17 Must-Haves Health Experts Buy at Sam’s Club
Sam's Club is famous for huge quantities and low prices, but you should really get to know the great deals that health experts can't live without. Head to Sam's and stock up!
Forget the chips. Member’s Mark Parmesan crisps ($10) are a perfect on-the-go snack with the crunch you crave. They have 12g of protein and 80 calories per serving, and are gluten-, wheat- and sugar-free.
Fried Pork Rinds
Member’s Mark Original Fried Pork Rinds ($6) will have keto lovers rejoicing. This snack has all kinds of flavor sans carbs and trans fats. For bonus healthy fats, dip your pork rinds in Wholly Guacamole ($9).
Pop quiz—can you guess the top 5 healthy fats?
Creamy Almond Butter
Almond butter is a good source of healthy fats, which are associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Member’s Mark Creamy Almond Butter ($9) is made with only two ingredients—dry roasted almonds and salt. It makes a great snack or ingredient in a protein-packed smoothie. New to the world of nut butter? Here’s our guide to the best ones out there.
Purified Bottled Water With Electrolytes
When it comes to a healthier you, hydration is key (and not all options are created equal—check out our list of the best drinks for hydration, ranked). Sam’s Club just launched its own purified bottled water ($10) under the Member’s Mark brand. This water has added electrolytes for taste and is packaged in a 15 pack—that’s only $.66 per 1 liter bottle.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil is a healthier option, great for baking, tossing with vegetables or using as a dressing. It can be expensive; however, buying it in bulk will help you save. This Member’s Mark 3L extra virgin olive oil ($20) is just $.20/fl. oz. Psst! Did you know that the best olive oil is made in California?
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Use this Member’s Mark Organic Virgin Coconut Oil ($14) for cooking, in your keto baking or on your skin and hair. Coconut oil is full of healthy saturated fats that can give your body and brain quick energy.
Want to try making your own skin care with coconut oil? It’s super easy! Check out our how-to for a hydrating homemade coconut face mask.
Whole Natural Almonds
Whether you eat them raw as a healthy snack, or grind them in the blender for freshly made almond flour, there’s no beating this nutritional powerhouse. Members Mark Whole Natural Almonds ($12) have only 2 carbs and 6 grams of protein per serving.
Creamy Peanut Butter
If you love peanut butter, make sure you opt for one that is all-natural without added oils and sugars. Member’s Mark creamy peanut butter ($7 for a two-pack) has just four ingredients, contains no preservatives or artificial flavors and makes a great low-carb snack. For portable protein on the go, grab your PB and whip up a batch of these Chia Seed Protein Bites.
Pickles make a great fat-free, low-calorie, low-carb and gluten-free snack. Just make sure to stick to unsweetened ones! These Crunchy Cukes ($4) provide a healthy alternative for the entire family. And you can literally use them in dozens of recipes. Here are our favorite recipes for those who are obsessed with pickles (*sheepishly raises hand*).
Plain Greek Yogurt
Plain Greek yogurt ($5) is so versatile—use it instead of sour cream, heavy cream or mayo to make creamy salads, soups and pastas. You can also use it as a marinade base for meat or fish and as a high-protein, low-sugar smoothie starter. Buying in bulk definitely pays off for this healthy staple. Looking for more ideas? Here are the best high-protein low-carb snacks.
No matter how you eat them, free range organic eggs ($7) are loaded with vitamins, protein and healthy fats. As for the organic vs. non-organic debate, check out what one of our editors discovered when she did a side-by-side cooking comparison.
Precooked Pulled Pork and Chicken
Hearty salads can be a weeknight dinner reality when precooked chicken and precooked pulled pork are at the ready. Enter Member’s Mark varieties ($10 each), making for a hearty and easy-prep dinner that satisfies hungry tummies.
Happily, eating healthy (even on keto) means you can still enjoy this comfort food in all its forms. Sam’s Club has a great selection of cheeses for every tastebud out there. If you are shooting for low-carb cheeses, Parmesan, mozzarella ($8), provolone and brie are just a few worthy of your shopping list.
In a pinch, canned chicken breast can shave cooking time off your dinner prep, with rave results—Chicken Tetrazzini happens to be one of my favorite ways to use it. Just be sure to check the ingredient list for added sugars and preservatives. Member’s Mark Premium Chunk Chicken Breast ($10 for six 12.5-ounce cans) for example, only has three ingredients: chicken breast, water and salt.
Hard Salami Wrapped Mozzarella Cheese
Hard Salami Wrapped Mozzarella Cheese ($7) is the definition of a protein-rich snack—just one stick packs 9 grams of protein in only 150 calories. For other protein-packed snacks, check out these ideas—or start with the Chili-Lime Roasted Chickpeas, because yum.
Vegetables make great snacks, side dishes or even as the main ingredient in a meal. Stock up on frozen broccoli ($6) at Sam’s Club so you’ll never have an excuse not to eat your greens. For inspo on how to spruce them up, we’ve rounded up a bushel of recipes that make frozen vegetables taste better.
For a quick, delicious protein, precooked chicken sausages fit the bill. These Member’s Mark Chicken Sausages ($14) come in three different flavors that will please the entire family. Since they’re precooked, you can toss them into a quick sausage skillet recipe and have dinner on the table ASAP!
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