The Ten Best Organic Foods to Buy at Costco, and Grocery Price Update
There are lots of reasons that this frugal mom spends the most money (besides paying for the mortgage) at Costco. I love the variety of organic foods that are now offered at Costco. They also have a growing list of organic foods. Next week you can turn around and find some new organic foods (although they occasionally take some away-I want the Organic Tía Tortillas and Organic Coconut Sugar back, Costco;) on the shelves. But really, they are always adding more organic foods, and it’s really encouraging. And Costco’s prices are the best on so many organic foods.
And what if your local Costco doesn’t carry some of these organic foods? Ask! You know they are in the system now because they sell them at my Costco in Marysville, Washington. I’ve filled out the feedback cards before requesting the Organic Orange Juice and Organic Bananas that I saw at another Costco, and we eventually got them a few months later. I’m not saying they were listening to just me, but give your feedback because it counts. And go tell your friends to do the same!
So here are the ten best (in my opinion) frugal organic foods that I buy at Costco. Plus I show you how I use them, too.
- Kirkland Signature Organic Diced Tomatoes @ $0.81/14.5 oz. can-I always keep these on hand because they go into about every chili I make over the fall and winter months, and now they go into my fresh salsa. I even have two boxes of these in the pantry because I use them so often. SO frugal and so good!
- Kirkland Signature Organic Tortilla Chips @ $4.79/40 oz.-You guys, I have not found a brand anywhere that comes close price-wise. This makes for an easy nacho lunch or an easy side with cucumber peach salsa or your favorite dip.
- Organic Spinach @ $3.99/16 oz.-Also the best price. We throw spinach in pesto, my favorite key lime pie smoothie, Cranberry Mandarin Spinach Salad and SO MUCH MORE!
- Organic Chia Seeds @ $7.49/32 oz.-I throw a tablespoon or two in every granola bar recipe and granola I make. I bake a lot of things egg-free, and the “chia-egg” is my go-to (1 tablespoon of water mixed with 3 tablespoons of water). I use chia seeds AT LEAST seven days a week and maybe more. And the price has come down drastically over the years.
- Organic Short Grain Brown Rice @ $13.99/12 lbs.-This is the one of the best ways to stretch burritos, enchiladas, and food in general. I often crock-pot it, make Mexican Rice, or add it to stretch soups too.
- Organic Avocados @ $1.30 each-Costco just started selling these at my store. We’ve loved avocados forever, but recently my husband has been even more hooked (fiber, healthy fat) on the green fruit (which doesn’t seem so fruity), so I’m always buying these. And our favorite use is of course, easy homemade guacamole! We whip it up ALL. THE. TIME.
- Kirkland Signature Organic Coconut Oil @ $0.27/oz.-I haven’t baked with butter in almost five years. It’s all about coconut oil. Especially in these formerly Pioneer Women Brownies that has now been freed of dairy, white flour, and more, being healthified without compromising the flavor.
- Organic Bananas @ $0.66/lb.-I haven’t seen bananas cheaper, and they’ve had this price for years. They are one of the best portable whole food snacks ever and go great in banana bread too! I buy one or two packages of bananas every week there.
- Organic Drumsticks @ $1.99/lb.-what other organic meat have you found at less than two dollars a pound? I bought some Zaycon chicken that we are almost done with, so I haven’t bought this lately, but I can’t wait to buy these drumsticks again because I miss the flavor of the dark meat, and the bones to make frugal (practically free) crock-pot bone broth. I’m not planning on buying Zaycon chicken breasts anymore. I want my bones back…
- Kirkland Signature Organic Olive Oil @ $14.99/2 liters-seriously it’s almost the same price as its conventional counterpart, so why wouldn’t we buy it? We use it on most salads and in our hummus. It makes me eat more vegetables! See why I like these organic foods? What are your favorite organic foods to buy at Costco?
Also, I just completed updating the Costco Food Price List with about 150 items.
Seriously I can’t believe how much the price of chia seeds and especially walnuts have gone down! Yay!