Originally Posted by Tofu-N-Sprouts
No decent store brands exist (in my opinion). You need to make your own (and it's CHEAP and easy)
Amen! SO cheap and SO easy. You can save a TON of money because hummus is a low-moisture food so you can freeze it well for months and only have to make it once in a while.
I'm going to have to keep better track. The thing is, I usually have heart attacks when things are on sale so that skews my results.
I bought six boxes of Black Bean & Chipotle Garden burgers the other day because we have a deep freezer and they were buy one get one free. You can't beat half price for Gardenburgers!
But now I won't have to buy them for ages, and while I could estimate the cost of them into weekly amounts, that' a lot of work. SO much stuff I don't buy every week or even every month because I buy in bulk or on sale. Nutritional yeast, dried beans, rice, Luna bars, quinoa, Gardenburgers (and basically anything else frozen, I buy when it's on super sales an buy a TON), Earth Balance, etc.
I probably weekly/months expenses like fresh fruits and veggies, soymilk, tofu, Tofutti cream cheese, etc. But I don't get everything at the same place, either. Some stuff comes from farmers markets, some stuff comes from the plain old grocery store, some comes from a local health food store (like nutritional yeast)...