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My Costco Plant-Based Food List

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I’m sharing my favorite Costco Plant-Based food items that I love for my large family.

Having a Costco membership with a large family is an absolute must-have.

We need the extra-large box of trash bags and endless toilet paper that are so cheap!

It also takes a lot to feed all 6 of us breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day.

There are many items we use on a regular basis when eating Whole Food Plant-Based.

Related: Whole Food Plant-Based for Beginners

My Costco Plant-Based Food List

If you are not familiar with Costco, you will need a membership to shop there.

No worries because you actually get a check back at the end of the year with two percent of your purchases back in cash. for us, it pays for our next year’s membership with quite a bit of extra money.

Now onto the whole food plant-based Costco food list.

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Nuts and Cashews at Costco

I can get a huge tub of organic raw cashews for 14.99 and we use it to make sauces and cream-based items. It’s the cheapest I’ve found by a lot.

They always have a good deal on their organic nuts like almonds, cashews, and peanuts as well.

What are the other pantry items I grab while at Costco?

Pantry Plant-Based Costco items

Here are a few of the dry pantry aisle things I grab and almost all of them are organic.

  • Dried mango slices
  • Better than Bullion Vegetable Stock
  • Taco seasoning
  • Flax Seed
  • Hemp hearts
  • Dry Black beans
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Rolled Oatmeal
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Corn tortillas
  • Almond and Soy Milk
  • Coconut Clusters
  • Quinoa
  • Lentil or Chickpea pasta
  • Nut butter with no oil
  • Brown Rice Noodles
  • Lentil Crackers
  • Chia Seeds
  • Coffee

As you can see that’s a HUGE list of plant-based Costco pantry items that we use on a regular basis.

There are a few things we grab in the freezer section as well.

Frozen Plant-Based Costco Items

  • Frozen Fruit (so many kinds for smoothies)
  • Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • Butternut squash
  • Zucchini spirals
  • Chipotle Black Bean Burgers
  • Plant-based Burgers

Costco Produce

Most of the Costco produce I love except for the apples. We eat a lot of apples and I think they are overpriced. I grab my apples at Aldi’s. Other than that, here is what we grab and almost all of it is organic.

  • Golden Potatoes
  • Sweet Onion
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Limes
  • Lemons
  • Avocado
  • Grapefruit
  • Bananas
  • Garlic
  • Mixed Greens
  • Grapes
  • Bag of Squash
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Mushrooms

As you can see they have a ton for plant-based or vegan families!

Here are a few other things I grab in the refrigerator section.

Refrigerated Plant-Based Costco

  • Hummus
  • Guacamole
  • Premade Vegetable Soup

Plant-Based Large Family Meals from Costco

So what do we actually eat? Here are a few meal ideas from our home.

Breakfast:

  • Smoothie with flax seeds
  • Apple oatmeal
  • Toast with avocado or nut butter

Lunch:

  • Brown rice noodles
  • Salad
  • Avocado and homemade tortilla chips
  • Leftover dinner
  • Banana and nut butter
  • Veggies in a skillet over rice
  • Chipolte black bean burger
  • Sweet potato in the air fryer

Dinner:

  • Mushroom stroganoff
  • White bean soup with kale and sweet potato
  • Pasta with vegetables and white beans
  • Pad Thai noodles and vegetables
  • Roasted vegetables and sweet potato
  • Tacos with black beans, guacamole, and rice
  • Stir fry vegetables and a grain
  • Avocado toast with a salad
  • Pinto beans over rice and salad
  • Potato soup and salad

Since we are whole food plant-based, we try our best not to consume vegetable oils.

There is a bit of oil in the pre-made Chipotle Black Bean Burgers so we only eat those if we are in a hurry. It’s a healthier replacement for fast food for us.

Not ideal but way better than fast food when we are in a rush.

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