99 Cent Store Shopping and thoughts on bone broth.

This morning we didn’t have any food so I rode my trike over to the 99 Cent Only store by our complex. It’s kind of hit or miss with food quality but today was a good day. What I got for under $15:

Loaf of organic whole grain wheat bread

Whole wheat tortillas

3 packages soy chorizo

Red Bell Pepper (2 for $1)

10.5 oz package fresh grape tomatoes

15 oz can organic black beans

1 large avocado

5 bananas

4 pack of bagels

1/2 gallon almond milk ($2.50 still cheaper than grocery store)

16 pack of Pop Tarts

One major reason I don’t do much shopping at the Natural Foods Co-Op is simply because I don’t make a lot of money and frequently have $20 or less to buy food needs to last several days. One of my neighbors works at the Co-Op and buys their produce at the same discount stores I do. A paycheck or EBT balance simply stretches farther there.

Over that past year or two I keep hearing people recommend bone broth as a cure all for everything. The clerk at the  Co-Op recommended it when I was buying stuff to make my cold more tolerable. She seemed to not know what to recommend when I told her I was vegan. Still I went over to compare labels on bone/regular broths. Aside from higher price and salt content the nutritional information was essentially the same. I certainly don’t feel the need to start drinking cow tendon water.

Links to Info on Bone Broth

NPR article on overblown health claims

Mic The Vegan Video on Bone Broth with citations

Mother Jones article

 

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