Costco Food Choices For Health
Check out the best food choices from Costco you can stock up on to keep your family healthy. Everything from healthy snacks at Costco to my favorite baking supplies. It’s a one-stop-shop for healthy options!
There was a time when I boycotted Costco. Not because it wasn’t awesome but because it was so darn busy and their food options for a healthy mama kind of sucked. While I am all about fruits and veggies (which yes, they do have lots of), they really slacked on having healthy packaged food.
Fast forward just a few years and Costco now has some pretty butt-kicking items! In fact, they’re finally jumping on this health craze and are carrying a lot of allergy-friendly, healthy living packaged goods. The healthy snacks at Costco have changed dramatically and I’m beyond happy to watch them shift with the times.
Why You Should Buy Costco Food
The truth is, we spend a ton on groceries. Buuuuttt out of all of our household bills, I refuse to cut back on food. I will budget out a lot of things (clothes, entertainment, liquor, fancy coffee, etc.) but I will not alter my girls’ diets based on price (within reason).
Unfortunately, refusing to scale back on the healthy food front means out grocery bill gets a little high from things like nut flours, nuts, organic yogurt, etc. Shopping at Costco lets us:
- save a bit of money in the long term
- means we only have to stop at once place
Healthy Snacks From Costco
Costco has expanded their collection of healthy bars like no other and I think it’s AMAZING. Our three favorites to keep on hand are:
Healthy Food At Costco
Below are a few of my favorite Costco purchases that we keep regularly in our house. I’ve tried to include our favorites, our staples, and any new finds but I’m sure there’s more!
So, if you have a few healthy food purchases of your own, please drop them in the comments!
We go through an alarming amount of almond flour in this house! And nut flours are PRICEY. Costco actually has a pretty decent price point on almond meal and thus I normally stock up from them.
Lately, I have also been getting my nuts at Costco. I love our bulk food store, but they boosted their prices and again… we go through a lot.
Elan Coconut Smiles
You may know that I am coconut obsessed. Honestly, I put coconut milk, water, or chips in everything. I also crack a fresh coconut 1-2x per month (check out this yummy coconut bowl!)
I love these toasted coconut slices because they’re gluten-free, crunchy and yummy! Plus, the only ingredient is coconut slices (win). I use them in my yogurt, on top of smoothie bowls, out of my hand in the kitchen…
This is a recent find and actually one my hubby found for me! I rant a lot about canola/vegetable oils in a lot of products (nasty) and this mayo’s main source of oil is avocado!
It does contain eggs, but I THINK it’s also dairy-free. Since I’ve been trying to reduce my dairy consumption (learn how to go dairy-free and not hate life) this was awesome.
I don’t typically use a lot of mayo, so this container lasts us FOREVER, but it tastes good and is a much better alternative to the regular stuff! We use it mostly in the summertime for macaroni salad or tuna stuffed avocados.
While I love my coconut oil I also enjoy using avocado oil because it has such a high heat point. This oil is refined (so to me that means stripped) but I think it’s still a better choice.
Simply Organic Tomato Sauce
This sauce is a lifesaver some days and a great Costco food choice! Again, yes, it’s nice to make your own sauce but not always practical. So, for chili or as the start to pasta sauce, this is one I love. It’s organic, tasty and only contains a few ingredients (all of which I know and have),.
So Nice Organic Almond Milk
Again, something we go through a ton of! This almond milk is one of my new favorite finds! I believe it’s a Canadian company, so you may not be able to find it in your store (sorry!) if you’re US-bound but it’s a good one.
And no carrageen (read about why you should avoid carageen). Plus, it comes in a three-pack which is perfect because we need lots haha
I love beets and beets love your liver. But it can be hard to get them into your diet. These beet “chips” make for something awesome to mindlessly munch on and the only ingredient is dried beetroot.
That said, they taste like beets. So, if you don’t like beets you probably won’t like them 😛
Chickpea Or Lentil Pasta
I am obsessed with chickpea and lentil pasta. OBSESSED. Which means we totally buy them in bulk because it’s almost the only ones I use now.
If you haven’t checked it out. Do it. Do it now. Run.
I recently found almond meal based, gluten-free, vegan crackers and then… taste good! This is huge to me because crackers are a bit of a sticking point.
My daughters and I go through a ton of coconut water. But did you know many brands add sugar to their cartons (of course they do, right??). So, I am always on the hunt for one that just states “coconut water”
And Costco has one! Zico coconut water managed to not screw up something that is already so healthy! This makes my life easy because it’s such a better price point at a bulk store than purchasing each bottle on its own!
Costco has jumped on the healthy bacteria train and is now selling Kombucha by the crate! Six bottles of yumminess 😀 I’m a homebrewer so we don’t purchase this often, but I do like to keep a stock in the fridge just in case I’m behind on my brew.
Healthy Food At Costco We Simply Stock Up On
Obviously, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a Costco haul. We also personally grab:
- ground beef
- Hummus or guacamole packs
- Organic greek yogurt
I’m sure there are many, many more awesome, healthy Costco food but this is my most recent of healthy food at Costco.
Don’t forget to pin these healthy snacks from Costco!
Purchasing in bulk has never been so awesome! Costco has completely branched out when it comes to their health food selection and I for one am beyond happy. It makes keeping stocked up a bit easier and saves me some money- so win.