8 Dollar Store Foods to Add to Your Cart

The dollar store is a thrifty shoppers paradise. Look closely and you will realize you can get so much more than cheap cleaning supplies and greeting cards. Take note of these affordable food items that you can pick up at your local dollar store for a quick and satisfying meal.

  1. Canned beans

Packed with protein and fiber, canned beans are a popular option for a cheap and filling meal. Grab a few cans and add them to your soups, chilis, casseroles, or tacos.

  1. Chicken broth

There is a time and place for a homemade chicken broth that you boiled and simmered yourself on the stovetop for hours. For busy days, get the same liquid gold from the store and enjoy your meal.

  1. Frozen fruits and vegetables

Not only are frozen fruits and vegetables cheap, they are also loaded with nutrients. These are picked at their prime and flash-frozen to preserve nutrition. Many varities are also salt- and sugar-free.

  1. Pasta, rice, and dried goods

These pantry staples are the same whether you bought them from an expensive store or the dollar store. Why not stock up and fuel yourself for an affordable price?

  1. Instant oatmeal

Rolled oats do not have to come at a high price. Get big bags from the dollar store and have guaranteed healthy breakfast every day. Instant oats are a great buy from the dollar store; cereals, not so much.

  1. Coffee and tea

A gourmet cup of coffee has no place in a frugal lifestyle. This does not mean you have to stuck with bad coffee though. Check out the dollar store’s selection of morning pick-me-ups. Most stores offer packages of single-serve coffee capsules, instant coffee, and different kinds of tea.

  1. Sugar, sweetener, and creamer

Just like coffee, you can get these shelf-stable ingredients at cheaper prices from the dollar store. Sugar is sugar wherever you buy it.

  1. Spices

Any dish can be elevated with the right mix of spices – cayenne, nutmeg, cinnamon, paprika, and so on. Stock up at the dollar store for a wide variety and affordable prices.

Ian Schindler