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Over the summer I shared my 10 BEST Ways To Shrink Your Grocery Bill.
Seriously check out those tips. Some of them may surprise you!
I also can't recommend the meal plans enough for saving money!
"Been eating @happyherbivore meal plan for 1st time and everything is so yummy & I got out of Wallyword for under $100! Husband loves it too" - Sharon H via Twitter
A few weeks ago, two Herbies shared their bargain finds on HH's Facebook wall, which lead me to asking everyone for their penny pinching tips and recent bargain finds.
Here's what they said:
“I took your tip and bought nutritional yeast through bulkfood.com and loved that experience! Also bought some unsalted dry roasted peanuts to make peanut butter and old-fashioned rolled oats. Thanks for that tip!”
“I get Bob's Red Mill at Ocean State Job Lot, spices, black rice, brown rice, Sriracha hot chili sauces, mustards, etc! Trader Joe's, BJ's and even my super Walmart has great organic, non GMO and gluten free items! I rarely shop at my local grocery store, way too expensive!”
“At Whole Foods, I scored 8 cases of Westsoy unsweetened organic soymilk for only 35 cents per quart after using the $1.00 off coupon (copied x 96) and the 10 percent off case discount. It was on sale for $1.50-then take off 10% case discount-and deduct $1 each”
“I order Bob's Red Mill's flaxseed, chia seed, lentils, rolled oats, and split peas online at vine.com. Shipping is free over $35 and is cheaper than what the grocery store here has. They also have hundreds of options for non toxic cleaning supplies! It's awesome.”
“We have a place called Grocery Outlet out here in the PNW and I remember I used to judge it harshly based on the name. Well, now I'm eating my own organic vegan words because they have GREAT stuff there!! Tonight I picked up a bunch of salad fixings, some wonderful bread, a bunch of frozen organic veggies that I like to use cooked in some recipes and some other basics. I LOVE Grocery Outlet! They also have less than desirable stuff but if you look in the right spots, you can really do quite well there and all for great prices!”
“Costco also has organic bananas and apples right now. Organic carrots. Almond milk. Soy milk. They are keeping up with what customers want. I'm always impressed with what they carry. Amazon has some deals too.”
“Organic quinoa, organic brown rice and other good grains by the barrel at Winco”
“Costco has a 12 pack of organic apples for $9.99”
“Our Aldi often has great prices on produce. Most is non-organic, but they do carry organic baby spinach and artisan lettuce. I also like their almond and soy milk, and I even found organic granola there! They have natural peanut butter, 75% fruit spread, and fruit cups in 100% juice. I have also bought the veggie broth and veg chili there, and the fajita tortillas are vegan. So are the non-fat Refried beans. :0)”
“Found out this weekend that Walmart has a line of organic canned products called SAM's Choice. They average about $0.88/can. Great bargain for corn, beans, tomatoes, etc.”
“99 Cent Only stores also carry coconut water and non-gmo silken tofu periodically.”
“Aldi has a 16-ounce bag of frozen edamame for $1.49. I love the Esselstyn's butterbean salad in Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. Aldi's cans of butter beans are 79 cents each”
“I often shop at Grocery Outlet (not sure if that store is nation-wide, though), and I have found coconut milk, flax milk, and almond milk for less than $2. Just this week I bought a 6-pack of organic soy yogurt for 97 cents! It had three days till it "expired," but that was more than enough time for me to finish them all!”
“The sweet potatoes are in season right now; they don't usually carry them. I bought 40 lb last week and will probably buy more. They keep well in a cool, dark place (not the fridge).”
I was not born a baker. I wasn't even born with a love for baking. I have a couple of girlfriends (and one guy friend too!) who live and die for baking. They can't wait until the weekend to make fresh bread, cupcakes, pies from scratch — you name it.
They post amazing pictures on social media and I, meanwhile, look at my biscuits that are lopsided, not uniform and don't really look anything like biscuits, either.
Almost daily I receive emails asking me questions like -- how many grams of protein do I need? How many cups of greens do I need to eat? Is 1 cup of almond milk a day too much? And so forth.
Here's the beauty of the plant-based diet: You don't need to worry about it!
Just eat plants and your body will do the 'math' for you.
(As for protein, you know I have to say it: You could ...
Another quick video teaser leading up to the Happy Herbivore Cooking Show! (deets of the show here).
I'm still in the filming stages of the new show but in the meantime I've been plowing through all the old videos I taped last winter. :)
Here's the latest: how to prep and cook collard greens!
Here's a list of HH recipes that utilize collards:
Gingered Collard Greens — EHH, page 219
Breaking News! You can now "look inside" my upcoming book on Amazon!
Check out the Table of Contents, index, my most personal memoir story (I'm baring my soul! -- there are many in the book but the big one is in the free preview), plus a few sample recipes and pics!
By the way, if you've already pre-ordered, you can snag 14 recipes + 1 of the workouts now. Here are the deets.
Now on to our regularly scheduled ...