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Eating organic/healthy on a budget

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The best way to go gluten free is to focus on protein and fruits and veggies. Don't buy a bunch of gluten free bread and stuff--it is expensive and most of it has lots of fat and sugar to make it palatable. Corn tortillas make a decent bread substitute for a sandwich (just call it a "wrap"). Save the spendy gluten free products for an occasional treat instead of a diet staple. Thai kitchen makes some really good and really affordable rice noodle bowls that are gluten free. In my grocery they are by the ramen noodles. There are things out there, but you have to search around.

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The best way to go gluten free is to focus on protein and fruits and veggies. Don't buy a bunch of gluten free bread and stuff--it is expensive and most of it has lots of fat and sugar to make it palatable. Corn tortillas make a decent bread substitute for a sandwich (just call it a "wrap"). Save the spendy gluten free products for an occasional treat instead of a diet staple. Thai kitchen makes some really good and really affordable rice noodle bowls that are gluten free. In my grocery they are by the ramen noodles. There are things out there, but you have to search around.

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I don’t understand the hype about organic because sometimes it’s just not possible to have access to organic food, but even otherwise you can eat healthy on a low budget. Eggs for example are really healthy and high in protein and pretty affordable, the same with fruits and veggies.

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I don’t understand the hype about organic because sometimes it’s just not possible to have access to organic food, but even otherwise you can eat healthy on a low budget. Eggs for example are really healthy and high in protein and pretty affordable, the same with fruits and veggies.

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Excellent point. People may as well be avoiding bread overall, unless by pure chance they happen to have all the necessary tools, grains, and slow cooked ovens that we did in the past which didn't make bread as harmful and processed as it is today.

It's not the baking that needs to be slow, it's the fermenting and raising. And you can do that at home. Special tools aren't really needed.

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Excellent point. People may as well be avoiding bread overall, unless by pure chance they happen to have all the necessary tools, grains, and slow cooked ovens that we did in the past which didn't make bread as harmful and processed as it is today.

It's not the baking that needs to be slow, it's the fermenting and raising. And you can do that at home. Special tools aren't really needed.

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