If you read the original “Sam’s or Costco?” post AND “Sam’s or Costco? II” and still aren’t convinced, this post might just do it for you…especially the last item But let’s not get in a hurry and miss these other great deals you can find at my favorite warehouse. Take a look at these!
Today: Sugar (the good for you kind), Quinoa and Oils.
Coconut/Palm Sugar is about $5 for a 1 lb bag at my local grocery store, so buying in bulk at this price is definitely savings for me. My hubby uses this to sweeten his coffee. This is a great sugar alternative if you are looking for healthier options!
Quinoa. If you eat quinoa this is a GREAT deal. It can be quite expensive when you buy the small, individual bags. My favorite meatloaf recipe uses quinoa. Also, two other recipes we love quinoa in are Cajun Red Beans and Quinoa and Quinoa Salmon Burgers. Both of these recipes can be found in the cookbook Nourishing Meals: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes for the Whole Family. My mom-in-law bought this cookbook for me for Christmas and it’s one of my faves! It goes way beyond just recipes, including they whys behind eating healthy and the how to’s to get you started. Very helpful resource!
Olive Oil. This one speaks for itself:) Olive oil is great for mixing up your own salad dressing at home! Or try this go to recipe we use as a chicken marinade. Turns out delish every time!
And my absolute favorite deal at my healthy choice warehouse store is……
Coconut Oil! You might have to do a double take on that shiny price photo to make sure you really saw it right. Yes, that 54 ounce jar of coconut oil is only $15.99. At my local grocery store, the 16 ounce container costs $9.99. CAN’T BEAT THIS PRICE! I use this stuff for everything…sautéing anything, coating vegetables for roasting, in desserts, etc.
There are many more deals on healthy food items at Costco like a 10 lb bag of organic carrots for $5.99, organic whole chickens for $2.49/lb and more! But that’s all we’re going to cover in this series:) I hope this helps some of you out there who are considering joining a warehouse. If you are looking for affordable, healthy choices, then Costco is it!