Diabetic Friendly Foods to Buy at Costco | The Nutritionist Reviews
Friday, June 19, 2015

Diabetic Friendly Foods to Buy at Costco

I have been compensated for my experience shopping for food items at Costco from cdiabetes.com. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

I love working with different grocery stores exploring the healthy options that they have available. I have worked with Aldi and Sam's Club showcasing my favorite products that they sell. I had the opportunity to check out Costco for healthy items. I am not a member of Costco currently but had a blast finding out the awesome items that they sell.

When I walked into Costco, I found many different healthy and fresh foods available. 
These were some of my favorite options available:
-Fruit! All kinds of fruits including nectarines, mangoes, apples, sliced fresh fruit bowls, grapes and more.

-Veggies galore!- I was very impressed with the amount of organic options that Costco had for sale. I had no idea that they sold so many organic foods. They had an awesome squash mix that I want to try. Other healthy options are organic baby carrots, min bell peppers, green beans, lots of salad and more.

-Whole-grains- Kashi Organic Promise Sprouted Grains cereal, organic quinoa, old-fashioned and steel cut oats, flax and chia seeds.

-Proteins- Costco had my favorite veggie burger which is MorningStar Farms chipotle black bean burgers. They also had edamame, salmon, turkey burgers, organic canned beans and boneless skinless chicken breasts.

-Various healthy favorites- Plain Greek yogurt, fresh salsa (Garden Fresh is awesome!), almond milk, guacamole and more.

A sample meal that someone could purchase with Costco ingredients would be sauteed spinach with mushrooms, marinated grilled chicken breasts and brown rice with a lemon feta dressing. They have tons of options. Check out this article from CDiabetes.com for more ideas of diabetic friendly foods.

Diabetes is a disease that many people are affected with. As a dietitian, I work with many patients with diabetes. The good thing is that diabetics have so many food options available to them. I believe that most foods can fit into a diabetic diet, in moderation of course. Costco had many healthy foods for people with diabetes such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, protein rich foods and dairy products. 

At Costco, their pharmacy also has lots of resources available for diabetics. They have a CDiabetes Costco Healthy Living With Diabetes Magazine that showcases different diabetic products such as Cinsulin, Red Yeast Rice, Cosamin, NatureMade and Optifiber.  Cinsulin may help with blood glucose control. Red Yeast Rice may help to lower cholesterol. Cosamin is for joint comfort and mobility. Optifiber is a fiber supplement that can help you meet your fiber needs if you are unable to do it from diet alone. 

In addition to a healthy diet, some vitamins such as the ones from NatureMade may be beneficial to those with diabetes including vitamin D.

As you can see, Costco has many different products that can be beneficial to diabetics. If you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, I recommend following a healthy eating lifestyle to best manage your diabetes and to help prevent diabetes.

Costco also carries these products to help people manage and care for their diabetes. Items like the:

Trueresult Blood Glucose Monitoring System (you can include this linkhttp://cdiabetes.com/summer2015/trueresult-blood-glucose-monitoring-system/)

Oral Health Care is important and can be managed by Colgate Total Toothpaste (you can include this link) http://cdiabetes.com/summer2015/colgate-total-toothpaste/

One Touch Ultra2 http://cdiabetes.com/summer2015/onetouch-promo-free-meter/

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