Buying big and repackaging
Friday, February 19, 2010
So the problem I have with the way a lot of people diet is that their method calls for buying pricey prepackaged dinners, lunches and snacks. It drives me up a wall to see those 100 calorie packs of crackers or candies. I'm a frugal girl by nature. Not because I have to be but because I feel like it's my responsibility to start saving for my future now, and to stop being so much of a material person.
So instead of buying the 100 calorie packs, I buy large bags of the same stuff, break it down, and put it in snack bags. Like crackers, chex mix, even candy.
Since I LOVE string cheese but hate all that packaging and the huge price, I had the brilliant idea to buy a block of mozzarella cheese and cut it into 1 oz squares. String cheese is just mozzarella cheese anyway, and this way I save on packaging and saved myself about $2.
Of course, I dropped by Sam's club and saw that if I bought a big package of string cheese there, I'd pay even less. I didn't look to see if they had blocks of mozzarella, though. Maybe I'll look on their website.