Last updated on March 2nd, 2020
Going to Costco? Here is the Ultimate Costco Grocery List for Low Carb and Keto! Save money by buying your groceries in bulk at Costco, and find some amazing items to help you succeed at a low carb or keto diet! We’ve included some of our favorite recipes to make with some of these items as well. Eating keto doesn’t need to be expensive or difficult, shopping at Costco will make it easy and affordable to eat well!
If your goal this year is to adapt a healthier lifestyle, it probably comes as no surprise if you’ve spent some time on our website that we really advocate for eating low carb/keto. This way of eating has helped us collectively lose over 80 pounds, as well as rid our body of daily headaches, joint pain and inflammation. Not to mention, Chamere’s blood sugar is now under control! He was very close to Type 2 Diabetes before starting keto, and now he has healthy blood sugar levels! Now, we aren’t doctors or nutrition professionals, but we just feel that sharing this information could help people, and it worked for us. Please do your own research before making a decision.
We get a lot of questions on how to start keto, how to shop and questions like “What can I eat?” We decided it would make a lot of sense to put together the ultimate Costco low carb and keto grocery list for people who are just starting, or are looking to save money. Keto doesn’t have to be expensive if you have amazing stores like Costco! We decided it would be a great idea to put together the ultimate Costco low carb and keto grocery list to make your lives a little easier!
We do want to make a note that sometimes Costco products do change – especially as seasons do. Produce in particular. Brands switch out and prices fluctuate. This will also have to do with your location as well. We are located in Chicago, Illinois. We have tried our best to include pricing information whenever possible, but we cannot guarantee the accuracy. We do often shop in the warehouse, so most of the prices of reflective of that. We will update this list frequently with more information to try to stay up to date.
On this list you will find our top picks for nuts, seeds, shelf stable items, fresh, frozen and prepared meats, eggs, dairy and more. There are honestly endless options beyond those we have listed as Costco, but we’ve only included products we have tried and love ourselves.
We will update this list frequently with new items, more photographs and recipe ideas. If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll know that we post grocery hauls from Costco usually about twice a month! Follow us there to see more behind the scenes of items we find at Costco.
Costco does has free two-day delivery on non-perishable items if you’re shopping on Costco.com and if you meet the delivery minimum. You can also use Instacart to get Costco items delivered the same day for an additional fee. Click here for $10 off your first Instacart delivery!
We have been longtime Costco shoppers, and sometimes Costco gifts us with groceries to help us put out content like this. Some of the items on this list were gifted to us from Costco, and some of the brands listed. We want to thank them for making this list possible!
Meat and Seafood
The variety at Costco when it comes to fresh, frozen, and even pre-made meat and seafood is incredible. You will be trying new dishes for weeks! Buying in bulk and freezing is what we love to do.
Raw Meat & Seafood
- Grass Fed Organic Ground Beef – This Kirkland Signature brand tastes delicious. We usually buy a couple of packages and freeze some so that we’re never out of it. At $19.99 for 4 lbs, the price for the quality is hard to beat! It might be a little confusing, but each vacuum sealed package is 1.34 lbs. We have so many of our favorite recipes that are made with ground beef, including Low Carb Lasagna Soup, Taco Stuffed Bell Peppers, Low Carb Cheeseburger Casserole, Low Carb Beef Stroganoff and Beanless Chili.
- Organic Chicken Thighs, Breasts and Whole Young Chicken – If you want to buy organic chicken, Costco offers some of the toughest prices to beat. Organic chicken thighs will run you $4.49/lb, organic chicken breasts are $4.99/lb, and you can buy a whole organic young chicken for $2.99/lb. Looking for something to do with all the chicken you bring home? How about this Jalapeño Popper Chicken Skillet.
- Pork Shoulder, Pork Belly, Pork Loin and Pork Ribs – Love pork? Buy it at Costco! We love making big batches of pulled pork, Low Carb Carnitas in our instant pot, Sugar Free Oven Baked Pork Ribs, making stir fries with pork belly, and making pork loin roasts. You can get Swift Premium Pork vacuum sealed, which makes for easy freezing. Shoulder will run you $2.99/lb, Whole Tenderloin $3.49/lb, and Ribs are $4.29/lb. Pork belly will run you $3.99/lb. There are of course plenty of other cuts like chops, etc. but we tend to stick with these four, so we don’t have a running total of the other cuts.
