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Costco Lovers Healthy Grocery List

It’s no secret that I love Costco. Over the course of the last five years, this wholesale club has really stepped it up in terms of its diversity of brands, organic lines and quality products. Costco can be a great place to load up on tons of HEALTHY foods. It also has the potential to sabotage your goals AND your wallet. If you are still on the fence of whether Costco is for you or not, here’s a few things to consider:

Pros of a Costco membership:

  • Less shopping trips required
  • Great for large families
  • Good for those that eat/use the same things over and over
  • Some of the pricing is hard to beat
  • Bonus deals on gift cards/vacations etc.

Cons of a Costco membership:

  • Extra storage is required for all the items is
  • It’s easier to overspend
  • Store proximity to your home needs to be factored in
  • It can be wasteful if you don’t eat large amounts before expiry dates
  • You need more money upfront

So, is Costco worth it? That obviously depends on a lot of the factors above.  But with our recent move we now live within ten minutes of Costco and there are many household staples we consume on a weekly basis in large amounts, so for us it definitely a must. My list of Costco favourites has expanded from what was once a top 5, to then a list of 15, and now the following top 30 plus items (and If you follow a specific diet such as keto you could likely add in another 10+ items):

  1. Sprouted grain bread
  2. Organic ground beef
  3. Organic chicken
  4. Wild fish
  5. Hummus
  6. Strawberries/blueberries/blackberries (organic if on sale)
  7. Organic Spinach
  8. Snap peas
  9. Bell peppers
  10. Mini cucumbers
  11. Cherry tomatoes (organic if you wish)
  12. Frozen organic fruit and veggies: corn, peas, berry mix, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, mango etc.
  13. Organic eggs/egg whites
  14. Unsweetened almond milk
  15. Apple chips
  16. Org tortilla chips
  17. Organic salsa
  18. Boom Chicka pop
  19. Organic coffee
  20. Organic Steel Cut Oats
  21. Almond flour
  22. Shredded coconut
  23. Almond butter
  24. Maple syrup
  25. Beet/Sweet Potato Crackers
  26. Nuts: almonds, pecans etc.
  27. Seeds: hemp, flax, chia
  28. Organic raisins
  29. Oils: olive, avocado etc.
  30. Organic quinoa
  31. Sprouted wild rice
  32. Lentil or chickpea noodles
  33. Organic chickpeas and black beans
  34. Canned tuna and smoked oysters
  35. Organic canned tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste
  36. Avocado Mayo
  37. Made good granola bars
  38. Dark chocolate nuggets/almond bark

I know what you’re thinking: man, her bill must be large? Yes, yes, it is. BUT imagine if I bought all this in a regular grocery store?! Assess the pros and cons for your family, then print off the grocery list and watch this week’s Facebook Live on the Move Eat Play page (www.facebook.com/groups/moveeatplay) for tips on shopping healthy at this wholesale big box store. And then let us know what you would add to the growing list of favourites! Happy shopping!

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