Help This Reader! How Do You Deal With Food Allergies On A Budget?

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Check out this question from Hip2Save reader, Deanna…

My son is 6 years old, and has severe food allergies – it’s actually easier to name the foods he can have than to list all the ones he is allergic to. Like most people, I am on a super fixed budget but have to buy him the special foods he needs. I love my son and would do anything for him, but it’s hard to spend $5-6 on a loaf of bread.

So my question is, could you ask the Hipster community if they have any money saving tips for people who suffer from food allergies especially foods/drinks free of the top 8 allergens. My son is allergic to peanuts/tree nuts, gluten, wheat, soy, dairy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes and beans.


Do you have any frugal tips to help Deanna and other readers with allergies? Have a recipe to share? Let us know in the comments!

Try these Gluten-Free Trail Bars and add/omit ingredients based on allergies! 

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  1. Julia

    This post has been so helpful. My twelve-year-old was diagnosed last week with food allergies to wheat, milk, nuts, and carrots. He has been really down about the foods he has to give up. My plan is to focus on meat, fruits, and veggies. All your feedback has helped confirm that we can eat well on a limited diet. Thanks for the encouragement and ideas.

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