Costco & What to Buy

Costco is one of my favorite places! Not only can we get samples as we are shopping, a lot of the products are priced beyond compare, not only financially, but quality as well. Admittedly. we venture to Costco every weekend around lunchtime for our samples and our haul.

To be completely honest, we cannot afford to buy organic everything. Some things it pays to buy organic – other things I have read it doesn’t necessarily matter, so we do our best with our finances to make that happen.

So what do we buy at Costco? Here are our favorite products. Are you a Costco shopper? What are your favorite products to buy?

 

  1. Avocados
    The #1 most important product we buy at Costco. WE LOVE AVOCADOS!
    Pro-tip: If they are green when you buy them, place 2-3 in a brown lunch bag and leave them for a few days. They will ripen. Once they are ripe, store in the fridge.
  2. Mixed Greens and Baby Spinach
    We go through a lot of salad in our house. I add baby spinach to my shakes to help get in a serving of veggies without having to cook it.
  3. French Beans/Brussel Sprouts
    Two of the veggies we eat the most of and buy in bulk.
  4. Berries
    You usually cannot beat the price of berries at Costco. Raspberries, blackberries, strawberries – they are almost always less expensive than Wegmans or Shop Rite (unless you hit them on sale).
  5. Kirkland Organic Brown/Cage Free Eggs
    We eat a lot of eggs in our house: omelettes, scrambled eggs, hardboiled, etc. I love that they are not only cage free eggs, but organic as well.
  6. Kirkland Walnuts/Almond
    Dave and I love eating raw nuts as a snack. You can easily portion them out for a serving size and take them with you in your lunch bag or purse. Nuts can be expensive and buying them in bulk is a great way to save money.
     
  7. Kirkland Peanut Butter & Almond Butter
    The Kirkland peanut butter is simply peanut butter and salt. There are no added ingredients. The same thing with the almond butter – simply roasted almonds.
  8. PBFit Powdered Peanut Butter
    Peanut butter is my jam, and even though it’s a healthy fat, it has to be eaten in moderation. But PBFit gives you the PB flavor without the fat – so it’s perfect to add to plain yogurt, along with unsweetened cocoa powder. I also add it to my Chocolate Vegan Shakoeology with a 1/2 banana. Yummy!
  9. Unsweetened Almond Milk

  10. Fage 0% Total Yogurt
    Yogurt is a staple in our diet, add fresh berries or a dash of honey, it’s an excellent snack. Yogurt is also the base in many of our dressings that we make. In comparison to a “regular” food/grocery store, buying Fage in bulk is so economical.
  11. Honey

We have found that the meat we purchase is the same, if not better prices at Wegmans, where we do our weekly shopping! We do not have a chest freezer, or extra refrigerator (although it’s on our wish list for the very near future), so we have limited space. With that said, we have certainly made due with our fridge over the past 10 years…