- V&V Supremo Chorizo– You can purchase three 14 ounce tubes of pork chorizo for $8.49 per package. Chorizo and eggs? Yes please! We love this high fat and flavorful stuff. V&V Supremo is a really solid brand we have always trusted as well.
- Steak – Costco is a steak lover’s DREAM and you can get some seriously impressive cuts here. For everyday, we our top picks are Ribeye and New York Strip, at $9.49/lb and $8.99/lb respectively. Try this yummy steak salad!
- Lamb Leg Boneless Roast – We buy these occasionally and let us just say WOW. They are absolutely delicious, easy to make and great value! It has been awhile since we last bought one, but if we remember correctly, they should be $4.99/lb, and that’s all meat (no bone!) That’s a really great deal for lamb.
- Premio Italian Sausage– This is one of our all-time favorite buys. We absolutely love Premio Italian Sausage, and you can get 5 pounds of it for $13.99 at Costco. It freezes really well too. If you’re looking for some easy low carb meal ideas to use this Italian sausage in, try this Low Carb Italian Sausage Soup or these Italian Sausage Stuffed Bell Peppers.
- Salmon- Salmon is definitely one of our favorite fish options. Costco has a few options, but we generally opt for the Atlantic Salmon that will run around $8.99/lb. Here’s a Low Carb Citrus Glazed Salmon Recipe that’s always a hit in our house.
- Bacon- We absolutely love the Kirkland brand Thick Cut Bacon. It’s delightful, at an unbeatable price, at $12.99 for 4 lbs. Add it to this Sweet and Savory Brussel Sprout Skillet or really anything! The possibilities are endless!
- Frozen Shrimp- Seafood is always a great deal at Costco, and shrimp is one of our favorites. We love adding it to our Low Carb Jambalaya or this Spicy Shrimp Bisque. Prices vary depending on the size of the shrimp, but you can expect to pay under 50 cents an ounce.
- Corned Beef- Ahhh corned beef. One of our favorite proteins of all time. We love to cook it in our Instant Pot, then make this Low Carb Reuben Skillet with it. Now this item might be more seasonal at some Costcos (think March for St. Patty’s Day) but the last time we got one, it was $4.69/lb.
Pre-Cooked Meat & Seafood
- Kiolbassa Smoked Meats Beef & Cheddar Sausages – These sausages are a total game changer. Absolutely delicious, and ready for an easy dinner. They are so flavorful, and great quality. Plus, it feels great to support a small, family owned company. At $4.99/lb, they aren’t the cheapest thing you can find at Costco, but they are very high quality and worth every penny.
- Smoked Norwegian Salmon – Who doesn’t love Norwegian Smoked Salmon, especially when it’s a great deal?! $19.99 for 24 oz sounds great to us. We love snacking on this stuff, eating with with low carb crackers and bread. Pictured below is one of our favorite ways to eat it. On top of a low carb cracker, with cream cheese, avocado and everything but the bagel seasoning.
- Pulled Smoked Pork – This prepared pulled pork is very easy to make for an easy keto dinner. It’s $10.99 for 2 lbs, not bad at all, all you have to do is heat it up and eat it however you like!
- Jones Dairy Farm Pork Breakfast Sausage – A huge frozen package of these breakfast sausages will make your morning so much easier. These sausages are great quality too. $10.99 for 3.5 lbs. You can pop these guys in the microwave for a part of a quick breakfast.
- Rotisserie Chicken – One delicious chicken will run you $4.99, and we understand why it’s everyone’s favorite. Did you know that Costco actually loses 40 million dollars a year on their chicken? It’s so good, that people come to Costco for it specifically, so Costco keeps the price low to encourage more food traffic in the store. The more you know!
- Deli meat- There’s tons of options for deli meat here at Costco. One of our favorites is the Kirkland Brand Roast Turkey Breast, because it comes packaged in 3 separate containers, so you can be sure to use all of it before it spoils, since you can open the packages individually. 1.5 lbs of the Kirkland brand Roast Turkey breast will run you $9.99.
