The Best & Worst Frozen Foods at Costco
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
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.
WORST: Pierre Signatures Angus Cheeseburger
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
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.
WORST: Jimmy Dean Delights English Muffins
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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