Healthy Costco Grocery Finds: Mexican Beef, Low-Sugar Protein Bars, Keto Chicken Sausage

Jun 3 2019

Spotted on Shelves (Costco Edition!)…

Del Real Foods Barbacoa Seasoned Beef and Sauce Homestyle Recipe

5 oz.: 110 calories, 3g total fat (1g sat fat), 650mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 22g protein -- SmartPoints® value 2*

This is a MAJOR find! The shredded beef is fully cooked and tastes like you simmered it in your own kitchen. Plus, it's made with extra-lean beef and a super-flavorful sauce! Throw it in the microwave, and assemble the DIY burrito bowl of your dreams. Find it in the refrigerated section.

Kirkland Signature Protein Bars

1 bar: 190 calories, 6 - 7g total fat (1.5 - 3g sat fat), 170 - 250mg sodium, 22 - 23g carbs, 15 - 17g fiber, 1 - 2g sugars, 21 - 22g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4 - 5*

Costco's private-label brand has come through with a total winner. These delicious bars are gluten free with no artificial flavors, and each one has only 1 - 2g sugars and 3 - 4g net carbs! The texture is dense, chewy, and all-around awesome (similar to Quest Bars). They come in 4 flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunk, Chocolate Brownie, and Cookies and Cream. Lisa’s tip: Throw one in your bag, and snack on it throughout the day.

Sabatino’s Paleo Organic Basil & Cracked Black Pepper Smoked Chicken Sausage

1 link: 160 calories, 9g total fat (3g sat fat), 590mg sodium, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 16g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

We're always on the lookout for easy heat & eat protein, and this fully cooked sausage is perfect for a last-minute meal! It’s super juicy and absolutely bursting with delicious flavor. It's also keto friendly, gluten free, pork free, and free from nitrates and nitrites. Grab a pack in the refrigerated section, and try it out in these Hungry Girl recipes.

In Case You Missed It: The Costco Haul Episode of the HG Podcast!

Lisa & the gang tried SO MANY ITEMS from the popular warehouse store, and they discovered a huge slew of new favorites. In addition to today’s picks, they review…

⭑ 200-calorie bowls of saucy chicken & cauliflower rice
⭑ freezer-aisle cioppino (a.k.a. seafood in tomato broth)
⭑ wholesome chips made with rice, peas & black beans
… and so much more!


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