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January 18, 2012 9:53 AM
I just got a Costco membership in hopes that I will be able to buy frozen lean meats and veggies andflowerforyou fruits/veggies to juice(plus some other household items) in bulk and no longer have excuses about not having low fat food at my home.

Because I'm new, I'd like any help I can get in understanding what healthy food options Costco has. What healthy foods do you buy at Costco?
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January 18, 2012 9:57 AM
They have good deals on fresh fruits and veggies (but make sure you can eat all of them before they spoil). And my best find about a week ago was a pack of 14 veggie burger patties for 10 bucks (I had been spending way more than that for fewer patties at the grocery store). Plus they have a few Jillian Michaels DVDs for like 7 bucks.
  8280091
January 18, 2012 10:01 AM
They have good frozen fish fillets, smart pasta, lots of lean meats, yogurt and their nutrition/vitamins section is great. I also love that they have massive bags of frozen veggies and fruits.
January 18, 2012 10:05 AM
They also have a lot of organic foods. I love shopping there.
January 18, 2012 10:05 AM
QUOTE:

They have good frozen fish fillets, smart pasta, lots of lean meats, yogurt and their nutrition/vitamins section is great. I also love that they have massive bags of frozen veggies and fruits.


^^^ This
January 18, 2012 10:06 AM
I stock up on their Frozen Chicken Breasts (individually wrapped), frozen shrimp, and I love the Basil/Pesto Tilapia. They also have great frozen fish fillets of all types.
  3402445
January 18, 2012 10:06 AM
Premier protein drinks cheaper than elsewhere.

Kirkland Eggwhites in pints (good for 16 "egg equivalents" each) in a pack cheaper than other options (eggwhites are a great source of low calorie protein).
January 18, 2012 10:06 AM
I buy their frozen veggies all the time! They have giant bags of broccoli and different veggie mixtures for $6-9!!! And during the summer I stock up on their fruits - they have the best cut pineapple and strawberries!! My husband also loves their frozen salmon - if you like fish!
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January 18, 2012 10:07 AM
I like to buy brown rice and quinoa from Costco. I also found good deals on vitamins (I take a multivitamin like Centrum Forte, plus at least an extra 2000 IU of Vitamin D a day).
  5711213
January 18, 2012 10:07 AM
I buy ground turkey and organic vegetables (fresh and frozen).
January 18, 2012 10:07 AM
If you're into smoothies their prices for frozen fruit and pure juices are great... a great breakfast or snack:)
January 18, 2012 10:08 AM
QUOTE:

They have good frozen fish fillets, smart pasta, lots of lean meats, yogurt and their nutrition/vitamins section is great. I also love that they have massive bags of frozen veggies and fruits.


They also have Greek Yogurt and great prices on protein powder, pre-mixed protein drinks and energy bars. Be sure to pick up a coupon book at the Membership desk. They always have coupons for vitamins and supplements.
  11685769
January 18, 2012 10:08 AM
I LOVE Costco! In addition to their amazing fresh meats and produce and their awesome frozen fruits and veggies, try out their frozen berries. Blend 3/4 Cup of frozen Rader Farms mixed berries with one scoop of Cytosport whey protein (also at Costco in the nutritional supplements area!) and water for a snack that will keep you feeling full and energized for hours! :) One more tip I have about Costco, bypass the oh-so-tempting samples that they give out--they can really add up!
January 18, 2012 10:08 AM
All Costcos are a little different, but mine has:
Light Baby Bel Cheese Rounds
Light Skinny Cow Cheese Triangles
Plain 0% Greek Yogurt
Light Cheese Heads
Turkey Sausages (fresh)
Chicken Breasts & other Lean Meats
Fresh Brocolli Salad
All Kinds of Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Large Bags of Frozen Fruits & Vegetables
Dried Fruits
Raw Natural Almonds
Vita Muffins (in freezer)
Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches
Whey Protein Powder
Vitamins
Bottled Water
Water Bottles to Refill on Your Own
Tons of Great Workout Clothes
Fresh Pastas (brocolli & white cheddar is lower for a treat!)
Pitas & Wraps
Pita Bites (baked pita chips - kinda like crackers)
Frozen Fish Filets (most are even individually wrapped!)
POP chips & Veggies sticks (chip substitutes - both great tasting!) ;)

