Yesterday on Facebook, I did a live video of the haul that I brought home from Costco (you can check out the video HERE!). I am starting another round of the 8 Week Get Healthy Challenge and needed to stock my shelves with some healthier snack choices!
For years, so many of you have asked for us to offer healthy menu plans and I am happy to announce that we have TWO healthy menu plans that you can choose from! We brought on dietitian who helped us develop these healthy eating plans that use Six Sisters’ recipes! Finally, you can eat healthy and still make food that your family will love . . . no need to make yourself a separate “healthy” meal! These plans are also designed to help you lose weight and keep you feeling full.
In both of these healthy eating plans, snacks are included so I thought that I would share with you the healthy snacks that I love from Costco!
I do buy apples in bulk, but I found these CrunchPak Organic Slices that come in snack packs and I LOVE them! We take them on road trips, to the park, kids’ lunches . . . it’s just so nice that the kids can have sliced apples anywhere. They are also really good apples – really sweet and crunchy. My family loves them!
If you haven’t tried these Organic Aussie Bites, I highly recommend them. They are in the baked goods section and while they do have a little bit of sugar and carbs, they are a healthier alternative to your typical cookie. They are made with quinoa, flax seed, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, rolled oats . . . and tons of other good stuff. My kids LOVE them and call them cookies . . . I feel good about giving these to them! 🙂
If you need to up your protein, Beef Jerky is a great way to do it! These are also gluten free, which is perfect for those who need that kind of diet. I love that they come in pre-portioned packages . . . I never do well in moderating how much I eat when it’s just in a big bag, so having it in snack packs like this helps me keep my eating under control!
I am super picky when it comes to protein bars . . . I feel like many of them taste “chalky” and leave you with a bag after taste. But these Zone Perfect Bars are my favorite. They have 14 g of protein per bar and leave me feeling full. It’s a great mid-day snack when you need a little pick-me-up! Plus, it’s chocolate.
I am a HUGE fan of KIND bars. I keep these in the car, in my purse, in my desk . . . anywhere that hunger may strike. The best part about these bars – I can pronounce every ingredient that is on the ingredient list. That’s a big deal to me because so much of the food we eat these days is processed – I love that these are made with all real food. And, they are delicious. So it’s a win-win situation!
So this is the first time that we have bought these Made Good Granola Minis . . . and they are delicious! They come in snack-pack bags, so they are perfect to keep in your purse or in the car and they are great for school lunches! Another cool thing – they are school safe (meaning they don’t contain or are made in a place with tree nuts, peanuts, soy, eggs, dairy, wheat, fish and other common allergens)! Pretty cool!
I turned these little guacamole cups on their side so that you can see they come in individual cups! Not only is this guacamole delicious, but each cup only has 80 calories and is made from all fresh and real ingredients. It does expire in 2-3 weeks from the time that you purchase it, but I can eat a pack of these in just one week! 😉
These are my favorite chips to dip in the guac! I LOVE these Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Chips and Costco has the best price on them.
When I need something sweet, this is my go-to snack: dried mangoes. However, not all dried mangoes are created equal! Most of the dried fruit you buy is coated in sugar . . . a lot of it! In fact, it’s REALLY hard to find dried fruit that isn’t coated in it! These Made In Nature Organic Mangoes have only one ingredient: mangoes. Imagine that!! 🙂 But really though, they are delicious!
These Bare Baked Apple Chips are my favorite. I have seen these at a few stores, but they are usually pretty pricey! Costco definitely has the cheapest price if you are okay to buy in bulk. I just portion out the servings with little ziploc bags and then I just grab a couple bags when we are out and about and need a snack. These only have one ingredient: apples. They are DELICIOUS.
Once again, the snack packs save the day!! I love nuts, especially in the afternoon when I need something to wake me up. These nuts are so good – this is one of my go-to snacks (especially the almonds!). Don’t have a Costco membership? You can actually buy these on Amazon!
These little cups are one of my favorite all-time finds! They are cups of Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad – made with all real ingredients (it’s really fresh) and Greek Yogurt. There are only 140 calories per cup. I like to eat it over toast, but many of you mentioned in the video that you like to put it on lettuce leaves and eat it like a lettuce wrap. Either way is genius! This is also a great snack or a meal!
This is my favorite salsa there – Organic Jacks Cantina Style Salsa. It’s really fresh and tastes like the salsa you get at a restaurant. You can’t go back to jarred salsa after this!! The mango peach salsa at Costco is also delicious!!
I LOVE Skinny Pop! You can get it in a big bag like this or in a box with snack-sized bags inside. Either way is delicious . . . and there is only 30 calories per cup of this stuff!
I love pistachios, but I love them even more when they are already shelled!!! These are seriously delightful.
These are probably my favorite almonds of all time – Smokehouse Almonds! My husband and I snack on these while we work at night. They have the best flavor!
Larabars are one of my favorite snacks . . . and they are a great price at Costco! The selection of flavors is limited, but they have a big selection on Amazon. They also sell these cute mini Larabars!
What are your favorite healthy snacks from Costco (or anywhere!)? I would love to hear in the comments below!