5 Nutritionist-Approved Breakfast Foods to Buy at Costco

updated Apr 30, 2019
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If you’ve been reading my stories on Kitchn, you are probably well aware that I have mad love for all things Costco. I’ve figured out where to look for the healthy, organic finds. And don’t even get me started on their home and kitchen bargains! Recently, as I was strolling through the store, I spotted several fabulous new finds in the frozen and refrigerated sections that make perfect breakfast options.

While you’ll find some not-so-healthy choices in this section (looking at you, frozen bacon-and-egg sandwiches!), there are also some delicious and good-for-you finds in these sections too, so be sure to keep your eye out for some next time you go.

Here are five tasty new finds I picked up at my local Costco this week!

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1. Cuisine Adventures Organic Steel Cut Oatmeal, $5 for six packs

Love steel-cut oats but hate the time it takes to cook them? Enter: frozen individual packages of steel-cut oats! I saw these and did a double take, because I’ve never seen individual packages of organic steel-cut oatmeal … at least not at such a great price. These oats are filled with nutrient-dense super seeds including flax and chia seeds, which are both rich in omega-3 fats and great for digestion. Plus, the packs are sweetened with just a small amount of organic agave.

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2. Dr. Praeger’s Organic California Veggie Burgers, $12 for 12

A veggie burger for breakfast? Why not! I suggest serving one up with a side of sautéed greens and tomatoes or peppers. Quick and savory! Dr. Praeger’s are some of the only veggie burgers I recommend to others because they’re filled with real veggies, and are free of GMO soy or animal products.

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3. Kashi Blueberry Waffles, $9 for 48

These are my favorite for when I get a waffle craving but want a healthy option. They contain real organic blueberries, have only 3 grams of unrefined sugar and a whopping 7 grams of fiber, and are also low in fat per serving. They’re rich in flavor and also contain some protein, too! Plus, it can be hard to find waffles without eggs for a decent price, and $9 for this giant box is really great. I’d heard other Costco locations carry these, but up until now I’d never been able to find them — so if you see them at your local store, be sure to pick up a box!

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4. Wawona A Pear-Fect Peach Blend, $7 for four pounds

Frozen fruit is always in my cart whenever I go to Costco. The warehouse store just has so many major bargains in this department! I’d never seen a frozen pear blend, and I couldn’t wait to give this one a try.

With pineapple, blueberries, pears, and peaches, this is one of the tastiest organic frozen fruit options to add to your smoothies when you want something new! Plus, it has no added sugar and is packed with vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.

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5. Kirkland Mini Grapefruit Cups, $12 for 12 individual eight-ounce cups

I’ll admit, these aren’t the best bargain of everything I found, but they sure do make one convenient and tasty morning treat. They also do contain a little natural sweetener, which I feel fine about considering the high-quality ingredients and the fact that this comes from the trusted Kirkland brand. Keep them in the fridge or freeze them for long-term storage and just thaw right before serving!

Have you tried any of these options yet? Or do you have other favorite Costco breakfast buys? Discuss in the comments below!