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When making my own snack mix, I bring a measuring cup(s) to the bulk food store. This method ensures I have just the right amount for the recipe and limits over purchasing. Also makes it easy to calculate calories. Go home, mix the already measured amounts together and portion into small snack bags.
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Every weekend I buy a large family pack of skinless/boneless chicken breasts, split them in halves and bake or grill the whole lot. Over the week I add it to soups, stews, or sprinkle seasonings to make it a main dish. It saves me SO much time on weekdays and I always have food in a pinch.
Save time, save money buying in bulk, and there's always something to grab & prepare if you're starving.
Bulk food can be a real money saver but recording nutritional information is made much harder. I used to copy all the information from the tag on the item in the store but now I take out my digital camera and take a picture of it so I have it ready when I get home and add the food into my tracker. It's a great time saver to a great money saving strategy.
My boyfriend and I shop for items we use a lot in bulk. For example, I eat a lot of salmon, chicken, and turkey. When I buy in bulk, freeze it, it saves time and money as I don't have to go to the grocery store every week for these items. We can go for 3-4 weeks without a visit to the store.
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