We do the majority of our shopping at Costco. Mostly because when we make a quick trip to Save on Foods to grab a couple of things for the week I’m suckered into buying $2.99 bottles of fresh squeezed juice for kid lunches or the occasional box of Ariel fruit snacks that leave my kid crazy for the rest of the week until the box mysteriously disappeared, or the fact that I leave with an $84 receipt and only a couple of bags filled with food.
There goes the food budget.
Instead, we do the majority of our shopping at Costco where we buy grains in bulk, select produce items, and a couple of their easy and pre-prepared meals in the deli, like the delicious chicken pot pie, to make crazy nights easier.
Costco has a few options when it comes to organic produce, but the selection varies from week to week. Other staples, grains, meat, snacks – there’s lots to choose from – but produce is a bit harder to shop for and stay under the budget of $160/week that we’ve set for our family.
To stay on budget, sometimes it’s easier if you stay out of the stores. You can do this with Spud.ca’s Fresh Harvest Box, that contains a weekly selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, for only $43.99 with free delivery to your house.
This week, the Fresh Harvest box includes:
I added on oranges and a few extra pears, extra apples for apple pie salsa (and forgot bananas!) with chives (a full $.80 less expensive than the grocery store) and because we had a pantry and freezer that was stocked, we need very little when it comes to going to Costco this week. I needed soap/shampoo for the kids too, so I saved another trip and grabbed a giant bottle of Every Kid Soap with the handy pump for their shower.
Save $20 off of your first $50 order when you sign up for Spud.ca using this link. As a Spud.ca Ambassador, I’m excited to share an easy way for you to save time shopping for healthy and wholesome food – after all, it comes to you.