Kimberly Peil

What Costco Means to a Health Nut

In Health on September 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I am one of those crazy, super healthy people when it comes to eating.  Well, minus my addiction to sweets (hey, we all have our vices!).  I eat plain, old fashioned oatmeal for breakfast.  No sugar on it.  Just berries, flaxseed, and soy milk.  A Greek Yogurt for my morning snack.  It is high in protein and low in sugar.  For lunch I usually have an edamame and tomato sandwich, cooked spinach and an apple… anyways, you get the point!

Well, when we moved back to Salem, I mourned the loss of Trader Joe’s.  I wondered how I would ever survive.  Thankfully, Costco has really stepped up in the past few years, and they now offer several organic items, and just plain healthy items.  So for those of you who might be interested in jumping on the healthy train, here is a list of my favorite “healthy” items at Costco:

Trident Wild Alaskan Salmon Burgers (the key here is wild)

Alexia All Natural Sweet Potato Fries (super yummy, and no funny ingredients)

Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter

Kirkland Organic Strawberry Jam (amazingly, only 8g sugar per serving!)

Dave’s Killer Bread (you will be able to read every ingredient on the list and it doesn’t taste like cardboard)

Organic Silk Vanilla Soymilk

Earthbound Organic Spinach (a tub of this is only $3.79 at Costco.  It’s $5.99 at Safeway)

PG Organic Cold Milled Flaxseed (I have it on my oatmeal every day)

Quaker Oats

Organic Gala Apples

Chobani Greek Yogurt  (only $11.75 for a carton of 12!  If you’ve ever purchased Greek Yogurt at the grocery store, you know they are ridiculously expensive individually)

Happy Grocery Shopping!

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