Now, if you’re been following me for a while now you probably already know that I truly love it with all my heart and soul. It’s that serious. I talk about it all the time. And because my love of bulk foods is just so strong I felt like I needed to dedicate an entire posting to this fabulous store.
When I was younger, Bulk Barn was a place that I frequented whenever I needed a candy fix or if I wanted to sneak some contraband snacks into the movies. Who wants to spend $12 on a bag of M&M’s, am I right? I loved going into the store and getting just a little bit of all of my favs. I’m particularly fond of those sugared purple and red berries. I don’t know what they’re called but they are deadly good.
Now that I’m an adult, I don’t go to Bulk Barn for the candy (ok, sometimes) and go instead for all of the other amazing things that they sell. And believe me, they sell hundreds of amazing things. I don’t even think of it as a bulk food store anymore, it’s more of a health food store for me now.
Bulk Barn is brimming with goodness. It holds literally any dried good you can think of from coconut flour to spelt pasta to hemp heart and vegan protein powder. There are loose-leaf teas in every possible flavour and even freshly ground nut butters. See something in a recipe and you’re not sure where to get it? Check Bulk Barn.
One of the best things about Bulk Barn is that you can buy as much or as little of something as you like. Want to try nutritional yeast but you’re not sure if you like it? Buy just a small amount so that you can be sure. If you try it and don’t like it you have only spent a dollar versus going to a traditional grocery store and having to buy an entire container.
Because you’re not paying for packaging, you’re saving money. I only buy my spices at bulk barn because I don’t want to spend an extra $5 on the jar. It’s ridiculous. Instead, I buy whatever spice I want and put in a mason jar once I get home. It’s the best.
Today, I’m sharing a recipe with you where all of the ingredients save one (the mango) were purchased at Bulk Barn. Yes, you can even buy canned goods there too! It has been my new obsession and I can’t stop making this amazing chia seed pudding.
This recipe is beyond easy to make and is an excellent choice for breakfast or dessert…or really, whenever you feel like eating something awesome.
Chia seeds are full of omega 3’s, protein and fibre which is going to get things moving and grooving in your stomach. Yay for healthy bowels!
Hemp seeds are high in EFA’s and may even reduce your risk of heart disease. They taste like sunflower seeds and are an awesome healthy addition to this pudding.
I love mango. Just so you know. I use it in this recipe because I love it so much but you can top your pudding with any fruit you like! And don’t stop there, you can use nuts or dried fruits too! And don’t forget, you can get all of your toppings at Bulk Barn!
Be sure to make lots of this because it definitely won’t last!
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