It's official guys. I'm obsessed with Everything But the Bagel (EBTB) flavored foods and there's absolutely no end in sight.
EBTB Pretzel Thins? Grab 2 bags!
EBTB Crusted Cod? I'm here for it.
EBTB Hummus? Give it to me in an IV!
So to add on to my obsession, it was only a matter of time before I tried to EBTB (yes, it's a verb now) my favorite turkey burgers. Keep scrolling to see how I make super simple, weeknight-worthy 3-Ingredient Everything But the Bagel Turkey Burgers!
3-INGREDIENT EVERYTHING BUT THE BAGEL TURKEY BURGERS
Are you going to add these 3-Ingredient EBTB Turkey Burgers to your meal plans this week? Tell us more about it in the comments below!
Happy April friends!
Over the holidays I received a Costco membership as a gift and I seriously could not have nerded out more! I mean #adultinggoals am I right? And while I grew up going to warehouse clubs with my family, I've never attempted grocery shopping there for myself and my meal plans. So, I thought I'd share just a few DOs and DON'Ts I've learned over the last couple of months in hopes of saving you time, money, and hassle when shopping at Costco for food.
(1) DO BE PREPARED FOR HIGHER PRICE TAGS
I'm still getting used to this one too, but what we have to remember is that while we're paying more upfront, we're often saving per unit. Here's an example... at Costco, I found a 2 lb. bag of seasoned organic croutons for $6.99 (~$0.22/oz), vs. at my local grocer, a 4.5 oz bag for a similar product is $1.99 (~$0.44/oz). More up front, but more savings in the long run!
(2) DON'T BUY ITEMS YOU DON'T NEED.
OK it sounds silly that I'm even saying this, but let's be honest... going to Costco is an experience. There are samples, great deals, exclusive Costco-only items, friendly associates, and even a food court to refuel you if you get the hangries. All of this is the perfect storm to act on your impulses to "Buy! Buy! Buy!" in the moment. But cut through all that, at the end of day if you aren't going to use something then you really are NOT getting a good deal.
(3) DO SHOP THE "MEMBER-ONLY SAVINGS"
The "Member-Only Savings" at Costco seem like they sales last for about 1 month so you have some time to shop and plan for your favorite products vs. scrambling to the store to take advantage of the weekly sales typically found at your local grocery store.
Are the savings worth it? At Costco, I found a 30-count variety pack of 1.5 oz Sun Chips on sale for $8.39 (~$0.19/oz), originally $11.89 (~$0.26/oz). In comparison, at Walmart, a similar variety pack is $15.28 for a 40-count of 1 oz Sun Chips (~$0.38/oz). THAT is savings I'm here for!!
(4) DON'T FORGET YOUR SHOPPING LIST.
If you're saying to yourself, "What shopping list?" then listen up! It may also sound silly to mention, but it is possible that you find Costco doesn't have what you're looking for. (I know, "GASP!") You don't want to aimlessly stroll down the aisles picking up unnecessary items AND you don't want to waste time NOT getting what it is you need for your meal plans. Sometimes, if I'm unsure if Costco carries something, I'll simply search costco.com for the item(s) before I go.
(5) DO MAKE ROOM IN YOUR FRIDGE, FREEZER, & PANTRY
Remember, we're dealing with econo-sized servings here so make sure you clean out the fridge, pantry, and freezer to make room for your new buys. See my next tip for how to easily maximize your food spaces.
(6) DON'T KEEP PRODUCTS IN THEIR PACKAGING
There's a lot of unnecessary packaging materials involved with the jumbo sizes you find at warehouse clubs so to maximize the space I do have in my fridge, pantry, and freezer (and believe me, it's NOT a lot especially living in an apartment), I take products OUT of their originally packaging and then store them away. I'll keep the original packaging, especially if I need the cooking instructions or nutrition info, but this really helps me integrate my Costco finds into my food storage spaces.
Have a pro Costco tip I missed? Tell me in the comments below!
Happy Spring friends!
You may have noticed that everything is finally beginning to bloom and you even be getting that itch to Marie Kondo ALL the things. So to help you with your #kitchengoals, we're sharing some of our very favorite kitchen cleaning products we think everyone should have, no matter if you're in a tiny studio apartment or cozy 3-bedroom home.
Keeping a clean kitchen is not only important because it's the adult thing to do, but because...
Having a dish soap that is effective at cleaning dirty dishes AND smells amazing is the perfect formula for dishes done lickety-split! method says it best, "if spring cleaning was more like spring break, it would be a whole lot more enjoyable." (P.S. This refill size from Grove Collaborative is 50% off at only $4.99!)
While there are many cleaning accessories to choose from, none is more versatile than the sponge. This double-sided sponge from Grove Collaborative can scour the tough stuff or gently wash away leftover food residue. PRO TIP: Put your sponges in the dishwasher along with your other dirty dishes. The UDSA found that this kills over 99% of bacteria, yeasts and molds!
This multi-purpose glass spray bottle is perfect for any d.i.y. cleaner and we love the cute silicone sleeve that protects the bottle from breaking. Check out the next product to see how we like to use this spray bottle!
Simply add this non-toxic concentrate to 16 ounces of water (like the Glass Spray Bottle listed above) and you have a seriously powerful spray that's perfect for those icky kitchen counters, greasy stove top, and grimy microwave.
We can not WAIT to try these garbage disposal cleaner pods! They're already sold out on Grove.Co, but they're in our cart and we have a really good feeling about them. Because let's be honest... anything that can freshen up that gag-inducing odor that tends to come from the garbage disposal from time to time is a keeper in our book!
Wanna grab all these kitchen cleaning essentials and give Grove Collaborative a go? Use my referral code here for a 5-piece gift set AND $10 after your first purchase! Let us know what you ordered in the comments below.