Your shopping lists are about to get a whole lot healthier.

By Meghan Overdeep
April 09, 2018
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Forget what you've heard: eating healthy doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. That's especially true for Costco shoppers, who, according to writer and nutritionist Heather McClees, have access some incredible deals on healthy staples.

In an article for The Kitchn, McClees identified some of the best healthy Costco buys you should be adding to your shopping list. And the best part, they're all $10 or less. From salad to cereal, read on for our favorite finds:

Earthbound Farms Organic Greens, $4.50 for 1 pound

When it comes to organic greens, this is a certified steal! McClees recommends keeping half of the container in the fridge for salads during the week and freezing the rest. Portion the remaining veggies out in small zip-top baggies and pop them in the freezer where they'll be preserved for green smoothies down the line.

Organic Bananas, $2 for three pounds

In our opinion, this one goes without saying. "These bananas go into my cart every time I hit up Costco — they then go into my smoothies, oatmeal, baked goods, and more," McClees writes.

Cheerios, $6 for two-box bundle

Another crazy-low price on a healthy staple! According to McClees, "plain Cheerios are one of the healthiest cereals from a mainstream brand you can buy." Two big boxes of this low-sugar, fiber-rich cereal will keep adults and kids alike happy and full for days.

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Organic Dates, $10 for 40 ounces

"Dates are packed with potassium, fiber, and natural sugars and are one of my favorite ways to sweeten almost any type of recipe you can think of," McClees says, and we couldn't agree more.

Frozen Pineapple, $8.50 for five pounds

McClees describes these frozen fruits as "the sweetest and most delicious frozen pineapple I've ever had." Snack on it alone, or add it to smoothies for natural sweetness and vitamin C.

Quaker Old Fashioned Oatmeal, $8 for 10 pounds

No kitchen is complete without a box of oatmeal. Old-fashioned oats are creamy, filling and good for your heart. Plus, this box will last for a year in your pantry.