When you go grocery shopping, do you pick the same items over and over? We all get into habits and ruts around food. One of the best ways I've found to break out of that mold is by shopping in the bulk section.
Shopping in bulk is wonderful because:
★ You save money. You can choose how much of an item you want, rather than get a prepacked amount.
★ You save packaging. Food is way over-packaged. Individual plastic wrapped items, sitting in a plastic container, then wrapped again in plastic, sitting in a box. What?! It may not seem like a big deal for one person, but it adds up...and ends up in our oceans and landfills where it won't break down. Consider this a reminder to bring your own reusable glass jars and fill up in bulk. This might help you remember.
★ You increase variety. There are often more options in bulk than there are on the packaged food shelves. It gives you the opportunity to try new food that not only you hadn't considered before, but didn't even know existed.
Now, go to your store, find the bulk section, use your intuition to pick one new item you haven't tried yet, go have a kitchen adventure, and then report back here. How'd it go? What did you have?