More food items to avoid at Costco

Anyone who knows me or who has read my blog, knows of my displeasure with Costco for dropping chocolate frozen yogurt from its food courts and replacing it with trendy frozen acai.

That change disrupted my life for months and has turned me from a Costco lover to a Costco hater. I no longer go every week and now spend as little time and money as possible when I’m there. I also downgraded my membership from Executive to regular.

What had been my weekly Costco lunch is no more. Who dumps chocolate from the vanilla-chocolate combo? Shame on you Costco.
What had been my weekly Costco lunch is no more. Who dumps chocolate from the vanilla-chocolate combo? Shame on you Costco.

So I’m up for any Costco bashing I see, which is why this recent Cooking Light post, 6 Things You Should NEVER Buy at Costco, According to Superfans. Continue reading “More food items to avoid at Costco”

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More on eating healthy and smart shopping at Costco

The piece makes the point that you can find healthy foods at Costco, or any warehouse club for that matter. It all comes down to smart shopping.

One of the most popular posts on this blog is a piece I wrote about how to make a Costco food court salad healthier by not using the dressing and eliminating even more salt by taking off the cheese as well. I’ve also written about how to shop smarter at warehouse club stores like Costco.

Smart shopping means buying items low in fat, salt and sugar. Know how to fill your shopping cart while avoiding this evil trio of additives.
Smart shopping means buying items low in fat, salt and sugar. Know how to fill your shopping cart while avoiding this evil trio of additives.

So I enjoyed coming across this story recently headlined Get the Skinny: The ‘Costco Diet.’  the piece really isn’t about a diet plan, as the headline might suggest. Rather, it lists products available at Costco that are relatively healthy, such as fresh produce and salmon, which I regularly buy there. Continue reading “More on eating healthy and smart shopping at Costco”

Sabra has a new low-salt pineapple salsa

Nice to have another low-salt salsa to choose from and nice to have it at Costco.

The Sabra brand is known mainly for its hummus. It was always a favorite of my vegetarian daughter when she was home from school and likely still is if she can find it in her new home of Portland, Ore.

Sabra pineapple salsa
Sabra pineapple salsa

We buy it ourselves at Costco for parties. But in recent days, Costco also has been carrying a Sabra pineapple salsa. Salsa is normally high in salt, although there are low-salt varieties out there which I’ve written about. When I checked the new Sabra pineapple salsa, I was pleasantly surprised to see it is relatively low-salt. Continue reading “Sabra has a new low-salt pineapple salsa”