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Apr 20, 2013 09:49 AM

List of Low Calorie products at Costco

I'd like to get a list of products at Costco that could be described as low calorie that might be useful to those of us of a certain age and an interest in diminishing our girth.

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  1. Where to begin with this thread...

    Let's just say that if you're counting calories, all products at Costco can be considered low calorie as long as you only eat a portion sized to deliver your goal calorie amount.

    And avoid the baked goods section. And maybe the raw baking ingredient section too.

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    1. re: trane

      Like trane said, "low calories" doesn't necessarily mean healthy. I'll substitute your "low calories" for "Healthy, weight loss friendly" items.

      -Quinoa , which replaces rice in almost all my meals.
      -Prewashed salads and greens are great
      -All those pre-cut fruits make it easy for you to substitute your deserts
      -Frozen fish filets (Olivia brand here in Canada) are high in sodium but still low in calories and fat.
      -Small yogurt (greek for example) cups are a good snack choice in lunches
      -Chicken breasts. Obviously. Seperate them and freeze them.
      -Some Real-Fruit frozen popsickles are good. Look at what's in them.
      -Packs of Crystal Light water flavouring if you have trouble drinking your daily water amount.
      -Nuts of any kind. Less sugar the better. Try not to have the cashews, they are fatty.

      As you noticed, there are very little "prepared" foods which will help you lose weight. Portion control and making your own food will let you control what goes in it.

      1. re: SourberryLily

        want to add/expand on what sourberrylily said:

        almost every single item in the walk-in produce refrigerator will fit the bill for your needs.
        in particular i use a lot of the sugar snap peas (which are always sweet and stringless).
        their prewashed organic lettuce mix is better than it used to be (less moisture so less wilting)

    2. I have been working on weight control and a couple of items that have been helpful:

      Single packets of Sabra Hummus, pretzels, baby carrots, and apple slices, grapefruit sections. Love the mini sweet peppers as well.

      I love the Amylu Gouda and red pepper burgers- they come 2 to a pack, easy to microwave and a great protein source. And the Dietz and Watson Turkey cold cuts have a thickness that makes for easy roll-ups. I don't even miss the bread.

      These have been my work staples the past few weeks: convenient and keeping me out of the cafeteria.

      I'm hoping for other suggestions in this thread to add to my rotation.

      1. I really like the Veggie Patch spinach chickpea patties. I do them in the toaster oven and dip chunks in sriracha. Sometimes in the summer I use a beefsteak type tomato as the 'bread' for a sandwich and eat with a fork and knife.
        I also go through a lot of nori... the small packets of dried seaweed. Salt and crunch minus fat... very low cal.
        I used to get Cabot lowfat snack pieces (3/4 oz) but they have vanished in Chicago alas.
        I also buy big bags of roasted almonds and portion into snack bags.

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        1. re: debbypo

          Oh, I've never seen the chickpea patties. Will need to keep an eye out. I rarely spend much time in the frozen section but these sound great. Thanks!

          1. re: IndyGirl

            The spinach chickpea patties are in the refrigerated section, in front of the rotisserie chickens/open case meats.

            I sometimes eat them as a side dish at breakfast or dinner, as well as a snack item.

          2. re: debbypo

            Yes, the spinach-chickpea patties are great. If you are not going low-carb, they are the perfect size to sandwich in a mini-pita! (and it's a great way to sneak in veggies...)

            1. re: truman

              Hi truman: I think it is more accurate to say portion control and
              minimal carb. The patties will satisfy my wife's constant "where's the veggies?" refrain.

            2. re: debbypo

              I also like Veggie Patch spinach chickpea patties but recently learned that my local Costco no longer carries them. Anyone know where I can find them? Thanks!

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              1. I could list item like organic whipping cream, yes whipping cream!, Greek yogurt but, it makes no difference. It's all about what you put in vs what you burn off. Costco has great deal on tread mills.