recipe/flourless-eggplant-pizza/

I'm reserving half the eggplant from tonight's dinner to make this: http://www.marthastewart.com/332294/ratatouille

Planning on making this soon. http://yourlighterside.com/2009/05/r...pizza-dough-2/
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Agree with all the above. At first I bought GF bread and stuff but it was too pricey and full of random gunk. Now I focus on eggs, chicken, various beans, rice, and corn. It's easy to make a meal out of those basics and a couple vegetables.
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Re: Wheat or gluten free frugal meals

I have a book called Gluten Free on a Shoestring which has lots of yummy sounding recipes. You might see if your library has (or can get)it. I haven't cooked out of it yet but a good friend does and says everything she's tried is good. I'm not yet GF but am working towards it as I use up my stockpiles of flour, granola bars, cereal, and pasta. As I run out of something I plan to replace with GF options (in general homemade rather than store bought) but will have to go very gradually to see if the dh and 2 youngest (all we'll have left at home come mid Aug) notice the changes (and complain).
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http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/07/summer-vegetables-with-sausage-and.html

This is a great recipe that makes leftovers and can be thrifty if you can get cheap produce and the meat on sale. I add sliced baby portabellas when I make it.
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