Sunday, April 29, 2012

sam's sundays

Do you have a Sam's membership? If not, go get one... now! It will save you so much $! Their produce is super fresh - it looks better than what I see at the grocery store. Buying in bulk keeps the cost down, while also making it easy to get large quantities of fruits and veggies. In the next few weeks, I'll start going to the farmer's market, but Sam's has been really great through the winter when the farmer's market was closed.
Ben and I go about every other Sunday to stock up. There are a few more things I'll get a Whole Foods throughout the week, but Sam's is an excellent place to load up on the essentials. The food I got today will easily last about 2 weeks. 

The most common thing I hear from people is that eating healthy (or raw, or vegan) is too expensive and too time consuming. From my experience, that is just not true. I hope this blog will give you some good shopping tips as well as some quick, easy recipes.

So, here is a breakdown of what I got at Sam's this weekend:
2 lb strawberries $3.98
10 lb bag of oranges $7.98
case of 17 champagne mangoes $6.98
bag of 12 gala apples $6.49
case of 11 grapefruit $6.98
box of  13 roma tomatoes
2 lb. box of dates $8.48
5 avocadoes $4.88
3 stalks of celery $2.48
spinach $4.48
2 large banana bunches $1.36
bag of 14 bell peppers $5.98
3 lb. bag of broccoli $4.39
3 large cucumbers $4.48

(the coke is Ben's!)


  1. I just found your blog via BuenoBueno, and I have to say I am totally smitten! I just began eating vegan this past Monday, and your recipes are so inspiring to me! I hope you enjoy making and posting them as I do reading them. I can't wait to dig into my kitchen testing some of these suckers out! Thank you!!

  2. Hey BethAnn, I'm glad you found it! Congrats on eating vegan - keep it up! It is totally worth it. What inspired you to change your diet? Email me for any advice or tips...its helpful to keep up with other vegans!