Large Family Kitchen: Save Money & Time with Bulk Foods

Frugal PinableimageSo, one way our large family saves time & money at the grocery store is by purchasing  items in bulk whenever possible.

Save Money with Bulk Foods

Basically the way for a large family or really any family to save money with bulk foods is to know your prices. What I do is I write down the price of the bulk item when I am at Sams and then I write down the price of the regular sized item at the grocery store. This is called keeping a price book. I then just crunch the numbers to see if the larger size saves money. The final step is to wait for a similar to go on sale and see how the sales price for that item compares to the Bulk food price. So here is the recap…

  1. Get the Bulk Food Price
  2. Get the Grocery Store Price’
  3. Get the Sales Price

Now you can determine your best deal. For us cheese is cheaper on sale at Kroger then it is in bulk at Sam’s Club. So when cheese goes on sale we stock up on it. But if I need cheese and it is not on sale we go to Sam’s club to purchase some.

Save Time with Bulk Foods

But once you get home with these bulk items they can be easily wasted or hard to store if they remain in their enormous and often unwieldy packages we get from Sam’s Club.

So here is what you need

  1. Bulk item
  2. Measuring cup
  3. Inexpensive ziploc bags because these are not going to last longer then 2 months in the freezer. If you are doing this and you have a smaller family, perhaps 2 kiddos, you might want a better bag for longer storage.

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Bulk Foods we save money pre packaging

  • cheese

So now when you make taco casserole you have considerably cut down the amount of time it will take  you to prepare the dish. You no longer have any work to do on the stove and nor do you have t he clean up because you have already done that.  You simply get out your pre-browned meat , pre-chopped veggies and now your pre-packaged cheese and you add your precooked and frozen beans plus spices and you have dinner. And it iwas literally as simple as opening cans but much healthier.

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Blessings,

K

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

25 thoughts on “Large Family Kitchen: Save Money & Time with Bulk Foods

  1. It does help to buy in bulk…. I also buy flour and oatmeal in 50 pound bags and stock up on butter or frozen vegetables when on sale… and more….. it takes planning to have a little money available to do so, but it saves a LOT over time when I do. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Buying in bulk is awesome even for small families like mine! We do the exact same thing with cheese – buy it in huge bags GFS, and then divide it up into small zip-top bags – but then we take it an extra step and date the bags with “do not open before” dates because we love cheese way too much and will eat up what we saved by buying it in bulk otherwise.

  3. Well I have me & my son & grandchild here & I have 200.00 to spend on food & never have enough money left over to buy food in the middle of the month so we have to go without food & it just kills me knowing I can’t make anything for the children.. I really need help here because I go shopping around the 3rd & we are out of food with in 2 weeks & than No food for another 2 or 3 weeks.. I try my hardest to save money but just can’t.. I really need some help… Thank you

    1. I would suggest that you buy a lot of staples beans, rice, flour, potatoes, cornmeal, 2-3 bags of chicken legs & thighs & eggs (for baking not just eating straight). You can really do a lot with just these items. Beans & Rice for dinner, rice cereal, rice pancakes, milkless pancakes, chicken & rice soup, fried chicken, baked chicken, bbq chicken, chicken & rice, chicken, beans casserole, cormeal mush breakfast, potato soup, oven french fries, mashed taters, baked potatoes, cornmeal pancakes french bread (add yeast). Totally avoid anything that is premade because it is so much more expensive. Please let me know how it goes and I will try to assist as much as I am able.

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