Optavia Costco List: Must-have staples for your lean and green

Are you struggling to find the perfect Optavia approved grocery list for Costco? Well, look no further!

We know from experience that impulse shopping can be a real problem on the 5 and 1 plan. And without an Optavia Costco list, it can be easy to make, well, impulse choices.

Our goal was to put together an effective checklist of snacks and everyday staples that won’t break the bank and keep you on track with your diet.

In this blog post, you get all the information and advice you need to make your next grocery run a breeze.

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Why do we shop at Costco for Optavia?

Costco is like a diamond in the rough – an unexpected treasure that has become one of the most popular stores in America.

But what sets it apart and drives us to do our Optavia shopping at this particular location?

It’s simple.

Save time and money.

Costco is popular because of its low prices and budget shopping.

How Costco simplifies our Optavia shopping

  • Automated checkout: We always use automated checkout, which gets us quickly out of the door without wasting time.
  • Quick assistance: We never had a problem with help or customer service.
  • Product availability: If you prefer shopping in bulk like us, Costco won’t disappoint.

Although you need to have active Costco membership, your subscription grants you access to additional perks, savings, and deals.

These include:

  • We get an annual refund of our membership fees.
  • Costco Rewards card which allows me to track my spending and save even more money.
  • They also have exclusive discounts on merchandise, although we don’t use them.

Basically, I get the most out of my dollars when shopping at Costco.

It (almost) makes me feel like I’m part of some sort of “secret club”.

And while I like the Optavia food list for Trader Joe’s, I find that Costco prices are consistently lower.


They offer bulk discounts that make it easy to save even more.

It’s no wonder that people flock to Costco for a great deal on their purchases.

Optavia Costco shopping list

The following Optavia Costco list includes most of the diet foods that are approved for your lean and green meals.

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It’s also a good idea to check back with Costco’s website regularly to see what new deals they are offering and what price changes they have made.

Dairy Costco options for Optavia

Below is a table featuring Optavia-approved dairy options available at Costco, including serving sizes.

Kirkland Signature Organic Almond Beverage Vanilla1 cup = 1 Condiment; 2 cups = 1 Healthy Fat
Silk Almond Unsweetened Milk1 cup = 1 Condiment
So Delicious Organic Coconut Milk1/2 cup = 1 Condiment; 1 cup = 1 Healthy Fat
Shamrock Farms Lowfat Cottage Cheese1 1/2 cups = 1 Leaner
Kirkland Cage Free 100% Liquid Egg Whites2 cups = 1 Leanest
Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge1 Condiment
Babybel Mini Snack Cheese1 mini = 1 Healthy Fat
BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Slice2 oz – 1/3 Leaner
Kraft PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese1 Tbsp = 1 Healthy Fat; 1/2 Tbsp = 1 Condiment
Chobani Zero Sugar (all flavors)5.3 oz = 1 Leanest
Oikos Triple Zero Greek Nonfat Yogurt1 container = 1 Leanest
Kirkland Signature Organic Salted Butter1/2 Tbsp = 1 Healthy Fat
Grade Free Large Eggs3 eggs = 1 Lean
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides1 scoop = 1 oz Protein
Premier Protein Shake (11 fl oz)1/2 pack = 1/3 Leaner
Fairlife Protein Shake (all flavor)(1 bottle) = 2/3 Leaner
Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid Creamer1 tub = 1 Condiment

Lean options at Costco for Optavia

You will find a table below that showcases a variety of fresh and frozen meat and seafood options available at Costco, all of which are Optavia-compliant.

The table also provides you also information on serving sizes.

Kirkland Lean Ground Beef 91 %5 oz = 1 Lean
Kirkland Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon5 oz = 1 Lean
Kirkland Farm Raised Atlantic Salmon5 oz = 1 Lean
Kirkland Farm Raised Raw Shrimp, Peeled7 oz = 1 Leanest
Boneless Beef Top Sirloin Steak; Ribeye Steak5 oz = 1 Lean
Beetnik Organic Fire Roasted Pepper Steak1/3 pack = 1 Lean
Boneless and Skinless Breast6 oz = 1 Leaner
Swift All Natural Lamb Loin Chops5 oz = 1 Lean
Elk Burger7 oz = 1 Leanest
Trident Seafood Alaskan Salmon Burgers1 1/2 burger = 1 Lean
Kirkland Wild Pacific Mahi-Mahi7 oz = 1 Leanest
Kirkland Farm Raised Tilapia Loins7 oz = 1 Leanest
Wild Alaska Cod7 oz = 1 Leanest
Halibut Fillets6 oz = 1 Leaner

Costco pre-made meals for Optavia

You can refer to the table below for a list of Optavia-compliant ready-to-eat meat options available at Costco.

