Hey there, Tuesday!
Before I forget, tomorrow is WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY and our bonus question this month is WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BACK TO SCHOOL TRADITION. If you blog, link up! It’s always one of my favorite post every month!!
So, at the beginning of the month, I told you ladies how our town just got a Costco, and even though I used to drive two towns over to shop there for diapers and wipes when I had babies at home, I really haven’t been a “Costco” person in years. But now that I have one near my home (and have four kids who need to pack school lunches), I wanted to become one. You guys left me SO MANY COMMENTS on that post telling me what to buy. I actually sat down with a piece of paper and went through your comments writing down suggestions and then took Madeley Moo and we did some shopping. I came home and took pics of everything we bought and now today, I’m sharing with you what have been the biggest hits. My new plan? Shop there once a month and stock up on all of these items to make life a bit easier.
So, here’s a little peek into what we’re loving plus some tips at the bottom learned from YOU! Of course, please let me know what I’m missing!! This raising a big family is no joke! Having these staples on hand has already made our little world (especially lunch making!) easier!
The kids have to bring a snack to school every day. I bought two boxes of these (so 40 bars) and it’s win-win for everyone. Madeley likes to have them for a snack at home too.
These might be my favorite find! You guys told me to buy dried mangoes…but you didn’t tell me that they’re like little pieces of heaven sent from above 🙂 . These mangoes are like eating candy. They’re SO GOOD!
Power cakes have made breakfast easy! We whip them up, add some maple syrup and the kids are super happy. The extra protein is a nice bonus!
Yes. We love our Veggie Straws. It’s like a chip…but not quite. They’re so good!!!
We’ve been dipping our hummus in these Sweet Potato Crackers! This is an easy little thing to throw in lunches!
Speaking of which…these individual hummus cups have made it into lunchboxes every day. They’re really good and the perfect size!
I would say that this is Madeley’s favorite Costco find! All three girls are thankful for this Costco recommendation, but Madeley probably most of all 😉 .
I’m eating these individual guacamoles too! My kids are adding them to their lunchboxes, but I’m adding it to whatever I’m eating at home for lunch. They’re really good!
Yessssssss! This fully cooked bacon has made mornings so simple! You just pull out a piece or two, microwave it for about 30 seconds and bam! Bacon is done!
I love a hard boiled egg as a snack, so these are really handy! They are packaged with two in each one…
…so you just grab a package and you can either toss it in a lunch or eat it as a snack.
My friend Jeni told me to buy these. They’re little crepe-like wraps made out of egg whites. These are so easy! I sometimes throw two pieces of that bacon on one, heat them both for 30 seconds and you have a little wrap. You can make these sweet or savory (Nutella was good in them!).
My kids love a yogurt in their lunchboxes, so these were a no-brainer. Easy!
I bought a box filled with these individually packaged burritos. They have been such a life saver for my lunches! When I’m at home, I heat up one of these, grab a little guacamole (from above) and lunch is done.
My kids love any sort of Chinese food, so I bought a box of this orange chicken (there are two packages inside one box) and heated it up in the oven for lunch. There was enough to feed all three kids for two days. I would heat the chicken and then put it in their Thermos and lunch was ready to go. They ate every bite!
On the post from earlier this month, I also loved the extra tips you ladies shared! Many of you suggested buying the big sandwich trays to use for the week. How brilliant is that? You also recommended buying the ready to heat and eat dinners for lunch instead. For instance, I could heat up a big lasagna and then put that in my kids’ thermos all week long. There are loads of other tips and suggestions that you can read HERE.
What next ? With the fall and holiday season coming, what are some of your favorite finds??? I’m hooked! Please share! xo