Cotter Combo Locos

by LCCotter on April 27, 2012

My local grocery store (HEB) has a catchy way of marketing. They always send out flyers with “combo loco” deals. Is that Spanish for crazy combos? I didn’t take Spanish but I am assuming that’s what it means. Correct me if I am wrong though. Anyway, the combos are crazy because they are a crazy good deal. And maybe those items on sale are just crazy good together? Or both? haha.

In order to finish off the week with a fun non thinking post, I’ve come up with a few Cotter Combo Locos. These are my (our) favorite combos come lately. Winking smile

Kix with Core Power strawberry recovery milk. Childhood Combo!

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Cottage cheese or a baked sprouted corn tortilla with tomato and slaw. And Peach Fruit Strip with mini Love Grown Granola bags. Snack Combos

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Balsamic glazed Peas with shrimp and sauerkraut mixed with ranch, tomato, and zucchini. Weirdest Pasta Topping Combos (but DELICIOUS!)

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A historic town and candid moments. Best picture taking Combo.

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Chocolate Zico mixed with Muscle Milk and WholeFoods Salad in a Cup.

Brilliant COMBOS!

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Mint Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Crunch Bites

Tasty New Healthy Bites Combo!

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New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Wine and New Zealand… LOVE COMBO

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What’s your combo loco?

Cheers and happy Friday!

LC

p.s.

I’ve got some planning to do. Someone turns the big 3-0 on Monday, and it’s not SADIE. Hehe.

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Heather (Where's the Beach) April 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

The bites combo sounds perfecto! I’m trying to think of any crazy combos I have. When I was a kid I loved to peel the chocolate layer off those Little Debbie snack rolls and eat with cheetos.

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm

haha, i think i did something similar. But mine was with the oatmeal cream stuffed sandwiches. I wonder what’s in that stuff now? eek.

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Jess April 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I love your combos!! Especially the LOVE GROWN and ZICO combos, those are my newest fave products right now, OMG. I love it all!

PS. The big 3-0 is huge! You gotta do it up in style…with lots of that NZ sauv blanc on hand for a certain someone’s big bday ;-)

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm

have you tried the chocolate zico? i mean it’s like MILK!! wowza! and yes, the big 30 for someone means NZ wine for sure. I’ll start early. hehe

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Heather April 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Oooh. I LOVE Kix, and I always forget it exists.

Those new healthy bites look delicious!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm

oh i know. it’s such a good cereal for anything. Kid tested! hehe.

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PavementRunner April 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Pavey Combos? Pavey Loco is more like it. LOL.

I ran my first double last week. Run in the morning followed by a run in the afternoon… that is the closest I come to a decent combo, and will have more of those in the future. Great photos and concept!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm

whoa thats a good combo… when it’s all done. right? haha, nice work!

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Bekah April 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Warmed up pb stirred into puffed rice cereal with some stevia and cocoa sprinkled in! Yummmm.

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm

oh heck ya! warmed PB is awesome! must try!

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife April 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Hmm… I’m a fan of GF Almond Nut Thins and Laughing Cow wedges, popcorn and mustard, stir-fries and sriracha, and long runs and sports massages!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm

popcorn and mustard together? like the powdered mustard or real? sounds good either way!

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teabagginit April 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm

i love this idea! my recent combo loco is egg whites and coconut oil. so delicious!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm

i love that combo too. Ahh bliss. Hi friend. how are you?

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Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl April 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I love sauerkraut. so it would go good with anything. I like your combo for it.
Zico…can’t get into the taste. Tried it at Expo West. Wasn’t my thing.

my combo… but not so weird, I think… pretzels and cheese dip. so not good for you… *sigh*

haha. have a great weekend!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

try the chocolate zico!! its the only one i like cause it tastes like chocolate milk. SOO GOOD!

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Katie April 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

You know I’m all about the loco combos. And I put kraut in and on everything. It’s great with ranch, I agree, but you need to add some sriracha to that combo! Also great with mustard and ketchup. I had that yesterday for a snack in the afternoon, actually. With some celery and turkey sausage crumbles. I called it (in my head…I always name my snacks) my bratwurst bowl. It was delicious, but I think if anyone had seen it they’d have visibly gagged.

