Now let's get shopping! Here's the over view of the items you will need to purchase to make my 5 day Living Below the Line challenge (LBL) menu for 6 people.
I have grouped items by the stores I suggest buying them at. However I realize not every one has these stores available to them and that item prices are subject to change week to week, so the prices listed will vary. To find gluten free stores near you that meet you sensitivity levels at your prices please check out: www.glutenfreefind.com. or www.glutenfreeontario.ca
If you don't know what the Living Below the Line challenge is and want to find out check my earlier post: Living Below the Line (LBL).
*Note: if you are allergic to gluten and not merely mildly do not attempt to purchase these items from a bulk food store, unless that bulk food store is completely dedicated to gluten free food. Reason being dust from wheat flour or gluten flour can easily drift into "gluten free" flours or people may use the same scoop they used for wheat flour in a "gluten free" flour.
Remember it's $1.75 CAD per day for 5 days for one individual ($1.25 USD, £1, $2 AUD, 11.24 NOK), meaning you have a total of $8.75 CAD with which to buy all ingredients for your meals. For a group of 6 people you then therefore have $8.75 times 6 to spend for the 5 days. So 6 people can spend $52.50. The shopping list above outlines a 5 day menu that will cost just $1.49 short of the limit. Depending on where you live the cost may be relatively the same, cheaper, or more expensive you will have to adjust accordingly.
If you wind up with money to burn here's the items I suggest getting:
1) More potatoes!
2) Salt and pepper, they're cheap but they can really spice up a meal.
3) Milk, it adds a little sugar to your diet and is very filling at the same time.
4) If you can afford it get butter instead of shortening, butter produces much better biscuits!
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