Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free, you’re following the Keto diet, or you just want to eat healthily, Costco is the place to go for diet-friendly foods. Keep reading to learn more.
10. Red’s Turkey Sausage Egg’Wich
Red’s Turkey Sausage Egg’Wich is a keto-friendly frozen breakfast sandwich that hit Costco shelves around mid-August of this year. The unique thing about this sandwich is that it has two egg patties in the place of buns. It contains 160 calories, 15 grams of protein, 10 grams of fat (3.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 360 milligrams of sodium, and 3 grams of carbs (0 g fiber, 1 g sugar). You can get a box of eight sandwiches for $12.99. Just look for them in the frozen food aisle.
9. Beyond Burger Plant-Based Patties
Many fast food chains have made Beyond Meat a permanent item on their menus. And, if you’re a fan of those products, then you’re sure to love the frozen Beyond Burger patties sold at Costco. They’re vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, and contain 20 grams of plant protein per serving.
FUN FACT: Beyond Meat and Costco teamed up in 2019 to bring Beyond Burger patties to consumers. It was the first time Beyond Meat was made available at a club store.
8. Chickpea Snacks
There are a couple of diet-friendly chickpea snacks sold at Costco. The first is The Good Bean Sea Salt Crunchy Chickpeas. This chickpea snack is vegan, gluten-free and contains 120 calories, 3 grams of fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 185 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbs (5 g fiber, 1 g sugar), and 5 grams of protein.
The second snack is Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs. These baked puffs come in a variety of flavors and are organic, non-gmo, gluten-free, and vegan. Plus, they contain just 130 calories per serving and have 4 grams of plant-based protein.
7. Organic Zucchini Spirals
Listen up, pasta lovers. This one is for you. These organic zucchini spirals are definitely more diet-friendly than that box of spaghetti noodles you’ve been eyeing lately. They come in a 3-pound bag that you can cook all at once or divide it up and save some for later. The best part is that you can enjoy these noodles totally guilt-free.
TIP: If you’re unsure of what to pair these noodles with, do a quick Google search. You’ll find a ton of tasty recipes.
6. Double Chocolate Muffins
Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably saying to yourself, “there’s no way double chocolate muffins could be diet-friendly.” Well, you’re absolutely… wrong! These dark chocolate muffins are chocked full of healthy veggies, including carrots and zucchini. Be careful, though. Each muffin contains 10 grams of sugar. And, with the first ingredients being zucchini and carrots, it’s easy to see how someone could get carried away and eat one too many of these otherwise diet-friendly treats.
5. Almond Flour Products
Not only is almond flour very versatile, it’s also rich in protein, unsaturated fat and vitamin E. Naturally, it has far more nutritional benefits than white flour. Needless to say, any foods made with almond flour will be more diet-friendly than foods made with white flour. Head to the snack aisle at Costco and reach for Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers. They’re gluten free, low in carbs, and are made with nutrient-dense ingredients. Or, if you prefer to make your own goodies, you can pick up a bag of Kirkland Signature Almond Flour. It contains 180 calories, 15 grams of fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 milligrams of sodium, 5 grams of carbs (3 g fiber, 1 g sugar), and 6 grams of protein per 1/4 cup serving.
4. Frozen Fruits and Vegetables
While fresh fruits and vegetables are always best, frozen fruits and vegetables are very healthy as well. And, Costco has quite a few of them to choose from, including antioxidant-filled frozen blueberries, organic sweet dark cherries, organic broccoli, and even cauliflower rice, which can be used as a low-carb substitute for white rice. Or, if you simply can’t do without rice altogether, you can decrease your serving size by adding cauliflower rice to one cup of white rice to make your meals a tad bit healthier.
3. KIND Fruit- and Nut-Filled Bars
KIND Fruit- and Nut-Filled Bars are not just delicious, they’re also low in calories. In fact, according to an article published by Food Network, they’re actually lower in calories than previously thought — 10 to 30 calories lower, to be exact. That’s because new research from the USDA shows that nuts like almonds and cashews don’t contain as many calories as we thought they did. But, these bars are more than just low-calorie treats. They’re also packed with protein and healthy fat, making them a great “pick-me-up or early morning bite,” Food Network said on its website.
2. Bare Fuji & Reds Apple Chips
If crunchy snacks are your thing, opt for Bare Fuji & Reds Apple Chips instead of those salty, greasy, unhealthy potato chips. They are free of gluten, fat, oil, dairy, preservatives, and added sugars. Plus, they are a good source of fiber.
Here are some more nutrition facts:
–0 grams of fat
–0 grams of sodium
–27 grams of carbs, including 4 grams of fiber
–0 grams of protein
1. Salmon Burgers and Salmon Bites
Not only is salmon delicious, it has some incredible health benefits as well. Salmon lowers blood pressure, provides lubrication to joints, improves memory, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, it contains healthy fats as well as important vitamins. Fortunately, you can fill up on this diet-friendly food at your local Costco. There you’ll find Trident Seafood’s Frozen Alaskan Salmon Burgers. “The frozen salmon burgers are a lifesaver around my house!” Rochelle Davies, RD, of Love Nurture Nourish, told NBC News. “The short cook time helps us on sports nights when we’re short on time or nights when ravenous kids are quickly headed to the ‘hangry’ stage.”
If salmon burgers aren’t your thing, you can always pick up a package of Salmon Superfood Bites. There are just 110 calories in six salmon bites, and “when paired with spinach, broccoli, edamame and chia seed in the form of poppable bites, you get a tasty super-food snack or meal in minutes,” Taste of Home wrote on its website.