Costco is a big place and it takes awhile to get through all the aisles. Make sure you have enough time and energy before venturing into big box stores! Here are a few more essential pantry items found on the shelves at Costco:
Sea vegetables are a great source of iodine, an essential mineral which is deficient in many people due to either inadequate intake or receptors being blocked or displaced by similarly shaped minerals (in the same column on the periodic table) such as bromine (dough conditioner in bread), fluoride (from dental treatments and water) and mercury (from dental fillings and fish). These Kirkland Roasted Seasoned Seaweed snacks provide a salty, crispy, crunchy experience that is miles ahead of potato chips. Yes, they do have a little oil (sesame) and are not organic, but I still think they are a great treat with nutrients we do not usually see in the Standard Canadian Diet and the value is fantastic. These are great for traveling or lunches too.
My absolute favourite crackers are Mary's Organic Crackers! They are crunchy, delicious and also gluten-free. They are fantastic topped with almond butter, hummus or avocado. I like to add some vegetable toppings such as chopped tomato, grated carrot or sliced cucumber.
I really like using raw honey, but this organic honey at Costco would be great for baking (where it will be heated anyhow) or in hot tea.
So that is it for this shopping trip as far as pantry staples go - next time, I will show you some items from the frozen food case to have on hand!