It’s been three years since we began our organic journey and our family has benefited in so many ways. I spend a lot of time researching food and how we can improve our family’s health. I try not to worry about being perfect because it’s very difficult to be 100% when surrounded by so many food options, especially for children. It can also be expensive and people ask me all the time; “is buying organic worth it?”. Well I believe it is because our children are growing up with a toxic load which we were not exposed to and I have to do all I can to protect them from that.
After abandoning Costco and other large supermarkets 3 years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Costco are listening to consumer demands and stocking so many organic products. I am now a happy customer once again. So I thought I would share what I fill my cart with these days as most of the items are new. I hope that people will take note and support their local stores which make an effort to supply affordable organic options.
- Organic Coconut Oil – Cold Pressed is best.
- Organic pajamas – avoid flame retardant inhalants.
- Organic Maple Syrup – The dark color means more nutrients.
- Figgy Pops – perfect high antioxidant snacks.
- Organic Frozen Fruit for smoothies.
- Organic Go-Go Squeeze apple sauces – 4 flavors!
- Organic Olive Oil – it’s a blend but the real stuff is expensive.
- Kind Bars – 5g sugar box – perfect for those after school snack attacks.
- Organic Chicken Stock – well, Thanksgiving is just around the corner.
- Namaste Gluten Free Flour – perfect for pancakes and muffins.
- Organic Sugar – avoid GMO sugar!
- Organic Bread – non-organic wheat can be contaminated with glyphosate.
- Organic Back to Nature Oreos – my kids don’t know the difference!
- Seeds of Change organic quinoa and brown rice – perfect for last minute meals.
- Organic apples – a little on the large side but great for sharing.
- Organic ground beef and chicken – I prefer fresh from a butcher but good to have in your freezer.
- Organic chia seeds – add to smoothies or make chia pudding.
- Organic Quinoa – make a lot, it lasts 3 days in the fridge.
- Organic Protein Powder – perfect for smoothies
- Organic Linens – including crib mattresses & towels. We don’t need a crib mattress but I sure wish we had this when our kids were babies.
There are so many more things on my organic list but I do avoid the organic and milk and eggs at Costco (sorry!) – only because I prefer grassfed dairy and pasture raised eggs. I would love to eat less processed food but in the absence of living on a farm, we have to use what we have. I will tackle planting a vegetable garden next year!