Learn: Costco Shopping List - Whole30 and Zero Waste Compliant

I've convinced my sister to do whole30 with me.  It will be her first time so I've rounded up some resources to make this easier.  Since she still lives at home with my parents and my parents manage the grocery shopping, I've created a few shopping lists and recipe lists to make this transition easier.  I've already provided her the two main resources: " It Starts with Food" and "Whole30" to read for the week before we begin.  Her start date will be May 23, 2016.   I'll be visiting my parents the weekend before to remove non-compliant foods and help them with some shopping.

First up is a shopping list for Costco that is also zero waste compliant (stored in recyclable containers.)  In addition, you can find the same shopping list with additional items that are not zero waste compliant below.  If I left out any, feel free to let me know.  Items that I know are in recyclable container are in the zero waste list.  Items in thin plastic clam shells or some sort of plastic packaging are not as I am not sure all recycle centers process these kinds of plastics. 

You can find the Trader Joe's Shopping List here. 

 

Costco Shopping List: Whole30 and Zero Waste Compliant

  • Cooking Fats

    • Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil (in glass)
    • Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (in plastic or glass)
    • Carrington Farms 100% Organic Coconut Oil (in plastic)
  • Pantry Staples

    • Genova Solid Light Tuna in Olive Oil (in can, some plastic if wrapped together)
    • Kirkland Albacore Tuna in Water or Olive Oil (in can, some plastic if wrapped together)
    • Season Sardines in Olive Oil (in cardboard and can)
    • SunPix Hearts of Palm (in glass)
    • Frank's Red Hot Original Saunce (in glass)
    • Kirkland Organic Tomato Paste (in can)
    • Kirkland Organic Diced Tomato (in can)
    • Mother Earth Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (in plastic)
    • Kirkland Signature Balsamic Vinegar (contains naturally occurring sulfites which is ok) (in glass)
  • Snacks

    • Kirkland Unsalted Cashews (in plastic)
    • Kirkland Unsalted Pistachios (in plastic)
    • Kirkland Unsalted Almonds (in plastic)
  • Beverages

    • San Pellegrino Sparkling Water (in glass) 
  • Produce

    • Bananas (if not in plastic bag)

Costco Shopping List: Whole30 Compliant

  • Cooking Fats

    • Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil (in glass)
    • Kirkland Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (in plastic or glass)
    • Carrington Farms 100% Organic Coconut Oil (in plastic)
  • Pantry Staples

    • Genova Solid Light Tuna in Olive Oil (in can, some plastic if wrapped together)
    • Kirkland Albacore Tuna in Water or Olive Oil (in can, some plastic if wrapped together)
    • SunPix Hearts of Palm (in glass)
    • Frank's Red Hot Original Saunce (in glass)
    • Kirkland Organic Tomato Paste (in can)
    • Kirkland Organic Diced Tomato (in can)
    • Mother Earth Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (in plastic)
  • Beverages

    • San Pellegrino Sparkling Water (in glass) 
  • Protein

    • Aidells Chicken Apple Sausages (in plastic and cardboard)
    • Coleman's Organic Chicken Breasts, Thighs or Whole (in plastic)
    • Kirkland Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef (in plastic)
    • Kirkland Organic Cage Free 2 Dozen Eggs (in plastic clam shell)
    • Kirkland Mahi Mahi, Salmon,  Tilapia, Cod, etc. (confirm that you are not getting the breaded items) (in plastic bags)
    • Foppen Norwegian Smoked Salmon (don't use the sauce) (in plastic and cardboard)
  • Snacks 

    • Kirkland Unsalted Cashews (in plastic)
    • Kirkland Unsalted Pistachios (in plastic)
    • Kirkland Unsalted Almonds (in plastic)
  • Produce

    • Avocados (in a mesh bag, not sure how this is recycled)
    • Organic Cut Butternut Squash (in plastic clam shell)
    • Organic Romaine Lettuce (in plastic bag)
    • Organic Spring Mix (in plastic bag)
    • Organic Spinach (in plastic bag)
    • Organic Cauliflower (in plastic bag)
    • Organic Celery (in plastic bag)
    • Organic Carrots (in plastic bag)
    • Bell Peppers (in plastic bag)
    • Broccoli (in plastic bag)
    • Brussels Sprouts (in plastic bag)
    • Asparagus (in plastic bag)
    • Tomatoes (in plastic bag)
    • Green Beans (in plastic bag)
    • Bananas (could be in plastic bag)
    • Organic Raspberries (in plastic clam shells or in plastic bag if frozen)
    • Strawberries (in plastic clam shells or in plastic bag if frozen)
    • Apples (in plastic clam shells)
    • Organic Sweet Potatoes (in a mesh bag, not sure how this is recycled)
    • Organic Zucchini Squash (in plastic wrap)
    • Organic Blueberries (in plastic clam shells or in plastic bag if frozen)

 

Notes:

  • I purposely left out dried fruits as it can lead to continuous bad snacking habits.
  • I have also left out other items that I normally don't eat.  

 

Additional Sources:

  • http://costcoconnoisseur.blogspot.com/2016/01/survive-your-whole30-with-costco.html
  • http://lifemadefull.com/whole30-shopping-at-costco/