I have Celiac disesase and also can’t have milk products or soy and my husband has Diabetes.
We shop mostly at WalMart, with trips to Food Lion, Lowes, Harris Teeter and Kroger for sales. We live in Clayton, NC which is close to Raleigh, NC. We are simple eaters: we like meat, except liver, we eat potatoes, rice and most vegtables, we don’t eat brussel sprouts, broccoli,or squash. But we are open to trying anything. The hardest thing is finding things I don’t have to make two meals because my gluten free isn’t always the best tasting and because of my husbands diabetes, I don’t want him feeling punished by food because of my celiac.
Our weekly grocery bill is between $150 and $250 per week. I would love to only spend $100 per week on groceries. What can we do?
A few suggestions from me…
1. Make a “static meal plan” using meals that you both like. For example, some form of Meat and Potatoes in the slow cooker on Mondays, some form of Chicken and Rice on Tuesdays, Anything Goes Salads with Chicken on Wednesday using up leftover chicken from Tuesday, a Beans/Lentils meal on Thursdays, some form of Chili with vegetables on Fridays, etc..
2. Batch cook a few of each of your favorites so you don’t have to stress about cooking 2 different meals all the time. You’ll already have them made.
3. And it may just be that 2 or 3 nights a week, you eat different things. While it might be frustrating, it might be necessary for both of your health needs. And that’s OK!
Special diets are difficult to manage…especially when there is more than one involved! What advice or encouragement do you have for Jennifer? Have any meal suggestions that would accommodate both her and her husband’s dietary needs?