Long time no talk…
If you follow me on Instagram (which you should) you know I’ve been out in Austin, Texas this past week for work. While I didn’t get to do much exploring in Austin I did manage to sneak in a delicious lunch at Picnik, splurge on gourmet tacos at Velvet Taco and got to walk around The Domain to experience a little bit of nightlife.
As many of you know I work for Perfect Bar, the original refrigerated protein bar, in the field marketing department. I was out in Austin helping to generate awareness that Perfect Bars are now sold in select Costco locations in Texas WOO HOO!
After spending countless hours inside Costco it got me thinking on my flight home about all the healthy products I always purchase from Costco. It’s so easy to go in there and leave with chips, dips, frozen pizzas, mini wontons, ice cream…etc but there truly are some incredible healthy products hidden in there among all the crap.
So besides the obvious healthy purchases at Costco like meat, fruit and veggies here are 11 of my favorite healthy products I purchase from Costco just about every time I go!
1. Chosen Food’s Avocado Oil Mayo ($6.99)
When I did the 21 Day Sugar Detox back in January it was shocking to learn how much crap is hidden in condiments like mayo. Chosen Food’s Avocado Oil Mayo was the only mayo I could find that had clean ingredients and actually tasted good. The only issue was purchasing it from a traditional grocery store was really breaking the bank. A small jar of this stuff easily goes for almost $10 so when I found the GIANT jar at Costco for only $6.99 I was thrilled. I highly highly recommend this stuff for anyone looking for some clean, healthy condiments.
2. Chosen Food’s Avocado Oil ($7.99)
Another incredible product from Chosen Food’s! Just recently I learned about the different smoke points of oils. To my horror I discovered that roasting my veggies in olive oil probably wasn’t the best idea since it has a very low smoke point of about 300 degrees. When oils are heated above their smoke points they actually may be harmful to human health. EEEK! On my hunt to find a neutral tasting oil with a high smoke point I found Chosen Food’s Avocado Oil at Costco and have been in love ever since. This stuff tastes amazing and is safe for temperatures up to 500 degrees…hello fall roasted veggies.
3. Italian Volcano 100% Organic Lemon Juice ($7.99)
This product is totally random but is an absolute lifesaver. I’m obsessed with putting fresh lemon juice in/on everything but it’s a pain to always have fresh, organic lemons in my house since they go bad so quickly. Italian Volcano Lemon Juice actually tastes like fresh squeezed lemon and will last you FOREVER in the fridge.
4. La Croix Sparkling Water ($7.79)
If I had it my way I’d only drink sparkling water buttttt that’s probably not the most cost efficient way to stay hydrated. La Croix, in my opinion, is one of the most delicious flavored sparkling water brands on the market right now. Normally a can can cost anywhere from $1.00-$1.50 but this 24-pack from Costco brings the cost per can down to only about $0.30…are you kidding me!?!? Bring on the sparkling water!
5. Kirkland Organic Hard-Boiled Eggs ($8.99)
Okay, maybe I’m just lazy but I always seem to buy a ton of fresh eggs with the intention of hard boiling them for snacks for the week and it never seems to happen. That’s why I’m obsessed with these organic hard-boil eggs from Costco. They’re organic, cage free, peeled and ready to eat plus are packaged in convenient snack sized 2-packs. For only $8.99 you get 32 hard boiled eggs without any of the work…yes please!
6. Perfect Bar Organic Variety Box ($20.99)
I may be a little biased on this one but Perfect Bars are hands down the best protein bar on the market. They’re organic, non-gmo, gluten free, soy free, kosher, contain 20+ super foods, are high in protein and only contain fresh real food ingredients! Normally a bar will cost you $2.99 but with this variety box at Costco you get 12 bars for only $20.99…that’s only about $1.75/bar for the freshest most delicious protein bar out there.
7. Bitchin’ Sauce ($7.99)
The addiction is real with Bitchin’ Sauce. I discovered this stuff years ago at my local farmers market and completely feel in love with it. The only ingredients are: Water, Almonds, Expeller-Pressed Grapeseed Oil, Lemon Juice, Nutritional Yeast, Bragg Liquid Aminos (soy protein), Garlic, Spices, Sea Salt and let me tell you this stuff is delicious! I love dipping veggies, fruit, crackers and pita chips in it and it’s also absolutely amazing on sandwiches, with eggs, on burgers…etc. Normally a tiny container is about $5 so this giant one for only $7.99 at Costco is such a good deal. Hello guilt free dipping.
8. Taylor Farms Organic Cauliflower Rice ($3.99)
Let’s be really honest here…making cauliflower rice is a pain in the ass. It’s messy, requires 834795 kitchen gadgets and still never quite turns out right. I stopped making it for awhile since I just wasn’t willing to put in the effort but got very excited when I started seeing pre-riced cauliflower all over the stores. This giant bag of Taylor Farms Cauliflower Rice will easily give you “rice” for a couple meals and requires 0 prep. No more excuses for not eating your veggies.
9. Honey Smoked Salmon
My manager turned me on to this stuff from Honey Smoked Fish about a month ago and it has quickly become a staple at my house. The ingredients in this stuff are SO CLEAN and it may be the best smoked salmon I’ve ever had in my life. Bryce and I love throwing this stuff in eggs, eating it with crackers, combining it with some Chosen Food’s mayo for a quick lunch/dinner or shit just eating it plain. Try it and thank me later.
10. Farmhouse Culture Gut Shots ($6.99)
I’ve loved Farmhouse Culture Gut Shots for awhile now and if you want to learn why they’re so good for you check out this post. Long story short…keeping your gut healthy is one of the most important things you can do to avoid illness, help with allergies, aid digestion…etc. Just 1-2 gut shots a day of this delicious drink truly has made a noticeable difference for me and the fact that it is basically but a bottle get one free at Costco makes it so easy for me to get my daily dose of probiotics.
11. Kirkland Creamy Almond Butter ($12.99)
I put almond butter in/on EVERYTHING and easily go through 1-2 small jars per week. Almond butter isn’t cheap, especially for one that doesn’t contain a bunch off added sugar, preservatives and crap. This Kirkland brand of almond butter comes in a GIANT jar that lasts an almond butter addict like me easily 2 weeks and has 1 simple ingredient: roasted almonds. Doesn’t get much better than that.
Have you ever been to Austin?
What products are always on your Costco list?
What’s your favorite healthy product Costco sells?