I shop at Costco on a regular basis. One thing I try to accomplish there is buying items that I can make snacks and small meals with. I rarely buy anything already prepared or in a box. Why? Well for one, foods already prepared are more expensive. Two, if you want a shelf stable food item, you have to add preservatives. No thank you. Three, I want to control added sugars and added salt.
Costco sells a HUGE bag of frozen berries: raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Costco also sells Kirkland brand Greek yogurt. You get two tubs of yogurt for what I would pay for one in a regular grocery store. If it were up to my kids, we would have smoothies every morning for breakfast. Here’s a simple berry smoothie that my kids and myself enjoy!
1 cup frozen mixed berries
2/3 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk (almond, cow, soy, coconut)
1 tsp flax seed
1 tsp chia seed
1 handful spinach (optional)