Healthy Favorites: What to buy at Costco

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I love to shop at Costco and would choose to go there instead of the grocery store any day of the week.  We eat a lot of fruits and veggies so shopping at Costco actually makes sense when you’re feeding a family of 5.  I can usually throw together several meals just from the stuff I buy at Costco.

Here are my go to favorites:

1. Kirkland Signature Greek Yogurt

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I know I talk about greek yogurt a lot but it’s a staple in my house.  I absolutely love that it’s packed with protein and still feels like a treat when I eat it.  I prefer to buy the Kirkland Signature 2 pack over the Fage container because it’s cheaper and once you open the container you should eat it within 5-7 days.

2. Kirkland Signature Turkey Burgers

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These burgers are another one of my go to staples.  I always have these in my freezer to throw together a quick meal.  They don’t have added garbage to them and they taste delicious!  I eat them bunless with a little mustard.

3. Vegetables:

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Veggies are always on my list when I head to Costco.  I always buy fresh spinach because I can eat through a container that size by myself in one week.  I eat a lot of spinach in salads.  I also get tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots.  I also make sure I have the Normandy Style Veggie Blend in my freezer.  I don’t usually like frozen vegetables but these are great to throw into a meal in a pinch.

4. Hummus

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Between my husband and I, we go through a lot of Hummus.  Its one of my go to snacks and buying it in a huge container just makes sense.  The Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus is mild and goes good with whole grain crackers or veggies.  Sometimes I add some Siracha to spice it up a little bit.

5. Canned Beans and Canned Tomatoes:

I love black beans and they’re cheaper at Costco than at the grocery store.  I also buy my canned diced tomatoes here too.  I keep both in my pantry to add to soups.

6. Turkey

In the deli section I buy a roasted turkey breast that I can slice myself or natural turkey lunch meat.  A turkey sandwich or wrap is a quick lunch that I have often.

7. Pistachios

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Warning: You have to be careful with these pistachios.  They are so delicious that you could easily eat the entire bag in one sitting.  I cannot sit down with the bag or I just keep eating and eating.  I have to take a small handful and walk away from the bag.  They’re my healthy indulgence.

8. Pirate’s Booty

My Costco doesn’t always have Pirate’s Booty in stock but when it does I buy a lot of it.  I have a love for Cheetos and Pirate’s Booty is my healthy version.  This is another snack that can get me in trouble because it’s so yummy.  My kids love Pirate’s Booty too and take it in their lunch when we have it.  We haven’t had it for about 2 months and I hope Costco brings it back soon.

9. Cara Cara Oranges

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My  mom got me hooked on these oranges last year and we’ve only ever found them at Costco.  They’re sweet and tangy at the same time.  The color is reddish and reminds me of the inside of a grapefruit but it’s sweet and delicious like an orange.  If you see these at Costco, pick up a bag!

10. Aidell’s Chicken Meatballs 

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These meatballs are AMAZING and come in a few different flavors.  I really love the teriyaki pineapple ones the best.  I throw them in a skillet with some frozen veggies, add some quinoa or brown rice and there’s dinner.  Simple and easy.

11. Kid’s Snacks

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I buy lunch items for my kids at Costco too.  The Kirkland Signature Soft and Chewy granola bars are a staple around here.  Applesauce in a squeeze tube is another must have.  We also like to get crackers, Tillamook sliced cheese, yogurt and granola to snack on.

What are your favorite things to buy at Costco?

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