groceries630x250It might not be the easiest way in the world to shop for groceries, but I can’t help having my favorite healthy buys in different stores. I don’t necessarily go out of my way to get to these places every time I shop, but when I’m near one of these stores, I always try to load up on some of my favorite buys.

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Giant Eagle

Giant Eagle’s Nature’s Basket brand offers a very reasonably priced line of natural and organic foods. A few of the highlights are jars of organic baby food for only 57 cents (less than almost any non-organic brand), 6 packs of unsweetened organic apple sauce for $2 and 64 ounces of organic apple juice for only $2.65. I also love the varieties of organic salsa which costs around $2.50 for a large jar.


I get some of my non-perishable staples at Target. We buy Jiff Natural peanut butter with no hydrogenated oils for $2.24, and they also seem to have some of the best prices on natural granola bars. You can almost always find good healthy whole grain bread on sale for around $2, again with no artificial ingredients or trans fats. I also get all natural flavored rice for $1.12 a box and Annie’s bunnies for $2.39 a box. Target also has great prices on Earth Best baby cereal.


Aldi’s has great buys all around, and lately they seem to be adding more healthier foods to their stores. I buy big boxes of natural granola cereal for only $1.69 and also buy ripe green stem tomatoes that are free of pesticides for just $1.99 a bag. They almost alwasy seem to have the best prices on bananas, which I don’t feel the need to buy organic. The milk they sell comes from farmers who pledge not use use artificial growth hormones and gallons cost only $2.99.

Trader Joes

Trader Joes has great organic jam and jelly prices. A big jar of the  TJ brand is just 2.99. They also good prices on natural peanut butter, breads, and certain produce.

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