Good Luck! ;)
  9584800
January 18, 2012 10:08 AM
OMG COSTCO! I just went shopping there on Saturday. I LOVE Costco! They have their own brank (Kirkland) Greek Yogurt that is fantastic and cheap! And I bought a tray of Chobani Greek Yogurt also. I got organic frozen broccoli and green beans, organic chicken breasts, ground beef, Clif bars (which my husband LOVES), the pre-sliced organic apples (for my kids, their favorite), HUGE boxes of strawberries for only $3.99! I was super excited. PLUS they have this new bread - it's by Sarah Lee and it's Honey Wheat and it's only 45 calories per slice, with very low carbs, plus they sell the Sarah Lee white-wheat with no HFCS which I buy for my kids. They also have great prices on organic milk, and their eggs are cheap also. I also got a huge box of Healthy Choice soups that are only 100 calories per can! I also got my family's biggest weakness - the peanut butter filled pretzels!!! Have fun! I LOVE Costco!
  14077383
January 18, 2012 10:09 AM
I am a big Costco dependent when I workout.

A few things that I always get from Costco

- Kirkland Egg Whites/Eggs by the dozen.
- Chicken meat. I even buy their rotisserie chicken and eat it without the skin. It's awesome to add to Mexican food.
- Morningstar Veggie burger patties and veggie sausage patties. I also get Morningstar Black bean burger patties. All 3 provide me with my protein.
- Cheese.
- Kirkland almonds, walnuts, mixed fruit and nuts.
- Fruits.
- Pre-cut veggies.
- Protein powder to add to shakes.
- Fage 0% Fat Greek Yogurt.
- Vitamins and Minerals, Kirkland brand.
Edited by RunChinni On January 18, 2012 10:10 AM
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January 18, 2012 10:09 AM
I usually buy Foster Farms fully cooked frozen chicken breast strips. Just let thaw or microwave and add to salad. They have a big container of salad for only like $3-$4. Sometimes good deals on big packs of berries. Their 18pk extra large eggs ar e a good deal too. Oh yeah their water too!
  3123469
January 18, 2012 10:10 AM
QUOTE:

Premier protein drinks cheaper than elsewhere.

Kirkland Eggwhites in pints (good for 16 "egg equivalents" each) in a pack cheaper than other options (eggwhites are a great source of low calorie protein).



Yes! I forgot about the 3 pack of Egg White Cartons, about half price as what you would pay for them individually at a grocery store and a wonderful source of protein.
January 18, 2012 10:10 AM
Last time I bought an enormous bag of sweet potato fries- so much easier than chopping and peeling my own. Their quinoa is really well priced too! We also bought some fruit and veggies, a cheese assortment and humus.

oh! and their trail mixes, love those!
Edited by kerrilucko On January 18, 2012 10:12 AM
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January 18, 2012 10:10 AM
I buy their Avocados, they are always wonderful...the cuties, they have great bacon too. Chicken, Fish, Shrimp, dried cherries and almonds. I could go on forever.
  3487455
January 18, 2012 10:10 AM
Wild Planet Tuna
Fruit
Veggies
Cheese
Avocados
Lean Meat
  1542770
January 18, 2012 10:10 AM
Too numerous to list but a previous poster covered most. My favorite thing to buy is fresh fruits and veggies and the Foster farms - No Salt added chicken breast.
  12351265
January 18, 2012 10:10 AM
My dad works fo Costco here in the UK.. he's always going on about the quality of the food!!

I normally get him to bring me chicken breasts, tomatoes and oranges from there.. Plus kirkland signature water is great and quite cheap!
January 18, 2012 10:11 AM
Me personally I like most of their goods there. We buy the dried fruit & nuts to make healthier snacks. I find Costco gives us the ability to watch our processed food intake. I know for a fact that the protein bars and powder are not effective or good, but the multi vitamins are.
Good luck!

PS every time we exit Costco I’m $200 lighter in the bank account.
January 18, 2012 10:13 AM
Great ideas. I am still new to Costco, but so far I like the organic brown rice. I will definitely check out the frozen fish next time I'm there.
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