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Gluten-Free Budget Recipes

Money-Saving Nutritious Gluten-Free Recipes


Gluten-free diets are notoriously expensive. Cook up savings with these delicious and nutritious homemade gluten-free recipes.

1. 12 Gluten-Free Soup Recipes

Gluten-Free French Onion Soup Recipe
Photo- 2010 © Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Soups are incredibly nutritious and economical to make. Canned soups are no match for the flavor of homemade gluten-free soup - the ultimate comfort food.

12 Gluten-Free Soup Recipes

2. Gluten-Free Spaghetti Recipe


Gluten-free spaghetti is a favorite with kids and grown-ups alike. Add a fresh garden salad for a healthy, flavorful budget gluten-free dinner. Skip the bread- it adds both expense and excess carbohydrates.

3. Gluten-Free Meatloaf

Gluten Free Meatloaf Recipe

Gluten-free crackers and applesauce are the secret ingredients in this filling gluten-free meatloaf recipe.

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Homemade Gluten-Free Cracker Recipes - A Big Money-Saver Over Store-Bought GF Crackers!

4. Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

This meatless recipe makes a big dish of cheesy gluten-free macaroni. Serve with a fresh salad for a filling, delicious meatless entree.

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5. Gluten-Free Taco Recipes

2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

Fast, easy and an all-time favorite. The great thing about tacos, you get a nice serving of fresh vegetables in each taco.

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6. Gluten-Free Spinach Quiche Recipe

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Savory Gluten-Free Spinach Quiche is made with a buttery and tender Savory Shortcrust recipe, adapted from a recipe by Master Baker Avner Laskin. The filling is simple, fresh and economical.

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7. Gluten-Free Chicken a la King

Gluten-Free Chicken a la King Recipe
© 2010 Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Gluten-Free Chicken a la King is a creamy delicious gluten-free entree -- a favorite budget recipe for generations.

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8. Gluten-Free Cheese Pizza Recipe

Photo 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

You may have noticed that frozen gluten-free pizzas are pricey. One recipe of gluten-free pizza dough makes about four 7-inch pizza crusts. Add your favorite gluten-free pizza sauce and cheese and you end up with about four pizzas for the cost of one or two store-bought gluten-free pizzas. Make crusts when you have time and freeze for the ultimate gluten-free budget, convenience food.

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9. Gluten-Free Italian Chicken Nugget Recipe

Photo 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss

Three chicken breasts make a large stack of delicious gluten-free Italian chicken nuggets. Serve these crisp, savory nuggets with steamed vegetables or with a large salad for a family favorite budget meal.

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10. Homemade Gluten-Free Energy Bars

Gluten Free Energy Bar Recipe
2010 © Teri Lee Gruss

The ingredients for this recipe don't look economical - nuts, seeds, almond butter, dried fruits and gluten-free brown rice cereal and it's true, these are not inexpensive foodstuffs, but store-bought gluten-free energy bars are very costly and sometimes not very nutritious. This recipe makes 16 large, very nutritious, great tasting homemade gluten-free energy bars, perfect for lunch bags, after school snacking or gluten-free travel.

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11. Beef Chuck Pot Roast with Braised Vegetables

A 5-star reader-rated recipe from Chef John Mitzewich, About.com Guide to American Food. John says of this dish, "The beef is roasted long and slow with aromatic vegetables, and the result is fork-tender chuck roast topped with delicious natural juices."

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12. Gluten and Dairy-Free Chicken Potpie Bowl Recipe

Gluten-Free Chicken Potpie Bowls Reprinted with Permission 2009 © Every Day with Rachael Ray
From Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine, this easy recipe combines wholesome and convenient ingredients in a dish sure to be favorite with gluten-free kids.

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