Look what Costco Items I Have in my Kitchen

Look what Costco Items I Have in my Kitchen

Look what Costco items I have in my kitchen. It is such a popular place, especially for people with larger families, people who entertain, people looking for a deal.  Did you know it is also a great place to stock up on organic foods?  Who knew?  I went the other day and found over 80 things organic at Costco I have a membership but will admit I don’t shop there as often as many people I know. I usually go to stock up on things like paper towels, toilet paper, bottled water, etc.  We have a small family (only 2 of us in our household), so I don’t have a lot of use for giant sizes.

I will say, though, I was amazed at the amount of organic items that are available! I now rethink my Costco trips as I can stock up on things from my favorite sprouted wheat bread to fruit and veggies for juicing and smoothies and frozen veggies.

When you compare prices, organic quinoa at Whole Foods retails for $5.99. At Costco, it’s $2.87. Organic chicken breasts are a dollar cheaper at the discount brand, and a loaf of organic whole wheat bread is about $1.50 less expensive. In other words, the savings are real.

The amount of frozen organic foods is impressive.  Some of it is just organic versions of convenience foods but for busy moms sometimes organic chicken tenders is dinner!  I love all of the frozen veggies and fruits.  Easy to have nutritious side dishes on hand.  

CLICK HERE for my own Costco Clean Eating Shopping List. Look what Costco items I have in my kitchen.

Look what Costco Items I Have in my Kitchen

The trick is to shop with a list and make sure you only buy the healthy real foods that are on it. Otherwise, it is very easy to come out with food and other items, that we don’t need.

Inside this ebook:

Over 30 Clean Eating Grocery Items (on one printable page)

Categories include: Healthy Snacks, Organic Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, Healthy Oils, Cooking Essentials, Protein and Dairy.

5 Tips for Savvy Shopping at Costco

Bonus! Bone Broth Recipe

CLICK HERE for some Probiotic food choices you might want to discover on your shopping trip to Costco.

Do You Know About The Healing Power of Pets?

Do you know pets have healing power? Such as

  • Lower blood pressure
  • less risk of heart disease
  • reduced anxiety

The number of scientifically proven health benefits of pet ownership is rising faster than the number of chew toys strewn around your house.

These health pluses aren’t just the result of the extra exercise you get walking your dog or playing hide-and-seek with your cat. The bond that you and your pet develop is also part of the equation.

“Owning a pet gives you a sense of purpose and belonging that can increase feelings of positivity and lower stress levels, all of which translates to health benefits,” says Allen McConnell, PhD, a psychology professor at Miami University who studies human-pet interaction.

Research shows that people who interact with animals experience a boost in levels of oxytocin, the hormone that promotes love and trust and is linked to reduced blood pressure and heart rate. Regularly playing with your pet helps too. “Play, such as challenging your pet to find a hidden toy, helps build the bond between owner and pet and brings you closer,” says Kate Perry, a certified dog trainer and the author of Training for Both Ends of the Leash.

Source – Prevention magazine. Feb 8, 2013

What 3 Things Can You Do NOW that Can Improve Your Health

I was interested to hear Dr Jeffrey Bland (the father of Functional Medicine and author of The Disease Delusion, answer the question “ What 3 Things Can You Do NOW that Can Improve Your Health?”

Here is his answer.

  1. Get away from the fast food restaurants for a period of a couple months and see how that influences your health. That alone will make a difference
  2. Improve your omega-3 oil intake from fatty fish like salmon. I know there’s a lot of back-and-forth controversy about omega-3s right now, but I can tell you if you weigh the studies going back to Joel Kremer who was at New York Medical College and did the first studies on placebo-controlled trials in rheumatoid arthritis with fish oils and showed a very positive clinical benefit under controlled conditions.
  3. Move your body without overdoing it. You need to keep moving because a low level of your immune system activities reforming and recycling old materials is really important for reducing inflammation. It almost seems paradoxical that a small amount of inflammation induces anti-inflammation, but that’s how it works. So you want to be in a proper physical conditioning program— movement, massage, physical medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture, all these things can be very helpful in the structural component of these conditions. Structure and function are intimately tied together. Often we forget that function is structure, and structure is function. So we need them to be tightly tied.