Looking for budget-friendly finds that are fast, easy, and – yes – still good for you? You’ll want to check out these 5 Costco finds that make it easier than ever to squeeze nutritional goodness like protein and superfoods into meals and snacks on the go.
Banana Dark Chocolate Quinoa Muffins by Morning Summit – GF | $11.99 for 12 muffins
220 calories, 10 grams fat, 10 grams saturated fat, 180 mg sodium, 22 grams carbs, 5 grams fiber, 10 grams sugar (4 grams added sugar), 8 grams protein
Ingredients include: Banana puree, coconut cream, dark chocolate, quinoa, whey protein, coconut flour, chia seed, coconut, sunflower seeds, toasted coconut….
Egg Bites by Dee Amore – GF, Low Carb | $9.99 for 8 egg bites
Per 2 patties: 260 calories, 19 grams fat, 460 mg sodium, 3 grams carbs, 0 fiber, 1 gram sugar, 20 grams protein
Ingredients include: Chicken breast, low-fat Greek yogurt, celery, onions, dried cranberries, apple cider vinegar, raw cane sugar, roasted almonds, sea salt, poppy seeds, xanthan gum, black pepper.
Spaghetti Squash by Original A La Cart – GF, Low Carb | $13.99/8 burgers
Per quarter-cup serving; 70 calories, 55 mg sodium, 6 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber, 2 grams sugar, 1 gram protein
Ingredients include all-organic spaghetti squash, cultured butter
Cauliflower Bites by Don Lee Farms – GF, wheat-free, vegetarian | $10.79 for nine 6-piece servings
210 calories, 13 grams fat, 330 mg sodium, 19 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar (0 added), 6 grams protein
Think tater tots, made better for you.
All-organic ingredient list includes cauliflower, onion, brown rice flour, sunflower seeds, white cheddar, soybean oil, tomatoes in tomato juice, egg whites, sea salt, organic spice.
Green Juice: Organic Uber Greens by Suja | $11.49 for six 10.5-ounce bottles
45 calories, 55 mg sodium, 8 grams carbs, 0 fiber, 5 grams sugar, 0 added sugar, 2 grams protein
Ingredients include the equivalent of 4-plus pounds of produce
100% organic blend of cucumber juice, celery juice, grapefruit juice, green chard juice, green leaf lettuce juice, lemon juice, kale juice, spinach juice, parsley juice, mint tea, peppermint & spearmint tea.
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