I started IP in the fall, but quickly found the cost very high and other things my family enjoys would have to go if I continued....but I didn't want to quit the IP concept and protocol, so ventured out with my brain, food labels, THIS WEBSITE, and lots of research! I order from Nashua as well. I love the puddings, the shakes, the soy puffs and the bars. I get Premier Nutrition shakes (RTD) from Costco and they're awesome! I buy Pure Protein bars when I can find them. I am constantly on the look out for a new great bar or shake, and read food labels constantly! Print off the spreadsheets found on the alternatives thread and you'll find lots of alternatives to the IP packets, but use the IP concept. Good luck!
I've finally realized that I AM WORTH IT!