One of the keys to success with following the 21 Day Fix meal plan is having the right food on hand. It’s hard to eat right when you don’t have the right food easily accessible! I usually meal plan on Thursday or Friday and do my grocery shopping on the weekend. But I try to limit my Costco trips to just once a month, which usually works out just fine since everything is in bulk.
Here’s a list of some of the items I buy on a regular basis that are 21 Day Fix and clean eating approved. I don’t have prices on everything, but will update as I can. Also, keep in mind that prices may vary from region to region.
If you’re not sure what I’m talking about when I say 21 Day Fix, read my post on how I lost weight in December or feel free to ask me any questions in the comments.
Aidell’s Chicken Apple Sausage $13.89 for 3 lbs. (15 sausages)
I love keeping these on hand. I usually cook up a few at the beginning of the week and add them to salads for lunch. I use them in any recipe that calls for sausage since they don’t have sugar, and most other sausage does. These are also great to just grill on their own and serve with a side salad or roasted vegetables for dinner. We also love making Chicken Sausage Fried Rice with them.
Organic Ground Turkey $4.99/lb.
Since starting 21 Day Fix I usually try to cook with ground turkey rather than ground beef, and this is the best price I’ve found for organic ground turkey. Here are some of my favorite recipes that I use ground turkey in:
- Chocolate Chili (1 red, 1 green)
- Mexican Lasagna (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 blue)
- Turkey Lettuce Wraps (recipe coming soon)
Fage Greek Yogurt $6.39 for 48 oz.
Plain Greek yogurt drizzled with a little maple syrup and some fresh berries is one of my favorite snacks or evening treats. I also use plain Greek yogurt in place of sour cream.
Organic Chicken Breasts $5.99/lb.
Costco also has great prices on organic chicken thighs and whole chickens as well.
I actually don’t eat a ton of eggs because I usually drink my Shakeo for breakfast, but on occasion I will have some scrambled eggs for breakfast and we also use them in our Chicken Sausage Fried Rice.
Organic Baby Spinach $3.49 for 1 lb.
I go through a ton of spinach. I usually throw a handful in my Shakeology every morning, and I use it in my salads for lunch.
Organic Baby Carrots
Baby carrots with a little peanut butter or almond butter are one of my favorite snacks. I usually prep several containers at the beginning of each week so I can grab one for an on the go snack.
Organic Mixed Greens
Another great option to have on hand if you’re eating lots of salads. I usually just stick with spinach, but if you like more of a mix, this is a great option.
Organic Triple Berry Blend (frozen berries) $9.99 for 3 lbs.
I love adding frozen berries to my Shakeology. They go well with Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry.
Fresh fruit: bananas, apples, blueberries, etc.
I don’t have specific pricing on the fresh produce since it varies from region to region but Costco always seems to have a great selection at reasonable prices. I love adding 1/2 a banana to my Shakeology. Apples and almond butter are a great snack. And I love using fresh berries in my yogurt.
Organic Maple Syrup
Costco has the best price I’ve found on organic maple syrup. I use maple syrup in my coffee every morning and also love to drizzle a bit on my plain Greek yogurt.
Organic Creamy Peanut Butter $11.99 for (2) 28 oz. jars and Maranatha Almond Butter $9.79 for 26 oz.
I love adding a teaspoon of peanut butter or almond butter to my Shakeo, and I also use it to dip baby carrots or apples in, so I go through a lot!
Organic Chicken Stock $11.99 for (6) 32 oz.
I use chicken stock in a lot of the soups I make, so especially in the fall and winter months I go through lots of chicken stock. I like Costco’s because it doesn’t have sugar. Always make sure to check your labels, you’ll be surprised how often sugar is added to things you’d never expect to find it in.
Nutiva Coconut Oil
I usually use coconut oil any time oil is called for in a recipe. If you use coconut oil frequently, this is a good place to get it.
Crystal Geyser Sparkling Mineral Water
Costco didn’t have these on my most recent trip, but these are a fun little treat I like to get for when I have to pack my lunch on work days. I try to drink 100 oz. of water a day so flavored sparkling water is a fun way to get my water in.
I’ll continue adding to this list as I think of things. What are some of your favorite 21 Day Fix or clean eating Costco buys?