How To Get Cheaper Whole Foods Salmon On The DL

If you shop at Whole Foods, you're probably used to the grocery store chain's high-priced products. Sometimes, it's worth it to pay a pretty penny, knowing you're getting natural and organic foods. When the grocery store is over 15% more expensive than other "conventional supermarkets," though, is it really worth it (via Business Insider)? Supporting a business that bans any food product containing artificial colors and flavors, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, and harmful chemicals might be one worth dishing out some extra cash for, in your opinion.

Once you walk into your local Whole Foods, the hot bar might start calling out to you. The ease of getting fresh and well-prepared foods can be enticing, but of course, it comes with a price. With everything at the hot bar priced at about $8.99 a pound, it's usually not worth it. What about those delicious-looking salmon fillets though? We know a trick that will turn around your whole grocery bill — here is how you can get cheaper salmon on the down-low.

Swap the salmon fillet entrée for shredded salmon

Want to know the secret to getting salmon on the cheap at Whole Foods? We can praise TikTok for this hack. A video recently posted shows the grocery store Grab & Gourmet Hot Bar's pre-made and pre-packaged food section, where you'll often find salmon fillets ready to eat. These paleo-friendly grilled salmon steaks are often steep in price at $8.99 a pound, averaging more than $20 for two pieces. If you look just a little to the right though, the video shows tubs of the exact same paleo-friendly grilled salmon in the salad bar section, broken up into pulled pieces. You're able to dish out as much as you'd like for only $4.22 a pound. While you won't be getting perfectly pretty salmon fillets, it all tastes the same at the end of the day. Plus, you'll be doing yourself a favor by not having to cut up your salmon fillets, as the cheaper shredded bits are already ready to eat.