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

Costco is known for bringing in the trendiest “health” foods, but not all items are the best choices for people with diabetes or prediabetes. Here are 5 RD approved ideas:
1. Grilled chicken patties on sprouted grain bread
2. Organic Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breast from Vicky’s Kitchen
3. Green Chili Shredded Chicken & Riced Cauliflower Bowl from Don Lee Farms

Slightly Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken

This 2-ingredient (yes, just 2 ingredients!) grilled chicken is not overly spicy but has a great flavor that is slightly sweet and savory with a touch of jalapeno flavor. Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs 1 cup juice from Tony’s Sweet Heat Jalapeno Peppers Make it In a largeContinue reading “Slightly Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken”

No Cook Zucchini Pesto Chicken Salad

This light, low-carb meal was created on a very hot Missouri day and therefore requires no oven, stovetop or anything else that requires heat! Ingredients Makes 2 servings 2 zucchini, spiralized or chopped 1 large tomato or 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped 2 tbsp Italian dressing 1 fully cooked deli rotisserie chicken 3 tbsp pesto sauceContinue reading “No Cook Zucchini Pesto Chicken Salad”

Try Bean Pastas for a Diabetes-Friendly Meal

One of my favorite grocery items growing in popularity and now much easier to find at the store, is the variety of bean-based pastas. My favorite is chickpea pasta and my cabinet is typically stuffed with a variety of Banza pasta and “rice”. The base of this pasta is chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans, which areContinue reading “Try Bean Pastas for a Diabetes-Friendly Meal”

Microwave Friendly Simple Chicken Teriyaki Stir-fry

Makes 4 servings This is a very quick dinner idea or lunch meal prep option for people managing their blood sugars. The no sugar marinade and smaller portion of rice per serving help reduce total carbohydrates. Ingredients 1 lb frozen, fully cooked, diced chicken breast- reheated in the microwave according to package directions 1 lbContinue reading “Microwave Friendly Simple Chicken Teriyaki Stir-fry”

Plant-based Meal Ideas for People with Diabetes

The buzz is all about plant-based. So what is a plant-based eating style? Plant-based diet or eating style is a broad term for eating patterns that focus on foods primarily from plants, but generally not completely meat and dairy free. A vegan diet is strictly plant only with no animal products. When we look atContinue reading “Plant-based Meal Ideas for People with Diabetes”

Simple Diabetes Friendly Dinner Ideas

It’s 6:00 PM and you don’t know what you are having for dinner. A common yet fixable problem. When it comes to making meals that are healthy for people with diabetes, keep it simple to start, include a source of protein and squeeze in as many vegetables as you can. Here are 5 ideas forContinue reading “Simple Diabetes Friendly Dinner Ideas”

Classic Cheeseburger Bowls

These bowls are a perfect prep ahead meal for weekday lunches. Ingredients 1 lb Cooked ground beef 1 bag Birdseye Steamfresh rice with mixed veggies or brown rice, cooked according to package directions Sliced or shredded cheese Ketchup (no high fructose corn syrup- look for organic, natural or naturally sweetened like Simply Heinz) Mustard ChoppedContinue reading “Classic Cheeseburger Bowls”