Another month of sharing our favorites, I have teamed up with blogger friends and this is apart of a three-month series of sharing grocery favorites from three different stores. Last month was Aldi favorites and be sure to check out those post if you have not already from Hilary, Ally and Sarah.
Here’s a link from my Aldi Favorites!
You had me at Costco! I drive about 30-minutes to pick up my favorites and I have decided it is very necessary. Any guesses on my number one favorite product at Costco? It is a protein source that is high in omega-3 fatty acids and maybe one of my kids’ favorite meals. Yep, that is right, pictured to the right, Alaskan Salmon!
I have tried many frozen salmon products and this one cannot be beat. My family loves this meal because it is really good salmon. If you think you cannot cook seafood, think again! With this product all you have to do is season and bake! When you have really good seafood, cooking is super duper simple. The American Heart Association recommends two serving of seafood (preferable fatty fish) each week. I am proud to serve it to my family because of the health benefits and they really enjoy it!
I call omega-3’s brain food, the super food that has been shown to promote brain health and extremely crucial for pregnant women to have in their diet. The science behind omega-3’s is fascinating. Plus, Atlantic salmon has higher amounts of omega-3’s than farm raised. Check out Nutrition Diva’s tips for more information.
There are many other reasons why I love Costco, let me give you my nutrition highlights for each product.
Almond flour is great to use for baking treats and energy bites. In 1/4-cup serving size provides three gram of fiber and six grams of protein.
Agave nectar is a light sweetener and a must for my energy bites. Agave nectar has less viscosity, which means I am able to use half the amount versus honey in my energy bites recipe.
Almond milk that is shelf stable and always have on hand, a piece of mind to run out less.
Need something a little sweet? These chocolate raisins are great to pair with any type of nuts. I find the lid is open at time in the pantry because of little hands, oops!
Crunchy, yes! Made with brown rice flour, sesame seeds, chia seeds, quinoa seeds, amaranth seeds and more. One serving provides two grams of fiber, three grams of protein.
Dates are a wonderful pop of sweetness that can be added in bars, smoothies or even topped on your salad. Dates are high in fiber, potassium, magnesium and contain smaller amounts of iron. Dates may be helpful for lowering inflammation, which is important for preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
Sprouted pumpkin seeds are a wow in nutrition with good source of magnesium, protein, zinc and iron. Sprouted grains and seeds allow nutrients to be absorbed better. Ingredients are simply pumpkin seeds and salt.
The perfect grab-and-go for a quick filling source of protein at breakfast. Heat and eat!
Yes, green peas may not be very exciting but peas deserve a bigger spotlight. Organic peas have a great flavor (if you ask me). I put them on my kids’ plate slightly thawed. In one serving, peas provide five grams of fiber, five grams of protein and 8% DV iron! And don’t forget the super sweet organic frozen corn, another must for really low price!
Coconut clusters are amazing! I seem to grab one after a meal. They are the perfect amount of sweetness and crunch.
Pistachios are a favorite at our house and packed with nutrients. I was shocked to see 16 micro nutrients listed on the package, wow! The highest nutrients are copper, vitamin B 6, thiamin and more.
I usually stick to bulk packages, but I will be honest as we come into summer, nuts are the perfect grab-and-go for hiking, fishing, camping or other summer activities that can be thrown into a bag. A great pick for a little pick-me-up snack!
THE BEST! If you think you do not like sardines, let me know if that stands once you have tried these. Boneless and skinless are key. My family has these on crackers with a little hot sauce. A wonderful source of omega-3’s plus vitamin D and protein.
I realy enjoy these burgers for lunch paired with a salad or on a bun. One patty provides 20 grams of protein.
One of the quickest lunches include one of these burgers with a smoothie and maybe a chocolate bar, boom! Made with carrots, kale, onion, wheat flour, quinoa, almonds and seasoning. Delicious and satisfying.
Light and lean! Tilapia loins are packaged in individual air-tight packages for freshness. This tilapia is a favorite at our house and does not have that “fishy” taste. Bake according to direction and top with seasoning (old bay or everything but the bagel). I have even made frozen tilapias in my instant pot for easy fish tacos.
These frozen dark sweet cherries are wonderful for smoothies, smoothie bowl or a homemade sorbet. Dark sweet cherries have been shown to help with joints. Pair four cups of frozen cherries with two bananas and tad of liquid for a delicious frozen treat! My kids go crazy for this and that is saying something.
Sun gold kiwi, also known as yellow kiwi. They are gorgeous and their sweetness is smooth and not as tart as a green kiwi. They seem to be seasonal but when I do find them, my daughter is always excited!
Frozen mango is a favorite in my kids’ smoothies. It provides a smooth, creamy texture and mango is packed with fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and many other nutrients.
Quick cooking lean proteins are my secret to make a healthy meal in minutes, not 30 minutes, let’s say less than 15 minutes. These little guys can be put in the air fryer. Add roasted veggies or add to any stir-fry and dinner is done!
An air fryer must on the weekend when cooking does not see doable. A great price for the amount. I like to chop and them to a salad, it feels like a fast food salad (wink, wink).
Three berry blend contains some of the most beneficial berries: blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Low in carbs and contain four grams of fiber per cup (50 calories/serving). Remember blue/purple foods are beneficial for the memory and brain.
Chicken sausage links are another quick heat and eat item for breakfast, while providing a little filling protein. My son loves these sausage links with a glass of Fairlife chocolate milk, satisfying and easy!
Mediterranean Crunch Chopped Salad Kit. Hands down my favorite salad kit ever! Mixed with greens, feta cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette.
Blueberry cinnamon granola, let me make myself clear, I really don’t like the marketing word KETO on the package, but these products are made with less added sugar while providing nutrients from nuts, berries, seeds, coconut chips and more. A serving provides four grams of fiber, five grams of protein and even a little iron and calcium.
Chocolate strawberry granola is a perfect pair to almost anything! Not as high in sugar as some granola, the highlight are the little bits of chocolate and strawberry goodness.
Crispy chicken wings, yes, there is nothing exceptionally healthy about this item but your family with thank you! Plus, there is a sauce packet that comes in the bag but they are wonderful without the sauce which is perfect for the kids. I cook them in the air fryer and they are wonderful to have available when I do not feel like cooking, you’re welcome!