My Top 5 Protein-Packed Costco Snacks


Raise your hand if you’re guilty of getting everything at Costco . . . from furniture and clothing to stocking your pantry with bulk item grocery goodies! Yup, me too! Costco became my saving grace when I decided to focus on my health journey last year. I started following a macros-based “diet” (quotes because I hate the word diet) which required more protein than I have ever had in my daily meals, ever. I rushed to the store to fill my kitchen with easy go-to snacks and light meals because life is busy. Want to know my top five protein-packed Costco snacks? Keep reading!

Top 5 Protein-Packed Costco Snacks

Wilde Protein Chips Buffalo Chicken

If you’re a chip fanatic like me, don’t sleep on these! They pack the punch and flavor you would get from your go-to crispy snack. These chips are made with 100% REAL all-natural chicken, egg whites, and bone broth seasoned by the Salt Bae himself (or so I imagine–wink). These are low carb, keto friendly, gluten and grain free, and have a whopping 10g of protein per serving. Now that’s a snack I can get behind.

Top 5 Protein-Packed Costco Snacks

Kirkland Organic Greek Yogurt Plain

Okay, hear me out. Plain Greek yogurt is not always a fan favorite because of its sour, tangy taste. However, add a little bit of honey, fruit, chocolate chips, whatever your heart desires . . . and you’ve got a delectable breakfast or dessert. I love putting it in my fruit parfaits, and smoothies, and as a sour cream substitute on my tacos. It’s an acquired taste that you’ll get accustomed to with the blink of an eye AND it contains 18g of protein per serving.

Top 5 Protein-Packed Costco Snacks

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein

I love protein shakes or smoothies to get my day started or as a post-workout treat. Costco carries this in chocolate and vanilla, but I prefer vanilla. Why? It is more versatile . . . you can use it with fruit, chocolate, peanut butter, etc. I found more limitations with flavor profiles using chocolate. I don’t recommend using more than one serving per day because we really should be getting protein from the actual foods we eat, but this is a great supplement. It has 24g of protein per serving and helps you to build and maintain muscle (assuming you’re also working out because, of course, this isn’t a miracle powder). I absolutely love the taste!

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Mom Tip: When you throw this in your cart, you might as well grab the two pack BlendJet set so you can make your smoothies on the go! It is a life (and time) saver.

Top 5 Protein-Packed Costco Snacks

Country Archer Provisions Grass-Fed Beef Sticks

When I need a little pick-me-up between meals, I’ll reach for one of these mini beef sticks. They are so easy to throw into your purse or bag to have “just in case”. They are free of eight major allergens which is a win-win for this food-allergy mama, and they have 4g of protein per stick. Throw some into your kid’s lunch box because they are kid-approved too.

Top 5 Protein-Packed Costco Snacks


I’m drooling thinking about these bars right now. When you have a sweet tooth, these will satisfy that craving. Two flavors are included in the Costco pack–Oh Oh Cookie Dough and Daydreaming About Donuts. I love them both, but boy, I really love the cookie dough one. Mmm! These bars are made with clean, simple, plant-based ingredients. They are also made by a team of women (you go, girls)! Each bar contains 12g of plant protein . . . and you won’t even be able to tell you’re eating “healthy.”

Pro Costco Shopping Tip: If you see a star on their price tag, that means they may not be restocking the item once they are sold out. So if you love it, buy it now!

*If you are a frequent Costco shopper, you know that their products and inventory can change. I apologize if these items are no longer available or not an option at your location. This article was originally published May 2023.


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Dena was born in California but has called Albuquerque her home for the better part of her life. She married her college sweetheart, a native New Mexican, who introduced her to the beautiful Sandia Mountain views and the magic of luminarias during the holidays. Dena is an Educational Audiologist by day and a Super Mom by night. She has two young children that fill her days with equal parts love, laughter, and insanity. She enjoys losing herself in a good book, carving out time to spend with her girlfriends, taking deep breaths in the outdoors, and cozying up on cabin vacations.


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