When it comes to quality of my food, I learned to choose for the best whenever possible. For a long time now, I have been avoiding conventional food and buying mainly their biological equivalents.
Till now, I haven’t been paying much attention to the costs of such food choices. However, recently I went to Lidl a couple of times and I noticed that I have a few (bio/GF) favorite products. Even better, I realized I saved money by buying these products in Lidl rather than in AH or a biological supermarket.
Below I show you some of my favorites from Lidl. They are gluten free (based on ingredients and allergy information), some also biological.
Vegetables (all biological)
Nuts and seeds
Great in salads!
I like to grind walnuts and use them in gluten free baking as a replacement for an expensive almond flour.
Sugar-y but gluten free
These sweets contain glucose syrup and/or maltodextrine. I can have only a small amount, otherwise I get headache and other symptoms. Perhaps, you can tolerate them better.
From the Delicieux line in Lidl, also the ‘Amandel Petits Fours’ (small amandelgebakjes) are glutenfree. Their bottom is made of almond cookies.
I became really addicted to olives last weeks. These are quite tasty and cheap.
Soon, I will post a recipe for vegetarian butternut squash-lentils chilli ‘con-carne’ that I made with these beans. The sauce contains corn starch and is free from wheat.
I like these eggs for their nicely yellow yolks. But I also buy the biological eggs from Lidl if they are in stock.
I don’t tolerate dairy proteins well but I have no problem with butter.
I really like the bio apple moes as an evening snack. The curry sauce makes a boring meal a bit more spicy and the gluten free pasta’s from Lidl are really cheap (penne, fusilli and spaghetti).
You can also find in Lidl paprika chips which are gluten free, some borrelnootjes, fritessaus, some ice-creams (Gelatelli /fake almond Magnum; Noblissima/Viennetta), frozen potato croquettes (not my fav though), an oven-dish fish mediterranean, some fresh and processed meat (e.g. Zwagerman Saksische leverworst; and andere vleeswaren), many dairy products, (bio) rice waffles and other.
I just wanted to show you the ones that I like the most. I also buy there WC paper (the pinky one ;). The mineral water is not so tasty BUT unlike the Dutch tap water – the Lidl mineral water is free from estrogen and traces of Roundup chemical so I buy it sometimes too.
And bananas, not biological but so cheap ! ;-) I like to use them in my banana-avocado-cacao-honey ‘pudding’ (see the recipe).