Costco Substitutions!


costco I called this section Costco Substitutions as a joke, because when you see the calorie statistics, you will want to find a food substitution for most of the items! These calorie statistics were attained from my local store! At the bakery, they readily handed me a printout of each of their bakery items. I went home with a huge file! At the Food Court, I was given a giant notebook and was able to copy down the statistics while I waited in line. It was confusing, because the calorie counts were not sized the same as their servings! It was a hassle to get these statistics, so I want to spare you the trouble!

Consistently eating at the bakery and food court would not be a healthy diet habit as you can see. As my son with autism recently stated, Mom, most of the people at the food court are overweight. Now you know why! This store definitely takes Portion Distortion to new heights! The scary thought is that most of us readily order there without thinking that the portions are too large!

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FOOD COURT

Food Item

Calories

Food Item

Calories

Pepperoni Pizza

620

Mocha Freeze

320

Cheese Pizza

700

Berry Smoothie

300

Combo Pizza

680

Turkey Havarti Wrap

890

Chicken Bake

770

Hot Latte

190

Chicken Caesar Salad

670

Mocha

310

Hot Dog/Polish Dog

450

Mocha Freeze

320

Berry Sundae

410

Latte Freeze

240

Frozen Yogurt

390

Churro

470

Ice Cream Bar

870

Gelato mixed flavor

498


Anyway you look at it its hard to come up with a healthy meal here! Maybe a hot dog and diet drink, but who can turn down a berry sundae, berry smoothie, frozen yogurt or the dreaded ice cream bar? I was excited when the turkey havarti cheese wrap came out because it sounded healthy. But alas, more calories than pizza! Who would have thought that? Pizza it is, and a diet drink of course! Might be a healthier choice to just find a substitution though?



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COSTCO BAKERY ITEMS

Food Item

Calories

Food Item

Calories

Poppy Seed Muffin

670

Fruit Cake 1/12

540

Blueberry Muffin

610

Choc. Cake 1/16

900

Chocolate Muffin

690

Butter Pound Cake

290

Apple Crumb Muffin

920

Coffeecake loaf 1/6

740

Onion Bagel

330

Parmesan Cracker

70

Multi Grain Bagel

340

White Choc cake 1/52

280

Sesame or Plain Bagel

330

Filled White cake 1/52

260

Parm. Cheese Bagel

330

Cheese Danish

500

Cinn. Raisin Bagel

340

Fruit Danish

430

Demi Bagette

420

Granola? 1/3cup

160

Garlic Bread 1/10 loaf

130

Butter Croissant

300

Puglinese Bread 1/10

130

Dinner Rolls

120

Pumpkin Pie 1/15

230

Ciabatta Roll

330

Pecan Pie 1/16

510

Carrot Cake 1/48

360

Apple Pie 1/20

300

White chunk cookie

230

Cheesecake 1/16

440

Oatmeal raisin cookie

230

Pump. Cheesecake 1/16

410

Chocolate chunk cookie

210

Pumpkin pie 1/8

431

Apple pie 1/8

750

Pecan pie 1/8

1020

Cheesecake 1/8

880

Pump. cheesecake 1/8

820




Note: Be sure to note the servings on the pies. Most people split these pies in eights not sixteenths. I have converted them to eights for easier comparison!

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Costco tends to do all things large. Many of these bakery items will be many grain servings and some of the desserts are almost half of your daily calorie intake. Most of them will not fit into your meal planning chart! A lifestyle solution would be to find a healthier Costco substitution recipe that you could do yourself. A scary fun thing to do is check out how many people buy Costco muffins! The healthy diet habit is know your calorie statistics! They may shock you and practice great portion control strategies!








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