I don’t know about you but I’ve been feeling majorly uninspired lately. This time of year tends to have that effect on me. After all the excitement of the holidays, the cold and dreary weather starts to get really old and all I long for is warmth and sun. At least the days are getting longer now and we’re starting to get spurts of warm weather. Today it’s going to be over 60 degrees and it’s forecasted to be above 50 most of the week, so there’s light at the end of the tunnel!
On a different note, today I thought I’d share what I’m currently loving from Costco. I always find it helpful when others share what they like to buy from various stores because sometimes I discover new favorite products that way, so I hope this is equally helpful! It would be great if we could do all our shopping at a single place, but different stores carry different products that suit our needs, so I find it’s worth it to make the trip to multiple stores. We usually hit up Costco about once a month to stock up on our mainstays. Before joining Costco, I was skeptical that they would have enough of the healthy, minimally-processed products I like to buy, but I was pleasantly surprised to see just how much they have to offer. So, without further ado, here’s what I’m loving from Costco right now!
- Kirkland Signature Almond Butter: I’m a huge almond butter fan but the stuff is expensive! Costco sells a good quality almond butter in a huge jar (27 oz.) for just $6.99, which is about the best deal I’ve seen. It tastes great, has a nice texture, and lasts a long time.
- Kirkland Signature Organic Peanut Butter – 2 pack: We are big peanut butter lovers in my house and this two pack keeps us stocked for quite a while. I like that it’s made of just peanuts and sea salt. Have you looked at the ingredient lists on some of the name brands? They sneak some nasty stuff in there. This peanut butter is organic to boot!
- Kirkland Signature Raw Almonds: I like to always have raw almonds on hand because they’re good for a quick snack or can be chopped and added to various baked goods and dishes. This is three pounds worth for $12.99! Since raw almonds have a pretty long shelf life, they’re something I’m comfortable buying in bulk.
- Hannah Organic Hummus: I did a recent post on homemade hummus because we go through it so quickly. I like to make it when I can, but you can’t beat the convenience of store bought sometimes. We love Hannah Organic. This hummus uses clean ingredients and it’s really delicious!
- Wholly Guacamole Organic Minis: I could pretty much each guac for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I have no idea how I never ate it until I was an adult. I’m pretty picky when it comes to my guacamole though. Many packaged varieties just don’t taste good to me. Although there’s no comparison to fresh guac, I really like Wholly Guacamole. And I love that they sell individual packs of it. No more scraping off the gross brown layer that forms on the top!
- RW Garcia Gluten Free 3 Seed Sweet Potato Crackers: I realize crackers aren’t the healthiest snack around but, let’s be honest, sometimes you just want something crispy and salty. These are healthier than many other options out there and they are so, so tasty. We’ve also tried their lentil and turmeric flavor, which are equally addictive and delicious!
- Organic Quinoa: Quinoa is a staple in our house so I like to buy it in bulk. $10.99 for 4.5 pounds? Yes please!
- Organic Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are another staple that tend to be expensive. I love buying them here because you get a lot of bang for your buck.
- Organic Bananas: Between Jackson constantly asking for “nanas” and using them often in smoothies, we go through lots of bananas every week, so I like to buy more than I think we need. Then I use any that make it past their prime for banana bread or another baked good.
- Organic Applesauce Pouches: Jackson is obsessed with applesauce pouches and would probably eat ten a day if I let him. It’s nice to have the option of buying a bulk variety pack like this so that I’m not constantly running out every week. This kind is organic and free of any added sugar.
- Frozen Organic Blueberries: This time of year fresh berries are pricey, especially organic. Although frozen can’t replace every use, I love having these on hand for oatmeal and smoothies.
- Organic Brussels Sprouts: We make brussels sprouts just about every week in the winter and sometimes the packages they sell in normal stores just don’t cut it. We like big servings of these babies! Crispy and fresh out of the oven, they are to die for.
- Sweet Kale Salad: I’m not normally a fan of the salad kits but the salads they sell at Costco are quite good. I especially like this kale salad. When you’re short on time, it’s really convenient to be able to open a bag and have a quick, healthy meal.
- Organic Crimini Mushrooms: Since we use mushrooms in so many things–pasta sauce, pizza, sautéed veggies, you name it–I like to buy the larger packages that they sell here.
If you’re a Costco member, I’d love to hear what products you regularly buy. Let me know!