Costco run of new things!
Alright, so last night I went to Costco with my mom - it was a more expensive run compared to my usual. I did buy quite a few things though that will last a while. I bought a few new things this time that I'm already quite excited about after just one day.
On my table/fridge:
- egg whites
- almond butter
- trail mix
- non fat plain Greek yogurt
- frozen fruit salad
- cottage cheese
- frozen blueberries
- unsalted butter
- light Havarti cheese slices
- coconut oil
- green tea
- rotisserie chicken
- apples (in the fruit basket)
- avocados (in the fruit basket)
- box of frozen chicken breast (not pictured)
- 2.5 dozen eggs (not pictured)
- grape tomatoes (not pictured)
I've been getting into smoothies as an evening snack or if I have a really light dinner I'll have a smoothie on the side so that's what the frozen fruit salad is for. I bought the green tea because I've read it helps your metabolism but mostly because I've read/heard that it gives you energy which is something I need in the afternoons. I had 2 cups today because of my sore throat and I have to say that I didn't crash at 1:30PM like I usually do. I highly recommend the Kirkland brand. It tastes really nice and has 'instructions' on how to make 'real' Japanese green tea.
I also bought the coconut oil for a few reasons. Also note that I looked elsewhere for a better price and you will not beat Costco. I originally hadn't bought it here because it is so much but I wasn't about to pay $12 for less than a third of this amount when this tub was $17.99. I bought it for the following reasons:
- as a healthy fat source (oatmeal, eggs, etc.)
- to use in my hair
- to use on my skin
- to replace butter
I used it on my hands last night before bed, this morning in my oatmeal (which tasted so yummy), and on my hair after my shower. It really is a multi purpose oil. The ends of my hair are usually really dry but they feel soft and nourished today. Don't use too much... I barely used any really. And it made such a nice light coconutty flavor in my oatmeal; it was really pleasant. I'm really looking forward to how many other uses I can find for it.