GLUTEN AND DAIRY FREE GROCERY HAUL: COSTCO

This haul cost us just about $300. There is a lot of gluten and dairy free options at Costco but many of them don’t fit in with my families food sensitivities. We go to Costco about once a month since we can get everything in bulk.

I was only able to get a few pictures because we shopped very late and it was too dark by the time we got home!

If you can’t make it to a Costco store, I will link as many products as I can throughout this post. Just click on the photos and it’ll take you to the product and shopping cart!

  1. Simple Mills Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers:
     
    These are great! We have tried other cracker flavors by this brand but this one seems to be our family favorite. My kids can go through a whole bag within two days. They’re yummy on their own or great as little snacks! I like to add small slices of vegan cheese, vegan mayo, and turkey on top.
  2. Tree Top Apple Juice:
     
    I like this brand much more than others that are out there. Apple juice can get expensive but it’s a reasonable price at Costco and you get two!
  3. Thai Kitchen Organic Coconut Milk:
    This stuff is great to have on hand at all times! I never know when I’ll need it for a recipe. Whether it’s for baking, cooking, or for smoothies, we use this weekly.
  4. Kirkland Signature Pecan Halves:
     
    These are a bit pricey but I like to get them every once in a while to make candied pecans.
  5. Kirkland Signature Tomato Sauce:
     
      I like to have this on hand to make my own pasta sauce and sauce for lasagna. Sometimes I’ll also buy the diced tomato.
  6. Hashbrowns: I can’t remember what brand we get but it’s in the freezer section and is in a pretty large bag. It’ll last us about two weekends.
  7. Grapes: Again, I can’t remember the brand but we get organic grapes (read why we choose organic HERE) and they’ll last my kids about two days. They come in a fairly large container and are VERY dirty. Be sure to wash them before eating!
  8. Driscolls Strawberries: We have to eat these within a day of getting them or they go bad! Wash them before eating! Strawberries are very porous so they’ll soak up what ever touches them. After washing I like to soak them in Silk Coconut Milk before eating.
  9. Josie’s Organics, Organic Baby Spinach: I like to wash and freeze the spinach to use in smoothies!
  10. Salmon: I’m not sure what brand it was but it is pricey. Salmon makes for a quick and easy meal and my kids love it.
  11. Kirkland Signature Organic Chicken: So expensive! We try to get organic chicken but sometimes it just doesn’t fit in our budget. I like these because they come individually packaged and I can cut up the bags and stick them in the freezer.
  12. Kirkland Signature Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef: Same as the chicken but not as expensive. Love the individual packaging.
  13. Kirkland Signature Beef Hot Dog: We freeze these as well and pull them out as needed.
  14. Kirkland Signature Bacon: We go through a few of these each weekend but also keep them frozen in case we can’t get to them in time. We like to cook the bacon on a pancake griddle and keep the bacon fat for cooking.
  15. General Mills Cheeriosyou get two boxes! Just make sure to get the regular, the Honey Nut Cheerios have GMO.
  16. Kirkland Signature Organic Maple Syrup:
     
    100% pure maple syrup, it was hard to get used to at first but after a year of not having the other stuff my kids love it! I also like to use this in cooking and baking instead of refined sugar.
  17. Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk: My kids and husband go through these so quickly. This option is great because it comes in a pack!
  18. Del Real Foods, Chicken Red Chile Tamales: These go so quickly in my house! You can also freeze them if you know you won’t have time to eat them before their expiration date.
  19. Frozen Fruit: There’s lots of great frozen fruit options at Costco! These are perfect for smoothies.
  20. Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil: This is a much better option than other oils because it has a higher smoke point. I have also found that Costco has the best price for this brand.
  21. Kirkland Signature Organic Peanut Butter:
    My girls still cannot get used to this PB but I don’t mind it. It does have a lot of oil and has to be refrigerated.
  22. Otter Pops:
     
    We get the ones made with apple juice because there’s no added dye. They’re almost exactly the same as the original ones!
  23. Via Emilia Organic Cauliflower: These come in microwavable bags (BPA, Yikes!!) but when I need to make lunch ASAP these come in handy. Be careful not to leave any cauliflower out and throw in the trash immediately after you’re finished or your whole house will stink. I don’t like to leave leftovers because of this reason.
  24. Big Tree Farms Organic Coco Aminos:
     
      I like to use this as a soy sauce alternative. I no longer crave soy sauce but my kids still do and this works perfectly for them!
  25. Kirklands Signature Almond Flour:
     
    This almond flour is great for baking! I always keep some in my pantry.
  26. Kirklands Signature Minced California Garlic: 
     
    I use this for almost every meal! I like that I can just use it straight out of the container and I don’t have to worry about peeling or chopping.

All of the products shared on this post are things that my family can tolerate, not all of them are healthy options but I do what I can. The products that suit my family may not suit yours so always be sure to check ingredient labels and go on grocery adventures! Soon enough you’ll find what works for you and it’ll get easier with time.

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