I wasn’t too impressed with Kroger this week, but I did manage to find a couple things on my regular shopping list on sale:
- Tempt Hemp Milk, $3.19
- Kroger Whole Wheat Pasta, $1 (This is a stock-up price! This is the cheapest brand I’m aware of that does not carry a warning for egg cross-contamination. Regular price was recently increased to $1.69)
- Several Kroger's are now carrying So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt. I've only seen the Vanilla Flavor, but at $1.29, it is $0.70 cheaper than the regular price at Whole Foods.
I am not a regular Trader Joe’s shopper. Many of their items are cross-contaminated so I only go every couple of months to stock up on Sunflower Seed Butter. However, at my last visit I noticed some things that were cheaper than other grocery stores and/or things I had difficulty finding free of eggs, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts at other stores. There are probably many other great options there but these were the ones that caught my eye this time:
- Hemp milk, $2.69
- Organic Applesauce, $2.29
- Sunflower Seed Kernels, $1.69 / lb (These are the only local sunflower seed kernels I’m aware of that are free from cross-contamination and trans fats)
- Sunflower Seed Butter, $3.99
- English Muffins, starting at $1.79 (The first I’ve seen free of milk!)
- TJ’s also carries a wide selection of dried fruits, but I have not checked all packages to see if they are free from cross-contamination. Probably about a year ago I bought some dried apples there that were allergen-free at that time. If you are interested in making your own trail mix than these dried apples would be a tasty addition.
Last Saturday I visited the Lakeside Market and was so excited to find pasture-raised whole chickens from a local farm for $2.79 a pound. This is an excellent price, the cheapest I’ve seen locally.
At this price, they are only $1 a pound more expensive than the sale price on chicken breasts in the local stores. So for only a dollar more and some willingness to eat something other than just white chicken breast meat, our family can support a local farm and eat chickens that are raised humanely.
If you are local to Richmond, you may consider stopping by and checking them out on Saturday’s. And, if you are not local, check out your neighborhood farmers market to see what goodies your local farmers are producing.
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