Healthy Costco Finds–Shopping List & Recipes

I freaking love Costco! Nothing makes me feel more ‘merican than purchasing way too much food in bulk. Why yes I need 18 lemons, 320 granola bars, and 7 pounds of meat.  But seriously, I love that Costco has so many healthy options that you can freeze and have on-hand. It makes healthy eating so much easier.

Here are my go-to Costco finds. Hopefully this helps you with your next run. What are your favorite Costco finds?

 

Dry goods

Bone Broth–$15.69

Use this wherever you’d use chicken broth. It has the benefit of 9g protein in a cup, and collagen. I use it in this soup.

Orgain Clean Protein

Nice quick, on-the-go fuel! 20 g of protein in each container.

Diced Tomatoes/Tomato Sauce–$5.99

 

Organic Black Beans

I make these bean brownies at least once a week!

Hatch Valley Salsa–$7.89

Great on eggs, or in chicken and rice bowls.

Chia Seeds–$7.49

Perfect as an egg substitute in baking, in smoothies, or in chia pudding (my fave!). Loaded with Omega 3s and healthy fats.

Hemp Hearts–$13.99

Great in smoothies…adds some protein and healthy fat.

Wild Planet Tuna–$14.99

My favorite, “Oh crap…I should eat lunch” food. I mix with greek yogurt, avocado, celery and onion. Yum!

Maple Syrup–$10.99

Pure maple syrup without freaky corn syrup and other junk. I use this all the time in baking as a traditional sugar substitute. The kids eat it on their Kodiak Cake waffles. We go through this stuff quickly!

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil–$13.49

Great for cooking and salad dressings.

Avocado Oil–$18.49

Perfect cooking oil as its burn point is 500 degrees. Also has a real mild flavor so you can use it for baking and in dressings. Like its sister the olive oil, it is great for heart health!

Avocado Oil Spray–$5.99

Cook up your morning eggs, or for spray your baking pans.

Cocoa Powder–$9.69

I use this to make these healthy bean brownies that have become an obsession!  It is also yummy to throw in a smoothie with dates and peanut butter! Loaded with antioxidants!

Almond Flour–$12.99

Using balanced almond flour is a game changer. It is real fine and makes it perfect for gluten-free baked goods. And this price is insane! I use them for these cookies on the reg!

Chia Squeeze–$9.99

I use these when I exercise for quick energy. I literally eat one or two of these during my workout session to keep my energy up and replenish glycogen stores as a I go.  The kids love them, too.

Fruit and Vegetable Pouches–$10.89

Sneaky mix of carrots and fruit. I throw these in the kids’ lunches daily.

PB2–$11.79

I am literally obsessed with chocolate peanut butter smoothies right now.

1 cup milk alternative, 1 scoop chocolate protein powder of choice, 1 scoop PB2, and a handful of ice. Add a banana if you like. Blend. Boom.

Quick and tasty energy! I often eat this before bed to prep me for the next day.

Jose’s Organic Coffee–$8.79

I LOVE this coffee and I fancy myself a coffee snob. I was buying ridiculous priced coffee before I found this gem.  Honestly, I prefer this one to any other coffee and it is a fraction of the price!

Organic Seaweed–$8.99

Miles eats this stuff like it is going out of style. Sure, you’ll have green specs in your teeth, but it is worth it.  Yummy! And it is loaded with iodine and tyrosine, which support thyroid function. It also has loads of vitamins and antioxidants. My boys eat it with their rice.

Harvest Snap Pea Crisps–$7.99

It is like a vegetable married a chip and they had babies. They are salty and help kick that salty junk food craving!

Simple Mills Crackers

Made with seriously simple and pure ingredients. I love to snack on these throughout the day!

Dairy

I don’t do a lot of dairy, but here is what I pick up for the house…

Kerrygold Irish Butter–$10.99

Best butter there is, and it comes from grass-fed cows. We freaking love butter and this butter is stand out!

Organic Milk–$10.65

My kids like milk, so I always grab one of these. Organic is important in dairy products, especially for kids. Added hormones in the non-organic variety can cause havoc on their little systems.