- Kirkland Bacon Bits– These bacon bits are such a time saver when you need bacon but don’t want to go thru the hassle of making it on the stove or in the oven. They’re $9.69 for the bag, and they taste fantastic. We like to crisp them up a bit in a pan a lot of times before adding them to omelettes, on top of cream cheese, and even to our salads. Find them in this bacon cheddar and green onion dip, this low carb creamy chicken bacon spinach mushroom pasta or this delicious cheeseburger casserole!
One of the things we stock up on most when we go to Costco is dairy products. We are total dairy addicts, and it often makes for a great snack and ingredient in many Keto recipes. It can also be expensive, especially when it’s high quality. Save money by stocking up on products you use often!
- Shredded Cheese- The shredded cheese at Costco has to be one of the greatest deals of all time. You can get 5 lbs of pre-shredded cheese that will last forever! Prices have been flucuating a lot lately, and the last time we got some, Cheddar Jack was $13.99. You can expect the Mozzarella and Mexican Shredded Cheese to be around the same price. There are about a million ways you can use shredded cheese, as you know, but one of favorite ways to use it is in these low carb cheddar biscuits.
- Sharp Cheddar Block Block Cheese- If you’re looking for block sharp cheddar cheese, you’re also in luck, because 2 lbs costs $5.79. Great for snacking, and obviously, shredding.
- Heavy Whipping Cream- We are partial to the Horizon Organic brand of heavy whipping cream, and it’s a good thing, cuz you can get a half a gallon of this stuff for $10.99. Helloooo homemade keto ice cream! We will work on a recipe for that, but in the meantime, check out this bourbon spiked hot chocolate for a decadent, boozy treat!
- Half and Half- Another Horizon Organic product, it’s $5.99 for a half a gallon. You can pretty much swap this stuff out for anything you would use heavy whipping cream for, if you don’t want something as calorie dense or that’s just what you have on hand. Just be aware that doing so will increase the carbs. It’s perfect for this spiked chai tea recipe.
- Cream Cheese– We go thru a lot of cream cheese in our house. Whether it’s making this cream cheese frosting for lots of cupcakes, or this to-die-for easy creamed spinach, there are endless uses for cream cheese. You can get six 8-ounce boxes of Raska’s cream cheese for $6.99.
- Goat Cheese- It’s right around $6.59 for two 10.5 oz logs of creamy goat cheese. Hard to beat that price! Try this “apple” cinnamon goat cheese dip, made with chayote squash in place of apples!
- Organic Cage Free Eggs– There’s lost of affordable egg options here at Costco. We often buy the 2 dozen organic, cage free eggs for $5.99. That’s a great deal, and we like that it is a higher quality option. Make this shakshuka for an easy and delicious meal!
- Cheese Slices – There are so many different options for sliced cheese at Costco, so we aren’t going to list them all out, but one of our favorite options is the Roth Cheese Variety Pack! It comes with Monterrey Jack, Swiss Cheese, Colby Jack and Cheddar Cheese. It’s perfect for a quick snack, or rollups with deli meat, pickles, cream cheese, etc. It’s $8.99 for 2 lbs of cheese. Can’t beat that.
- Kirkland Salted Butter- We use a lot of butter on the keto diet, so for cooking, baking and everyday needs, we opt for the Kirkland brand! It’s $10.99 for 4 lbs of butter. That’s a lot of butter!
- Kerrygold Salted Butter- $12.99 for four 8 ounce blocks of this buttery goodness is a great deal for this buttery gold! We love using Kerrygold for more *special* occasions, like finishing a steal or making a bulletproof coffee.
- Sour Cream- We love Daisy brand sour cream! We go through a lot of it too, so for $3.99 for a huge 3 lb tub, it’s a great deal. This Avocado Lime Crema is a great way to use up some sour cream.
- Cello Organic Fine Grated Parmesan Cheese- This stuff is great quality, tasty and easy for quick weeknight meals and snacks! An 18 ounce container costs $8.99. Perfect for topping bolognese sauce!
Snacks, Meal Replacements, Pantry Items, Condiments & Oils
Snacks & Meal Replacements- There are so many more snack and meal replacement items than we have listed here, but here’s some things we often buy!
- Crepini Egg Thins- We love using these super thin and low calorie wraps for a quick snack! They are super tasty, with clean ingredients and they are perfect to make wraps with meat and cheese. We also like to fry them up with some butter, cheese and eggs for “breakfast pizza”. Three 12-packs cost $7.99. They freeze well too when unopened, so go for it!
