Unless you have been living under a rock for your whole life, you know that healthy foods can sometimes be a little pricey. Take red bell peppers for example, they are almost $1.50 each! And don't even get me started on a bag of almonds or pistachios...
Enter bulk foods. Guysssss, they are my favorite.
I'm a big fan of Winco. Like I come here almost every Saturday. You would be shocked at the actual cost of some of the regular items you purchase when you buy them in bulk. Keep in mind that you aren't paying for packaging, marketing or branding. I'm big into saving money & budgeting (hello college life!) so I'd basically grocery shop anywhere in order to save some money. If you don't have a Winco near you, the chances are that some local grocery stores have a bulk food section (I know Whole Foods does- but they are a little on the expensive side).
I love snagging basics here- oats and flours are crazy cheap here! I'm so obsessed.
You know all those recipes you want to try that call for random stuff? You aren't ready to commit to buying a whole package of coconut flour to try some "apple pie protein bars" but you do want to try them. Let's say that a recipe calls for only 2/3 cup... if you buy in bulk, you can get as much as you need (probably pay less than a dollar). That way you can try your recipe- if it turns out, great! You can go ahead and buy more for later. If it doesn't exactly turn out well, no harm done since you only spent 80 cents for that coconut flour.
You get my drift? Its the best way to try out random stuff (like wheat berries or groats) to see if you like it or not.
There's also SO MANY OPTIONS. Like basically you can find anything in bulk here. Its the best. Everything from rice & beans to pasta and protein powder.
Try it out! I promise you won't be disappointed.
BUT. Pics or it didn't happen :) Make sure to post on insta and #eatglitterblog and I'll check them out! Can't wait to hear about how much you love bulk foods (insert dancing emoji here).
I'm a college-grad, certified group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer looking to get my healthy to the next level. I hope you can find a little something here that will help you on your journey too.