What Does A Registered Nurse and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Buy From Costco?

by | May 14, 2019 | Food and Kitchen Basics, Product Spotlight | 0 comments

What types of foods does a Registered Nurse and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach buy from Costco? You asked, I answered.

I have a love hate relationship with Costco. I love the ability to buy organic products in bulk, and think it’s important that everyone has access to *cheap* good quality food. However, if you are a fan like me, you know they are constantly changing out their product inventory. As soon as you find a product you like, they stop carrying it. On the flip side though, they’re constantly bringing in new items. Even though this will likely be outdated as soon as I publish it, I hope it helps you!

Fresh Produce – pretty much any organic option they have and this of course varies by time of year

  • Organic blueberries
  • Organic raspberries
  • Organic strawberries
  • Organic apples
  • Organic grapes
  • Organic asparagus
  • Organic brussel sprouts
  • Organic green beans
  • Organic broccoli
  • Organic snap peas
  • Organic cucumbers
  • Organic carrots
  • Organic mushrooms
  • Organic Taylors salad mixes (we leave out the cheese, crunchy toppings and don’t always use the dressing but still having a prepped bag of lettuce and veggies helps us eat more salad)
  • Organic greens (power greens, spinach, romaine, etc.)
  • Shastito peppers
  • Avocado
  • Halo oranges

Frozen Produce – pretty much any organic option they have

  • Organic cauliflower
  • Organic cauliflower rice
  • Organic broccoli
  • Organic corn
  • Organic green beans
  • Organic peas
  • Organic strawberries
  • Organic cherries
  • Organic blueberries
  • Organic mango
  • Organic daybreak blend (tropical)
  • Organic pineapple
  • Organic 3 berry blend

Frozen, Misc

  • Organic Path of Life Quinoa and Kale packs
  • Dr. Pragers organic spinach cakes


  • Organic chicken: whole, thighs, tenders, breasts; occasionally, to supplement what we get from a local farm
  • Organic ground beef; occasionally, to supplement what we get from a local farm
  • Organic ground turkey
  • Kiolbassa 100% grass fed and grass finished beef sausage


  • Kirkland wild caught salmon, frozen
  • Kirkland wild caught shrimp, frozen
  • Wild planet canned tuna
  • Wild planet canned sardines

Snacks, regularly

  • Wholly Guacamole
  • Kirkland hummus packs
  • Simple Mills almond flour crackers
  • Bare organic apple chips
  • Pistachios – in shell
  • Cashews – raw
  • Almonds – raw
  • Walnuts – raw
  • Pecans – raw
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pinenuts
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Marcona almonds

Cold items

  • Kirkland organic eggs, occasionally
  • Organic valley cheese sticks
  • Kerrygold butter
  • Wildbrine raw organic sauerkraut


  • Birch benders waffle and pancake mix
  • GoGo Squeez OR Kirkland organic applesauce pouches
  • Made in Nature Dried Mango
  • Made in Nature Dried Apricots
  • Made in Nature Dried Dates
  • Lotus Foods Organic Millet and Brown Rice Noodles
  • Banza pasta
  • Organic chia seeds, brand always changing
  • Organic hemp seeds, brand always changing
  • Organic flax seeds, brand always changing
  • Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats
  • Mother’s Earth organic coffee


  • La Croix
  • Waterloo sparkling water
  • Suja uber organic green juice, occasionally

Snacks, occasionally

  • Health Warrior granola bars
  • Autumn’s Gold grain free granola
  • Autumn’s Gold grain free granola bars
  • Kirkland organic tortilla chips
  • Hippeas chickpea puffs OR Annie’s organic cheddar cheese puffs
  • Skinny Pop OR Boom Chicka Pop
  • Terra Chips
  • RW Garcia organic sweet potato crackers
  • RW Garcia organic lentil 3 seed crackers
  • Mary’s gone seed crackers

Condiments, oils, seasonings

  • Kirkland maple syrup
  • Nutzo nut and and seed butter
  • Kirkland coconut oil
  • Kirkland organic cold extracted extra virgin olive oil
  • Marianne’s avocado oil (some stores have Chosen Food brand)
  • Chosen Food Avocado oil spray
  • Sir Kensington avocado mayo (some stores have Primal Kitchen brand)
  • Jack’s cantina organic salsa
  • Kirklands organic marinara
  • Organic dried herbs, various brands

Around the house

  • Honest Co Shampoo + Body Wash
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Dyson vacuum
  • iRobot Roomba
  • Pyrex, regular and snapware
  • Marcal recycled toilet paper and paper towels, online only

Other items we don’t buy, but I approve (I haven’t tried them all but reviewed them)

  • Frozen
    • Organic normandy mix (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots)
    • Organic mixed veggies (carrots, corn, peas, green beans)
    • Kirkland wild caught cod
    • Kirkland wild caught orange roughy
    • Kirkland wild caught mahi mahi
    • Kirkland wild caught sea bass
    • Kirkland organic chicken
    • Don Lee patties, some varieties (read ingredients)
    • Ezekiel sprouted bread
  • Cold
    • Green Mountain Creamery organic whole milk greek yogurt
    • Kirkland organic greek yogurt
    • Good Culture cottage cheese (not sure why its not organic, because usually is)
    • Organic colby jack cheese
    • Plainville Farms organic deli turkey breast
    • Kirkland organic hard boiled eggs
    • Horizon organic whole milk
    • Sabra organic hummus
    • Hannah organic hummus
    • Hannah organic falafel patties
    • Kombucha
    • Amylu organic kale and mozzarella chicken burgers
    • Good Foods organic avocado mash
  • Kirkland organic ancient grain blend (brown rice and quinoa)
  • Kirkland organic salsa
  • Gefen organic beets
  • Kirkland organic roasted seaweed snack
  • Good Bean organic chickpea snack
  • Golden Ladle organic chicken bone broth (unsure of quality but still likely better than chicken stock which is just water and seasoning)
  • Kirkland organic tomato paste
  • Kirkland organic tomato sauce
  • Kirkland organic diced tomato
  • Dave’s Killer Bread
  • Thai kitchen coconut milk
  • Dried beans
  • Dried rice
  • Almond flour
  • Seventh Generation toilet paper, online only
  • Treats**
    • Larabars
    • Trail mixes (the dried fruit has added sugar so I prefer to make my own)
    • Annie’s fruit snacks
    • Pure organic layered fruit bars
    • Made in Nature mango pops
    • Honest juice boxes

***My reason for not buying treats, especially in bulk, is because if it is in the house that is all my kids will want. I know they get exposure to treats and added sugar plenty of other fun places (friend’s house, neighbor’s house, grandparent’s house, birthday parties, school, etc.)

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