- Whisps- There are a couple of different options for Cello Cheese Whisps at Costco, and both usually hover around $9.79 for 9.5 ounces. Use it to dip in a variety of dips like creamy guacamole or this bacon cheddar and green onion dip.
- Smokehouse Almonds- A 2.8 pounds bag costs around $13.99, unless you can get them on sale. These almonds are roasted, salted and smokey, making for the perfect snack. Only 2 net carbs per serving too, with plenty of fat. Nice!
- Shiitake Dried Mushrooms- These dried and expertly seasoned mushroom caps are such a game changer. For us, they’ve been a great chip replacement, and they are so crunchy. The umami flavor is unmatched. Get a 7.5 ounce bag for $6.99.
- Duke’s Sausages- Some of the best snacks around with their clean, simple ingredients. They are high in fat and protein. Occasionally Costco will carry a specialty flavor, but usually it’s just the original flavor, for $10.99 for 16 ounces is way cheaper than buying it anywhere else.
- La Terra Fina Spinach Artichoke Dip- La Terra Fina makes some seriously delicious dips. They have a couple different flavors that you can find at Costco, but one of their mainstays is the spinach artichoke dip. A 31-ounce container costs $7.99. Heat it up before eating it with some Whisps or pork rinds, it’s delicious!
- Premier Protein Shakes- We are unsure of the current price, but these are certainly a deal at Costco, an 18 pack of 11-ounce containers is under definitely under $2 a unit. A great meal replacement when you’re on the go!
- Keto Snack Mix- This is a newer item at our Costco, and it’s by Nature’s Garden. This Keto snack mix includes cheddar cheese, pepitas, almonds, macadamia nuts, and pecans. Only 2 net carbs per serving and it will certainly fulfill that salty snack craving! Get a 24 ounce bag for $13.79.
- Healthy Noodle- People raved about these, and we finally found them at our Costco! Look for them in the refrigerated section near the meats and cheeses. This item isn’t exactly a meal replacement, but a starch replacement rather. These are shirataki noodles, and they are only 1 net carb per serving. Amazing!! They fit with many different styles of food. Six, 8-ounce packages will run you $14.99.
Nuts, Seeds & Nut Butter- Nuts, seeds and nut butter are so expensive at other stores! Especially when you are looking for clean options. Buy in bulk and save, majorly!
- Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts- Hemp hearts have become such a game changer for us. We add them to salads and to our scrambled eggs, and again, trail mix! They are a nutrient dense super food full of fat, protein, and minerals. Read more about the benefits of hemp hearts here. Hemp hearts are great toasted, and are wonderful on this Strawberry Fields Salad. A bag of Manitoba Hemp Hearts costs $14.49 at Costco, which is the best deal we have found so far.
- Pepitas- We love adding pepitas to salads, this Cinnamon Trail Mix recipe and more. It’s a super food full of potassium and magnesium. You can enjoy them in sweet or savory applications. Get a 23 oz bag for $8.89.
- Organic Peanut Butter- Peanut butter has long been one of my favorite foods. Good thing Costco offers an organic and no sugar added version to help us keep on track! Two 28-ounce containers cost $9.99.
- Organic Almond Butter- A little lower in carbs than peanut butter is the organic almond butter! We love this too, and often spruce it up a little bit by adding some sweetener and cinnamon to it for a delicious treat. It’s $7.49 for a 27 ounce container.
- PB Fit Peanut Butter Powder- We love adding PB Fit to smoothies, and baked goods, like these low carb dark chocolate nut bars! We love this powdered version for on the go. If you want to use it like a traditional peanut butter, you simply add some water when you’re ready to consume it. It’s a great solution for busy people. Grab a 30-ounce container at Costco, it will last forever! We will have to check on the current price, since it’s been so long since we last bought any.
- Almonds- A keto staple in our house. $11.99 for 3 lbs of raw almonds is a fantastic deal. We add it to our trail mix (mentioned above) and snack on them.
- Walnuts- Another keto superfood, high in fat. A 3 lb bag costs costs $11.99. Aside from trail mix and salad toppers, try these low carb carrot cake cupcakes.
