I must say I have never been a huge fan of Costco’s food department.  We do have a Costco membership and go here and there for paper products, batteries, along with a few other miscellaneous items.

I usually don’t venture much down the food aisles.  The mass slabs of factory farmed CAFO (confined animal feeding operation) meats, conventional (pesticide filled) produce, over-sized portions of sweets and pre-made chemical laden meals, frozen packaged processed foods, and extra large boxes of sugary cereals and processed chips and crackers are always not very appealing to me.  Actually I see it all feeding into the health crisis we are facing in America, obesity as well as many other chronic illnesses.

I understand from a cost perspective people feel they are getting a good deal but I don’t feel its a good deal when you are sacrificing your health in the long run. My personal opinion is to budget for and spend a little more on quality REAL healthier foods and cut back on other areas.   With that said I did find some GREAT things at Costco this trip.  Fingers crossed Costco may be coming around to healthier options!

Ok back to my shopping trip, today I needed mustard and yes I find that a safe product to buy in bulk and one of the few I do!  I also found myself pleasantly surprised at what else I stumbled across when I took another look at the food area.

Here are my top 7 REAL food finds at Costco

  1. Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds in a 2 lb. bag!  Score for all of us Chia seed lovers who  eat these nutrient packed seeds everyday!  Huge savings too! Retail 12oz bag sells for around $11, this 32 oz bag was priced at $14.99IMG_2233-150x150 Latest and Greatest REAL food finds at Costco.....

  2. Nature’s Way Grains Premium Organic Quinoa.  I was shocked to see QUINOA featured right in the middle of the grain aisle.  This is great news and hope that people are swapping out processed white flour pasta for this amazing ancient grain!IMG_2235-150x150 Latest and Greatest REAL food finds at Costco.....

  3. Organic Golden Cold Milled Golden Flax seeds in a 3lb bag!  Wowza, very cool for this mom who sneaks in this excellent Omega 3 rich seed into everything and anything I can!  Remember to keep these in the freezer so they will last longer and keep the oils from spoiling.IMG_2236-150x150 Latest and Greatest REAL food finds at Costco.....

  4. Sunrise Growers ORGANIC frozen berry blend.  Can I get a woot woot!  and NO extra sugar added like so many companies like to sneak in.  Triple stars for this blend that contains not only antioxidant rich berries but pomegranates too!  For any of you who have tried to get the little fruits out of a pomegranate you can appreciate this!  This bulk bag was not much more cost wise than the conventional fruits and has so much more to offer.IMG_2240-150x150 Latest and Greatest REAL food finds at Costco.....

  5. Newman’s Own Organics Special Blend Fair Trade Certified Organic Coffee K-cups.  For all you coffee lovers out there (like me) this bulk box is a great find.  As I have mentioned before coffee beans are one of the most highly pesticide sprayed crops. If you are going to drink it everyday you should choose Organic to avoid consuming these harmful pesticides.IMG_2239-150x150 Latest and Greatest REAL food finds at Costco.....

  6. Individual packs of organic baby carrots and organic sliced apple.  Usually I prefer to just cut up whole fruit quickly but for convenience purposes these are great to have on hand every once in while when you need a quick snack grab.  These are great for the kids and adults too!IMG_2238-150x150 Latest and Greatest REAL food finds at Costco.....

  7. Oh and lastly was yes of course the Mustard!  One of the safest condiments (health wise) to buy at Costco in bulk!IMG_2241-150x150 Latest and Greatest REAL food finds at Costco.....

So there you have it my latest and greatest REAL food finds at Costco.  Comment below if you too have spotted some REAL food options at Costco!  Sharing is caring !   🙂

 

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