Last year our town got a Costco - this was (and continues to be!) a really big deal. As a macro tracker, nutritionist, and believer in bulk buying, I was beyond thrilled to have a Costco right down the street.
Costco has some of the best options for macro-friendly foods around, and the best part is that they are constantly adding new products to their options and the pricing is on point when it comes to feeding a family.
But navigating Costco as a newbie to the store or to tracking macros can feel overwhelming. What Costco foods are good for macros?
In this article, I’m going to show you! I’ll cover everything from high-protein Costco snacks to what proteins to buy at Costco to set yourself up for macro success.
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Why Shop at Costco For Macro-Friendly Foods?
Before we dive in, I want to first address why Costco should be on your radar as someone who is interested in or passionate about eating a macro-balanced diet.
- Costco offers a huge selection of foods that are high in protein. From meats to snacks, Costco keeps its store shelves stocked with options that work really well for macro trackers.
- You’re getting your groceries in bulk. One of the cornerstones of success for all macro-trackers is that they tend to eat the same things consistently. When we find the foods that we love and that fit well with our macros, we eat them on repeat. Costco allows us to buy the foods we love in larger quantities, thereby saving us time and money.
- Costco is always adding new foods to its product offerings. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone into Costco and found a product that I was previously unaware of that is now a staple in my diet. They have a knack for knowing what we want and for getting it out in front of us.
- It’s ideal for families. Our household has four people who eat from home around 99% of the time - we go through a lot of food! Costco allows me to buy food in quantities that are conducive to feeding my family without needing to go to the grocery store several times per week.
- It’s such a fun experience. If you’ve ever shopped at warehouse stores like Costco then you know that there’s so much more than just food to be found. I get everything from kitchen gadgets and TVs to house plants and clothes at Costco. It’s a true gem of a store that has something for everyone.
Macro Friendly Foods At Costco - Breakdown by Category
Onto the good stuff! Here are my top Costco picks for macro-friendly, healthy foods by macro category.
Macro-Friendly Costco Protein Sources
- Fairlife Nutrition Shakes - Single-serve bottles, 30g protein per serving, taste great.
- CHOMPS Beef Sticks - 90 calories, 9g protein, 0 sugar, great taste.
- Pure Protein Bars - 20g protein, 200 calories, 3 tasty flavor options per box.
- Wilde Protein Chips - 10g protein from 3 sources, 170 calories
- PB Fit Powdered Peanut Butter - 8g protein, 70 calories, super versatile.
- Kirkland Chunk Chicken Breast (canned) - 13g protein, super convenient
- Jones Dairy Farm Organic Chicken Sausage - 9g protein, 100 calories.
- Tyson Black Pepper Herb Chicken Breast Strips - 21g protein
- Just Bare Chicken Chunks - 16g protein
- Columbus Hickory Smoked Uncured Turkey Bacon - 6g protein, 45 calories
- Kirkland Sliced Turkey Breast - 10g protein, 60 calories
- Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt - 15g protein, 90 calories
- Amylu Turkey Burgers - 21g protein, 170 calories
- Kevin’s Korean Style Beef - 21g protein, 140 calories
- Kirkland Chicken Breast - 22g protein, 110 calories
- Plainville Farms Organic Ground Turkey
- Hand-Pulled Rotisserie Chicken Breast Meat - 21g protein, 110 calories
- Sliced Grass-Fed Beef Sirloin - 19g protein
- Fresh Additions Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Bites - 24g protein, 140 calories
- Cage Free Egg Whites - 5g protein, 25 calories
- Kirkland Organic Hard-Boiled Eggs - 12g protein
Macro-Friendly Costco Carbohydrate Sources
- That’s It Mini Fruit Bars - 2 ingredients, 12g carbs, 0 sugar added
- Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers - 3g protein, 18g carbs, 150 calories, crispy, salty, and satisfying.
- Skinny Pop Popcorn - 150 calories, 15g carbs, slightly salty taste.
- Dave’s Killer Bread - 5g protein, 5g fiber, 22g carbs
- Bibigo Cooked Sticky White Rice - Heat & eat single-serve packs
- Mission Carb Balance Tortillas - 4g net carbs, 70 calories
- King’s Hawaiin Rolls - 18g carbs, 90 calories
- Tattooed Chef Organic Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry - 8g carbs, 60 calories
Macro-Friendly Mixed Macro Sources
- Miracle Noodle - 1g net carbs, 5 calories per serving, truly a miracle.
- Kodiak Power Cakes - 15g protein, 30g carbs, can be used in so many ways.
- Veggies Made Great Spinach Egg White Frittatas - 4g net carbs, 5g protein, 70 calories
- Red’s Egg ‘Wich - 17g protein, keto-friendly
- Kirkland Organic Hummus - 4g protein, 160 calories
- Three Bridges Egg White Bites - 15g protein, 220 calories
Macro-Friendly Costs Miscellaneous Snacks
- Cascade Brownie Fudge Thins - 30 calories, 3g net carbs, easy, pre-portioned treat
- Rip Van Dark Chocolate Wafers - 120 calories, 4g net carbs, easy, pre-portioned treat
- Yasso Greek Yogurt Bars - 100 calories
- Tru Fru Frozen Strawberries in White & Milk Chocolate - 120 calories
- Mad Minis Ice Cream Sandwich - 60 calories
Final Thoughts on Macro-Friendly Costco Foods
Costco is one of the best places to get macro-friendly foods, especially protein sources, on a budget and in bulk to feed a family. There are so many Costco staples that I continue to buy on the regular, but moreover, I am always snagging new Costco finds that I love to share so make sure you’re following along!
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