Everyone made it. You go to Costco to get boneless chicken breast and toilet paper, and you go with a 72-pound wheel of cheese, 12 boxes of Nutter Butter biscuits, a cat litter box, and a kayak.
It's easy Let yourself be enchanted by all the raw capitalism. But if you can keep cool and stay focused, a Costco lift can buy some great healthy or semi-healthy foods. Here are five of my favorite foods that I've become addicted to:
1 – Kirkland Premium Chunk Chicken Breast
I know what you are Thinking: It's just a chicken in a can, fat head. But listen to me, because that's a fantastic find. Each jumbo tin (12.5 ounces) not only tastes good (it is seasoned with just a bit of chicken broth, which makes it incredibly moisturizing), but also contains nearly 46 grams of protein.
These cans are great for when you want to give yourself a particularly hefty dose of protein, but do not feel like making a shake or preparing a dry chicken breast. I also use it if I want to drop a few pounds. I just open one, drop it, drop it on a paper plate, mix it with a teaspoon of olive oil based mayonnaise and add a little salt.
It gives a great, low-calorie, low-calorie lunch that tastes surprisingly good. After doing this for about a week, I lost about 3 to 5 pounds with virtually no suffering.
Then there are the phenomenal costs. If you were to buy cans of comparable size in the supermarket, you would cost between $ 5 and $ 6, but Costco sells a six-pack of those bad guys for the unbelievable price of about $ 12 – that's $ 2 per can.
2 – Kirkland Organic Olive Oil
You may not have known that, but most of the olive oils you find in the grocery store are either fake or have a deplorable lack of purity. There are not enough olive plantations around the world to meet the demand. Various manufacturers and traders supply their olive oil with a kind of seed oil and add chlorophyll and beta-carotene to get color and smell.
The Villains Believe That While some housewives in Idaho are drugged with potions, they are stupid and do not know the difference between high-quality olive oil and something made with crankcase oil, and Uncle Giuseppe's mustache supplements.
A FEW YEARS A few years ago, the University of California Davis analyzed 186 extra virgin olive oil samples taken off the shelves at random and found that 73% of the samples did not meet the purity standards set by the International Olive Council 94%.
Enter Costco. To counteract the shortage of orchards, they bought their own and now produce a truly outstanding organic olive oil. It is one of the few major US brands that actually meets the standards set by the Olive Council.
Although it may not have the really strong, grassy flavor associated with some European varieties, it is more than acceptable to most cooks. Netflix's Samin Nosrat & # 39; s "Salt Fat Acid Heat" has even added it to its list of recommended olive oil brands.
Best of all, the price for 2 liters is about $ 17, which is about 13% of the cost per ounce. Another recommendation from Nosrat.
3 – Townsend Farms Frozen Organic Triple Berry Blend
If you go to a grocery store and buy 3 pounds of fresh blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries, the check- The girls' gold digging instincts would crop up and she would Follow you home and think that your 2006 Toyota Corolla with mismatched side panels was just a trick to throw off luck seekers.
Fresh berries can be that expensive, but Costco sells this organic three-berry blend for about $ 11. But maybe you think you'd rather be fresh anyway, because it's more nutritious than frozen. Not so.
A 2014 study by Bouzari investigated the levels of riboflavin, beta-carotene, vitamin C and alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) in frozen and non-frozen carrots, corn, spinach, broccoli, peas, green beans, strawberries and blueberries ,
He and his colleagues found that frozen foods had a minimal loss of vitamin C compared to large losses in non-frozen, "fresh" varieties. Frozen peas also showed increases in vitamin C and vitamin E compared to non-frozen peas, and the results were consistent with fruits and vegetables, even after being frozen for 90 days.
In other words, as long as the "chain of freezing" was not broken – as long as the berries did not melt when the other berry pickers Rubens had amputated fingers on the way to the hospital after he had been cut off from the conveyor, had to pack with them – they are often as good or better as "fresh".
After all, you could not choose a much better dietary and nutritional mix of fruits. All three are rich in anthocyanins and very low in sugar.
4 – Hartcooked Organic Eggs from Wilcox
I can imagine Wilcox's hard-boiled egg representative giving this pitch to Costco managers only. Looks at stony, startled, uncomprehending glances: [19659028They'rehard-boiledeggsbutthey'repeeleddamnitpeeledandlookthey'reinthosebeautifulpouches"
There must have been a lift under these directors because someone saw the value of this product. It was likely that he or she, like me, often went to the fridge to look for a quick dose of protein and wished we'd taken the time to cook some eggs.
Enter Wilcox's eggs. In each bag are 2 peeled eggs, which corresponds to a perfect portion size. Twelve packs cost about $ 12. Betcha can not do Luke like Cool and eat 50 in an hour.
5 – Robert Irvine's Fit Crunch Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar
Make no mistake, this is not a functional protein bar that provides sustained energy and protects against muscle damage. In fact, Robert Irvine's Fit Crunch Bar is nutritionally quite lame.
Each bar contains 16 grams of whey protein, which is a bit low, and 8 grams of fat, which is a bit high, at least for an alleged protein bar. However, it contains only 14 grams of carbohydrates, as sugar alcohols are generously used, and is content with the now standard become attempt at nutritional indication that it is gluten-free.
Most ingredients are the same ones you use. d be found in almost every chocolate bar. A few years ago, no self-confident lifter would have touched this bar for its inadequate diet. Now we are more honest with ourselves. Most of us only want a bar with good taste that contains a bit of protein that at least gives us the illusion of nutritional piety, and that's exactly what Robert Irvine's tie is.
If someone had given me one Without telling me that it's a protein bar, I would have thought it was just another sweet, sweet candy bar bought at the counter around 7-Eleven and will cause havoc in my entire cycle soon.
About $ 17 For a box of 18 bars, they are less than a dollar a bar. Only use it in emergencies. Nothing for the weak-willed who unpack them, arranging and arranging all 18 in a row.
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