10 Favorite Plant-based Food Finds at Costco

As a personal trainer and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I make it my mission to look for healthy plant-based foods to incorporate into my diet and share with clients.

Maybe it’s hitting the big 4-0, but my idea of fun is walking up and down the aisles of Costco seeing what new, healthy and organic foods they have! On my latest trip, I came across these 10 plant-based foods that anyone can incorporate into their lifestyle! Plus you get a great deal!

1) Organic chia seeds

I add these to my protein shakes to give them a boost of calcium, fiber and omega 3s! They also expand and keep you fuller longer!

2) Unsweetened almond milk

I use almond milk as a base for my protein shakes and in my overnight oats. For only 30 calories per cup, you can enjoy it guilt free!

3) Organic Hemp Hearts

These have a nutty taste and provide 10 grams of protein in 3 tablespoons! They make a great addition to your salads, smoothies or coconut yogurt.

4) Almonds

Just 23 almonds as an afternoon snack provides you with calcium, magnesium, potassium and 6 grams of protein! And, yes, apparently my cat likes them, too!

5) Avocados

6 avocados for only $5.99? Thank you Costco! I eat them plain, in my salads, and even to make pudding. They are a great source of potassium and vitamin C to support a healthy immune system.

6) Almond Butter

Need I say more! I eat the stuff out of the jar, it’s so addictive! A great snack at night to satisfy a sweet tooth is 3 frozen banana slices topped with almond butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

7) Organic Riced Cauliflower

It’s a great alternative to rice if you’re trying to reduce your carb intake. My personal favorite is cilantro lime cauliflower rice with black beans.

8) Organic Blueberries

These are a staple in my freezer, and they are great for my morning smoothie. They have lots of anti-oxidants and fiber to keep your digestion on point.

9) Organic Coffee

Because . . . COFFEE!!! I start my morning with 2 cups of coffee and a splash of almond milk. The caffeine is a great pre-workout.

10) Organic Cacao Powder

This “sweet” find is great for chocolate lovers. Mix it into a shake, make protein energy balls, cacao banana ice cream, black bean brownies, the possibilities are endless!

Costco is always stocking its shelves with new, healthy foods that I look forward to sharing with you. Stay up to date with all these food finds, as well as, healthy tips and recipes by following me @yourfaveveggiegal on Instagram for more inspiration.

Revablend Review


Recently, I received the Revablend from the manufacturer to take it for a test spin. Out of the box, I noticed it looked and felt like a smoothie bottle, the only difference being the blades at the bottom. I was super excited to see what this muscle-powered blender could do, so I grabbed a banana, spinach, blueberries, strawberries, spirulina, protein powder, and some almond milk. I twisted the blades by hand to chop and mix the ingredients. Then, I tilted the Revablend forward at approximately 30° and “Rev’d” it across my kitchen counter. At first, I felt a little awkward, but I quickly got the hang of rolling the Revablend back and forth. When I felt the ingredients were well blended, I took a sip and was pretty impressed with how well the smoothie tasted. All of the ingredients blended well together, with the exception of the blueberry skin. So I made a note to self not to use fruits with thicker skins, such as blueberries or cherries in the future. The following day, I used strawberries, banana, almond milk and protein powder, which blended up nicely.

In a nutshell, I think the Revablend is great for on-the-go, especially if you’re going to the park, to work, for a hike, or hitting the gym. Not to mention, you’re reducing your carbon footprint by using the Revablend instead of an electric blender and you’re getting a workout at the same time!