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26 Costco Snacks Nutritionists And Dietitians Actually Swear By

Nutrition without sacrificing taste: bulk-buy edition.

Costco's snack selection is top notch — but when you're trying to stay healthy(ish), it's sometimes hard to know which snacks to pick to satisfy your cravings.

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To help guide you through the aisles of your fave bulk store, we reached out to several nutritionists and dietitians to ask them which snacks they buy and love at Costco. Here's what they said!

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1. Wholly Guacamole Minis

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"The organic Wholly Guacamole Minis are a great way to get healthy fats into your diet. I also love that they're individually packaged, so you don't have to worry about your guacamole turning brown. Use them as a dip for veggies, as a spread for avocado toast, or as a topping for dinner bowls!"

Anjali Shah, board-certified health coach, founder of the Picky Eater, and author of Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook

2. Bare Organic Apple Chips

Rachel Beller

"My clients love the Bare Organic Apple Chips because they’re crunchy, sweet, and satisfying. The only ingredient is apples — as pure as you can get! Apples are often overlooked in terms of their nutritional power. They’re a great source of prebiotic fiber (pectin) and are delicious on their own or paired with some nuts."

Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, CEO of Beller Nutrition, and creator of Transformation Masterclass

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3. Tillamook Zero Sugar Beef Jerky

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"Protein is incredibly important for stabilizing blood sugar. I always teach my clients to first identify what their protein source will be for snacks and meals. Beef jerky is one of the best ways to incorporate protein on the go. Unfortunately, most jerky has sugar in it — this one doesn't, which is why I love it!"

Holly Perkins, BS, CSCS, author of Lift to Get Lean: A Beginner's Guide to Fitness & Strength Training in 3 Simple Steps, and creator of the Nutrition Project

4. Harvest Snaps Green Pea Snack Crisps

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"I love the Harvest Snaps Green Pea Snack Crisps for my kids' lunchboxes or when I'm craving something salty, crunchy, and healthy. The freeze-dried peas have 3 grams of fiber per serving, which is great for a kid-friendly snack!"

Kath Younger, RD, founder of Kath Eats Real Food

"These are great because they're made from peas and are a high-fiber, relatively high-protein crunchy snack, which makes them a great alternative to chips. One serving of 22 crisps has 4 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein."

Anjali Shah, board-certified health coach, founder of the Picky Eater, and author of Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook

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5. Made in Nature: Fruit Fusion Superberry Supersnacks

"These are low in added sugar, since you are getting nearly all of the sweetness naturally from the fruit. They're filled with antioxidant-rich berries, including blueberries and goji berries, and they hit the sweet spot naturally."

Delilah Bilase, RD, founder of Remedy by Delilah

6. RXBAR Protein Bars and Lärabars

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"Costco is a great place to stock up on protein bars, such as RXBAR or Lärabars. I like that both of these provide protein and fat from egg whites and nuts and are made from foods you can pronounce and recognize."

Kath Younger, RD, founder of Kath Eats Real Food

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7. Nut Butter Banana Roll-Ups

Rachel Beller

"This is a super-easy and sweet treat with no added sugar. Each roll-up has 12 grams of fiber, and these tortillas are made from primarily coconut and cassava flour, so they pack 8 grams of fiber. And I love Kirkland almond butter because it is purely made of organic roasted almonds. Here's what you need:

1 coconut tortilla wrap

1 tablespoon organic almond butter

1 banana

Dash of ground cinnamon

Warm the tortilla wrap in a toaster oven or on the stove top, then spread with almond butter. Place a peeled banana in the center of the tortilla and roll it up burrito-style. Cut into bite-size pieces and sprinkle with cinnamon, which adds sweetness without any sugar, plus a boost of antioxidants."

Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, CEO of Beller Nutrition, and creator of Transformation Masterclass

8. SkinnyPop Popcorn

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"The SkinnyPop bags are a favorite because they are individually packaged, non-GMO, and super satisfying. I like pairing them with an apple or some baby carrots and hummus for a more filling snack."