Except maybe you wouldn’t have. ;)

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm

i actually think i had that for lunch too, but mixed in some hummus. It was awful looking, but good of course. I’ll dine with you anyday!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm

oh and i was out of sriracha sauce, otherwise i totally would have!

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Lou April 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm

quinoa, dates and coconut kefir mmmmm.

I have no idea what half of those products are… but I trust in your crazy combo thinking ;) Especially when it comes to WINE. Oh and tasty healthy bites (anything that involves coffee/chocolate).

Where was the historic town? Looks awesome!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:17 pm

it’s new orleans. When are you viper coming?? Oh and I might have to send you some CHOCOLATE ZICO> Add it to the list. Love the coocnut kefir.

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Lou April 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Oh yeah New Orleans sounds fab…. me and Viper have started a US adventure savings fund! I wanted to elope and get married in Vegas though ;)

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm

it’s never too late. hehe.

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Alexandra April 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Weird combos are the best!! I like your strawberry core power and cereal idea :)
My combo loco is definitely tuna and pb– so weird and yet so delicious haha
Have a fabulous weekend! :)

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm

oh have you tried the tuna PB bread? It’s good!

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katie @KatieDid April 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm

love this, great fun combos there. I’m partial to the wine with just about anything…. it’s friday and that’s the only thing on my mind hah!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:16 pm

coconut oil in coffee! right? and yes, wine it up.. NOW!

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Jess @ Blonde Ponytail April 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

GREAT combos and theme for this post!! Especially, the HB new flava! YUM!

Happy Birthday James!!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:16 pm

i have your bites ready to roll MONDAY! yahoo1

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jobo April 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Your 30th is on Monday?! YAY!!!! I wish I was there to celebrate with you!! I just had a healthy bite and always smile eating them because I know they were made with love :-) I want that new flavor! And I LOVE PEAS! That looks like a super topper for whatever was on that plate ;-) XOXO!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm

no, not my 30th. someone else’s. ahem… i cannot reveal who but this person is a kiwi… hehe.

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Heather April 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm

pesto and apple…not sure why, but I love it:)

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

you mean together? i should try this!

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Heather April 27, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Yes! Together…sometimes on their own, sometimes in a wrap….sometimes in scrambled eggs (weird…I know) :)

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health April 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Love the combo loco idea :). My favorite combo from today was cottage cheese mixed with a chopped up apple and topped with cinnamon! Delish!!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

add chia to it too! even more crunch.. WHOA!

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kalli April 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm

crazy combos? anything with nutritonal yeast! almond butter and sweet potatoes! hope you have a great weekend Lindsay :)

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

i had that for dinner last night all together!

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Molly April 27, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Yum yum yum to all of it! Now I need a snack :)

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm

is it dinner there yet? hope so! How’s the hubby healing? What’s next for you race wise?

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Molly April 27, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Yes, and dinner was fresh grilled tuna and veggies! Jeff is good, just trying to avoid weight-bearing on the knee for a few more days in the hopes it heals better this time. I’ve got a 1/2 marathon next weekend (just a training day though) and a sprint tri 2 weeks after that. THEN the volume picks up :) Have a good weekend!

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Ashley @ Freckles & Spice April 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I like cocoa powder and cottage cheese.
I love your pasta combo – looks like a lot of my dinners.

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm

oh i need to try that! i do chocolate protein powder in cottage cheese too!

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Lisa April 27, 2012 at 5:54 pm

I like these combo locos! Why do the weirdest sounding ingredients always taste the best. Have a great weekend and celebrate the 30th!!! :) You deserve it! My combo loco would be cottage cheese and cocoa powder.

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm

i’ve only tried chocolate protein or pb flour in cottage cheese. I must try cocoa!

