Where are my Costco fans out there? Put your hands up! I make a trip to Costco at least once a month and I thought it would be fun and useful to share a few of my favorite things to buy. This is, of course, not a complete list, as we’re always trying new things and there are many things that I haven’t mentioned here, but these are a few special products that I think everyone should try!
Off The Eaten Path Veggie Crisps
Fair warning that these are delicious and addicting! They are 130 cals per serving (around 15g net carbs) and the ingredients are simple, rice flour, dried veggies, and salt.
Organic Chickpea Puffs Hippeas – Vegan White Cheddar
Wait, did I say that last snack is addicting? Then stay away from these. They are SOO good, we have to hide them from our kids because they love them, too! Per 1oz serving they contain 130 cals 5g fat, 14g net carbs, and 4g protein. They’re like healthier Cheetos puffs from your childhood, but somehow way better than those.
Kirkland Signature Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
We eat a buttload of peanut butter in this house and I usually only buy the brands with a simple ingredient list. Peanuts and salt is about all I want to see included. I picked this up on a whim one weekend and we all fell in love with it! It’s thick and smooth with a rich roasted peanut flavor. The only drawback is it separates from the oil so you need to do some hefty mixing when you first open a jar and then store the rest in the fridge… but it’s worth it. So worth it.
Whisps Parmesan Cheese Crisps
Finding crunchy snacks when you’re watching the carbs is no easy feat, but these get the job done. Per serving, they have 1g carb, 13g protein, and 150 calories (for about 23 crisps). There is literally nothing in these except baked parmesan cheese. They’re good. Buy them.
Milton’s Cauliflower Crust Roasted Vegetable Pizza – 2 pack
Before you get too excited, this is not a cauliflower-only pizza crust. It does use flour and so the carb count is higher than one would expect from a caulicrust – 25g for 1/4 of the pizza – but the nutritional profile is still way better than a regular frozen pizza at 230 calories and 12g protein for 1/4 of the pie. We almost always have a box of these in our freezer.
Kirkland Frozen Shrimp
Buying fresh shrimp can be kind of a pain, but Costco has a literal ton of different options for frozen shrimp. Tail on, tail off, jumbo, regular, cooked, or raw. I love putting seasoned, roasted shrimp on salads or skewered on the grill, and these make it so so easy.
Bai Cocofusion Variety Pack
This. Stuff. Is. Amazing. 10 calories per bottle, zero sugar and also zero artificial sweeteners. It’s infused with antioxidants and contains potassium for healthy fluid balance. But the most important part? The flavors are incredibly refreshing, hydrating, and delicious. I’m not a fan of the regular variety pack of Bai that Costco sells, but I LOVE the coconut ones!
G.H. Cretors The Mix Popcorn
I’m sorry in advance for ever telling you that Costco sells a huge bag of The Mix. It’s deadly. It’s evil. It’s… so darn yummy! I’m currently on a personal ban from buying these anymore until I have better self control around them.
Kirkland Hot Rotisserie Chicken
Chances are if you have a Costco membership you are already familiar with their $4.99 rotisserie chickens. These are delicious and juicy and can be used for so many things. On my Costco shopping days, I’ll often plan a meal for that night that needs cooked shredded chicken and this is absolutely perfect! It’s also wonderful to slice and eat as is with your favorite side dishes.
Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa
If you love salsa, I’d recommend giving Mateo’s a try. It’s got a good bite to it without being too hot, and it’s in between being too thin and being too chunky – it’s just right. Just make sure you have plenty of tortilla chips, tacos, salad, or whatever else you like to enjoy with your salsa.
Columbus Sliced Turkey Breast
My husband makes a wrap or sandwich using sliced turkey for lunch most days, so using a deli meat that doesn’t include a ton of additives and sodium is important to him. The Columbus brand we found at Costco is delicious without any added yucky stuff, and the nice big package keeps him stocked up.
That Pickle Guy Olive Muffalata
And he never eats the aforementioned wraps or sandwiches without a hearty spoon of this stuffed inside! I don’t eat it myself (I like olives but only in certain applications) but I can smell it from across the house when he unscrews the lid.
Kirkland Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
We make a lot of smoothies/protein shakes and we exclusively use unsweetened almond milk when blending up our latest yummy and healthy concotions. Therefore, a carton of Costco’s own brand of almond milk can always be found at the bottom of our pantry so we never have to worry about running out. It has a wonderful flavor and blends perfectly into our shakes (that’s the only thing we’ve used it for, so I can’t speak on other applications)
Kirkland Boneless Skinless Fresh Chicken Breasts
We make a lot of recipes including chicken breast and so I always like to have a nice stock in my freezer when making my meal plans. These large packs, already portioned off in tear-off freezer pack (2 breasts per pack) are perfect for bringing home, throwing in the freezer, and then I know I’ve got fresh chicken whenever I need (as long as I remember to defrost, of course)
What do YOU love to buy from Costco? Let me know in the comments!