My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved recipes with YOU. Hi Tom, I think they have different varieties and this one clearly states there is no MSG on the label. Of course there is a lot of backlash against MLM multi-level marketing companies pushing their pyramid scheme shakes as weight loss miracles. You scan the products barcode and it provides a health food rating with explanations to defend their ratings. Costco did not pay me to write this post. It makes 2 chickens go for 2 meals. Their snack aisle rules.
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Any way your pour your Premier Protein Shake , your body will thank you for it! And, NOW, is the time to stock up on all your favorite flavors at Costco. Be on the look out for all three flavors: All three varieties have 30 grams of healthy protein and low in fat.
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Pour berry layer on top of mango smoothie. Find a Costco near you. Make sure to stay social with Premier Protein too! Follow on Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest and Instagram! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Premier Protein. Those are great additions Jennifer! Chicken broth — not as good as homemade but as good a substitute as you can find at a store.
These are all good items to grab at Costco! I use it for everything.. I realized that recently and stopped buying it as well. Natasha, How did find out about hidden GMO? And what do you use instead?
Our favorite items we buy all the time: Everytime i go to Costco, my list includes: The other things would be whats in sale at the moment and if i need it. We also buy izze beverages for my husband he loves those and organic honest juice for our toddler the only juice that isnt sweetened w thousands calories.. Those are some great suggestions Olga! Regular purchases at Costco are, water bottles, organic eggs, milk, organic hamburger, apples, oranges, cucumbers, romaine hearts, beef tenderloin, roasted chicken and butter.
Thank you for sharing your suggestions Becky!! Holiday- Pumpkin cheesecake, electronics. We watch the prices and compare them often. We go weekly and fill up on of the cars tanks. How about meat and fish, organic milk? Wraps, chicken pot pie, chicken and dumplings, make stock from the bones no waste!
Did you know that many of the pickles sold were made in India? I quit buying them and learned how to make them myself! No I did not know that! Make sure to get the whole ones though, not the sliced or diced. Thanks for the tip!! Thanks for sharing your list!
The dreaded Costco receipt! Do not by the kirkland cheddar cheese is tast sour. Did you have that experience more than once? I purchased a super salty block of Mozzarella there once but it only happened once thankfully! Costco is our favorite family store especially for kids. I have 10 daughters — future cookers. I like to buy Rustic bread thee because it is bigger loaf then at Winco and same price.
Also we buy snacks for our kids. Thank you for sharing your Costco faves! Great to hear you love Costco! Pretty much we buy everything you buy. Someone was talking about hamalayan salt. That is true that this is the most affordable salt of all good salts out there on a market. I have been using Hamalayan salt for many years, I try to stay away from Morton salt. Sea salt is also good but not as much as Hamalayan, due to it being collected from sea, and now days sea is no that clean as we all know.
Also I like to buy daisy sour cream and Korean jerky. The second store we like to shop at is ALDI. Aldi store is an a German owned supermarket. Love the canned salmon! I make kotleti- saute the onions first. Anything with the Costco name is of great quality! Hi Natasha, another Costco fan here in Georgia!
Hefty disposable plates, Kirkland brand paper towel and toilet paper and napkins. Laundry detergent, softener, dishwasher soap. We love Costco, too! The quality is so much better than we expected. We get the extra light olive oil by the ton, and always get canned salmon, bagged garlic, the store brand beef jerky, canned cat food and kettle chips. They had the sliced light Jarlsberg for a long time and then suddenly discontinued it last winter, which crushed me. But they suddenly had it again last weekend!
Their snack aisle rules. My mom loves it when I get her a bag of the dried young coconut strips, and we love checking what they rotate in and out. Thanks for the list! The Spam gave me a bit of a turn, but I was able to recover.
Thank you for sharing your awesome list! What do you use the canned salmon for? Is there a favorite recipe that you use it for? We just eat it. I like to mix it up like tuna fish with some dill, then cut a cucumber into coins and dip up the salmon on the cucumbers.
Not the cheapest, but really nice stuff. I like to use canned salmon blended in a blender with cream cheese and some spices. Sometimes I add small cut up shrimp to it and make my own salmon dip.
You can also add some creek yogurt and or sour cream. You should try it, you will love it. Pellegrino water glass bottle 16 — At the Costcos here in north San Diego County they have parchment paper not just during the holidays. I bought some about 2 months ago. Every Costco sells different items based on their customers. Eggs are a staple for us at Costco! Grey Poupon Dijon mustard 2 pack 2. Vanity Fair dinner napkins 3. Heavy duty scrub sponges 5.
Kirkland plastic food wrap 6. Genova Italian canned tuna 7. I always get wild salmon there. The last one I got there was really good too! Paper towels, TP, bathroom paper cups 3oz. Although I love to bake, I still enjoy the awesome baked goods Costco offers! The bread and rolls are to die for and they always have the mouth watering desserts and cookies.
I am in Canada and I think our stores are pretty similar from the sounds of it. Those Kirkland products are tops,too! I love the baked goods also, but they discontinued the good bread that we always purchased: We love our local Cosco.
We also buy Charmin and Bounty when they are on sale. The steelhead salmon is always a deal. I also get grey poupon mustard, Heinz ketcup, and worchester sauce. Just me and the husband now but it is still worth going and belonging. Thank you for sharing your favorites! Brie cheese, heavy whip cream, eggs, half n half, local rustic bread, jasmine rice, 25lb sugar, organic cane sugar, butter!!!
