Costco’s Nut Butter Is Packed With Seedy Goodness—and Is a Total Bargain

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Costco’s Nut Butter Is Packed With Seedy Goodness—and Is a Total Bargain

This is Highly Recommend, a column dedicated to what people in the food industry are obsessed with eating, drinking, and buying right now.Let me level with you: I have spent $20-plus on a 12-ounce jar of raw organic almond butter. Shocking, I know, but I justified the purchase because of its nutritional benefits. As a Certified Nutrition Health Coach, I know that nut butters can be a healthy source of quality fat. They’re also my favorite food, something that I look forward to every morning drizzled over seasonal fruit or a bowl of oatmeal. But legit good and good-for-you nut butters without added sugars and preservatives are incredibly pricey. My answer is Kirkland Signature mixed nut butter with seeds.As a woman on a budget, I have made it my mission to find an affordable way to have my nut butter while being mindful to not break the bank. On my journey to find one that checks all the boxes—price, quality, taste, texture, and nutritional value—I have tested over 15 nut butters. Costco’s seedy nut butter beats them all.It’s made with almonds, cashews (have you seen the price of cashew butter?), pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed, and nothing else. From a nutritional perspective, all those seeds provide a boost of omega-3s, may help reduce inflammation, and feed our HDL cholesterol (the good kind).From a texture perspective, they add a delightful crunch to the creamy consistency of the nut butter. If I’m spreading it on toast or sandwiches, I refrigerate it for a thicker consistency, but room temp is best for adorning bowls of seasonal fruit, oatmeal, pancakes, muffins, or chia pudding. The taste is toasty, slightly savory, with a subtle hint of almond—nothing “health aisle” about it.The price for all this nutritionally dense deliciousness? It’s about $15 for 27 ounces. It’s the value you might expect from Costco’s house brand, but you don’t have to be a member to get the deal. You can find it on Amazon and other websites and get the good stuff delivered to your door—perhaps even in time for tomorrow morning’s oatmeal.Read More

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