Looking to enjoy the cash savings of the keto diet? Then look no further than doing a quick Costco Ketogenic Diet run.
Here's some bargains we found while cruising the aisles of Costco looking for keto items:
Blanched Almond Flour 3 Pounds
That's 3 whopping pounds of the best “flour” to bake with on a ketogenic diet. Try getting that at Kroger's or any other value chain. Price is a very reasonable $12.99 in my state.
Salmon lovers, get ready for a real treat! Costco has a good variety and selection of salmon and steelhead trout filet for sale at the best prices around.
You get a whole tranche filet to work with, which could easily last one person a month's worth of keto dieting.
With deals like this, you can start to see why Costco is the go-to place for people on the ketogenic diet.
Like your bacon and eggs? Well, Costco is absolutely the best place for these items – from organic free-range bacon cuts, maple and applewood and more, and of course, the ever popular 24 pack of organic eggs.
Use these eggs in all your baking recipes, in your morning keto bacon and eggs, and everything else where eggs are needed.
One of the superstar keto foods at Costco, with better nutrition data and even the famous Quest bars, are the Kirkland Protein Bars. They have a load of fiber, bringing down the already low carbs in these bars to a low single digit per bar.
Not only that, but they are so tasty they often don't make it to the car before being ripped open.
You get two flavors in each pack, with 10 chocolate chip dough (yum yum!) and 10 Chocolate Brownie (personally, a little heavy on the chocolate, but tasty nonetheless).
With a whopping 21 grams of protein per bar, you can have one of these per day to balance out your protein intake, while keeping your carb count well within the “net 20” rule of full ketosis body ripping.
No artificial flavors mean there's no nasty surprises to degrade your health in these bars – so you can add these as a supplement to your daily routine.
Aw, Nuts – The Ketogenic Diet Favorite Snack
Everyone knows we snack more than we should, and the hard core keto guys do that intermittent fasting in their daily routine. Yet, if you find yourself unable to be strict with your 2-3 meals per day, then many nuts are good for you.
Shelled pistachios are probably the all-time favorite for keto snack items. Apart from universal appeal and the perfect blend of fats, protein and carbs, pistachios are just down-right delicious.
The best part of this ketogenic friendly package is there are no shells. You don't spend your time working for each tasty morsel, but instead can indulge in a handful of delightful flavors, all while keeping in range of your keto requirements.
The one thing to note about pistachios is the “net carbs” is a little higher than most nuts (not cashew-crazy carbs, but still something to watch out for).
With a hand serving of 28 nuts or so, you'll be getting 14 grams of fats, 5 grams of “net carbs”, and about 6 grams of protein.
It's still well within the daily “net 20” carbs rule of ketosis, but these nuts will lead you to want to have a second serving, so be careful with the carbs here.
Contrasting pistachios are the organic raw shelled pumpkin seeds – basically a keto staple for anyone really into the keto lifestyle.
Just take a look at the nutritional powerhouse food information you get with organic pumpkin seeds:
- 17g fat
- 10g protein
- 2g net carbs
While these nuts are not quite as tasty as the pistachios or smoked almonds, you get a good serving of the fat and protein to tide you over to the next meal, with very little in the way of net carbs.
Ketogenic Foods for Snacking
The nuts we've covered so far are popular among all people, and the next nut we'll cover is more of a specialty item.
Irresistable snacking! Smart Eating!
This is a love/hate kind of nut – the salted smokehouse almonds, but to those who love them, they are one of the tastiest nuts out there.
Since the electrolyte issue with keto is an issue, you can have a small serving of these when you are low on energy, couple it with a glass of water, and you'll be back in business in minutes.
2g net carbs per serving also rivals pumpkin seeds, but here you get a smorgasbord of sensation in addition to the ketogenic friendly food.
Let's take a look at the smokehouse almond stats:
28 nuts gives you are real vitamin delivery in addition to the keto friendly ratios:
- 16g fat
- 6g protein
- 2g net carbs
It doesn't get much better than that for perfect ratios, and vitamin-wise, you see it delivers a nice serving of salt as well as some potassium, so it bumps up your electrolytes as good as any 3rd-party supplement.
With the Costco pricing, you also get a done of servings in a single bag, so you really make bank on this one purchase.
It's also not well known that magnesium is a depleted but needed nutrient for the body, and by having ample magnesium, your brain and body will be happier.
I'd call these salted almonds the happy food of the keto crowd.
Give them a try and see if you enjoy them as much as the fans of Blue Diamond.
And a tip: eat these one nut at a time to fully enjoy the savory sensation.
Finally, there's one more nut to crack:
The ever-recommended and perennial favorite walnuts!
Like almost everything at Costco, you get shelled organic walnuts from California that are nutritionally packed with power.
Is it any wonder all the keto kids say walnuts are the best? Besides looking like brain food, these walnuts actually have good nutritional numbers:
- 20g fat
- 5g protein
- 2g net carbs
If you are a little clogged up, walnuts can help with that – low in sodium and full of potassium, they can get things flowing again, if you have that common keto condition.
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