Five Healthy, Quick to Cook Meal Ideas from Costco – Dietitian Approved

Quick to cook, low carb shredded chicken with rice cauliflower bowl

Costco is known for bringing in the trendiest “health” foods so consumers can buy them in bulk at a better price. But, not all items that look healthy are the best choices, especially for people who want to prevent or manage diabetes. The following options are perfect for busy evenings when you haven’t prepared anything in advance and want to avoid drive-thru meals. Here are 5 options from Costco for making quick to cook meals for you and quick meals for your family.

  1. Grilled chicken patties on sprouted grain bread: these chicken patties are fully cooked and packed with 20 grams of protein. Serve them on toasted Angelic Bakehouse 7 Sprouted Grain bread for an additional 5 grams protein and 3 grams fiber per slice. If you are getting bored with typical healthy recipes for chicken, try one of these options using the grilled chicken patties. Make it California style with toppings like avocado, lettuce, tomato and lemon pepper seasoning. Make it Buffalo style with Franks Red Hot sauce, blue cheese crumbles and bibb lettuce.

2. Organic Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast from Vicky’s Kitchen: if you love cheesy, broccoli casseroles, this is a healthier, higher protein option. This low-carb dinner option is also gluten-free for those with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance. These are stuffed with broccoli, cheese and wild and brown rice, not white rice like most convenience foods! Just wrap them in foil and bake according to package directions. Easy clean up too! Make this quick to cook meal into a sheet pan meal. Just add quartered red potatoes and asparagus spears that have been tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper to the sheet pan with the foil wrapped chicken.

3. Green Chili Shredded Chicken & Riced Cauliflower Bowl from Don Lee Farms: this quick meal is perfect for the very busy evenings or late meals. It’s low in calories and carbohydrates for a meal, so you might want to add a piece of fruit and yogurt on the side.

4. Plant Based Beef Burrito Bowl from Tattooed Chef: a quick dinner option for those following a vegan diet, this bowl has 7 grams of fiber and more protein than many ready to eat vegan meals at 16 grams. Need a meal to take to work? Keep one of these in your office freezer as a backup!

5. Marinated Wild Alaskan Salmon with Seeds of Change Quinoa and Brown Rice: w I love salmon when it’s cooked perfect or seasoned just right. I often fail to do that on my own! This marinated salmon solves that problem. These salmon fillets are individually wrapped and quick to cook in the oven. Pair them with Seeds of Change Quinoa and Brown Rice 90 second packs. Watch your rice portions depending on your meal plan needs. Finish your plate with steamed broccoli, Brussel sprouts or green beans.

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All information contained on this site is intended for informational and educational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional or for professional medical advice related to a medical condition. Please contact your physician with any questions and concerns about your medical condition

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