- Pecans- Pecans have to be our favorite nut of all time. We absolutely love them, and for $12.99 for 3 lbs, you can make tons of low carb candied pecans to eat on their own, or in these candied pecan chocolate chip cookies or this harvest salad.
Spices- Costco has some great bulk spices options. We recommend only buying things you think you can use in 6 months or less, because spices do tend to lose potency after that time period. Here’s our top buys.
- Pink Himalayan Salt- Our favorite salt of all time! It’s so high in nutrients and will make your food better for you. It’s been a while since we last bought some, but we are pretty sure it’s $5.99 for 5 lbs.
- Ground Black Pepper- $4.79 is such a great deal for 12.3 ounces.
- Ground Saigon Cinnamon- It’s 10.7 ounces for $3.79. (we think).
- McCormick Spice Smoked Paprika– We love the smokey flavor of this paprika, and find that it goes well with so many things! It’s $3.79 for 8.5 ounces.
- Granulated Garlic- One of our favorite and most used seasonings is $5.99 for 18 ounces.
Canned & Jarred Food- Save money on often organic jarred veggies, meat and fish.
- Organic diced tomatoes- We love the Kirkland brand organic diced tomatoes. An eight pack of 14.5-ounce cans costs $5.99. Use them in everything!
- Spam- Ahh Spam. We have honestly grown to love this stuff, and the ingredients are honestly very straightforward. It’s high in fat, tasty, and can sit in your pantry, so that’s pretty nice for quick meals! We love to serve it as a stir fry, in an omelette, or alongside eggs and kimchi. These come eight 12-ounce cans, and cost $18.99.
- Canned Chicken- Six 12.5 ounce cans of canned chicken costs $9.89, unless they are on sale, which is often! We love making chicken salad and chicken melts. It’s just an easy dinner or snack.
- Artichoke Hearts- You can get two 33-ounce cans for $9.89. We love making this spinach artichoke dip with it!
- Olives- We love these fatty, plant-based morsels with some Italian meats and cheeses! Costco offers a bunch of different options, and they are all affordable.
- Wild Planet Canned Tuna- Tuna has forever been one of the best deals at Costco, and sometimes the brands change. Right now, they are carrying Wild Planet and it a delicious, sustainably sourced tuna, and it’s $15.99 for six 5-ounce cans.
Oils, Sauce and Condiments- Clean oils are part of a healthy keto diet, and can help you get into ketosis faster. Buy them at Costco to save money! We’ve also included some of our favorite ready made sauces.
- Avocado Oil- One of our very favorite clean keto oils! We love frying in avocado oil for it’s neutral taste. Costco used to carry our favorite brand, Chosen Foods, but has since switched. It’s still a good deal, and you can get nearly 68 fluid ounces for just under $17 (we think).
- Avocado Oil Spray- A two pack of these super convenient sprays from our favorite brand, Chosen Foods can be purchased for $5.89. We love to use it to seal our Lodge Cast Iron skillets, and for quick egg dishes, lining baking tins, etc.
- Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil- This is a great deal for some really great quality organic olive oil. We are pretty sure it’s $12.99 for 2 liters!
- Organic Coconut Oil- Another excellent clean keto oil is coconut oil. Use it in this low carb Thai basil chicken dish, or in this low carb acai smoothie bowl. A 2.48 liter container costs only $13.99.
- Organic Apple Cider Vinegar- $5.99 for three 32-ounce jars for organic apple cider vinegar is an amazing deal! We use it to make all kinds of dressings, like this low carb thousand island or this raspberry basil vinaigrette.
- Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce- Two 28-ounce jars of this delicious sauce will run you $9.99. Use it for an easy weeknight meal, like these Italian sausage stuffed bell peppers.
- Sir Kensington’s Avocado Oil Mayonnaise– We love Sir Kensington’s! They make so many delicious low carb, sugar free, paleo and Whole 30 friendly sauces and condiments. This avocado oil mayo is tangy and delicious, with super clean ingredients and no added sugar! Awesome! It’s $8.99 for a 32 ounce container.
Baking Supplies & Sugar Free Sweeteners- Baking delicious keto and gluten free treats just got a whole lot easier, thanks to Costco. You truly can’t find these amazing prices anywhere else, trust us.
