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Wholesale Foods & Groceries to Stock Up On for the Holidays

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November 09, 2020

If you haven’t explored the money-saving options at your local wholesale supply store, now is the perfect time to start! With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s right around the corner, you might be wondering, “What groceries should I stock up on?” Luckily, there are plenty of holiday essentials you can start buying right now without breaking your budget.

What Essential Holiday Foods Should You Buy Now? 

Having a holiday foods list prepared and bulk groceries on hand for the holiday season saves money and time! Check out groceries to always have on hand and recipe ideas below.

Hearty Weekday Meals

Cooking for the big holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas, are labors of love. Days of planning and many cooking hours are usually the norm, leaving little time for wholesome daily meals. Get ahead of the holiday curve and stock up on everyday meal staples.

You can easily purchase popular holiday foods in bulk, make meals ahead of time, and freeze them to enjoy when you are in the midst of holiday prep. Also, purchase easy-to-make meal ingredients with a longer shelf life so you can whip up a delicious dish in no time. Here are a few simple ideas to get you started:

  • Canned beans are protein-rich foods that you can easily turn into a variety of healthy meals. For an effortless dinner, make a double batch of chili in your slow cooker. Freeze the leftovers and save them for later.
  • Frozen meatballs are a must-have. They come pre-made, so all you have to do is heat them up. Not only are they great for whipping up a fast meatball sub, but they also make a delicious, no-fuss holiday appetizer.
  • Dried pasta makes for a quick dinner
  • Deli meats, sliced cheese, and bread are great to have on hand for simple sandwiches. Portion out and freeze deli meats to extend their shelf-life.
  • Don’t be shy about stocking up on bulk meat. With a little meal planning, you can stretch your meat budget and have many gratifying menu options.

Looking for some entree ideas? Check out these delicious entree recipes.

Dried bulk pasta and tomato sauce make for a quick and easy dinner

Satisfying Holiday Snacks 

We all love snacks, especially when relaxing at home during Christmas vacation. Holiday groceries offer plenty of great snacking options at cost-saving prices. Check out these trouble-free nibbles you can easily make at home:

  • Homemade trail mix: Combine your favorite dried fruits, nuts, chocolate chips, pretzels, and seeds into your own trail mix.
  • Popcorn balls: A delicious and fun recipe to make with kids! 
  • Cheese plate: Keep crackers, cheese, olives, nuts, and jams on hand for a fast holiday charcuterie board.

Need some more inspiration? Try these tasty appetizers.

Wholesale Holiday Meal Ingredients to Always Have on Hand

You’d be surprised how many Thanksgiving and Christmas meal staples you can purchase well in advance. The sooner you can mark items off your grocery list, the more time you will have to relax with your family. The trick is to pick ingredients from your bulk food store that are less perishable like: 

  • Potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, and winter squash
  • Frozen fruits, vegetables, and meats 
  • Baking essentials like condensed milk, flour, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, marshmallows, baking soda, baking powder, canned pumpkin, chocolate chips and bulk spices

Always have these bulk ingredients on hand during the holidays

Popular Wholesale Beverages and Bar Mixers

Don’t wait until the last minute to grab all your drink essentials. Get those out of the way now from your wholesale beverage supplier. Are you looking for some sparkling cider for the kids on New Year’s Eve? Maybe you need some mixers for your favorite holiday drinks? You can save big bucks on wholesale beverages. Don’t forget to stock up on coffee, tea, and holiday-flavored syrups while you are there!

Spice up your party with these simple holiday drinks.

Want Even More Holiday Deals From Your Bulk Food Store?

CHEF’STORE has all your holiday staples at competitive prices. Shop our extensive list of products and start knocking items off your holiday grocery list right away. For families on the go, you can get items delivered directly to your doorstep by using third party delivery services. 

Have questions? Visit your local CHEF’STORE today. We’re here to help!

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