Thursday, February 4, 2016
Friday Five: Five Healthy Finds at Costco
Before I continue, I'm participating in the Friday Five blog link up hosted by Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What and Mar at Mar on the Run. When you're done here, be sure to check them out!
Healthy item #1: Fresh produce
I am always amazed at the vast amount of healthy produce that's available at Costco. If your family is anything like mine, you go through fruit quickly (especially berries) and it's hard to keep up. Enter Costco. I can get organic, local fruit and vegetables in humungo size to keep up with the berry-eating fiends. And if you're looking for frozen fruits for smoothies, Costco has you covered with a lot of organic fruits, also in humngo size, in their freezer section.
Healthy item #2: Cashew Milk
I stumbled upon this goodness while in the cold dairy section. I typically use almond milk as my non-dairy milk but thought I'd give this cashew milk a try. I've tried cashew milk before and liked it. It generally has more protein than almond milk, which I like. This milk is creamy and delicious. Glad my Costco carries it now!
Healthy item #3: Kombucha
If you've never tried Kombucha, you may not want to buy it in bulk at Costco in case you don't like it. But if you have tried it and like it, here's your chance to save a little cash. This was the only flavor my Costco had, but I'm partial to the ginger flavor anyway. It reminds me of a little stronger version of ginger ale. Kombucha is a great way to get some probiotics if you don't eat yogurt or other sources, which I don't. It also gives me a little kick, much in the way caffeine does, without the caffeine!
Healthy item #4: NuttZo
I love me some NuttZo nut butters. This was the only variety at my Costco and it was still a little pricey but the jar is bigger than what you can get in the grocery store. I'm happy to see Costco carrying healthier nut butter options rather than just Skippy.
Healthy item #5: Mamma Chia
This isn't necessarily a new item at my Costco, but I had to include it. We love the Mamma Chia squeeze packs as they're a quick, easy and healthy snack for us when on the go. I also love to have one after long runs as the healthy fats help promote recovery. And I love supporting local companies and Mamma Chia is based right here in Carlsbad.
What healthy items do you get at your Costco?