Kirkland Uncured Extra Lean Ham5 oz = 1 Lean
WestEnd Cuisine Grilled Beef Skewers2 skewers = 1 Lean
WestEnd Cuisine Chicken Skewers3 skewers = 1 Leaner
Red’s Egg’wich Turkey Sausage1.5 Sausage = 1 Lean
Handy Claw Crab Meat, can7 oz = 1 Leanest
Chicken of the Sea Lump Crab (16 oz)2.3 oz = 1/3 Leanest
Chicken of the Sea Chunk Tuna in Water7 oz = 1 Leanest
Kirkland Chicken Breast Packed in Water (12.5 oz)6 oz = 1 Leaner
Tyson Chicken Breast Strips6 oz = 1 Leaner
Realgood Chicken Breast Grande Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce2 pieces = 2/3 Lean
Caesar’s Kitchen Lemon Chicken Piccata with Cauliflower Rice1 serving = 2/4 Lean + 2 Greens
Outer Aisle Plantpower Sandwich Thins (all flavors)3 thins = 1/2 Lean + 1 Green; 2 thins = 1/3 Lean + 2/3 Green
Don Lee Farms Chicken Raised2 patties = 1 Leaner
Jones Dairy Farm Fully Cooked Chicken Sausage3 links = 1 oz protein
Bill Bailly’s Beef Sirloin Flap6 oz = 1 Lean
Perdue SimplySmart Chicken Breast Chunks6 oz = 1 Lean
Amylu Organic Chicken Burger, Kale and Mozzarella1 1/2 patties = 1 Lean
Amylu Caramelized Onion Chicken Burger1 1/2 Patties = 1 Lean
Amylu Italian with Peppers and Onion Chicken Sausage2 links = 1 Leaner
Amylu Apple and Maple Chicken Mini Links7 links = 1 Lineaner
Coleman Organic Basil and Roasted Garlic Chicken Meatballs5 meatballs = 1/2 Lean

Vegetarian-friendly Costco products for Optavia

If you are following an Optavia diet and are a vegetarian, the table below can be a helpful resource for finding vegetarian-friendly products available at Costco.

Impossible Plant-Based Burger Patties<1 Lean (add 1 oz low-fat mozzarella or Low fat-mixed shredded cheese) for 5 oz Lean
Morning Star Farm Frozen Chipotle Black Bean Veggie Burgers2 burgers = 1 Lean
MorningStar Farm Veggie Breakfast Sausage Patties3 patties = 1 Leaner
Beyond Steak Plant-Baed Seared Tips1 cup = 1 Leaner
House Food Organic Tofu11 oz = 1 Lean
House Food Tofu Extra Firm10 oz = 1 Lean
Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk1/2 cup = 1 Condiment
Orgain Protein Shake1/2 pack = 1/3 Leaner

Vegetable options for Optavia at Costco

For Optavia-compliant vegetable options available at Costco, please refer to the table below.

It provides an extensive list of vegetable choices that you can incorporate into your Optavia lean and green meals, including servings.

Vegetables from Green List (tomatoes, cucumber, celery)1/2 cup = 1 Green
Multi-colored Organic Cauliflower1/2 cup = 1 Green
Grillo’s Pickles Dill Spears2 spears = 1 Optional Snack
Crepini Egg Wraps1 wrap = 1 Green
Crepini Egg Thins2 thins = 1 Green
Healthy Noodle1/2 cup = 1 Green
Miracle Noodle Spaghetti1/2 cup =1 Green
Organic Riced Cauliflower Stir-Fry1/2 cup = 1 Green
Earthly Choice Riced Cauliflower1/2 cup = 1 Green
A La Carte Organic Spaghetti Squash1/2 cup = 1 Green

Optavia salad dressing options at Costco

To find Optavia-approved salad dressings, sauces, and dips available at Costco, see the table below.