Meat

Turkey Bacon–$17.49

Eat with your eggs in the morning, or make a BLT!

Cod–$17.99

I get the cod because it is wild caught. Make sure you read labels. Wild caught is better than farm-raised when possible.

Salmon–$35.99

Again, wild caught. Full of omega 3s. Great for brain and heart health. I also love that the fish is in individual packs, making it really easy to defrost and prepare.

 

Chicken Skewers–$11.99 (refrigerator section)

These are great in a lunch pinch. Throw on top of a salad and call it a day.

Organic Chicken Breasts/Thighs

We grill chicken often.

This is my favorite specialty chicken dish: Sweet and Spicy Chicken! 

And…if you want something mega quick, you have to try Salsa Chicken in the Instant Pot!

Easy AF Instant Pot Chicken Salsa

Don’t have an instant pot? Girl, you cray. Go get one here.

 

Organic Whole Chicken

Hands down my comfort food recipe right here! Here is my recipe for perfect roasted chicken!

Organic Ground Turkey–$14.99

Defrosts so quickly! I like it for chili, these tacos, stuffed peppers, meatloaf. Possibilities are endless!

Frozen

Kodiak Cakes Power Waffles–$14.99

The perfect “You don’t have your life together” in the morning breakfast before school. My kids eat these a few times a week. With 12g protein per serving and quality ingredients, I feel a little better about not having stuff from scratch like the Pinterest moms on my social media feed.

Organic Strawberries–$9.99

I paid $13 for a tiny bag from Sprouts the other day. This is seriously a killer deal. Organic is important when it comes to berries…they are on the “dirty dozen” list.

Organic Riced Cauliflower

I make a yummy all veggie fried rice with this as the base. This is great if you are looking to lower your carb intake. I, personally, don’t limit carbs too much, but it is always great to eat more veggies.

Organic Zucchini Spirals–8.89

These aren’t as yummy as when you do it with fresh zucchini, but it is so dang convenient. I use these in place of pasta often to sneak in some veggies. Like this.

 

Organic Edamame–$12.99

Delicious plant protein. I eat on its own or throw into a salad or stir fry.

 

Other

Brew Dr. Kombucha–$11.99

I love this brand. It doesn’t have so much “mother” at the bottom. I always gag on that part. This kombucha is actually enjoyable! And because it is fermented, it is great for gut health and digestion.

Sparkling Water–$8.69

When you are feeling like something fizzy, sparkling water is a refreshing beverage. Love the variety in flavor.

Dave’s Killer Bread–$7.89

Finally! A bread for my kids without junky preservatives.  Super pure and quality ingredients.

Produce:

Clementines–$7.99

My kids eat these by the dozen. Loaded with vitamin c!

Organic Apples–$10.99

They have a few varieties. I like these Ambrosa ones.

Bell Peppers–$6.49

I love stuffed peppers. Try these cute Halloween ones!

Avocado–$6.99

I am just your basic girl. I love me some avocado toast topped with bagel seasoning and chicken! Healthy fats help with bowel movements, skin, and overall health.

Organic Mixed Squash

I use these in a lot of things. I sneak it into oatmeal by shredding it.  I use it in muffins and breads. Check out this healthy-ish zucchini bread.  I also spiralize it when I’m not feeling lazy. It is also great in soups, or on its own as a dinner side.

Organic Brussel Sprouts–$5.79

Best veggie ever! If you think you don’t like brussel sprouts, try again!

Cut thin. Toss in olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake on 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden and slightly crispy. Use this aioli to dip it!

Organic Strawberries–$8.99

 

I could eat the whole thing in one sitting. Berries are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. Easy to throw in a smoothie or make this lemonade.

Organic Raspberries–$4.99

I do eat the whole thing in one sitting!

Organic Mushroom–$5.99

I use this in my yummy seafood recipe (maybe I’ll post that recipe one day), or mixed into an omelet.

Organic Butterleaf Lettuce–$4.49

Loaded with nutrients! I love using butter leaf for burger wraps, or cut up for salads.

Organic French Green Beans–$5.99

Steam for five minutes and throw some butter and chopped garlic on top! Easy and healthy side to add to the dinner plate.

 

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