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I'm Nicole Bourn.

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Buying in Bulk!

Buying in Bulk!

Buying in bulk will save you tons, especially when you are buying the right things in bulk. Not to mention if you have a large family like mine you are definitely going to see the major benefit of buying in bulk. 

Typically when I buy in bulk I am saving 50%+ on each item as oppose to buying smaller bags for one meal. For example I will purchase a small bag of rice for $4 each, go to the bulk store and spend $12 on a large bag that I can make 10x as many dishes with. See what I mean.

  • Small bag $4 ea. x 10 servings = $40
  • Large bag contains 10 servings = $12  (hypothetical example but you get the point)

Here are a few essential items that you can buy in bulk to cut prices:


  • Pearled Barley
  • Couscous
  • Steel Cut, Rolled, Old-Fashioned Oats
  • Short-grain brown rice
  • Millet
  • Wild & brown rice
  • Speltberries
  • Brown rice pastas, Black bean or Chickpea pasta

My fave flours:

  • whole wheat pastry flour
  • light spelt flour
  • oat flour
  • almond meal or almond flour
  • coconut flour
  • brown rice flour


  • Quinoa 
  • Black Beluga Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Red Lentils
  • Black Beans
  • Green Lentils
  • Firm or Super firm organic, non-GMO tofu
  • Red kidney beans, navy beans, black eyed peas, split peas, edamame

Seeds & Dried Fruit: (seeds are all raw)

  • Pepita Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Whole Flax Seed
  • Dried & Sweetened Cranberries
  • Raisins


  • Spectrum cold-pressed Olive Oil spray
  • Coconut Oil
  • Occasionally, soy-free Earth Balance in the red tub.
  • Avocado Oil

Sauces, Broths, Odds and Ends

  • Nut & seed butters: Sweetened sunflower seed butter,  raw almond butter, roasted natural PB
  • Almond Milk 
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Full fat coconut milk
  • Light coconut milk
  • Coconut Butter 
  • BPA-free Canned Beans

  • Strained Tomatoes
  • White Linen Collection Marinara Sauce from Costco
  • Low-Sodium Veggie Broth (or bouillon cubes for more cost savings)
  •  Low-sodium tamari, Aluminum-free baking powder, Cornstarch or arrowroot flour

You of course don't need everything on this list but it is a helpful start that will save you money long term when you purchase in bulk. They are best kept in Airtight Mason Jars to keep fresh for extended periods of time!

Need more tips for saving?

Would you like to learn how?

  1. To save money on your groceries
  2. To plan your meals and grocery list
  3. To create a budget and calculate the cost per meal
  4. To get a 30 Day Meal Plan between $50-$100 per week
  5. To transition without breaking the bank

I am hosting the Vegan On a Budget Meal Plan and Master Class June 3rd. You can now register for the class for $47 vs. $97.

Register here!

Vegan is too expensive! 5 Tips to Cut Cost Asap!

Vegan is too expensive! 5 Tips to Cut Cost Asap!