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The Diabetes Aisle

10
Sep

The Diabetes Aisle

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I call this the diabetes aisle at Costco.  Nothing good will EVER come from a person walking down this aisle.  In fact, I’m pretty sure your insulin shoots through the roof just glancing down this toy store themed aisle.  I would tell you to avoid it by walking down the neighboring aisle, but that aisle contains dog food sized bags of white flour and sugar.  While shopping the perimeter is a great rule at the grocery store, it doesn’t work so well at Costco because many of the great foods are dispersed throughout the store and sit alongside the ever-so-tempting-but-ever-so-insulin-spiking-foods.  Costco is a great resource for quality food but you have to shop Costco like you just rolled the bad spot on a Monopoly board – “do not pass through the diabetes aisles, do not collect anything not on your list.”  Below is a typical shopping list for us at Costco.

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– Organic ground beef in 1lb. packets
– Pork loins (in 3 1lb. packets)
– Low sodium turkey meat (Not ideal, but good in a pinch.  We buy a few and freeze one.)
– Apples
– Bag of onions
– Large container of mixed greens salad
– Large container of spinach
– Tray of strawberries or blackberries
– Mushrooms
– Frozen organic broccoli
– Frozen organic asparagus
– Frozen berries
– NestFresh Omega-3 18 egg cartons (we buy two at a time)
– Box of 12oz. canned organic tomatoes
– Two-jar pack of all natural tomato sauce (read the label, if you’ve found the right jar, you’ll be able to pronounce all the ingredients and non of them will be “sugar.”  I believe the label is white.)
– 1lb. bag of almonds, pecans, or walnuts
– Boulder breakfast sausage

Ok so you’ve got the list.  Check in tomorrow to see what you do with all that food once you get it home!

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