Anjali Shah, board-certified health coach, founder of the Picky Eater, and author of Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook

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9. Mini Hummus and Guacamole Cups

Rachel Beller

"Choose the guac for a healthy dose of anti-inflammatory fats, or the hummus for a fiber and protein boost — you can’t go wrong with either option. Keep both in your fridge along with ready-to-eat veggies for an easy grab-and-go snack that will keep you satisfied until your next meal."

Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, CEO of Beller Nutrition, and creator of Transformation Masterclass

"Aside from all the fresh whole foods at Costco, I love the mini hummus and guacamole cups. They are portioned for a snack and pair well with crackers (I like the RW Garcia Lentil Crackers) or with a bag of mini peppers or carrots. I like that the hummus has protein and fat to keep you full, and the guacamole cups provide satisfying healthy fats."

Kath Younger, RD, founder of Kath Eats Real Food

10. Nature’s Bakery Fig Bar

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"The key to optimal energy is stable blood sugar, and the best way to achieve stable blood sugar is by eating a combination of protein and carbohydrates each time you eat. I love these fig bars, which have 2 grams of fiber per bar, when I want a sweet treat."

Holly Perkins, BS, CSCS, author of Lift to Get Lean: A Beginner's Guide to Fitness & Strength Training in 3 Simple Steps, and creator of the Nutrition Project

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11. Sesame Thins

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"These are a classic favorite! I love chocolate as much as the next person, but for a more nourishing pick, I go for these. They're sweet, but they're basically sesame seed brittle, so you get satiating, healthy fats with your sweet treat! They're also perfectly snack-size."

Abby Langer, RD, founder of Abby Langer Nutrition

12. Kirkland Signature Creamy Almond Butter

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"Nut butter is wonderful for individuals following a keto plan — I ask my clients to always purchase *plain* nut butter, then add their own flair with cinnamon, nutmeg, or a bit of cocoa. When I get a sweet craving, I'll eat a spoonful (sounds weird, but I love it!)."

Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN, founder of the KLA Kitchen

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13. Coconut Clusters

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"These are low in added sugar and provide a satisfying combo of fat and protein. The seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, and chia) have fat and protein, while the coconut is just tasty fat. Plus, they're super crunchy, which is great."

Delilah Bilase, RD, founder of Remedy by Delilah

14. Kirkland Signature Organic Roasted Seaweed

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"I LOVE seaweed! It’s an incredible source of iodine, amino acid tyrosine, and other minerals. The salty and crispy texture hits the spot when I’d otherwise want chips. They are incredibly satisfying and a great snack option to hold you over until your next meal."

Holly Perkins, BS, CSCS, author of Lift to Get Lean: A Beginner's Guide to Fitness & Strength Training in 3 Simple Steps, and creator of the Nutrition Project

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15. Bulk Nuts

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"They're not exactly a packaged snack product, but nuts (and seeds) paired with fresh fruit are one of my top go-to healthy snack combos. Simply put, nuts tend to be pricey, and Costco is the best place to get the most bang for your buck when buying them. It's usually about $12 for a 3-pound bag of walnuts! You definitely won't find that price at a regular grocery store."

Delilah Bilase, RD, founder of Remedy by Delilah

16. Balderson Cheddar Cheese and Mary's Gone Crackers

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"One of my mantras for a balanced snack is that it should include fiber, fat, and protein. This snack combo checks those boxes. The Balderson portion of cheese paired with crunchy and seedy crackers — you're getting so much yumminess without sacrificing any of the nutrition."

Nita Sharda, BSc, RD, founder of Carrots & Cake Balanced Nutrition Consulting

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17. Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds

Rachel Beller

"These are a great buy! I’ve been recommending sprouted seeds forever, so it’s exciting to see these at Costco. The sprouting process 'activates' the seeds, making their key nutrients, such as calcium, iron, zinc, and magnesium, more available for our bodies to absorb. Sprouted seeds are also easier to digest. I keep a container of these at my desk for an easy snack, and my clients also like sprinkling them atop salads, oatmeal, crackers with hummus, or nut butter on toast."

Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, CEO of Beller Nutrition, and creator of Transformation Masterclass

18. Kirkland Signature Snacking Nuts Variety Pack

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"For the nut lover out there, it may be hard sometimes to choose which one you want. Costco’s Kirkland Signature Snacking Nuts Variety Pack solves that problem by including an assortment of peanuts, almonds, and cashews. The bonus is that they come individually portioned, have less than 200 milligrams of sodium, and provide around 10 grams of protein per serving."

Keri Gans, MS, RDN, CDN, author of The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner, Healthier You

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19. Nature's Path Pumpkin Seed & Flax Granola

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"Finding a tasty and nutritious granola can often feel impossible, but this one is both great on its own or alongside yogurt or milk. The granola isn't overly sweet and includes pumpkin seeds and flaxseed, making it a fairly good source of protein, which helps keep you full for longer. Tasty and satisfying!"

Nita Sharda, BSc, RD, founder of Carrots & Cake Balanced Nutrition Consulting

20. Kirkland Signature Organic Dried Mangoes

Rachel Beller

"Dried mangoes are a delicious, sweet treat, but so many out there are loaded with added sugars and preservatives. Not these from Costco — they’re organic and don't have added sugar or sulfites. A win in my book."

Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, CEO of Beller Nutrition, and creator of Transformation Masterclass

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21. Kirkland Signature Dry Roasted Almonds

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"These nuts are a great source of a monounsaturated fat, and the fact that they're roasted with sea salt gives them an amazing flavor. A great snack for keto plans!"

Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN, founder of the KLA Kitchen

22. Seaweed Snack Quinoa Veg Wraps

Rachel Beller

"Here’s a twist on a quick sushi snack using all Costco ingredients. I love these seaweed snacks on their own — they’re crunchy and tasty, plus seaweed is packed with vitamins and minerals like calcium, iodine, and iron. The organic quinoa at Costco is a great value and is one of my pantry staples due to its high protein and fiber content. Combine them with sliced vegetables and you get a savory, crunchy, satisfying snack that delivers on nutrition. Here's what you need:

½ cup prepared quinoa

1 package Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks

Sliced vegetables of choice

Optional: dipping sauce like tamari, soy sauce, or coconut aminos

Place a spoonful of cooked quinoa on a Seaweed Snack sheet, then add sliced veggie of choice. Gently roll them up and enjoy! (You can dip them in your favorite sauce of choice.)"

Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, CEO of Beller Nutrition, and creator of Transformation Masterclass

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23. Popcornopolis Nearly Naked Popcorn

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"Popcorn, made from heart-healthy whole grains, can be an ideal snack. Costco’s Popcornopolis comes in handy individually portioned bags, each with 2 grams of fiber."

Keri Gans, MS, RDN, CDN, author of The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner, Healthier You

24. That’s It Mini Fruit Bars

Rachel Beller

"The name says it: These bars are literally just made out of fruit, without preservatives or other additives. If you don’t have fresh fruit on hand, they’re a solid addition to your snack cabinet. They’re great to throw in a lunch bag or your purse along with some nuts or seeds."

Rachel Beller, MS, RDN, CEO of Beller Nutrition, and creator of Transformation Masterclass

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25. Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers and Old World Naturals Antibiotic-Free Roast Turkey Breast

"I pretty much always have this kind of combo on hand at home because it’s a near-perfect snack. This combination is fabulous, as you get the blood sugar–stabilizing benefit of a protein-dominant food (deli turkey) with a slow-digesting carbohydrate (crackers). Then the crackers also provide some fat, making this snack really satisfying as well as super supportive for blood sugar regulation."

Holly Perkins, BS, CSCS, author of Lift to Get Lean: A Beginner's Guide to Fitness & Strength Training in 3 Simple Steps, and creator of the Nutrition Project

26. Kirkland Signature Marcona Almonds

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"I've never met a marcona almond I didn't like, but they're usually super expensive. You can buy these salty, buttery, scrumptious Spanish nuts for less at Costco and enjoy them as a filling, satisfying snack!"

Abby Langer, RD, founder of Abby Langer Nutrition

What's your favorite Costco snack? Share in the comments!

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