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Why it's Important to have a Healthy Costco Shopping List for the Plan

For several reasons, having a healthy Costco shopping list is essential when you're on a plan. First, it helps you save money. By planning out what you need and sticking to your list, you can avoid impulse purchases that add up quickly. This is especially important at Costco, where bulk sizes can tempt you to buy more than you need or can use before the expiration date.

Second, having a healthy shopping list helps you make healthier choices. By focusing on whole, unprocessed foods, you can ensure that you are getting the nutrients your body needs. This can also help you avoid unhealthy snack foods and processed items that may be tempting but are not as nourishing.

Third, a healthy shopping list can help you save time. By knowing precisely what you need, you can minimize the time you spend wandering the aisles and can get in and out of the store more quickly. This can be especially helpful if you have a busy schedule and don't have much time to spare.

Finally, a healthy shopping list can help you stay organized. By writing down all the items you need, you can ensure you don't forget anything important. This can help you avoid making multiple trips to the store, which can be time-consuming and inconvenient. Overall, having a healthy Costco shopping list is essential to helping you save money, make healthier choices, save time, and stay organized.

Healthy Costco Shopping List Beef Items

  • Greenridge Farm Beef Sticks. 2 sticks = 1 lean 

Healthy Costco Shopping List Chicken & Turkey Items

  • AMYLU Caramelized Onion Chicken Burgers. 1 1/2 patties = 1 lean 
  • Chicken Breast. 6 oz cooked = 1 leaner 
  • Coleman Organic Basil and Roasted Garlic Chicken Meatballs. 5 meatballs = 1/2 lean (must be combined with 1/2 low sodium lean from the guide) 
  • Don Lee Farms Chicken Patties. 2 patties = 1 leaner 
  • Foster Farms Turkey Meatballs. 5 meatballs = 1 lean 
  • Jones Dairy Farm Fully Cooked Chicken Sausage. 3 links = 1 oz protein. Too high in sodium for more. 
  • Kirkland Turkey Burgers. 1 1/2 patties = 1 lean 
  • Rotisserie Chicken, no skin. 6 oz = 1 leaner 
  • Sabatino's Organic Basil and Cracked Pepper Smoked Chicken Sausage. 1 2/3 links = 1 lean 
  • Sabatino's Smoked Mozzarella with Artichokes and Garlic Chicken Sausage. 1 2/3 links = 1 leaner 
  • Sukhi's Chicken Coconut Curry. 6 oz = 1 lean 
  • Kirkland Canned Premium Chunk Chicken Breast. 6 oz = 1 leaner 
  • West End Chicken Skewers. 4 skewers = 1 leaner 

Healthy Costco Shopping List Fish, Shrimp & Seafood Items

  • Highliner Roasted Lemon Pepper Cod. 2 fillets = 1 leaner 
  • Kirkland Solid White Called Albacore Tuna packed in water, 7 oz = 1 leanest 
  • Salmon. 5 oz cooked = 1 lean 
  • Trident Alaskan Salmon Burgers. 1 1/3 patties = 1 lean 

Healthy Costco Shopping List Plant-Based & Other Options Items

  • Crepini Egg Thins with Cauliflower. 2 thins = 1 condiment or 1 green 
  • Frozen Riced Cauliflower 1/2 c = 1 green 
  • Kibun Healthy Noodle. 4 oz = 1 green 
  • Kirkland Plain Greek Yogurt. 12 ounces = 1 leanest 
  • PBFit one Tbsp = one condiment 2 Tbsp = 1 snack
  • Premier Protein Shakes. 1 1/2 Shakes = 1 leanest 
  • Victoria White Linen Marinara Sauce. 1/4 cup = 1 green 
  • Rao's Homemade Marinara Sauce. 1/4 cup = 1 green
  • Wholly Guacamole mini cups. 1 cup = 2 healthy fats 
  • Zucchini Noodles. 1/2 c = 1 green 
  • Kirkland Organic unsweetened Almond Milk. One cup = 1 condiment 

Healthy Costco Shopping List Green & Vegetable Items

portabella mushrooms, zucchini and summer squash, romaine lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, French green beans, spinach, spring mix, frozen green beans, English cucumbers, mini sweet peppers, bell peppers, frozen cauliflower, and broccoli 

Healthy Costco Shopping List Lean Items

Shrimp, salmon, pork chops, lean ground beef, lean ground turkey, chicken thighs, cooked turkey breast, Rotisserie chicken, frozen chicken breasts, frozen tilapia, filet mignon steaks, top sirloin steaks, and flank steak

In conclusion, having a healthy Costco shopping list is essential in helping you save money, make healthier choices, save time, and stay organized. By planning out what you need and sticking to your list, you can avoid impulse purchases that add up quickly. This is especially important at Costco, where bulk sizes can tempt you to buy more than you need or can use before the expiration date. By focusing on whole, unprocessed foods, you can ensure that you get the nutrients your body needs and avoid unhealthy snack foods and processed items. Additionally, a healthy shopping list can help you save time by minimizing the time you spend wandering the aisles and can help you stay organized by avoiding multiple trips to the store. A healthy shopping list is a valuable tool that can help you save money, make healthier choices, and streamline your grocery shopping experience.

 

 

 

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