The ultimate Costco Grocery List showing the healthiest products to add to your shopping cart! Printable Shopping List included!
I go back and forth deciding if a membership to Costco Wholesale is worth the $60/year fee. For now, it seems to be worth it. You can’t beat the convenience of buying certain items in bulk, while hopefully saving a little money. However, be careful shopping at Costco because the prices can add up fast and cause major “sticker shock” at the checkout! Plus, having “too much” food in the house can also add up fast around your waistline!
Over the years I have learned to shop cautiously at Costco, steering clear of the bakery, and focusing on buying products that are mostly healthy and beneficial to my family. For a family of 4, I have also learned not to buy too much fresh produce or large quantities of perishable food that could go bad before we have a chance to eat it. Costco is perfect for businesses, big family gatherings, or other events where you need a lot of food. For a smaller family, on a regular basis, I find it’s important to be more selective.
To help make my trips to Costco easier, I’ve created a list of over 70 (mostly) healthy products that I like to purchase again and again, for one reason or another (price, quality, convenience). I shop at Costco about once a month and focus on the
Bring this FREE list with you on your next trip to Costco Wholesale and have fun shopping:
*This list is subject to change, so check in for occasional updates. This is a personal list of favorites and is not sponsored or endorsed by Costco Wholesale. Availability of products may vary from store to store.
Nuts & Dried Fruit
Keep in mind that nuts contain natural oils that can cause them to go rancid over time. Always store them in an airtight container. If you’re not able to eat a bulk-size bag of nuts within 2-3 months, consider storing them in the fridge or freezer to prolong their quality (up to 6 months to 1 year respectively).
Kirkland Pistachio Nuts
Kirkland Macadamia Nuts
Raw Brazil Nuts
Organic Pumpkin Seeds
Kirkland Organic Dried Montmorency Cherries
Also great… Dried Cranberries, Dried Apricots, Organic Raisins.
I try to stick to “healthier” options of snack-size chips and bars. Pretzel Crisps are great on a veggie tray with hummus. The only ingredient in Bare Apple Chips is apples. I always have some type of cracker in the pantry.
Popcorners Snack Bags
Sun Chips Snack Bags
Baked Mix Snack Bags
Kirkland Nut Bars
Autumn’s Gold Grain-Free Granola Bars
Kirkland Peanut Butter Pretzels
Snack Factory Organic Pretzel Crisps
Bare Organic Apple Chips
Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers
Crunchmaster Multi-Grain Baked Crackers
Stay away from the bakery (unless you’re feeding a large group)! Instead, try some of the quality treats below. They’re great for packing in lunches. Annie’s Fruit Snacks are my go-to compromise when I’m craving gummy candies.
Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars
Organic Grain-Free Paleo Bars
E&C’s Heavenly Hunks Organic Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies
Tate’s Bake Shop Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks
Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars
Bark Thins Snacking Chocolate
You’ll always find these staples in my pantry! They’re worth buying in bulk because we’re always using them.
Dole Mandarin Oranges Cups
Dole Diced Peaches and Cherry Mixed Fruit Cups
Mott’s Organic Applesauce Cups
Kirkland Organic Maple Syrup
Birch Benders Pancake Mix
Bear Naked Organic Granola
Nature’s Path Organic Cereal
Organic Hemp Hearts
Organic Cacao Powder
Kirkland Blanched Almond Flour
Crofter’s Organic Fruit Spread
Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter
Kirkland Organic Almond Butter
Rao’s Marinara Sauce
Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna
Seeds of Change Organic Rice Pouches
Barilla Chickpea Rotini
Although I prefer pasture-raised eggs, you can’t beat the price on Organic Eggs at Costco. I always have String Cheese in our fridge and I alternate between the Kerrygold Cheddar and Spanish Cheeses. I love the convenience of the Red Grapefruit cups. Costco has a great price on Organic Deli Meats.
Kirkland Organic Eggs
Organic String Cheese
Kerrygold Reserve Cheddar
Spanish Cheese Selection
Kirkland Red Grapefruit Cups
Organic Roasted Turkey Breast Deli Slices
We have a chest freezer in our garage which allows us to stock up on seafood and convenience items that come in handy for quick and easy meals. Costco has an excellent selection of Organic Frozen Fruit, perfect for making smoothies.
Kirkland Wild Caught Mahi-Mahi
Kirkland Wild Caught Atlantic Cod
Kirkland Raw Tail-On Shrimp
Wild Caught Shrimp is better, but very pricey.
Dr. Praeger’s Organic Veggie Burgers
100% Grass-Fed Beef Burger Patties
Organic Chicken Nuggets
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Organic Broccoli Florets
Organic Edamame In Pods
Organic Frozen Fruit
Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars
I like to keep a variety of beverages on hand for when we get tired of drinking plain water. The Organic Unsweetened Almond Beverage at Costco is shelf-stable so you can keep in the pantry and never run out.
Organic Unsweetened Almond Non-Dairy Beverage
Kirkland Organic Chocolate Banana Almond Beverage 8 oz Singles
Cranberry 100% Juice
Vitamin Water Zero
Bai Antioxidant Beverage
Izze Sparkling Juice
Also great… Spindrift Sparkling Water
I’m a huge fan of the berries at Costco, but all fruits and vegetables at Costco are great! Just be sure they can be eaten up before spoiling!
Fresh Pomegranate Arils
Organic Baby Spinach
Occasionally I will pick up a Kirkland Seasoned Rotisserie Chicken, however, I do prefer the Rotisserie Chicken from other stores I shop at (such as Whole Foods). The same goes for fresh meats, poultry and seafood.
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