To Bulk or Not To Bulk. Buying in bulk from membership stores, some grocery stores, or even the internet makes sense for family favorites—those items that you’ll consume before they get stale or expire. Purchasing this way can have a big cost savings, but you need to compare the cost per unit—especially to the sales price at the grocery store to make sure it is really a good deal. You’ll want to be sure to repackage the food into individual or single meal portions. Re-closable plastic bags work great for this and it is a job that kids like to do. The danger of not portioning out the food is the tendency to eat more when more is available.
You’ll have to decide—is the price right? Is this a healthy food that we’d like to have more of in our home? Can we (will we) portion it out?