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They will all help you stay healthy in the new year.

Zee Krstic
December 04, 2018

The holidays are here, and Costco is gifting us with some serious sales this season. Every month, the membership-only store releases a circular of sales on top of already steeply discounted member prices, and this month's list includes products that'll help make meal-prep so much easier.

Costco is slashing prices on all sorts of eye-catching gifts this month, including smartphones, tablets, a slew of vitamins, supplements, and delicious groceries; even a 7-night trip to Bora Bora. (Yes, Costco sells vacations!)

But our favorite items are tools and gadgets that you can use to make healthy eating easier, including a new blender and a set of essential meal-prep containers.

Some of the items on the list are available in store only, and prices and availability vary based on your local store, but if you have an account with the retailer, you should be able to buy a few of these online.

These discounts are valid until Christmas Eve, December 24—but you'll need a membership to cash in on these deals. If you know someone with a Costco membership, though, they should be able to get you a Costco Cash Card, allowing you to shop in store without actually ponying up the $60 needed for an annual membership.

1) Pyrex 18-Piece Glass Food Storage Container Set

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Owning a set of food storage containers is a must for any home cook who hopes to portion out meals for the week (we also have a newsletter to help you do that—sign up here!). Eating a meal-prepped lunch is so much easier when you can simply toss one of these Pyrex containers into your bag (or into one of these functional lunchboxes) and into the dishwasher afterwards. These containers are also safe for the microwave and freezer.

Snag a complete set with a $7 discount all this month!

2) NutriBullet Balance Blender, With Bluetooth Features

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This ultra speedy blender connects to your smartphone and instantaneously measures the nutritional value of the recipe you're making, with real-time nutritional information as ingredients are added. The NutriBullet mobile app also comes with more than 100 pre-published recipes, which is great for those who love starting the morning fresh with a nutritious smoothie. Enjoy a $30 discount on this must-have blender all month long, making this gadget just $99.99.

3) Keurig K-Elite Single Serve Coffee Maker

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Calling all coffee fans! If you haven't discovered the magic of a Keurig appliance yet, this model is for you—it can brew five different sizes of coffee in just under two minutes, and it also makes iced coffee. Prices vary by location, but Costco is offering everyone a $25 coupon to use this month.

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4) Calphalon Premier Cookware Set, 11-Piece

If you're in the market for a fresh set of pots and pans, this Calphalon set is actually designed to stack vertically to save space. You can save $100 on this set throughout this month.

5) iRobot Roomba Wi-Fi Connected Vacuum

You know all those food droppings that make it into the little crooks and crevices of your kitchen floor? This completely autonomous vacuum can sweep those up, plus it can sweep the rest of your house with the tap of a button. Save $50 this month and snag this amazing household assistant for $350.

6) Proform 500 Premier Treadmill

With the new year looming fast, you may be interested in starting a new fitness routine—and if you have the space in your home, this cardio-friendly machine is a steal. This treadmill can reach speeds of 10 MPH for runners and also has the ability to introduce a 10 percent incline for some serious hill-climbing. Save $200 this month and own a treadmill for $599 with home delivery.

7) LG Kitchen Package, 4-Piece Appliance Set

Costco is majorly discounting a complete set of new appliances for those who might be interested in redoing their kitchens: this LG set includes an oven, microwave, refrigerator, and a dishwasher, bundled with a $1,600 discount on the entire set.