Grocery Guide: Our Costco Faves


What Our Grocery Bill Looks Like

Finding our favorite Costco faves not only helps us stock up on the good stuff in bulk, but we’re also saving lots of money when we shop like this.

My top budget hack: stay single forever (kiiiiiiidding, you’re not going anywhere and we love you BIG Charlie). In all seriousness though, I still don’t know how people afford kids. It was already expensive for just me, but now I realize that feeding boys is REALLY expensive.

Our average Costco faves can run us anywhere from $100-$250, but just depends if we’re just making a quick trip or if we’re breaking the bank and also stocking up on meat. We go to Costco about 3-4 times per month, and then also get some groceries (and specialty foods that are gluten-free and dairy-free) from Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods.

For reference, I’m 5’3 and generally aim for 120-130 grams of protein and about 2300 calories per day. Charlie is 5’9 and aiming for 160-170 grams of protein and about 2800 calories per day.

*Note: while I’m gluten and dairy-free, Charlie DOES eat some dairy, so make sure to read labels if you’re dairy-free and go to buy anything from this guide (:

Other Typical Grocery Habits
  • We go to Costco weekly, as well as Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, and Whole Foods. We also get house staples like toilet paper, laundry soap, etc.
  • Meat-wise, we bulk cook a lot of bison, ground beef, & NY Strip Steaks (in the Ninja Foodi Grill)
  • We also do a lot of “Cooking is Cancelled” (minimal cook or no-cook) proteins: Costco Shrimp, Kevin’s Chicken, Trader Joe’s Chicken Apple Sausages + Sous Vide Chicken Thighs
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