Want health and value? Shop in our bulk department! Bulk bins at Whole Foods Market offer a great variety of pantry basics and staples to support your healthy-eating plan at substantial cost savings. By buying only the amounts you need, additional savings come from less waste. Plus, it’s a great way to help the environment. For value, bulk buying simply can’t be beat. And there are additional benefits to taking advantage of the variety of ingredients in bulk bins:
Bins are replenished often so ingredients are super fresh.
Because you can buy as much or as little as you need, you can experiment with new products without getting stuck with a lot of something that doesn’t suit you.
Many of the bulk offerings are organically grown.
You save money by not paying for fancy labels.
All bulk items are required to meet Whole Foods Market’s strict Quality Standards, so you’re still getting the highest-quality of products.
The bulk department can be a healthy eater’s best friend! The January/February issue of The Whole Deal value guide, is bulging with ways to eat healthier on a budget including the $99* Health Starts Here™ Pantry, which includes a list of basics to have on hand for healthier eating. A lot of these pantry basics are readily available in bulk, including:
Dried beans (pinto, white, black, lentils)
Whole grains (quinoa, pearled barley, long-grain brown rice)
Whole-wheat pasta (spaghetti, couscous)
Oats (rolled, steel-cut)
Organic raw nuts and seeds (almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds)
Organic dried fruit (apricots, dates, raisins)
Fresh-ground nut butters (peanut, almond)
In addition, the bulk department features great selections of spices and seasonings at a fraction of the cost of their bottled or packaged counterparts. When cooking with your health in mind, it’s always good to add seasonings and spices to enhance flavor without a lot of additional calories. Check out these budget-friendly recipes featuring ingredients that can be found in most bulk departments in our stores:
Ancient Grain Stuffed Red Bell Peppers (Bulk: quinoa, amaranth)
Linguine with Spinach, Artichokes & Red Lentil Sauce (Bulk: mustard seeds, dried red lentils)
Apple-Cinnamon Oat Squares (Bulk: steel-cut oats, pecans, raisins, flax seeds, cinnamon)
Ready to bulk up for healthy eating and budget savings? Tell us your favorite ideas on using bulk for health and value.