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The Best & Worst Frozen Foods at Costco

Psst...you can buy frozen Beyond Meat burgers at Costco!
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Whether you're looking to stock up on healthy produce staples or you're looking for comfort food snacks like Oreos, the aisles at Costco have it all. The warehouse club offers food for a variety of diets and palates, all at bargain-worthy price points. But if the store is leaving you a little overwhelmed, don't worry—we have you covered.

We visited our local Costco in New York and checked out what foods were available in the frozen aisles. Here are some of the best and worst frozen foods at Costco so you can make an informed decision next time you're there.

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BEST: Beyond Burger

beyond burger packs in grocery store cart
Courtesy of Beyond Meat
Per patty (113 g): 260 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 350 mg sodium, 5 g carbs (2 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 20 g protein

Whether you're a vegetarian or you're just looking to add more plant-based meals into your recipe rotation, the Beyond Burger is a great place to start. And at Costco, you can get an eight-pack of Beyond Meat frozen burger patties for just $14.99.

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WORST: Pierre Signatures Angus Cheeseburger

pierre signatures frozen angus cheeseburgers box

Per sandwich (174 g): 500 calories, 27 g fat (10 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 820 mg sodium, 40 g carbs (2 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 25 g protein

These aren't just frozen burger patties; they're frozen sandwiches, complete with the bun. But these frozen meals contain a gram of trans fat and a whopping 820 milligrams of sodium. You're much better off building a burger with the Beyond Meat patty and piling that sandwich with some fresh veggies like onions, tomato, and lettuce.

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BEST: Kirkland Signature Organic Blueberries

kirkland signature organic frozen blueberries

Per 1 cup (140 g): 70 calories, 0 g fat, 1 mg sodium, 17 g carbs (4 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 1 g protein

If you start your day with a homemade smoothie, you can't go wrong with these frozen blueberries from Costco. They're affordable and healthy, the perfect combo.

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WORST: Jimmy Dean Delights English Muffins

jimmy dean delights english muffin frozen box

Per 1 sandwich (143 g): 270 calories, 8 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 710 mg sodium, 31 g carbs (2 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 18 g protein

You might think that these lighter versions of Jimmy Dean's frozen breakfasts are a healthy choice. But they're still loaded with more sodium than you ideally want to consume at breakfast, or in one meal at all. You're better off making a breakfast sandwich with one of these 16 Healthy Breakfast Sandwich Ideas.

BEST: Veggies Made Great Spinach Egg White Frittatas

box of veggies made great spinach egg white frittatas

Per 1 frittata (57 g): 70 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 200 mg sodium, 5 g carbs (1 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 5 g protein

These frozen egg bites are lower in sodium than many other premade frozen meals. You'll also get five grams of protein per frittata, making them a smart choice for snack time.

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WORST: Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pies

marie callenders frozen chicken pot pie

Per 1 cup (200 g): 410 calories, 22 g fat (9 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 770 mg sodium, 43 g carbs (4 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 11 g protein

One serving size of this frozen pot pie is only half of the pot pie tray. And even then, you're still getting a lot of fat and sodium in your meal. For a healthier option, try one of these 14 Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Recipes.

BEST: Dr. Praeger's Organic California Veggie Burgers

dr praegers california veggie burgers

Per 1 burger (71 g): 130 calories, 6 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 250 mg sodium, 13 g carbs (5 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 5 g protein

If you prefer an old-fashioned veggie burger to the Beyond Meat patties, this is another great option at Costco. You can get a 12-pack of these patties for just $11.99.

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WORST: Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips

bag of tyson frozen crispy chicken strips

Per serving (84 g): 210 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 500 mg sodium, 17 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 13 g protein

With 500 grams of sodium per serving, these chicken strips aren't the healthiest option. One serving of Yummy Dino Buddies nuggets, which are also available at Costco, has just 360 milligrams of sodium per serving. Instead of buying these frozen chicken strips, try making homemade chicken strips with our Oven-Baked Chicken Fingers Recipe.

BEST: Yasso Mint Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Bars

yasso mint chocolate chip frozen greek yogurt bars

Per 1 bar (62 g): 100 calories, 2 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 40 mg sodium, 15 g carbs (0 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 5 g protein

At just 100 calories a pop, this is one treat you can feel good about eating. And the Dutch-processed cocoa gives the chocolate pieces a rich, satisfying flavor.

WORST: Haagen-Dazs Vanilla Milk Chocolate Almond Bars

box of haagen dazs vanilla milk chocolate almond ice cream bars

Per 1 bar (77 g): 270 calories, 19 g fat (12 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 40 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (1 g fiber, 18 g sugar), 4 g protein

These ice cream bars have 14 grams of added sugar. Depending on your daily calorie intake and health goals, you may want to consume as few as 25-30 grams of added sugar a day. These bars would put you at least halfway there, which isn't great. By contrast, the Yasso mint chocolate chip Greek yogurt bars only have nine grams of added sugar, along with fewer calories and less saturated fat.

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Meghan De Maria
Meghan De Maria is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food, product, and restaurant coverage. Read more
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