This week, the one in 100 people in the UK that suffer from Coeliac disease received the news that they may no longer receive gluten-free prescription items. In a bid to reduce costs of £1 billion from the health service, doctors may no longer be able to prescribe many readily available drugs, as well as gluten-free goods.
So what if you are affected? Food allergy sufferers seem to have the bear the brunt of the costs themselves, with food staples such as pasta and bread costing up to 4 times more per gram than the standard equivalent. Catering for our daughter’s multiple food allergies started to cost us a small fortune.
We went back to basics, cooking naturally allergy-free food, and our food bill fell back down to the UK average of £80 a week for a family of four. That may still sound like a lot, but that £80 provides all our meals for 7 days a week, plus snacks for the children. We eat a huge amount of fresh fruit and vegetables, but we also take advantage of frozen fruit and vegetables where it makes sense. No need for last-minute takeaways or quick meals grabbed out and about where £20 just seems to melt away.
If you are interested in how we could help you reduce your food bill, take a look at what our members already benefit from. All new members will receive a free consultation by phone, so whether you have one or multiple food allergies, or other dietary restrictions, we can point you in the right direction.