Healthy Costco Finds: Beef Brisket, Cilantro Dressing, Sweet Kale Salad

Sep 16 2019

Spotted on Shelves… Costco Edition!

Mon Cuisine Oven Roasted Beef Brisket

5 oz.: 160 calories, 4.5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 320mg sodium, 6g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, 24g protein -- SmartPoints® value 3*

People, this fully cooked brisket by Mon Cuisine (and star of our recent Costco-haul podcast episode) is to die for. Think Grandma's cooking with heat 'n eat convenience. The calories and fat count are shockingly low, considering how rich and decadent it tastes. The sauce, the carrots, the seasoning… all juuuuuust right! If you want home-cooked flavor but don't have time for home cooking, you need this in your life (and fridge).

Don Pancho Street Taco Cilantro Lime Crema

2 tbsp.: 40 calories, 3g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 200mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 2*

Meet your new go-to salad dressing and sauce… You’ll want to put it on everything! This sour-cream-based creation -- made by the brilliant minds at Don Pancho -- is big on flavor and has perfect pourable consistency. It tastes really fresh, and we love that it comes in a two-pack, considering how much of this sauce we're likely to go through!

Eat Smart Sweet Kale (Chou Frisé Doux) Vegetable Salad Kit

1 cup (85g): 140 calories, 8g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 125mg sodium, 15g carbs, 3g fiber, 11g sugars, 3g protein -- SmartPoints® value 6*

Lisa’s sister, Meri (a.k.a. Hungry Sis), has been singing this product’s praises for years, and now that we’ve tried it, we totally get why she loves this salad kit so much! The bag is loaded with goodies like kale, cabbage, and shaved Brussels sprouts, and it comes with a packet of toppings (roasted pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries) and a sweet poppyseed dressing. A little of that dressing goes a long way! Enjoy this as a side dish, or add some sliced chicken to make it a meal.

Hungry for More Healthy Costco Finds?

We taste tested a DOZEN of 'em on our latest Costco-haul podcast episode (including the three standouts above!). Some became instant staples in our Costco cart, while others are better left on the shelves… Listen now, before you make your next Costco run!

And that’s all we’ve got. ‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!

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Happy National Guacamole Day, September 16th! Sounds like a perfect excuse to make this Rockin' Roasted Corn Guac

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