Garden Fresh Organic Jack’s Cantina Salsa2 Tbsp = 1 Condiment
Herden Guacamole Medium Salsa2 Tbsp = 1 Healthy Fat
Kirkland Organic Salsa: Medium1 Tbsp = 1 Condiment
Victoria White Linen Marinara Sause1/4 cup = 1 Green
Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce1 1/2 Tbsp = 1 Healthy Fat
Mustard Yellow1 Tbsp = 1 Condiment
Primal Kitchen Mayo Avocado Oil1 Tbsp = 1 Healthy Fat
RAO’S Homemade Sauces (Vodka, Marinara, Tomato Basil, Arrabbiata)1/4 cup = 1 Green
Bitchin Sauce Chipotle Almond Dip1 Tbsp = 1 Healthy Fat
Good Food Plant Base Queso Style Dip2 1/2 Tbsp = 1 Healthy Fat
La Terra Fina Spinach Artichoke and Parmesan Dip and Spread2 Tbsp = 1 Healthy Fat
Taste of the South Fried Pickle and Ranch Dip2 Tbsp = 1 Healthy Fat

Optavia-approved Costco Kevin’s Chicken meals

If you are looking for Optavia-approved TV dinners and ready-to-eat meals at Costco, you may want to consider Kevin’s Chicken meals.

The table below provides details on these meals that you can use for your lean and green meals.

Kevin’s Korean BBQ Style Chicken6 oz = 1 Leaner
Kevin’s Lemongrass Chicken6 oz = 1 Leaner
Kevin’s Roasted Garlic Chicken6 oz = 1 Leaner
Kevin’s Chipotle Lime Chicken6 oz = 1 Leaner
Kevin’s Chicken Tikka Marsala6 oz = 1 Leaner
Kevin’s Cilantro Lime Chicken6 oz = 1 Leaner
Kevin’s Thai Style Coconut Chicken6 oz = 1 Lean
Kevin’s BBQ Style Steak Tips5 oz = 1 Lean
Kevin’s Teriyaki Style Chicken6 oz = 1 Leanest

Healthy beverage options for Optavia at Costco

Looking for healthy beverage options that are Optavia-compliant at Costco?

Check out the table below which showcases a variety of coffee, tea, and other drink options.

LaCroix Sparkling Water0 calories and sweetener
Hint Flavored Water0 calories and sweetener
Celsius Sparkling Energy Drink1 can = 2 Condiments
Red Bull Energy Drink, Sugar Free1 can = 1 Condiment
Kirkland Coffee Bold K-Cup Pod
Whole beans or Blended Coffee – all type
Kirkland Green Tea Bags

Other Optavia friendly products in Costco

Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tsp = 1 Condiment
Lindsay Extra Large Black Pitted Olives5 – 10 olives = 1 Healthy Fat
Wholly Avocado (smashed)1 container 2 oz = 2 Healthy Fats
Wholly Guacamole Mini Cups1 cup = 2 Healthy Fat
Kirkland Balsamic Vinegar1 tsp = 1 Condiment
Kirkland Chicken Stock1 cup = 1 Condiment
Urban Accents Balsamic and Roasted Onion1/4 tsp = 1 Condiment
Kirkland Pine Nuts1/8 oz = 1 Condiment; 1/3 oz = 1 Healthy Fat
Kirkland Walnut Halves1/3 oz = 1 Healthy Fat; 1/2 oz = 1 Optional Snack
Kirkland Pecan Halves1/3 oz = 1 Healthy Fat
Kirkland Supreme Whole Almonds1/3 oz = 1 Healthy Fat
Kirkland Almond Flour1 Condiment; 1 1/2 Tbsp = 1 Healthy Fat; 1/2 oz = 1 Optional Snack
Organic PBfit Peanut Butter1 tsp = 1 Condiment; 1 Tbsp = Optional Snack
Arm and Hammer Pure Baking Soda1 Tsp = 1 Condiment
Splenda Zero Calories Sweetener Packets1 packet = 1 Condiment
DaVinci Sugar-Free Caramel Syrup2 Tbsp = 1 Condiment

The bottom line

As you can see, Costco truly has it all!

With this comprehensive guide to Optavia grocery shopping at Costco, your dieting efforts won’t be put on hold while stocking up on items!

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