IF you need help finding affordable and healthy ingredients look no further than Costco.
Bobby Parrish is known as The Grocery Store Guy on TikTok where he shares his favorite healthy and affordable buys.
On his account FlavCity, he often takes viewers along with him to Costco to keep them up to date on current sales.
Not only does he help people find what they’re looking for, but he also helps them to avoid wasting money.
Things that seem healthy can actually be filled with added sugars, which Bobby helps point out.
This week Costco is running a great sale for two of Bobby’s favorite things — pasta sauce and olives.
Stock up on these favorites
Victoria Organic pasta sauce is on sale at Costco this week for $7.99, making it just 10 cents an ounce, about the same price as Ragu.
Bobby recommends this sauce since it’s packed with organic produce, extra virgin olive oil, and it’s Kosher.
Since it doesn’t expire until 2025, he suggested stocking up on it.
Olives make a great addition to a salad or even a quick snack.
Bobby’s favorite is Castelvetrano, and the Asaro brand is on sale for only $5.59.
The Sicilian olives are known for their sweet flavor and crisp, meaty texture.
Don’t be fooled by this item
Acai has exploded in popularity and can be used in everything from breakfast bowls to smoothies.
It’s a superfruit and right now it’s on sale for $5.39 at Costco.
However, Bobby stressed the importance of reading ingredients for products like this.
The Sambazon Organic Acai Juice has 24 grams of sugar, which is 48 percent of the recommended daily serving.
It also has added flavors, taking away from the fruit’s overall benefits.
Healthy finds at Target and Trader Joe’s
Fellow TikToker Brooke Leach is a dieting professional who shared how she sticks to a strict budget without sacrificing the quality of food.
Most of the meat came from Trader Joe’s, while she was able to score the rest at Target.
Brooke got the following at Target:
- Sara Lee Honey Wheat bread
- Good & Gather Egg Whites
- Good & Gather Eggs
- Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt
- Silk Almond Milk
- Good & Gather Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese
- Yasso bars
Then she moved on to TJ’s where she bought:
- All Natural Chicken Breasts
- Two packages of 99% Lean Ground Turkey Breast
- Ground beef 96% Lean with only 4% Fat
- Chile Lime Seasoning Blend
- Pink Salt Crystals
Although both these stores can be pricey, it’s not impossible to find affordable and healthy options.
Check out how this man fed his family of five a hearty meal for less than $12.
Another shopper shared how she got a week’s worth of groceries for two people for only $30.