- Almond Flour- The amount of things we use almond flour for is kind of insane. Yes, it’s way more dense than regular flour, but it still somehow works pretty darn well as a replacement. Try these delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, these low carb savory waffles, or even use them in these lamb meatballs with lemon and feta! We believe it’s currently $12.99 for a 3 lb bag.
- Lakanto Sweetener– Try finding a better price for this awesome Lakanto Sweetener anywhere else. Costco carries 1.76 lb bags of this delicious monk fruit sweetener for $8.99, so stock up! We use it in all kinds of baked goods, but try these candied pecan chocolate chip cookies to start!
- Rodelle Baking Cocoa- Never underestimate the powder of a high quality baking cocoa. This stuff is not your average, run-of-the-mill baking cocoa. This 25 ounce bag costs $5.99. It’s Rodelle Dutch Processed Cocoa and this stuff is rich and tastes delicious. Elevate chocolate desserts and dishes with this stuff. Try these death by chocolate pumpkin brownies, or this amazing low carb salted caramel hot cocoa. You won’t be disappointed!
- Pure Vanilla Extract – Now we don’t currently know the going rate for pure vanilla extract at Costco, but as many of you may have noticed, the price of vanilla has skyrocketed over the last few years. In the past we’ve noticed that Costco had the lowest prices, so buy it in bulk if you plan to do a lot of baking.
Produce & Fermented Foods – At this time we aren’t giving an extensive list of produce that can be found at Costco, mostly because the offerings and prices change constantly. We’ve included our staples when it comes to veggies and fermented food items!
- Wild Brine Sauerkraut- One of our favorite sauerkrauts can be found at Costco, Wildbrine! It’s perfect for our Reuben Skillet, and just a great thing to eat overall. It’s raw and organic. We add it to salads too. Treat your gut right with this fermented goodness, and its $6.99 for 50 ounces.
- Kimchi- Kimchi is great for your gut, and we happen to find it to be very, very tasty! Get a 58 ounce container for $7.99, usually.
- Earthbound Farm Power Greens- Making salads and smoothies just got a lot easier with this Power Greens mix. It’s $5.89 for 1.5 lbs and it comes in a resealable bag for easy storing.
- Organic Frozen Cauliflower Rice- These 5 lb bags of riced cauliflower are separated into 1 lb bags which is really convenient and it only costs $7.99. Use this rice in all kinds of dishes, but it’s perfect for this Low Carb Jambalaya.
Who wants to spend more than you need to on things like Sparkling water, and the occasional low carb friendly drink? We don’t! Here’s a list of our favorite drinks You can find at Costco.
- Sparkling Water & La Croix- The Kirkland brand sparkling water tastes great, and comes at a fraction of the cost of La Croix. But if you’re a die hard La Croix fan, Costco is definitely the place to buy it. They often run sales, and they have all kinds of variety packs. But in general, you can find a 36 pack of the Kirkland brand for $8.99, and a 24 pack of La Croix for $6.99.
- Kirkland Brand Sparkling Flavored Water- We love the name brand Sparkling Ice, but the Kirkland brand is just as good, and it’s $8.99 for a 24 pack of 17-ounce drinks.
- Monster Zero- This is definitely a more “dirty” keto or low carb option, but if you want to buy Monster in bulk, you will save a ton of money. We don’t know the current price in a Costco warehouse, but we are fairly positive it’s under $1.60 a can for 24 16-ounce cans.
- Bai Coconut Drinks – These drinks are tasty and a great boost of electrolytes! They are sweetened with erythritol, and you can generally get some kind of variety pack for under $1.50 a unit.
- Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk- If you drink a lot of unsweetened almond milk, this is a great deal for you. $6.99 for a 6 pack of 1 quart cartons!
- Milkadamia Unsweetened Macadamia Milk- This is by far our preferred nut milk, although it is a bit more expensive than the almond milk. It’s incredibly creamy and tasty. It’s $13.99 for six 32-ounce containers.
We hope you found what you needed on this ultimate Costco low carb and keto grocery list! If you like this list, can you do us a solid and share it with your friends? Make sure to follow us on Instagram to watch our Costco Grocery hauls on our Instagram stories! We plan to update this list often, so check back again soon! Happy eating.
Until next time,
Briana & Chamere