Thinking about getting a warehouse membership to save on groceries? Not sure which one to pick? Should I choose Sam’s or Costco? If you are looking for healthy options, Costco is a great choice.
My very first warehouse membership was at Costco. The nearest Costco to me is…well, kind of far. But we did it. The first time or two driving out there was enjoyable, but after a few months it seemed like a lot of driving. And this Costco does not have a gas station to save on the price of gas.
So when our membership ran out, we switched to Sam’s Club. I was really happy with my decision for two reasons. The first reason was that there were two Sam’s Clubs pretty close to me, so I could go either direction and get to one pretty quickly. The second reason was that both of them had a gas station and always had great gas prices.
Then I started eating healthy right around May of 2012. You can read a little about that here.
Now that I was looking for better eating options, Sam’s didn’t have what I was looking for. The only organic thing in the entire warehouse was the organic spinach.
When you are really trying to get great food, the best option is to go local and organic, but we can’t all get to the farmer’s market every week. And sometimes you just gotta buy in bulk and not worry about the food going bad!
So when our membership was up, we went back to Costco.
I am really pleased with our decision. And I am going to share with you some of the healthier options that Costco has for you if you become a member:)
Also, the things I will be sharing with you are cheaper at Costco. Not everything is, but these particular items I have found to be cheaper at Costco than at my local market.
Hope you find this helpful!
Today: Frozen Veggies
5 lb bag of Organic Green Beans: We really enjoy these roasted. Even my kiddos love them! I use this recipe here (I coated mine with coconut oil instead of olive oil).
4 lb bag of Organic Broccoli Florets: We eat these any way we can get them. Steamed. Roasted. In a stir fry. In soup. Yum.
1 lb container of Organic Spring Mix: I usually prefer to get baby spinach, but at the time of this photo all our local stores were having spinach shortages. Weird. Greens are good. Eat them in salads, smoothies, soups or sautéed with onions.