I don't work for any of the companies whose products I'm listing on this page, nor will I profit in any way if you choose to buy them. I simply want to share with you some of our favorite food-related products that we've discovered and tell you a little bit about them.
Columbus Herb Turkey Breast
My mom and I found this at Costco a couple Christmases ago when we were seeking new things to try for our feast (we've never been the typical Christmas-turkey-dinner family; we do finger foods). I can count on one hand the times I've bought another type of lunchmeat since then. Honestly, I don't think I'll ever love another lunchmeat as much as I love this. Not only does it taste like slices of Thanksgiving turkey, but it's also the most healthy lunchmeat I've ever found. Next time you're at the store, take a look at the nutritional information at a few different kinds of lunchmeat (typically 500-900 mg sodium plus a bunch of other junk). But Columbus! This turkey is 99% fat free and only has 220 mg sodium per 2 oz serving (by the way, that's considered a serving by most lunchmeat manufacturers). Not all of their lunchmeats are as low in sodium, but quite a few of them are better than other brands. According to their website, the Herb Turkey Breast has 400 mg sodium, while the Reduced Sodium Turkey Breast has 220 mg; I'm guessing that Costco has some type of hybrid because it's both reduced sodium and herbed. I have seen smaller packages at Albertson's over by the deli (not with the regular lunchmeat crowd). It's more expensive, but aren't your health and your taste buds worth it, at least sometimes?
Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce
This is by far my favorite barbecue sauce in the world! It has the most delicious flavor--I just love it. Matt teases me about my little obsession whenever I pull it out of the fridge, and I guess he has good cause. When the grocery store right by our house was going out of business, I cleared out their supply of the Jack Daniels Original No. 7 for 99 cents each. Perhaps I could have gotten a better deal if I had waited a little longer, but I didn't want to risk anyone else snatching it up. I haven't gotten around to trying any of the other flavors, but I bet they're just as delicious. And no fear, the sauce contains no alcohol. Good thing because my son loves it just as much as I do--I caught him scooping it off his plate and into his mouth with a spoon while he waited for his chicken to cool down.
Skotidakis Jalapeno Yogurt Dip
After sampling this dip with some taquitos at Costco one day, we grabbed a container off the shelf and stuck it in our cart. It is delicious! Perfect as a dip or a spread. We especially love to use it in our Salmon Tacos, or any kind of burrito for that matter. I love that it's a probiotic yogurt and I both recognize and can pronounce all the ingredients. The Costco packaging has a different look (and is much larger) than the one pictured, so I assume you can find it at other stores. Delicious!
Tortilla Land Uncooked Flour Tortillas
Again, another Costco find. We bought these on a whim a while ago and have been so glad that we did! They are so delicious, and there's nothing like having warm, freshly cooked tortillas. It only takes about a minute to cook each one, so it really doesn't add a lot of extra time to meal preparation. The Costco packs come in a resealable bag with two smaller bags inside; I like to freeze one bag for later use. Pre-cooked tortillas just don't cut it for me anymore (but we still use them sometimes). I have also seen these at Albertson's, but if you can't find this brand, try another.