Costco Is Now Selling a Giant Bag of This Healthy Chicken
Costco has been busy this spring releasing (and bringing back) several new products to its warehouses. There's yet another item to add to the list, and Costco of course has the exclusive big bag.
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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