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Costco Vs. ALDI

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My husband has this thing for thinking he knows more than me about finding and good deals, so to amuse him, we purchased a LivingSocial deal for Costco a while back that gave you Gold Membership for a year, a $25 giftcard, and free merchandise that totaled to well over the cost for the deal. I figured if membership worked out to "free" then I would be willing to give it a try. Mind you, the nearest Costco is more than an hour from our house, so he can't make me go that often.

We made the mistake of going on a Sunday afternoon which meant that the aisles of pushy people nearly gave me a panic attack, my toddler was having a total meltdown, and there was not a thing that fit my clean eating requirements in the food court, so my breakfast and lunch that day consisted of dried apricot and olive medley samples from the demonstrators. Needless to say I was a little "hangry." I plan on going back to Costco again, but on a weekday during the day so as not to …

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Blueberries

This is my go-to recipe for pancakes when we need a quick breakfast. I used to buy pancake mix but once I read the ingredient list, I decided this is "cleaner" and almost as quick. I figured out to let the batter rest a bit while I heat the pan so that the whole wheat flour has a chance to soften. My boys love these with blueberries. Whole wheat flour is back right now at ALDI. Ingredients 2 c. whole wheat flour 4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 2 T sweet- choose from cane sugar, honey, maple syrup, OR agave nectar 2 eggs 2 c. whole milk 1/2 c. coconut oil - melted Optional: fresh or frozen blueberries, chocolate chips, banana slices, granola
Directions 1. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. 2. Whisk in eggs and milk until well combined. 3. Melt oil and pour in slowly while mixing batter. Coconut oil will turn back to a solid when it hits the cold batter. I find mixing while you stir helps prevent oil clumps. 4. Heat a skillet to medium heat. You may need to oil your…