Now Available In Costco: Rise Bars + 5 Healthy Foods To Grabon
We’re so happy to announce that you can now find Rise Bars at more Costco locations in Los Angeles and the Orange County area!
Grab 16-count cartons of Almond Honey while you can at these stores below:
*Please note that in-store stock may vary. Give your local Costco a call to confirm availability before they sell out 🙂
While you’re planning a Costco run, we thought we’d share a few nutritious and organic staples to add to your shopping list. These healthy Costco foods are priced right and fit a clean, whole foods-driven diet.
5+ Healthy Costco Foods You Should Always Grab
Costco Wholesale may be most famous for its bulk goods and seemingly limitless warehouse of food choices.
So focus your shopping adventure on these healthy picks to save yourself time and keep junk out of your cart:
1. Organic Fruit, Veggies, and Pantry Staples
Did you know that Costco is the largest organic retailer?
According to stats, “more than 10% of all organics purchased right now are made at a Costco.” That means more than $1 out of every $10 spent on organic produce and packaged goods is spent within a Costco warehouse [*].
Scout for organic spring mix, baby spinach, cucumbers, mushrooms, celery, tomatoes, squash, peppers, carrots, green beans, and sweet potatoes in the veggie section.
Then dash through fruits to score organic bananas, blueberries, and apples.
Weave your way through the middle aisles, and you’ll find Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand offers organic:
- Olive oil and virgin coconut oil
- Hemp hearts
- Free range eggs
- Ground beef
- Chicken breasts, thighs, and drumsticks
Finally, head to the frozen corner to snag organic fruits and veggies to keep your freezer stocked. Meal planning and smoothie-making will be a breeze from here on out!
2. The Good Type of Salt
Science journalist and New York Times bestselling author Max Lugavere and Dr. James DiNicolantonio say consuming salt isn’t just necessary; it’s actually good for us [*].
“Eating more of the right salt will reduce the amount of sugar in our diets, which can in turn help people lose weight, have stronger bones, prevent memory loss, and even fix diabetes,” Dr. DiNicolantonio reports [*].
That means table salt is out, and mineral-rich salts like sea salt and pink Himalayan salt are in.
Here’s a case where Costco’s bulk sizing works in your favor. You can score 5-pound jars of pink Himalayan salt and sea salt, plus large grinder and refill starter kits, without breaking your budget.
3. Grass-fed Butter
Cows who feast on grass pass on more omega-3s and nutrients to us than their grain-fed sisters [*].
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for our bodies, but we can’t make them on our own. So we have to get these healthy fats from our diet.
Costco sells four packs of pure Irish butter from the milk of grass-fed cows. And their Kirkland Signature Grass-Fed Butter comes from cows grazing on grass in New Zealand.
4. Fish High In Omega-3s
Instead of forcing that smelly fish oil supplement down, why not capture your omega-3s right from the source?
Fatty fish are one of the best sources of omega-3s around, and Costco gives you loads of ways to sneak them into your diet.
You’ll find affordable, convenient, and ready-to-eat cans of:
- Certified wild-caught and sustainable sardines. A single serving provides 1,700mg of essential omega-3 fatty acids and 22 grams of protein.
Tip those cans over a salad for a quick lunch, add them to a lettuce wrap, or enjoy with some crackers for a snack.
Costco also sells individually vacuum-packed and quick frozen wild-caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon filets. Keep those on hand for healthy meal prep in a pinch.
5. All the Ingredients for Healthy Tea Lattes
A warm cup of tea isn’t just an instant mood booster. Studies show different types of tea can strengthen your immune system, fight inflammation, and even ward off cancer, obesity, and heart disease [*].
Costco can help you brew the perfect:
Fresh ginger tea. Ginger aids digestion, helps soothe upset tummies, and can reduce nausea and morning sickness. Grab a fresh ginger root from the produce section, slice it up, boil some water, and you’re in business.
Turmeric tea, aka Golden Milk Latte. The healthier twist on the standard PSL, Golden Milk Lattes get their pretty, warm color from turmeric. Pick up a two-pack of Kirkland Signature ground turmeric, and you can make these anti-inflammatory lattes all season.
Matcha lattes. Take home a box of Kirkland Signature Japanese Green Tea, and you’ll walk away with 100 Sencha and Matcha blended tea bags for a steal. This ceremonial powdered green tea from Japan is loaded with natural antioxidants.
Don’t forget to grab your latte milk of choice. Costco stocks unsweetened almond milk, oat milk, and soy milk.
Add these Healthy Costco Foods (+ Rise Bars) To Your Shopping List Now
It’s easy to get overwhelmed with options at Costco’s giant warehouse. And if you’re shopping during a free samples day, unhealthy choices may *accidentally* creep into your cart.
That’s why you should always head out with a list and vow to stick to it. You’ll make it way easier to stay on track and on budget. You’ll also lower the chances of anything coming home with you that may detract from your health and wellness goals.
📝 So add these healthy foods from Costco to your grocery list now before you forget!
Author: Devan Ciccarelli