Costco Meal Prep
Costco Food Guide for People Who Hate Cooking
I now hate cooking. I want to spend as little time and effort as possible on the things I shove in my piehole. Here’s a Costco meal prep store guide for my people who feel me on this.
2020, you’ve been a trip. Cooking used to be my favorite thing. I now take about as much delight in cooking as I do picking up my dog’s poop. Wild how things change. Anyway.
Healthy Meal Prep Costco
When navigating any grocery store looking for ready-made or minimal prep foods, a few things to keep in mind:
The shorter the ingredient list, the better. The higher quality the ingredients in said shortlist, the better. Both Costco and Trader Joes are notorious for this where the marketing on the front looks great, and then the ingredient list looks like a god damn CVS receipt. Bonus points for organic ingredients.
In order to Healthy Meal Prep at Costco be sure to check macros carefully. Beef is a perfect example of this. You can find ready-made ground beef patties that are super lean, aka high in protein, and low in fat.. you can also find patties that are 21g of protein and 24g of fat in a serving (vomit).
Try to find INGREDIENTS to throw together, rather than full-on meals. For example: buy pre-cooked potatoes, precooked meat, and pre-cooked vegetables and then cook and combine all of them together for a meal.
Watch sugar and fat content. I saw garlic shrimp that was 24 grams of fat for 19 grams of protein because they just doused it in butter. Healthy fats are crucial for hormone health, thyroid health, etc – but maybe butter-drowned shrimp with better protein: fat ratios might be better. Sugar isn’t anything to be afraid of, but do check labels as it gets added in a lot of places it doesn’t need to be.
Leaving Costco without the big box of organic gummy bears is actually a crime. Fight me.
In other news, if you avoid Costco for 9 weeks due to not wanting to lose hours of your life standing in life and then finally go, be prepared to weep over your bank account. Goodbye, money (:
Also, shout out to Costco for restocking gluten-free chicken nuggets. The hero we don’t deserve.
Healthy Meal Prep Costco Items you do not want to miss:
West End Cuisine ABF Chicken Skewers, Grilled Mediterranean Style, 24 oz
Columbus Craft Meats Seasoned Turkey Burgers 10ct, 53oz
Golden Platter Organic Fully Cooked Chicken Nuggets, 32oz
Jones Chicken Sausage Links, 48 oz
Chef Bruce Aidells All Natural Chicken Apple
Sous Vide Sliced Grass-Fed Beef Sirloin
Fruits & Veggies:
Driscolls Organic Raspberries, 12oz
Central West Organic Blue Berries, 18oz
Pero Family Farms Organic Snipped Green Beans, 1.2 lbs
Sunset One Sweet Mini Peppers, 1.5 lbs
Sea Salt and Black Pepper Oven Roasted Potatoes, 40oz
Super Coffee Mocha 12Ct, 12oz each
Birds Eye Garlic Chicken, 3lbs
Salt & Sky Steam and Serve Shrimp and Rice Noodles w/Bok Choy and Edamame 2ct, 17.5 oz each
Bibigo Steamed Dumplings Chicken and Vegetable 36ct, 39.6 oz
Milton’s Craft Bakers Thin & Crispy Cauliflower Crust Pizza 35.6 oz
Organic Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken 2ct
Tattooed Chef Organic Riced Cauliflower Stir-Fry 3 ct
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