Grocery Haulin’: Bulk Bins

September 20, 2015

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday.

I’ve been rather bad at blogging lately, so this afternoon I’m making an effort to put together a few blog posts today to share with you throughout the week.

Per my usual Sunday ritual, I headed out to the store after breakfast to do some grocery shopping. I made my list over breakfast (in the Notes app), grabbed my reusable bags, and headed out the door to Sprouts.

Breakfast: chia seed oatmeal with bananas, strawberries, hemp seeds, and almond butter.

Breakfast: chia seed oatmeal with bananas, strawberries, hemp seeds, and almond butter.

I thought this haul would be a good one to show you guys, because I got a lot of stuff for a really good price.

It was one of those trips where I was anticipating the bill to be way higher than it actually was… So I was through the roof when my total came to be out under what I was expecting.

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Here we go!

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  • 2 bunches of organic kale – $3.98
  • 2 fuji apples – $1.66
  • 2 yellow peaches – $1.14
  • Red onion -$0.77
  • Radishes – $0.50
  • Asparagus – $2.60
  • Bananas – $1.10
  • 2 green bell peppers – $0.96
  • Broccoli – $1.00
  • Cayenne pepper – $0.25
  • Reduced sodium tamari – $3.99
  • Organic rice vinegar – $2.49

Pro tip – when you’re making a recipe that calls for a spice, but you don’t want to spend the money on a whole container of the spice, use the bulk bins to purchase a smaller amount! A whole container of cayenne pepper was $4.00 at Sprouts, but I was able to get what I needed and more for only $0.25.

If you do want to buy a whole container of the spice, I suggest purchasing from Trader Joe’s. Their spices are only $1.99, very sizable, and of good quality.

Sprouts is amazing, but TJ’s has my heart. <3

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  • 2 containers of blackberries – $3.00
  • Strawberries – $2.50
  • Ginger – $0.12
  • Cucumber – $0.48
  • 2 hass avocados – $1.54
  • Cilantro – $0.50
  • Red quinoa – $6.99
  • Rolled oats – $0.98
  • Sliced almonds – $2.90

GRAND TOTAL: $41.07

Another pro tip is using the bulk bins for things like oats and nuts. You pay a fraction of the cost you would if you were purchasing them in a pre-packaged/branded container… It’s actually pretty crazy.

I keep a Quaker oats container in my pantry and when its running low, I fill it up with fresh oats from the bulk bins. Economical, and good for the environment!

What are some of your grocery shopping tips or hacks?

XO, Bailee

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