In my attempt to eat whole, nutritious, preferably organic food, I have found the Whole Foods bulk bins to be a lifesaver!
Though our closest Whole Foods is nearly 30 minutes away, I manage to venture out there once or twice a month to stock up on our necessities.
For the most part, the prices are wonderful. Especially since most of the products are organic.
You do need to check your prices though.
What do I buy?
Organic brown rice ($.99/lb.)
Organic steel cut oats ($1.35/lb.)
Organic whole wheat flour (regular and pastry flour)($.99/lb.)
Organic popcorn ($1.99/lb.)
Sea Salt ($.55/lb.)
Organic cane juice ($.99/lb.)
They also offer fresh ground peanut butter and local honey on tap, which I purchase both.
This method is much cheaper than pre-packaged goods.
I will say though, in a few months when our Trader Joe's comes in, this could be a complete change.
I do know that almond meal is a fraction of the price at Trader Joe's versus Whole Foods bulk bins.
Luckily I have a huge stash in the basement pantry from Trader Joe's. (I put almond meal in everything!)
So, do you utilize Whole Foods bulk bins?