Best Organic Deals At Costco | Spring 2015

Oh organic food. You are such a tricky dichotomy. I need to buy you if I want to be healthy, yet if I buy you - my water might get shut off. And my lights. Eating healthy can mean a bit of a higher grocery bill, unfortunately. So what's a crunchy gal to do.... get a Costco membership. That's what.

If you haven't heard, Costco is a magical place where you save money buying in bulk at wholesale prices. Quick disclaimer: Costco does not = Sam's Club. Sam's is not your ally on this healthy eating journey. Unless your healthy eating journey involves a lot of Famous Amos cookies and Doritos packs, Costco is where it's at. And if you don't have a Costco by you - then join the club! Literally. We live about 45 mins from the nearest Costco, but when you only go there three times a year it's not a big deal considering the money you'll save!

Every time I go to Costco they have tons more healthy and organic items - the excitement of which makes it easier to ignore all the free samples being shoved in my face that I cannot try. So, this is not going to be a complete list of every healthy item offered at Costco - just some of the best organic deals in comparison to the sale prices at my local store for Spring 2015. How much time did y'all think I have? And if you had been at a certain Costco last weekend, you would have seen a long haired girl with a notepad and a calculator, resembling one of those extreme couponer people on TLC. Not everything at a bulk supplier is necessarily a better deal. And see, that's why you need a crunchy person like me around. So here's where we share a moment, and you extend your utter gratitude.

Or, you can just keep reading and I'll settle for that.  

Best Organic Costco Deals:

  • Cascadian Farm Organic Frozen Mixed Berry Antioxidant Blend { 10.89/48oz } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 3.99/10oz!
  • Kirkland Organic Pure Maple Syrup { 12.59/32oz } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 16.99/32 oz!
  • Organic Quinoa {16.99/64oz } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 11.89/26oz!
  • FlaxUSA Organic Golden Cold Milled Flax Seed { 6.99/3 LB } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 4.39/1 LB! 

Has your wallet skipped a beat yet?

  • Kirkland Organic Ground Beef (keep in mind this is not grass fed) { 19.99/4 LB } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is  6.99/1 LB!
  • Nature's Intent Organic Chia Seeds { 9.99/2 LB } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is  3.99/10oz!
  • Kirkland Organic Chicken Broth {12.59/ 6-32oz boxes }  Cheapest price at my local grocery store is  2.99/32oz! I would buy this even if it wasn't a better deal because I particularly like the fact that it doesn't have a lot of weird additives, as broth usually does. And it's gluten free!
  • Kirkland Organic Diced Tomatoes { 5.99/8-14 oz cans }  Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 1.79/ 1 can!
  • Kirkland Organic Tomato Paste { 6.69/12-6 oz cans } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 1.39/ 1 can!
  • Kirkland Organic Tomato Sauce { 7.39/ 12-14 oz cans } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is  1.99/ 1 can!
  • Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes { 6.89/6-14oz cans } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 2.39/ 1 can!

Was that the sound of you getting your nails did with all the money you just saved?

  • Natures Truth Organic Long Grain Brown Rice {11.69/12 LB } YES, TWELVE POUNDS. Cheapest price at my local grocery store is  4.79/2 LB! WHAT! And, it's California grown, which is very important when it comes to reducing arsenic content.
  • Paradise Meadow Organic Dried Cranberries {7.89/24oz } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 3.99/5 oz!
  • Organic Black/Kidney Beans { 6.59/8-14oz cans } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 2.19/1 can!
  • Love Beets Organic cooked beets { 7.69/4 packs } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 3.59/1 pack! SIDE NOTE: these are precooked and vacuum packed, so they last forever and all you do is take out and put into some boiling water, or remove them and heat up in a skillet. Much easier than cooking beets!
  • Festival Organic Sliced Mushrooms { 9.99/12-4 oz cans } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 1.99/1 can!
  • Alpine Valley Organic Multi Grain Omega-3 Bread { 5.99/2 loaves } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 4.99/1 loaf!
  • Don Lee Farms Organic Veggie Patty { 12.69/12 patties } Comparable veg patties are 2.79/1. SIDE NOTE: I usually don't recommend any pre-made or processed products, but the ingredients are pretty solid, minus the soybean oil, and this can come in handy if you don't have time to cook. 

What's that? You just paid off your credit card with all the money you saved on those mushrooms??

  • Go Organically Fruit Snacks { 11.99/42 pouches } Not available at my local store.
  • Kirkland Organic Tortilla Chips { 4.59/40 oz bag } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 2.99/1 16oz bag!
  • Organic Wholly Guacamole {10.99/20-2 oz cups } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is .89/1 cup! SIDE NOTE: These are 100 calorie cups are perfect for lunches or healthy snacking! 
  • Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil { 17.64/67oz } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 6.49/16oz!
  • Kirkland Organic Salsa { 7.69/2-38oz jars } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 3.69/1-16oz can!
  • Organic Butter { 7.99/2 packs-total 8 sticks } Cheapest price at my local grocery store is 5.69/1 pack!

Well all that money saving was just EXHAUSTING! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for an organic, free range nap right about now.

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