Eating a gluten-free diet can be a real budget-buster if you’re not careful to stick to your budget. Learning how to cook frugally while also being gluten free is essential when trying to afford autism. You can easily break your budget for everything if you eat out too much or purchase entirely prepared foods. This is no different than non gluten free families. Not to mention commercially prepared food has loads of preservatives and other ingredients you really don’t want your family to eat. You learn quickly that just because it’s gluten free doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthy. You can eat junk food just as easily gluten free as you can in normal foods. Of course if your kids won’t eat it then it’s all irrelevant anyway. Being kid friendly is just as important as being frugal.
Everyone knows that children with autism often self limit their food choices. Gluten free kids with autism are no exception to this enigma. Preparing foods that are kid friendly will help your child to perhaps give the food a possible try. I’m not promising rainbows and unicorns, but I have found presentation and taste matter. I know Logan doesn’t like overly flavorful food. He refers to it as spicy regardless of the heat factor. I attempt to not surprise him with overly enhanced food. He trusts me to keep this preference in mind. You can flavor these recipes as much or as little as you desire. As his taste buds have desensitized over the years, he’s been willing to try more and more flavors.
20 Gluten Free Meals Under $100 That Your Kids Will Eat
- Egg Fried Rice
- Gluten-Free Calzones
- Oven Baked Spicy Chicken Tacos
- Crispy Black Bean and Rice Burritos
- Mexican Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad
- Veggie Burrito Bowl
- Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
- Vegan Black Bean Soup
- Easy Shepherd’s Pie
- Gluten-Free Tuna Casserole
- Vegan Black Bean Burgers
- Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
- Easy Asian Veggies and Sausage Casserole
- Freezer Friendly Taco Casserole
- Gluten Free Meatloaf
- One Skillet Garlic Parmesan Zoodles
- Baked Spaghetti
- Oven Fried Chicken
- Tomato Soup
- Cheeseburger Soup
Do you have a favorite frugal kid friendly recipe that is also gluten free?