Costco Is Now Selling a Giant Bag of This Healthy Chicken
Crispy Chik'n Patties from Alpha Foods are available at other grocery stores in packs of three. The warehouse chain's version includes 10 patties for $9.99, and you can now stock up on them nationwide. These plant-based patties are made from soy and wheat, and they're packed with protein. (Related: Costco Foods You Should Always Avoid, According to Nutritionists)
Harvard Health recommends that at least 10% of your daily calories come from protein, or that you should eat about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. For a 50-year-old woman who weighs about 140 pounds and doesn't exercise, that's about 53 grams of protein.
One Chik'n Patty contains 170 calories, 20 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 200 milligrams of sodium. Pair it with a bun (like this one from Costco with 8 grams of protein), and your Chik'n Patty transforms into a plant-based, high-protein meal. If you're the woman mentioned above, this gives you almost 40% of your daily recommended amount of protein.
Should you eat more plant-based foods?
Options for meatless, plant-based proteins like these Chik'n Patties at Costco have increased exponentially as of late. Research consistently shows that eating less meat leads to a smaller risk of developing health issues such as high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, and more. Eating less meat may sound daunting, but a little goes a long way.
"You don't have to go cold turkey. Instead, try easing into meatless meals. Consider going meatless one day a week," experts at the Mayo Clinic say. "If you don't like the idea of a whole day without meat, start with a couple of meatless dinners each week."
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