Check out 20 easy healthy Costco lunch ideas, complete with the Costco shopping list. Looking for lunch ideas for kids? Or lunch ideas for adults from Costco? Then this post is for you! Buy one list of foods, make 20 easy healthy Costco lunches out of it! Visuals help give you a complete meal prep plan to make packing school lunches easy. And these are great lunch ideas for adults, too!

20 easy costco lunch ideas

20 Easy Healthy Costco Lunch Ideas

Are you an avid Costco shopper? I am! One of the things that I love best is that you can stock up on foods that can help you meal prep throughout the week.I find it especially helpful because I have four kids, two of them who are teens, and all of them who have BIG appetites! Shopping at Costco is something I started doing a few years ago when I realized the benefits:

Benefits of shopping at Costco:

  1. They have SO many organic brands
  2. Prices are much more economical – for instance, I get 24 organic eggs for $5.99 vs. the same price for a dozen eggs at a regular grocery store
  3. Prepared foods, when chosen wisely, can help get meals on the table easily
  4. The abundance of healthy snacks which are helpful – especially for kids!

I took all of these into consideration and realized that I could put together a school lunch plan with all Costco items. I created a shopping list (scroll down and you can download it and take it with you) which can help create these 20 easy healthy Coscto lunches. Done and done!

A little Costco meal prep can lead to simple school lunches.

Most of the meals here simply require a little bit of heating or simply cooking of pasta. They are packed in my favorite containers – lunch containers from U Konserve. I love their Trio – super versatile and handy. Here are visuals of each of the lunches, which are also super usable for adults!

  1. Cooked Mixed Greens and Meatballs with Marinara Sauce – Mixed greens are broccoli, asparagus, peas and zucchini and are in the frozen section.

Cooked mixed greens and meatballs with marinara sauce

2. A variety of Chicken Sausage, Chicken Nuggets (gluten free), and Amy Lu’s Paleo Meatballs with Blueberries and Raspberries.

variety of sausage, chicken nuggets, and meatballs with blueberries and raspberries

3. Pizza Bagel (sub gluten-free bread if needed) with Rao’s Marinara, topped with cheese, 1/2 of an Avocado, Cooked Frozen Green Veggie Mix.

Pizza bagel with cheese, half of an avocado, mixed greens mix with broccoli, asparagus and peas

 

4. A snacky lunch of Sliced Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Baby Carrots, Heavenly Hunks and Barnana Plantain Chips with Hummus and Guacamole to dip.

easy Costco school lunch ideas

5. Mixed greens (broccoli, asparagus, peas & zucchini) with Amy Lu’s Paleo Meatballs and a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich. Use gluten-free bread to make it gluten-free, and sub any other nut butter if needed.

pb and j sandwich with meatballs and mixed green veggies

6. Chickpea Masala (Saffron Road), Baby Carrots, Cucumber Slices and Heavenly Hunks.

chickpea marsala with 3 heavenly hunks and a mix of cucumbers and carrots - easy Costco lunches

7. Yogurt, Sliced Peppers, Baby Carrots & Yogurt. Sub a non-dairy yogurt if needed.

Liberte yogurt, Heavenly Hunks, carrots, sliced peppers, mini guacamole

8. Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets atop Spinach with Honey Mustard “Dressing” (mix equal parts of honey and mustard) with Baby Carrots and Hummus.

GF chicken nuggets on top of spinach with honey mustard dressing, carrots, mini hummus - easy costco lunches

9. Cheese Quesadilla with Salsa & Guacamole, Raspberries, Baby Carrots.

Cheese quesadilla with guacamole, salsa, baby carrots and raspberries

10. Mixed Greens (broccoli, asparagus, zucchini & peas), Amy Lu’s Chicken Sausages, Bell Peppers and Hummus.

Big mix of mixed greens sauteed with sausage on top. Sliced peppers + hummus

11. Bagel with Marinara Sauce and Cheese, Baby Carrots and Guacamole, Plantain Chips on the side.

Bagel with marinara and cheese, plantain chips, carrots and guacamole - all from Costco

12: Yogurt, Frozen Fruit (to put in yogurt), Heavenly Hunks (can break up and put in yogurt), Pistachios.

Yogurt, frozen fruit and Heavenly Hunks to mix in the yogurt and pistachios

13. Toasted bread (to make avocado toast), Guacamole, Banana, Hippeas

Toasted bread, guacamole, banana, Hippeas lunch for kids

14. 6 Gluten-free Chicken Nuggets with 2 Hard Boiled Eggs and a Salad with Carrots, Lettuce, and Cucumbers; with Hippeas.

Chicken nuggets, hard boiled eggs, mixed green salad, Hippeas - another Costco lunch

15. Hard Boiled Egg, Cooked Chicken Sausage Links, Gluten-free Bread, Jelly, Mixed Berries, Pistachios.

Hard boiled egg, chicken sausage, gluten-free toast, fruit salad, pistachios, jelly school lunch

16. Egg + Cheese Sandwich on GF Bread, Spinach Salad with Blueberries and Strawberries.

egg and cheese sandwich on gluten free bread, berrie salad on spinach, pistachios

17. Gluten Free Chickpea Pasta with Marinara, Amy Lu’s Paleo Meatballs, Spinach Salad with Berries on the side*

 

Gluten Free Pasta with Sauce, Paleo Meatballs, Spinach salad

18. Gluten-free Pasta with Marinara, Paleo Meatballs, Cheese (optional) with a mix of Frozen Strawberries and Mango.

Frozen mango and strawberries, grain-free pasta with sauce, and cheese, Paleo meatballs - a tasty lunch

19. Broccoli with Cheese, Cucumber and Pistachios in a U Konserve lunch box.

broccoli with cheese, cucumber and pistachios in a U Konserve lunch box

20. Gluten-free Pasta with Marinara, Spinach Salad with Carrots, Avocado, Pepper, Cucumber and Honey Mustard (equal parts honey and mustard mixed).

gluten free pasta with marinara, spinach salad with carrots, avocado, pepper, cucumber and honey mustard sauce

So there you have it! I hope that these easy, healthy school lunches can be helpful and serve as inspiration for you. If you’d like more lunch ideas, be sure to check out these 10 Healthy Simple School Lunches from Trader Joe’s or 5 Healthy Lunches You Can Make in 5 Minutes (each) . If you have other favorite foods that you like to get from Costco, please share them below!

Oh, and in case you’d like the shopping list for this meal plan – here it is!

Costco Shopping List

 

 

 

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