Organic and “big box” stores are not often used in the same sentence. CostCo is a well-known bulk grocery and home goods chain, but did you know that they offer a wide variety of affordable and organic grocery items?

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Many people  associate organic foods with expensive. Choosing to buy your organic items in bulk is one way that you can still reap the benefits of keeping your foods pesticide-free, without breaking the bank. With a little extra planning, you can easily incorporate these bulk food sizes into your weekly meals. Sure, it may mean buying several pounds of chicken breast at a time, but meats, dairy, and even bread, can easily be portioned off, frozen, and kept at their freshest for use at another time.

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Check out our list of organic staples from CostCo, compiled by several of the Daily Mom contributors, and consider how some of these foods might be incorporated into your home and budget.


Organic CostCo Shopping List:

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Refrigerated Items:
  • Spinach
  • Baby Carrots
  • Edamame
  • Kerrygold butter (grass-fed)
  • Kerrygold Dubliner cheese (grass-fed)
  • Milk
  • Cage-free eggs
  • Quart size and single serve yogurt
  • Ground beef
  • Chicken (whole, breasts, and thighs)
  • String Cheese
  • Horizon Organic Chocolate & Vanilla Milk
  • Acai Berry Juice
  • Kefir
  • Soy Milk

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Frozen Items:
  • Alaskan salmon patties
  • Assorted Berries
  • Mangoes
  • Peaches
  • Corn
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Green Beans

For the Pantry



Pantry Items:
  • Non-GMO Popcorn
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Cliff bars & Kids ZBars
  • Fair Trade Coffee
  • Fair Trade Chocolate chips
  • Unbleached flour
  • Sugar
  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Hemp Hearts
  • Quinoa
  • Animal Crackers
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Blue Agave Nectar
  • Free-Range Chicken Broth
  • Brown Rice
  • Maple Syrup
  • Newman’s Own Dressing
  • Juice Boxes

Not only does CostCo carry a wide range of organic groceries, but they also carry a number of other home goods products with both the environment and your health in mind. For example, several of their stores carry hair and body care products that are sulfate and paraben free. They also offer phosphate-free dish detergent and laundry soaps without 1,4-dioxane, and they many times even carry organic cotton pajamas for your little ones. Product selection does vary by store and region, but some of their more popular home goods and health products are available for online purchase.

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Missing one of your favorite items on our list? Let us know in the comments.

 

Looking for more tips on saving money while stocking up? Check out our Save category, as well as these Daily Mom shopping guides:
How to Save Money At The Grocery Store
Shopper’s Guide to Healthier Produce

Photo Credits: Katherine

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