14 Nutritious Snacks To Stock Up On At Costco

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Costco is a chain associated with warehouse-style stores. For decades, it's operated using a membership system. People pay a fee to become Costco members, which allows them to shop there. This gives people access to lower prices on groceries, home goods, and whatever else the chain has to offer — which is a lot. You can buy gas at Costco, as well as a new car to put it in.

But on top of selling a diverse array of items at low costs and in bulk quantities, the chain offers added perks to shoppers. Costco is known for selling food, such as hot dogs and pizza, at its on-site food courts. It's also famous for its free food samples. Then, there are beloved prepared items like rotisserie chickens, available to all paying members. But along with fan-favorite treats like these, there are also nutritious snacks to be bought at Costco.

There are tons of wholesome goodies sold by this store. These include items like nuts, gluten-free crackers, dried fruit, yogurt, seeds, and more. Many of these snacks are offered under Costco's line of Kirkland Signature products. This affordable brand is produced entirely by Costco, allowing it to cut costs, thereby lowering prices for its members. Due to Costco's bulk-buying system, healthful treats bought there will be offered in large quantities, allowing you to stay stocked with items that will last a long time. If this appeals to you, read on. Here are some nutritious snacks to stock up on at Costco.

1. Simple Mills Almond Flour Sea Salt Crackers

According to the Simple Mills website, it is a gluten-free snack brand that's dedicated to making products free from artificial ingredients. At least one of its products, Simple Mills' Almond Flour Sea Salt Crackers, is sold at Costco. Per Simple Mills, these crackers are gluten-free, corn-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly, and vegan. With each serving, you're not only avoiding some unwanted ingredients, but you're also getting a small serving of nourishing ones, as well. Vitamins and nutrients like calcium, iron, and potassium are included in each serving.

These treats could work great as a gluten-free, nutritious alternative to other crackers. You could use them to make appetizers for an event. But most people seem to like snacking on these crackers along with a dip. "Ithaca Lemon Beet Hummus and fine-ground-sea-salt-almond-flour-crackers is amazing," said one person who shared their favorite way to enjoy the crackers on Influenster. They come highly recommended by Costco shoppers, as well. "I get mine at Costco to get a better deal on them but they are honestly worth it no matter where you get them," wrote another reviewer on Influenster.

2. Kirkland Signature Organic Hummus

Hummus has long been considered a nutritious snack. Per Medical News Today, that's because hummus is high in nutrients such as fiber and protein. It's also low in sugar. Many of these health benefits come from chickpeas (the main ingredient in hummus). According to WebMD, eating these legumes — also known as garbanzo beans — may help stabilize blood sugar, aid digestion, and lower cholesterol. It's easy to see why people consider eating hummus beneficial.

If you're a Costco shopper who loves hummus, try the store's Kirkland Signature Organic Hummus. According to the chain's website, this hummus comes in 2.5-ounce cups, sold in a pack of 20. This allows you to enjoy individual servings of hummus. At the same time, this extends the shelf life of other servings, since everything comes individually wrapped. According to those who've tried it, this packaging style is convenient. "Love these tiny hummus containers, perfect for travel and on the go," wrote one person on consumer review platform abillion

3. Lulú Platanitos Plantain Chips

We don't believe the myth that plantain chips are always better for you than potato chips. Both types of chips are processed, meaning they can be high in certain things that people are told to enjoy in moderation — like salt, fat, and calories. However, according to the San Francisco Gate, plantain chips can offer different nutritional benefits than potato chips. Plantain chips may be higher in vitamins A and C than potato chips, as well as lower in sodium. If you're looking to enjoy this snack from time to time, you can stock up on it at Costco.

Costco sells a brand of plantain chips called Lulú Platanitos. The store currently sells a box containing 30 bags of chips in each. They may not be the most nutritious snack in the world, but they do taste good, according to reviews on the brand's website. "No other brand holds weight compared to these plantain chips," wrote one person. "These are the greatest plantain chips I have ever had," said another reviewer. These chips are also vegan.

4. Kirkland Signature Sunsweet Whole Dried Plums

Looking for some dried fruit to snack on? You can get it at Costco, by purchasing Kirkland Signature's Sunsweet Whole Dried Plums. According to the chain's website, this snack is high in fiber and fat-free. Each serving contains some of your daily recommended intake of vitamin A, calcium, and potassium. With benefits like these, it's safe to say that this is a nutritious product. If you want something sweet yet wholesome to snack on, these dried plums can help you with that.

According to those that bought this item, it won't disappoint you. "My bag had very soft and moist plums in it," said one person on Amazon. "Have not bit into any pieces of pits," wrote another pleased reviewer. Others appreciated the large quantity provided with each purchase — a trait found within all of Costco's Kirkland Signature products. "We like the large packages because they last so much longer," read one such review.

