As much as I’ve tried to eat well throughout my pregnancy, snack time has been a real challenge for me. I have a hard time buying healthy snacks because they’re difficult to find at the big box grocery stores and they’re frequently overpriced. The quality of fruits and vegetables at a lot of grocery stores is also lacking. I’ve resorted to junk food like Oreos and Doritos more than I’d like to admit in the past few months. So when my friend Stacey at San Diego Bargain Mama told me about Henry’s double ad Wednesdays, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to finally stock up on some healthy snacks without breaking my budget. On double ad Wednesdays, the sale prices from two weeks overlap so shoppers can get the best prices throughout the store.
I’ve always known about Henry’s excellent fresh fruit and produce selections and their prices never disappoint. I picked up some strawberries to curb my sweet tooth. They have a vast selection so I can always find what I’m looking for, from blackberries to watermelon and pineapple or more exotic choices like passion fruit, pomegranates and kumquats.
One of the places where Henry’s really excels is their bulk bins. They have everything from flax seeds to cereal, chocolate and snacks in bins. Everything is priced by the pound so you can scoop out as much or as little as you need. It’s much better than the one-size-fits-all approach and their prices are very reasonable, particularly considering that many of the items are hard to find specialties.
I know that a lot of shoppers don’t immediately think of chips or craving-satisfying snacks when they think of Henry’s, but it can be a great place to find healthy alternatives to preservative-filled junk food. For someone like me who really can’t escape the urge for something salty in between meals, Henry’s offers natural selections so that we can make better choices.
I also found some Zico water at a great price. Nate turned me on to this pure coconut water that’s packed with potassium and electrolytes. It’s “the next big thing” in sports nutrition and hence, it’s way overpriced at a lot of grocery stores. I like that Henry’s isn’t hiking up the prices to capitalize on the product’s popularity.
I got all of this for $25! At most stores, it would have cost at least a third more than that, and I wouldn’t have been able to choose how many pounds I wanted of each snack. I’ll definitely be visiting Henry’s on double ad Wednesdays more often to save money and keep healthier options around the house.