Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bulk Your Shelves, Not Your Belly!

One of the results of our current economic situation is the increase in food costs. More than ever, we can all benefit from becoming smarter shoppers! One way to do this is buying in bulk. The concept of buying in bulk may trigger thoughts of wasted food or overeating, but there are ways to avoid that.

First things first: Shop at Sam’s Club, Costco, and BJ’s. They provide everything from 6-pack toothbrushes to food trays for hosting dinners.

At the store: The healthier the foods, the less likely you are to overeat and ultimately gain weight. Frozen produce and healthy treats are great to buy in bulk. Candies and sweets for the kids would not be the top recommended bulk buy!

Once you’re home: Divide your food into sensible portion sizes. This is a great way to discourage overeating and to get the most number of meals from your purchases.

Please let me know your best money saving ideas.