5. ChocXO Keto Dark Chocolate Coconut Almonds Snaps

If you want a wholesome snack made with chocolate, we recommend ChocXO's Keto Snaps. You can purchase the Dark Chocolate Coconut and Almond variety at most Costco stores. This treat is more nutritious than other chocolate snacks, in our opinion. This is because it's lower in sugar. It has organic and non-GMO certifications. It can also be enjoyed by people following gluten-free, vegan, or keto diets, as this snack has those certifications as well. On top of all that, there are servings of iron, calcium, and potassium contained in each bite. Of course, this treat is also made with almonds, which are associated with certain health benefits.

Along with Costco, this snack is also available on Amazon, where it gets good reviews from customers. "Satisfied my sweet tooth! Will be ordering these again," wrote one person. However, many people remarked that the price of this snack was lower at Costco than at Amazon. "Costco sometimes sells big bags of them at a better price," said another shopper.

6. Amki Sesame Thins

Amki Sesame Thins are a unique Costco snack. Made entirely from sesame seeds, sugar, and syrup, they're deliciously simple. With so few ingredients, the snack can be enjoyed by many, even those who adhere to certain diets. Gluten-free or vegan snackers can enjoy the classic flavor of Amki Sesame Thins. Per the company, this treat is both savory and sweet. Additionally, it's crunchy. If any of these qualities are what you look for in a snack, we recommend trying it.

We consider this snack nutritious for its lack of many artificial or potentially harmful ingredients. It also contains a few healthful nutrients, like protein, fiber, and potassium. Along with being sold at Costco, shoppers can purchase these on Amazon, although Amki Sesame Thins may be sold in lower quantities at higher prices on the online retailer. However, the reviews for this snack remain strong on Amazon. "These are lightly sweet with wonderful sesame flavor!" wrote one person. "These have both a great taste and mouthfeel," said another buyer. "Each little package is just the right amount to satisfy," wrote an additional Amazon customer.

7. Innofoods Organic Coconut Keto Clusters

There seems to be no shortage of keto snacks these days. Inno Foods Organic Coconut Keto Clusters is one keto snack you can buy at Costco — if you are lucky enough to have a membership. Per the warehouse company, these treats are not just keto. They also have vegan, non-GMO, and organic certifications. On top of that, you'll get a small serving of fiber, protein, calcium, and potassium every time you eat them.

But just what are these snacks exactly? You can think of them as alternative granola — with no milk or yogurt necessary. They are essentially small mounds of nuts and seeds, stuck together using things like syrup. Inno Foods advertises them as something to be enjoyed on the go. All you have to do is reach into a bag, pull one out, and pop it into your mouth. According to reviews on the snack maker's website, people tend to like them. "They were super yummy," wrote one person. "I love every bite of these clusters," said another. These snacks are made to satisfy your craving to crunch. With these reviews in mind, we think that they will.

8. Mary's Organic Original Crackers

For another nutritious cracker made for snacking, we recommend any Mary's Gone Crackers product. The Organic Original crackers made by this brand are sold at Costco. At least some shoppers appreciate them because the snacks were recommended in a blog post by Costcuisine. The website dedicated to Costco food reviews called this treat highly convenient and nutritious, as well as moderately affordable and tasty.

According to Costco's website, the Mary's Gone Crackers Organic Original flavor is gluten-free, vegan, and Non-GMO certified. Each serving contains some of your daily recommended calcium, iron, and potassium. The way that the crackers achieve these things is through wholesome, plant-based ingredients. Per its nutritional information, the main ingredients are brown rice, quinoa, flax seeds, and sesame seeds. Reviews on the Mary's Gone website complimented these crackers. "I was so surprised ... Made with wholesome ingredients too. I will definitely be purchasing again," said one person.

9. Kirkland Signature Organic Tortilla Chips

For Costco members that always pick up a bag of tortilla chips when shopping, we recommend Kirkland Signature's Organic Tortilla Chips. These may not seem like the most nutritious snack, but they are made with wholesome ingredients. Some people may even consider those ingredients beneficial to their health. Per the warehouse chain, these chips are USDA organic and gluten-free. But not only are they a potentially better alternative to mainstream potato chips, these snacks also taste good as well.

According to the blog Costco Food Database, these chips have some heft to them. They are somewhat thick and saltier than usual. Both of these qualities mean that they pair well with salsa. The sweetness balances things out, and the chip doesn't crumble under the weight of salsa. Another blog, Everyday Fun Finds, also called the chips high-quality. Per their review, the chips are usually mostly intact, and the bag is half full. These attributes make them suitable for parties.

