El Profesor and I took a trip uptown to Costco last week to stock up our new place.
Our need for toilet paper and paper towels coupled with our desire not to have to make weekly trips to CVS to buy them was the catalyst for our trip. But I also viewed it as a “stock the pantry” party and decided to have a bit of fun bulk-buying the things we love and keep at home all of the time.
You can never be too sure what your local Costco will have in stock, so before we went over, I made a loose and flexible shopping list:
Drinks: juice, milk, almond milk
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: an assortment
Pantry Items: cereal, crackers, dried fruit
Paper Goods: toilet paper, paper towels
Protein: fish and chicken for El Profesor
Here is what we came away with:
Blue Diamond Almond Milk (Vanilla, Unsweetened)
Blueberries (conventional, they didn’t have organic)
Earthbound Farms Organic Carrots
Fresh Salmon (5 lbs for El Profesor)
Grape Tomatoes (conventional, from Canada)
Hannah Organic Classic Hommus Singles
Kirkland Reduced Fat Milk
Mary’s Gone Crackers
Naked Juice Smoothie (Mighty Mango)
Nike Sunglasses (because I love mine and El Profesor needed a pair for softball — they make him look like Coach Taylor)
Organic Mini Peppers
Raspberries (conventional, they didn’t have organic)
Rotisserie Chicken (for El Profesor)
Sunsweet Dried Apricots
Tropicana Orange Juice
Costco offers a number of other great healthy items, but we left these on the shelves this time:
Gluten Free Pancake Mix
Organic Apple Slices
When El Profesor and I left the store, we felt proud of our cart. It was a moment for us to reflect upon all of the healthy choices we make.
And it made us feel really good.