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Kristin @ STUFT Mama April 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Okay this post just makes me smile. :) My combo loco is egg whites and sugar free jam. EVERY SINGLE MORNING. TOnight it’s going to wine with well,m whatever. Ha ha! Have a great weekend friend!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm

how about wine and sunset? i’ll fly out and we can bond. tee hee.

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 27, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I used to love french fries dipped in frosties from Wendy’s. The salty sweet combo…so good!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm

oh my gosh i did that too!!! How funny. We are so alike.

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset April 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Lindsay i am lovingggg your combinations! I think the weirdest things go together fantastically :) My combo loco? hmmm…. how about ketchup on every.single.item I eat! I went extra nuts today!

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm

girl you and me both! ketchup on everything. I even put on a sandwich. haha.

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Wendy April 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm

My husband and my wee one is my fave combo…. or God and any day…

Oh, wait… you meant “food combo” no? Hmm..

When we lived in Mississippi, it was French dressing on greasy pizza…

The hub always has some “interesting combos” going on…. chutney and veggie burgers; goat cheese with Annie’s GF mac and cheese; chutney and any non-chutney item… :-)

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LCCotter April 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm

i like your hubby’s style! goat cheese is the best in mac and cheese. and God with a quiet morning and cup of coffee is the ULTIMATE combo!

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J.L. April 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Kix and Core Power…I must try that. I’ve always been a fan of Kix.

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LCCotter April 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

me too. such good simple stuff!

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Lindsay April 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Those core power shakes are the best. I recently won a few samples of those in a 5k and I’m addicted!

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LCCotter April 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

oh i know! whats your favorite flavor?

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Lindsay April 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm

The strawberry banana for sure!

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Jan April 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Mmmm….the healthy bites look yummy!

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LCCotter April 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

yummy is the perfect word for them. Happy weekend Jan!

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klh April 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Combos!!
Oh my gosh I LOVE HEB and miss it so much haha!
Happy wknd Linds <3

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LCCotter April 28, 2012 at 6:37 am

HEB misses you!

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Meg April 27, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Can you just come over and cook for me for a week!? It’s nice and cool and dry here!!

Some of my favorite combos are eggs and ketchup (used to think it was so gross!), oreos and pb (to DIE for), salt&vinegar chips + cottage cheese.

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LCCotter April 28, 2012 at 7:56 am

yes, i will be right there. And save me some eggs and ketchup! my favorite!

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Chuck April 28, 2012 at 2:22 am

I used to always make a protein shake (nice and thick) and pour it over a bowl of cereal!

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LCCotter April 28, 2012 at 7:56 am

it’s good with cooked brown rice or quinoa too. Like rice pudding!

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Alysia @ Slim Sanity April 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Kix and strawberry milk? Sounds like a GREAT combo to my childhood favorite!

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LCCotter April 28, 2012 at 2:12 pm

totally! i felt like kid eating it, but still healthy. hehe.

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She Rocks Fitness April 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Hello Girlfriend that Peas Pasta Combo is redunkulous! You crack me up…How do you come up with these things? Hope you are having a beautiful weekend! xoxo

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LCCotter April 29, 2012 at 6:33 am

i knew you’d like my peas. xxoo

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Lisa April 29, 2012 at 5:48 am

I’m all about the combos in life :-)

Sometimes the weirdest sounding ones are the best!

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LCCotter April 29, 2012 at 6:34 am

agreed! your combos are always the best. Well to me at least. haha.

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Samantha April 29, 2012 at 6:56 am

I had a combo loco on Friday! I combined leftover whole wheat pasta with pesto on it with leftover lemony green beans and mushrooms. It was delicious!

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LCCotter April 29, 2012 at 2:28 pm

anything with pesto is good in my book!

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Liz @ iheartvegetables April 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Loving those Instagram pictures!!! :) And isn’t Love Grown Granola the best?!

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LCCotter April 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm

i know!! it is the best, hands down GREAT granola!

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sophia April 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Being Asian, I’m used to all kinds of weird combinations. Haha!
Have fun at the birthday celebration tomorrow!

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LCCotter April 30, 2012 at 5:53 am

why do you think i love you so much?! COmbos!!

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