5. Coconut Oil
I admit, I’ve joined the coconut oil bandwagon. I know there is a fair bit of controversy about whether or not coconut oil is healthy. The argument is over saturated fat vs. medium chain triglycerides. The saturated fat isn’t great for you while many people argue that the MCTs are super healthy because your body metabolizes them differently. I’m not sure about these various claims but I believe that everything is ok in moderation including coconut oil.
Typically I use coconut oil in baking – including my delicious chocolate granola. Like many of these healthy buys, coconut oil is also very expensive in the store. I’ve seen some places charge $55 for the same container that Costco carries for way less.
6. Pure Maple Syrup
As a Canadian girl I love my pure maple syrup! This isn’t Mrs Butterworth or Aunt Jemima pancake syrup. This is the real stuff made from the sap of a maple tree. It’s quite labour intensive to make so 100% pure maple syrup can be quite expensive.
We use it on our waffles and pancakes and I use it in baking as well. It’s a healthier alternative to white sugar since it contains antioxidants and some vitamins and minerals.
Similar to coconut oil, in moderation it’s a great item to have in your kitchen.
7. Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Our Costco has amazing healthy buys on fresh fruit and vegetables. They’ve started offering a great selection of organic produce at excellent prices.
I try to go on Friday (if I’m working from home) to beat the crowds and get our fruit and vegetables for the weekend. That way I know we’ll be home to get a head start on healthy eating over the weekend.
Where do you find your healthy buys?