Allergy friendly products can be pricey! If you’re not making it from scratch on your own expect to pay a little more for those store-bought cookies or bread etc.
Here are the top 5 ways to not break the piggy bank!
1. Visit the stores closest to you and write down prices of your favorite convenience allergy food (pizza, cookies …you get the idea). Plan to visit these stores at least once a month to get your favorite staple stock up at the best price.
2. Visit the manufacturers you love on their websites and sign up to get emailed coupons and sometimes purchase directly from them at a great rate.
3. Sign up for subscribe and save on Amazon.com for your favorite allergy friendly items. You can choose to sign up for recurring delivery monthly, every two months or spread further apart. When you choose to have 5 items you have subscribed to delivered in the same month.. you save 15%!!! We also love our Amazon Prime membership in conjunction with this. (Our annual membership means free two-day shipping and free streaming movies and option to rent movies)
Amazon Subscribe & Save
4. Coupons, coupons, coupons… reward program and coupon some more! Don’t forget the weekly ad specials and Wal-Mart’s matching policy.
5. Check out Azure Standard.
They are kind of like a co-op with drop off points. Produce and processed natural and allergy friendly products can be purchased through this company.
How do you save money on special allergy friendly goodies? Tell us below in the comments! 🙂
I’m excited about the fall! Little people are too! So let’s make them something fun, healthy, and delicious that targets their taste buds, fine motor skills and ability to follow simple directions. If you are a teacher or a caregiver or a mom or dad… you’ll find this simple snack craft to be a huge hit! (*Think* class party inclusive snack craft that is fun food for ALL(ergies)! ) A series of fall focused snacks will be following shortly here and after I go to the Gluten Free Expo you can expect further inspiration! (You may want to check back at this blog soon or enroll your email in the box on the right for subscription because I get to do a ticket give away soon for the Gluten Free Expo!)
Best ingredient list ever for busy snack planners :
1. Seedless Clementines aka Cuties
*If celery is an allergy try substituting another green veggie like green bell pepper.
The great thing is this snack craft is done simply in advance also if this is just a “bring an allergy friendly goodie to class thing”.
You can let the children peel them for extra fine motor practice and fun or you can do it in advance. Chop up the little celery stalks to fit snugly in the center of the clementine with a little sticking over the top like a pumpkin stalk. I sliced them into 1.5 inch long slim strips. You may have to have more than one “pumpkin” per child if they are ravenous fruit eaters like the inhabitants here in Miss Watermelon’s world. I can’t complain about that though, right?!
What is your favorite allergy friendly fall treat?