2024 Dietitian Approved Costco Finds

2024 Dietitian Approved Costco Finds

Product recommendations from
Mickala Parsley, RD

Most New Year’s resolutions don’t stick and 95% of people drop them by February. So let’s take the pressure off and skip the unrealistic resolutions. Registered Dietitian, Mickala Parsley, rounded up her top healthy must haves for the new year. Skip the trendy diets and workouts that don’t last and choose something that’s easy to stick with all year. And… who doesn’t love another excuse to go to Costco?

1. Protein-Rich Foods

Protein-rich foods play a crucial role in maintaining overall health and well-being. Protein helps build and repair muscles, keeps the immune system strong, and gives energy throughout the day. Mickala recommends keeping protein-rich foods on hand. She loves the convenience of Kevin’s Natural Foods chicken or beef entrees! Having tuna packs and protein-rich pasta on hand is a must. Banza is a great option for a protein rich pasta.

 Kevin's Natural Foods Thai Coconut Chicken Kirkland Albacore White Tuna Banza Chickpea Rotini

2. Fruits & Vegetables

Fruits and veggies are packed with vitamins and minerals that help us stay healthy and feel our best. Eating colorful fruits and veggies everyday is like giving our bodies a shield against sickness. They make our skin glow, help us see clearly, and keep our stomachs happy. Mickala recommends keeping frozen fruits and veggies on hand at all times for a quick and healthy meal. 

 Kirkland Three Berry Blend Kirkland Stir Fry Blend

3. Whole Grains

Foods like brown rice, gluten-free sprouted rolled oats, and quinoa are packed with fiber and nutrients. Think of whole grains as the fuel that helps us run smoothly throughout the day. Mickala mentions the importance of focusing on whole grains. She recommended One Degree sprouted rolled oats, Seeds of Change quinoa and brown rice, and Kirkland organic quinoa. 

 Sprouted Rolled Oats Seeds of Change Quinoa Rice Kirkland Quinoa

4. Nuts & Seeds

Nuts and seeds are a must in Mickala’s pantry! They are packed with healthy fats, protein, and vitamins. Nuts and seeds contribute to good heart health, are rich in antioxidants, and support our immune system. Keep nuts on hand for a healthy snack and chia seeds for smoothies. Oh, and don’t forget about hemp seeds! These are perfect to add to oatmeal, smoothies, or salads! 

 Kirkland Heart Healthy Mixed Nuts Organic Chia Seeds Kirkland Shelled Hemp Seeds

Elevate your Costco trip with some of these delicious and nutritious finds. Stock up on the convenience and health benefits of Kevin’s, your go-to solution for quick, delicious meals that are ready in just five minutes. It’s time to say goodbye to spending hours in the kitchen and say hello to the easy of preparing wholesome dishes that fit seamlessly into your busy schedule. With so many flavors to choose from, you’re sure to find something that will stick all year long.