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Can You Eat Healthier & Save Money?

April 11, 2022

Healthy eating is a common goal for many people. In fact, a study conducted by the International Food Information Council indicated that 43 percent of Americans looked for nutritious options while shopping.  However, sometimes people think that eating more nutritious foods means having to increase their grocery budget. Luckily, there are plenty of savvy ways to stock up on wholesome foods without breaking the bank. 

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Two of the top five resolutions people have for 2022 are to eat healthier and save money. Thankfully, planning and utilizing your local restaurant supply store makes saving money and healthy eating easy to achieve. Here are a few of our tips for eating well for less.

Meal Plan: 

It’s easy to overspend when you don’t have a grocery shopping plan. Instead of creating your meals after visiting your bulk food store, develop a week’s worth of meals before hitting your grocery store’s aisles. Pre-planning means you will purchase precisely what you need to create wholesome daily dishes. 

If you need some menu inspiration, there are plenty of excellent websites and apps that provide easy recipes for nutritious meals. 

43 percent of Americans look for nutritious food at the grocery store.

Take Stock:

When creating your shopping list, go through your fridge, pantry, and freezer. Make sure you aren’t accidentally purchasing something you already have that might be hidden behind other ingredients. 

Also, think about what you currently have in your home that you can use up to make a healthy meal or two. Canned goods like beans, tomatoes, and corn can make an awesome chili! Have some quinoa and frozen shrimp? Whip up a hearty, low-carb quinoa jambalaya

Buy Vegetables in Bulk:

With proper storage, buying fresh produce in large quantities can save big bucks. 


A few of our favorite tips for your bulk veggies:

  • Buy Fresh: To extend the life of your fruits and veggies, you want to make sure you aren’t purchasing produce that’s already overripe.
  • Wash and Prep: Take the time to wash, cut, and store all your fresh produce as soon as you get home so you can have great ingredients that are ready to whip up into wholesome meals.
  • Freeze for the Future: Portion and freeze extra vegetables to not only keep them fresh longer but also to have them on hand for later.

Try Affordable Meats:

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up meat! Buying leaner cuts of meat or eating red meat in moderation are both healthy ways to keep your favorite proteins in your diet. 

Affordable cuts like beef brisket, chicken thighs, and pork shoulder are packed with flavor but easy on the pocketbook. Roasts and ground meats are also great additions for soups, stews, chili, pasta sauces, and more. You can also take advantage of economical price points by purchasing your proteins in bulk from a wholesale grocery store. 

In 2022, two of the top resolutions people have is to eat healthy and save money.

Hit the Freezer Section:

Some people might consider fresh to be best when it comes to eating healthy. However, there are a wealth of frozen ingredients that are vitamin and protein-rich, affordable, and effortless to cook. 


Use frozen berries for fresh morning smoothies. Grab frozen turkey patties for a low-fat burger. In the mood for pizza? Check out a pre-made, frozen cauliflower crust and create your own low-carb masterpiece.

Healthy & Affordable Wholesale Groceries From US Foods CHEF'STORE

From whole-grain dried goods to fresh vegetables, nutritious frozen meals, and lean meats, CHEF’STORE  has it all. 

Stop by any one of our numerous locations and check out our vast selection of products. We also offer bulk grocery delivery through our third-party partners, which means you can get wholesome ingredients delivered right to your front door!

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