Buying selective healthy staples in bulk is an effective way to:
- lower your weekly grocery bill
- reduce the time and energy you spend going to, grocery shopping.
- have healthy ingredients on hand to make simple balanced meals
People want healthy food and organic products are more expensive. The reality is that many of your regular go-to organic pantry staples are available in larger quantities for lower prices per pound (or kilo).
Shopping for organic staples in bulk reduces costs. I buy my organic staples from an online wholesale market called Live Green. For a 100 USD annual membership fee, Live Green provides access to over 22,000+ organic products, all at wholesale prices. They even donate money to plant trees every time you shop. And shipping is always free!
Here is a list of the organic staples I bought during my last grocery haul on Live Green:
Brown rice is healthier for our bodies and guts than the more processed white rice. The great news is, it also tastes better! I love the nutty flavour of this brand, and I also like the way brown rice keeps a bit more of its texture when cooked.
Pulses of all kinds are great to have in stock. Red lentils are one of the easiest to cook as there is no need to pre-soak or use a pressure cooker at all. They’re also very easy to digest. Perfect for dishes like vegetable and lentil soup, fragrant dahl, you can even use a handful to thicken a stew.
These chickpeas are low sodium for better health. They’re super convenient, so you can make a simple hummus at the drop of a hat, add a few spoonfuls to a stew or throw some on top of some raw vegetables for a satisfying salad.
This health food is very en vogue at the moment, and prices can be high as a result. Buy in bulk to save money on this essential – it is equally useful in cooking as it is as a medicine, or even a cleaning product!
Many mass-produced nut butters contain additional oils, sugars and preservatives which are not only unnecessary but damaging to our bodies. I love this simple version spread on a chunk of bread, mixed with soy and vinegar to make an Asian style dipping sauce, or even stirred through vegan African peanut stew.
Oats are a slow release carbohydrate, which means they sustain energy levels for longer and prevent slumps and mood crashes. Oatmeal for breakfast (and dinner if you’re anything like me), nutritious oat balls for kids’ lunchboxes, baked with honey to make oil free granola, or simply sprinkled raw into vegan yoghurt to make a satisfying breakfast, snack or desert. There’s no limit to uses for oats.
Don’t just think of soups, did you know you can even use broth as an alternative to oil for “frying” to soften veggies? This is such a kitchen staple, having plenty in stock will always come in handy.
It’s no secret that I’m a passionate advocate of plenty of carbs. However, some people can find that eating pastas leaves them feeling bloated and can make digestion sluggish. This brown rice version contains more fibre and the bonus is it’s coeliac friendly.
Keeping hydrated is important for general health, concentration and digestion. Too little fluid can even contribute to feelings of depression! Switch out some caffeinated beverages for some of this fancy tea to help you get better rest at night.
Many of us skip on buying organic and ecological cleaning products because of price and this is a shame for our environment. The wholesale prices on these cleaning products might change our shopping behavior for the better!
All this to say that I found a positive way to find to buy wholesale organic products in bulk.
I am in hopes that this resource supports your best intentions for health.
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