It may seem excessive, for some one who has no family and only one mouth to feed to have a Costco membership, but it honestly is very economical. A Costco visit always requires self control to insure you only buy what you need and not what you want. My bill is usually between $50 – $100.
Costco Shopping List
- Pre-Washed Organic Baby Spinach – $3 for a huge box, I usually use half for salads and put the other half for smoothies
- Bananas – $1.98 for a huge bundle, I let them get a little brown and then freeze them
- Almond Milk – $8 for a case of 6, way cheaper than the grocery store
- Frozen Fruit – $14 for a giant bag of frozen fruit that usually lasts me a month
- Broccoli – $3 for a huge bag, what I don’t use I wash and slice and then put in the freezer
- Meat – This all depends on your preference. I usually try to alternate. The frozen chicken tends to be cheaper than the fresh chicken. Ground meats are also a good choice and easy to freeze. Costco has a good selection of organic options as well.
- Brown Rice – $10 for a huge bag, however if storage is an issue, Quinoa is also available in smaller portions.
- Nuts: They are usually $20 but you do get your money’s worth
- Pink Salt: $3, not only is it perfect for cooking, it comes with a grinder
- Peanut Butter: $10 for two, and they even carry an organic kind! Great for smoothies. If you prefer, they also have almond butter
- Coconut Oil: $20, this item is debatable if it is worth buying from Costco, if you catch a special at the grocery store, you can probably get it for a better price. Kirkland brand oil tends to be cheaper and a good find!