Grocery shopping can be a challenging task, especially when you're trying to save money. But if you know what items to buy in bulk, you can make a huge difference in your grocery bill. From basic baking ingredients to breakfast items, canned food, cheese, cleaning supplies, diapers and wipes, and bags for storing food and meat, there are plenty of items that you can purchase in bulk to save money. For instance, buying high-loin pork chops in bulk can save you up to 91 percent.
Since the price of pork has increased by 14 percent in the past year, this is an especially impressive savings. However, since raw pork typically only lasts three to five days in the refrigerator, it's important to store the rest of the pork in the freezer. It can stay there indefinitely, but it will be at its coolest point in three to six months. Tilapia fillets are another great item to buy in bulk. Not only can you save up to 83 percent on them, but they are also a healthy food option with approximately 23 grams of protein per serving.
Tilapia is also a good source of niacin, vitamin B12, phosphorus, selenium, and potassium. Toilet paper is another item that is always worth stocking up on when buying in bulk. You can save a lot of money by buying it in large quantities. Additionally, spices like cinnamon are great items to buy in bulk since they have a shelf life of two years and are used frequently in baking and cooking. Oil is another item that can be expensive but is worth buying in bulk if you use it frequently.
Olive oil is a great option for this since it has a long shelf life and can be used for both cooking and baking. Just make sure to store it in a cool, dry place away from the stove as heat can cause it to go rancid. Frozen berries are also great items to buy in bulk since they are often expensive at traditional supermarkets. You can defrost them and add them to doughs for muffins, rolls, cookies and pancakes or use them in parfaits and milkshakes. Other items that are worth buying in bulk include canned gelatin, popcorn (which can also be ground into cornmeal), beans and rice (which can be dehydrated and vacuum sealed for quick meals), onions, peppers and cabbage (which can be dehydrated and vacuum sealed for winter when prices rise), wheat grains, oats and other organic staples from Bread Beckers (which should be stored with gamma-sealed covers for easy opening).Finally, when freezing meat it's important to use the right container. Glass containers with airtight lids are best for freezing meat as they will keep it fresh for longer.