Get your money's worth...
Most of us spend the majority of our lives at our jobs, working hard to earn money, right? For that reason and more, we should respect our earnings and use them wisely. Therefore, consider getting the best and the most for your dollar.
My husband once told me: "Cheap things are too expensive to buy." This is true especially when it comes to grocery shopping. You can't afford to spend your hard-earned money on foods that will not nurture your body and protect your and your family's health.
I agree, healthier food products cost more, but there are ways to put the best quality foods on your family table without breaking your budget.
I love shopping at Costco;
here are only some of my favorites:
Costco is my place for Italian extra virgin olive oil.
I love their organic Italian whole wheat spaghetti.
Great to keep in your pantry for the last-minute meals.
Organic peanut butter--no hydrogenated fat.
Spices--pure vanilla is one of my favorites; you might find them too
large, but they will not spoil for months and months.
Nuts--few stores will sell them for less; keep them stored in a
freezer, and they will remain fresh for a long time.
Shredded mozzarella cheese--be ready to make your own pizza
any time by repackaging mozzarella cheese in smaller bags and
freezing them; you will save a bundle of money and time.
Garlic--here is a god tip on how to peel and store garlic: before
peeling it, set the garlic in warm water for about 15 minutes; peel
and store the peeled garlic in fridge in a covered glass container.
Milk and cheeses--Costco has wonderful prices on regular
and organic milk and milk products.
Juices--so many ' real ' juices to choose from.
Avocados--every home should have them; they are of great value.
Wild smoked salmon--great on sandwiches.
Organic salads, and many more ready-to-use vegetables.
Balsamic vinegar--you will get your money's worth.
Fresh fruits--you should see their prices on bananas and
Fresh vegetables--packaged to make our life easier;
broccoli and organic baby spinach are always fresh.
Yogurt--favorite lunch treat.
Cold cuts--try Kirkland brand turkey; it is delicious!
Organic eggs--what a deal!
Flour--I use a lot of Costco's all-purpose flour; it's great for baking.
Butter--Kirkland brand's unsalted butter is not only of great
quality, but also a great value.
Fresh meats--for years, my husband raised his own beef;
now we buy our meats at Costco. Their selection and quality is great.