Bodybuilding Nutrition, Fueled by COSTCO

Money is tight and time is valuable. Yet, time strapped athletes still need nutrients and carbohydrates to power through their workouts and ample protein to rebuild muscle tissue. Since I advocate whole food sources, not prepared/”road” foods, and very few supplements, COSTCO enters as a great place to shop for sports nutrition. Not every item is purchased on each trip, but I come pretty close. Try to not get distracted by the monstrous boxes of snacks and ice cream. Here is my shopping list:

  1. VEGETABLES (chose whatever is in season): sweet potatoes, spinach, cherry tomatoes, red peppers
  2. FRUITS: Naked Green juice, apples, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, raisins, bananas
  3. GRAINS: La Brea Whole Grain Bread, Coach’s Cracked and Toasted Oats, Kashi cereal
  4. NUTS: 100% organic peanut butter, almonds, walnuts
  5. FISH: whatever fish is wild (sockeye salmon, Dover sole, tilapia, scallops), frozen shrimp
  6. MEAT: free range frozen chicken or turkey
  7. DAIRY: 2% milk, Greek Yogurt, organic eggs
  8. ETC: grain and nut bars, peanut butter pretzels, granola bars, jelly

About The Author

Eric Minkwitz

Since 2002, Eric Minkwitz has operated Mink Training Systems, a sports performance, workplace wellness, and nutritional consulting business geared towards student-athletes, active individuals, and busy professionals. Minkwitz works with people of all levels, to educate and empower his clients to reach their potential in team sports, personal endeavors, and physical competitions of all types.

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