I’ve written before about the myth that you can’t save money while shopping at Whole Foods. The idea is not completely baseless; there are some very expensive foods at Whole Foods. It is possible, however, for the frugal health food shopper to get some good deals at the store affectionately nicknamed, “Whole Paycheck.”
Food For Life’s Ezekial Bread
This bread is one of the staples in our home. I feel great about the children eating sandwiches made with it because it’s made with sprouted grains and it’s organic. It is also expensive, though. Comparison shopping is critical when it comes to buying this particular bread. In our area right now, Trader Joe’s actually has the best price on it ($3.49). Trader Joe’s in our area, however, is about twenty-two miles away. The next best price is $3.99 at Whole Foods. Whole Foods is only about 5 miles away. Our local grocery store is currently selling it for $4.37.
Whole Foods Everyday Value Brand Organic Grade B Maple Syrup
Grade B maple syrup is supposed to be full of antioxidants. It’s also ridiculously expensive. For a long time, I purchased it online because that was the best price I could get. Now, Whole Foods is the only place where I buy maple syrup. I get a 32 ounce jug for $19. I dare you to find a better deal on Organic Grade B Maple Syrup.
The Whole Foods Everyday Value Brand
While we prefer to shop organic, we do make exceptions. We make exceptions on foods that aren’t as affected by pesticides (like avocados) and on some foods when we can get a GMO-free alternative. That means we also buy non-organic items at Whole Foods, such as cheese, crackers, and tortillas.
These are just a few ways you, too, can make healthy and thrifty choices while shopping at Whole Foods.
What do you like to buy at Whole Foods?
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