My Top 15 Healthy Costco Items

In case you don’t know, I have a large family. 4 young, but rapidly growing, kids; a husband who eats a colossal amount of food (ok, maybe not colossal but he eats ALOT) and myself. Feeding 6 people is no cheap venture and we decided long ago, that we wouldn’t cut back back in the area of food, vitamins or health. We know and support our local farmers, eat primarily grassfed, pastured or organic meat, and mostly organic vegetables and fruit. BUT, it does get expensive! And, I totally get that as the cost of food continues to rise, it is becoming harder to feed your family in a healthy way without blowing your budget. FYI – We went through 10 eggs this morning….and hubby didn’t even have any!

Enter Costco. It’s a love-hate relationship. Yes, it’s the king of Big Box Stores. Yes, it’s full of cheap, oversized, unhealthy garbage. Yes, people enter the front door, lose their manners and will push over babies and the elderly to get a food sample. And YES, there are also tons of nutritious, well priced foods that you should be buying!

Below, I’m going to share some of the things I love to purchase and you should check out the next time you are there.

  1. Made Good Chocolate Chip Granola Bars.

    • It’s a granola bar made with a serving of vegetables. Free of the most common allergens. And friggin delicious. You will not find a better price on these bars anywhere ($9.99). Hopefully Costco will start carrying some of the other flavours.

  2. Raw Cashews

    • $16.99 for 1kg of nuts. Boom. Amazing price and you can also use them to make cashew milk (stay tuned for my post/video on how easy it is to make cashew milk).

  3. Chosen Foods Avocado Oil

    • Good source of Monounsaturated fats. Great for salad dressings or adding to smoothies. $13.99

  4. GoGo Quinoa Pasta

    • Red & White Quinoa Pasta. Organic. Gluten Free. Yummy. $9.99

  5. Organic Quinoa

    • Huge bag of Quinoa for $14.99. It’s so versatile…you can cook a large amount on Sunday and then use it in cold salads, as rice, as breakfast. So many options! (but don’t forget to rinse it so you can rid it of saponins – nature’s soap)

  6. Mary’s Crackers

    • Do I even need to tell you how awesome these are? $8.99

  7. Luke’s Seed Crackers

    • A crunchy, healthy version of vegetable thins. $7.99

  8. Organic Chicken Broth

    • Always something that you should have on hand. $9.79

  9. Manitoba Hemp Hearts

    • Yes, these are at Costco! Small but mighty, these little gems are an amazing source of protein and fat. Add them to salads, oatmeal, yogurt or smoothies. $14.89

  10. Nature’s Intent Organic Chia Seeds

    • We love Chia seeds in our house. I add them to almost all our smoothies, make ‘yogurt’ with them, pancakes, power balls…so many uses! $9.99

  11. Nuts for Nature Nut and Seed Butter

    • When you want a switch it up from your regular almond butter, you need to try this. Nuts and seeds perfectly matched and blended. $11.99

  12. Simply Natural Pasta Sauce

    • Organic and no added sugar. When you are pressed for time and can’t make your own, this sauce is a fantastic wing man. $9.99

  13. Moov Frozen Blueberries

    • Wild and pesticide free. 1.5kg for $8.99

  14. Moov Frozen Fruit

    • There are a bunch of options for frozen fruit. Many are organic (cherries, strawberries) and the rest are pesticide free. Great to have if you make smoothies.

  15. Organic Chicken

    • Whole chickens, breasts, drumsticks, wings and even ground. If you aren’t connected with a local farm, this is a great option for well-priced organic chicken.

What are some of your favourite, nutritious finds at Costco? Leave a message below and let me know!

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