I love your list! I have to agree about the water! I rarely go to Costco because I have a small family, but I have not bought bottled water in 20 years.
We bottle our own! Lifeway Kefir and Ezekial bread. Please stop buying bottled water. Such a waste and so bad for the environment! Also I always get their sour cream, cottage cheese and uncooked tortilla. LOVE their huge and convenient rotisserie chicken. How do you make it? I was told that it had to be made with raw milk not pasteurized? I miss the taste of Cheese cake made with tvorog like we had at home. Sorry to be so off topic, but have you included gluten free foods on your blog? Hi Violet, I do have quite a few gluten free recipes and I am slowly categorizing them over time.
He tells me bjs is better with all the coupons we can use. Also you can use expired coupons. I kinda want to get membership in Costco. I want to know is it like bjs with coupons? That is a good distance away!
I try to shop pretty much everything so I stock up on fruits: My husband loves their canned olives. I also go for the mixed nuts and trail mix. Have been meaning to explore the wine selection too.
I have a membership to both clubs and have been doing comparison shopping since costco was built much closer to my home. I always liked their furniture options: Do you guys have Aldi store in your area?
Irish butter and cheese are our absolute must-haves only salted Irish butter at Costco. Our shopping list typically consists of the following changes seasonally somewhat: But I still keep Costco shopping list so we can stock up on our essentials whenever we have time to make the 3 hour drive! Thank you for sharing. That really is a great list!! We shop at the same Costco! Our love of the produce changes with what is in season.
We recently bought a bunch of raspberries and froze them. What do you do with chia seeds? We use it mostly to sprinkle over our usual breakfast of Greek Yogurt.
Thanks for this useful post! But can I really freeze my Parmesan cheese?! I have so many wastes of it! Could you please tell me more about it? What else do you freeze? Yes and it freezes so well! What a fun post to read. Cherries taste Amazing alone as a snack or in baked goods.
They are the cheapest at Costco. We also like the small pack naked juice for kids for school. Some of them are: We buy a lot of the already mentioned items at Costco. Add pecans to that, organic flour, organic string cheese used to be there, not anymore. Trader joes it is , heavy whipping cream, Haagen Dazs vanilla chocolate almond covered ice cream my favorite , fruits and veggies, organic bananas every time we stop at Costco , organic chicken breast and thighs, lamb, tissues, paper towels, bath tissue, disinfecting wipes, Pom juice, cold stone gift cards and save money on them: We have them in the pantry right now!
Love these type of posts! BTW I so love that app idea! And baby wipes too! Nuts, butter, meat, especially lamb chops.
Also the rotisserie chicken and eggs. Curious about the Raskas cream cheese. Is it as good as Philadelphia? Does it have the tangy flavor?
Hi Elaine, thanks for sharing your list! I buy it because I go through alot of it for baking. I like to buy the big bag of carrots and peel and shred them with a hand cranked kind of gadget. I put them in small baggies and freeze. That is so smart! I love that meal prep tip! The fooducate app is the best! Love this post Natasha! Thanks for those great tips! Costco is my new Nordstrom I mean when kids came along: Flax seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and organic spinach.
I have no idea why but our Costco stopped carrying organic sweet potatoes and organic flour. Hopefully they sell regular sweet potatoes. I never bought flour at Costco tho actually I have recently gone gluten free , thanks to Dr.
I delivered a baby one year ago and my stomach got flat as soon as I made the switch. Trader Joes has great prices on gluten-free flours if your interested. Thank you so much for the tip! I know Costcos can vary region to region, but ours has some of the best quality and value in fresh meat pieces, not ground. They are the only place we buy organic eggs and organic milk. The avacado oil, better than bullion, really great Kirkland-brand baby wipe, diapers, and many more are just cherries on top!!
Thanks for sharing your favorites with us! We also love the organic tortilla chips and your detailed buys! We buy their havarti cheese,Kirkland oven roasted turkey 3 pack along with Daves killer bread for packed lunches. Another 5 star idea from Vadim and Natasha! I also have a love for Costco. Thank you for sharing those fantastic staples. As well as paper products, Kirkland brand toilet paper and paper towels. Love your sense of humor haha.
I hope no one left when getting to that point. I showed the post to my sister and she gasped before she realized it was a joke. Heavy cream I bake a lot , and half and half for our coffee addiction. Try their Kirklands basil pesto paste. Great for the nights when we want a quick dinner with minimum effort.
Got to try the avocado oil you mentioned. We are so addicted to Costco, I think we are there almost weekly! I tried their organic baked prepackaged beets last time we went and they worked pretty well in a few recipes. Just wondering, what do you do with avocado oil? My favorite thing to do with the avocado oil is cut up asparagus, fresh garlic and salt on a skillet. It gives it a yummy flavor. Costco has it seasonal , and they have it right now: Thanks for the tip!
What is the exact name of that app? Hi Natalie, I added it in the post. I love love shopping at Costco! The prices for their products are awesome and large qualities are perfect for my big fam: I agree it is great for big families! Thanks for this post! Lol , true story. I did find that Better than Boullion base in a nice large can, for a wonderful price!
Lol, yes definitely some awkward moments and I had to wait for the innocent bystanders to walk out of view. I would say every week or so. The list goes on and on hahah. Ohh, yeah unsalted butter and olive oil the one u got. I like to buy butter, and keep just keep a few sticks in the fridge, and the rest in the freezer. Then I take out more as needed!
Different nuts with and without chocolate always end up the the cart as well. Oh dear, I forgot the butter!! I do also buy their unsalted butter for my recipe testing.
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