carrot situation

A Costco membership is known to be very economical for a large family (from eating to cleaning - purchase all items in bulk), or for one with children (diapers and organic produce at discounted prices), and for the meat eaters.  But our recently acquired Costco membership is turning out to be quite beneficial ... for a vegetarian family of ... just the two of us.


Earlier we usually bought a 2-5lb bag of medium-sized carrots from Kroger and used it over a period of two weeks, max three.  But when we saw "organic" carrots, 10 pounds bag, for just $4.49 in Costco - we threw it in our cart right away.  Great deal, right?!

Little did we realize that this 4.5 kg bag of organic carrots would be REALLY difficult to finish up.  Almost 45 XL-size carrots for us both.  What should I do with so many carrots before they start to become soft or spoil?!  I asked myself on day 2.

So I started to peel and cut them into carrot sticks, storing sufficient carrot sticks for almost four days of lunch AND dinner in a glass container in the refrigerator.  And we have started enjoying the organic, sweet, raw carrots with a yummy dip (currently: Skotidakis Jalapeno Greek Yogurt Dip from Costco) at each meal.  Sometimes even at odd times of hunger pangs.  At least because of overabundant carrots and a great dip, we are eating almost 3 of these large carrots every day.  Did someone say carrots are very good for the eyes?
 



In fact, I keep the dip and carrot sticks on the dinner table before Alok arrives from work, so that these keep him busy until my dinner is ready.  I buy more time (without any arguments between us), and he gets to eat a healthy appetizer (instead of fried snacks, chips, or unhealthy stuff).

I call this a win-win situation ;-)

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15 comments:

  1. We eat raw carrots every day, without dip though.

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    1. I've seen your salad recipes; you guys are healthy eaters! :)

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  2. Hi On other note, it might we worth getting Costco AMEX Card. You tend to get ~2% cash back on card along with regular savings.
    Helpful post. Keep up the good work

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    1. yes, we have the executive membership of Costco that gives 2% back. but that is really peanuts unless one shops A LOT for the whole year...
      thanks, Sheetal :)

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  3. the carrots are healthy for your eyes.. what about the dip? whats the dip made of more fat or slim yogurt ??:)

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  4. Love to eat raw carrots as anything in forms..

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  5. So let me guess...the next post will be on what to do with the large or multi-pack "Skotidakis Jalapeno Greek Yogurt Dip" from Costco before it expires :)

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    1. oh no, we already covered that subject in this post ;)

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  6. We don't have a Costco membership...we just shop at my in-laws and parents house instead. :)

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  7. i am in love with Costco.. it sucks that I don't go there often enough, that means I'll have to go home every single weekend. OMG.. men are so cranky after work.. great idea to peel some carrots and keep them as appetizer. :-)

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    1. Actually I did not quite like Costco that much - it has very limited brands...I like more variety.

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  8. I was never a big fan of carrots ! But , thinking of it as a healthy appetizer , Its definitely win win ! :) Never thought of serving raw carrots with a dip ! I may try that now.. easy-peasy n healthy too :D Just came across your blog ! Really enjoyed :)

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