Today we were running low on ‘Zac foods’. Our local Tesco, seems to be stocking less and less in it’s Free From section at the moment and our Waitrose is not much better. Sainsbury’s has by far the widest stock on shelves and some brands I have not seen anywhere else. So despite sending Tom to the supermarket yesterday for a ‘big shop’, I still had to go today.
Here is the list of items I bought and how much they cost.
Natures Path Gluten Free ‘O’s – breakfast cereal £2.75
Doves Farm Gluten Free Stars – breakfast cereal £1.94
Free From Ciabatta – 2 x small bread rolls – £1.80
Free From Digestive biscuits – £1.50
Free From Chocolate Coins (for his Christmas stocking) – £1.49
Orgran Outback Animal biscuits – £2.99
Free From Rich Tea biscuits – £1.39
Small bag of Free From Pasta – £1.50
Dietary Specials Gluten Free breadsticks – £2.49
Alpro Creamy Peach Yoghurts pack of 2 pots – £1
Alpro Creamy Cherry Yoghurts pack of 2 pots – £1
Gluten Free/Dairy Free chocolate spread – £2.29
Free From Spaghetti – £1.50
Small loaf of Genius brown bread – £2.90
Free From White bread rolls pack of 2 – £0.63
So that is almost £30 spent on special foods. I know it looks like a lot of snack foods. He won’t consume these all in a week, remember not all stores stock everything, so I tend to load up when I see a bit of variety. I do limit his snacking but when you have a child who cannot eat dairy or gluten, snacking is tricky. Active 3 year olds are hungry a lot and need extra fuel – so I do let him have the odd biscuit.