10. Chobani Greek Yogurt

If you like having single-serving yogurt cups stocked at all times, you're in luck. Costco usually sells variety packs of Chobani Greek Yogurt. Per the chain, each box comes with 20 different yogurt cups. Each cup is roughly 5.3 ounces in weight. At the time of writing, these variety packs offer flavors like strawberry, blueberry, peach, and black cherry. Greek yogurt itself is known for being nutritious, with a reputation for being high in protein and low in sugar, as per U.S. News. But this Chobani product sold at Costco comes with even more admirable nutritional information. It's also fat-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO-certified.

Blog Cruising Costco appreciated this wholesome snack, loving the flavor of this yogurt, and complimenting its richness, creaminess, thickness, and sourness. They enjoyed the yogurt over savory crepes. The peach flavor of this variety pack is also sold at Walmart, where it received similarly favorable reviews. "This yogurt is great because it has a sweet peach flavor to it. There are real pieces of peach at the bottom. It has a good creamy texture and no artificial coloring," said one Walmart customer.

11. Kirkland Signature Extra Fancy Mixed Nuts, Unsalted

Nuts are a pretty common nutritious snack. Hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, and other nuts are beloved for their beneficial nutritional profiles. They're also fun to snack on, as nuts can be made salty and crunchy. If you're interested in buying nuts at Costco, try the Kirkland Signature Extra Fancy Mixed Nuts in the unsalted version. If they happen to be sold out during your next Costco trip, you may be able to find them through Walmart or Amazon.

This keto mix comes with almonds, pecans, cashews, and pistachios. Per Costco, this snack is not just low in sodium — each serving comes packed with calcium, potassium, and iron. On Influenster, Costco shoppers raved about this nourishing snack. "We buy this product regularly from Costco," said one person. "I love how huge Kirkland nut containers are. They last forever," wrote another one. They are not only great as snacks but also useful in yogurt bowls or salads.

12. Pressed Juice Shots

Some of us tend to be perpetually dehydrated and forget to drink enough beverages. If this also sounds like you, buying prepared juices — like those from the brand Pressed — could be helpful. Luckily for Costco members, you'll be able to buy these drinks in-store. Costco sells Pressed drinks in the form of both juices and shots. It's not the most affordable snack — at approximately $70 for each 24-pack of Pressed shots — but they are nutritious. They come in flavors like Vitality, Probiotic, Elderberry, and Wellness. They're made from ingredients like ginger, lemon, apple, or cabbage.

With the larger servings of Pressed Juices, you'll find a similar nutritional profile. The juices are made from a mixture of fruits, vegetables, and other wholesome ingredients. Sometimes, the shots and juices even come bundled, so that you can purchase both at once. Per the warehouse company's website, you can get a bulk container of 18 juices and six wellness shots from Costco for around $100.

13. Kirkland Signature Organic Dried Mangoes

Another snack worth trying is Costco's Kirkland Signature Organic Dried Mangoes. These bags of dried fruit are delightfully simple. There is only one ingredient per package, and it's exactly what you would expect: dried mango pieces. That implies that this snack is made without added sugar — which it is. On top of that, each serving comes with some protein, calcium, and potassium. The simplicity of this snack allows you to enjoy it without concern that it contains potentially harmful artificial ingredients, preservatives, or flavorings.

Not only is this produce snack nutritious, but it's also tasty. The blog Costcuisine complimented the snack's texture, calling it satisfyingly chewy. On Amazon, the fruit was reviewed by customers. "Very nice product. Tastes like fresh mangoes. I find I cannot stop eating them. Dangerous to keep around if you do not have a strong willpower," said one person. "These were recommended by a friend ... Absolutely delicious," wrote another Amazon shopper.

14. Go Raw Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds

For those with nut allergies, snacking on seeds can be a good alternative. If this is you or someone in your household, try Go Raw's Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds. You can pick these up during your next trip to Costco — if you are a member, of course. These versatile seeds can be eaten alone or as a healthful addition to meals like yogurt bowls or salads. Per the Costco website, this item is gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO project verified, and USDA Organic. Eating these pumpkin seeds can also provide you with a healthy serving of protein and iron. It's even free from cholesterol.

According to the snack brand, pumpkin seeds are also a good source of other nutrients, like zinc, magnesium, manganese, and iron. On Amazon, the flavor, texture and overall experience of eating these nuts were applauded by shoppers. "Great for snacks, salads, to make granola or granola bars," said one person. "Super nutritious because they are sprouted. I like them as a snack out of the bag (by the handful) or on oatmeal, salads, and yogurt," wrote another one.