It’s that time of the year again when you gotta head to Costco Canada to stock up on tons of food for your children to eat when returning to school!
My son is a teen and eats A LOT! so stocking up on food for him to grab before going to school and to eat when her returns from school is essentially a full-time job. He chooses to eat at the cafeteria at lunchtime so buying items for him to make his lunches is no longer a thing for me to worry about but his after-school feast makes up for that.
Below are my top recommendations for stocking up on items for back to school food at Costco Canada:
Quick Breakfast Ideas
My son used to be a “roll outta bed and run to the bus” kinda kid. For a long time, he would just grab a banana or a granola bar on his mad dash to the bus stop. Now that he’s in high school though I’ve noticed he’s taking more time in the mornings to look decent and has time now for a better breakfast.
Kellogg’s Cereal in a Cup Variety Pack
These mini cereal cups come in Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops, and Corn Pops. There are 12 cereal cups in a box. They have 180-210 calories in a cup and 2-3g of protein.
These eggo’s come with 72 waffles in a box. They have 180 calories and 4g of protein per 2 eggo’s.
El Monterey Egg, Sausage, Cheese, & Potato Breakfast Wraps
These Breakfast wraps have 14 wraps in a bag. Each wrap has 280 calories and 10g of protein.
Bacon & Egg English Muffins
These breakfast sandwiches come with 12 sandwiches in a box. Each sandwich has 250 calories and 13g of protein.
Fully Cooked Pork Sausage Rounds
These sausage rounds have 1.2kg of rounds in a box. Each round has 150 calories and 8g of protein.
I STOCK UP on multiple granola bars as I find our house goes through them fast. My husband and I both love them for work and my son loves them for a quick on-the-go breakfast or snack after school. He also keeps one in his backpack in case he gets hungry.
Natures Bakery Fig Bars
These fig bars come in raspberry, and blueberry flavours. There are 32 2-pack fig bars in a box. Each bar is 200 calories and contains 3g of protein.
Cliff Bar Energy Bars Variety pack
These energy bars come in chocolate chip, and crunchy peanut butter flavours. There are 22 energy bars in a box. Each bar is 250-260 calories and contains 10-11g of protein.
Kind Nut Bars Variety Pack
These Granola bars come in Nuts salted caramel & dark chocolate, and Almond cashew dark chocolate & Sea Salt flavours. There are 18 bars in a box. Each bar is 190-200 calories and contains 5g of protein.
Kirkland Signature Nut Bars
These nut bars have 24 bars in a box. Each bar is 200 calories and contains 5g of protein.
Made Good Granola Minis
Granola Minis come in chocolate chip, and mixed berry flavours. There are 20 packets in a bag. Each packet is 100-110 Calories and 2g of protein.
Quick Snacks for After School
If your child is a grazer after school these are some of my favourite mini snacks for after school.
Aussie Bites have 32 bites in a package. Each bite has 130 calories and 2g of protein.
Prana Killimanjaro Chocolate Mix
This trail mix comes in a 2-pack with 681g per bag. Per 1/3 cup of trail mix, there are 260 calories and 5g of protein.
Kirkland Signature Trail Mix Snack Packs
These single-serve trail mix packs come with 28 packs in a box. Each pack has 300 calories and 10g of protein.
After School Meals
As I mentioned above, my son eats a lot, so the first thing he does when he gets home from school is prepare a meal. Because of this, not only do I stock up on quick items from Costco for him to heat up, but I also make a ton of freezer meals for him to grab for a quick meal.
Annie’s Mac & Cheese
Annie’s Mac & Cheese comes with 12 boxes per package. Half of them are shells & real aged cheddar, and the other half are shells & white cheddar. For half a box there are 320 calories and 11g of protein.
Sebatasso’s Frozen Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza
These mini pizzas have 12 pizzas per box. Half of them are cheese and the other half are pepperoni. Each pizza has 290 – 310 calories and 12-13g of protein.
El Monterey Chicken Taquitos
There are 40 taquitos in each box. There are 230 calories and 8g of protein for 2 taquitos.
Janes Frozen Whole Wheat Chicken Strips
Each box of chicken strips has 2k (43 strips or more) pieces. Each strip has 100 calories and 5g of protein.
Erie Meats Crispy Chicken Burger
Each box of chicken burgers has 2kg of burgers. Each burger has 340 calories and 17g of protein.
What are your must-haves from Costco Canada for back to school? I’d love to hear about them in the comments section.
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