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5 Healthy Costco Prepared Food Sides to Grab and Go

July 3, 2024

Costco is the one-stop shop that has it all; including lots of delicious pre-made foods. Among the popular Costco prepared food offerings are side dishes, which are especially good with one of the store’s most loved staples: its $5 rotisserie chicken. How beloved is this chicken? Costco sold 137 million of the birds last year. Given that many of us are picking up the chicken at Costco for a quick dinner, we thought we’d share five healthy, tasty sides that go perfectly with the chicken, so your whole meal can be hassle free.

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1. Kirkland Signature Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

The Kirkland Signature spinach salad, from Costco’s prepared food section, is a nutrient-dense option with plenty of varying textures and flavors. Along with spinach, it features hard-boiled eggs, crumbled bacon, dried cranberries, cherry tomatoes, and onions, with a piquant dressing. Shred the chicken on top for a full meal.

2. Azuma Gourmet Seaweed Salad 

Seaweed is a great plant source of omega 3 fats, and contains both EPA and DHA, fatty acids that have been linked to improved cardiovascular function. It has a distinct umami flavor that’s something different from the usual sides. Bonus: It’s gluten-free. 

3. Taylor Farms Vegetable Tray with Ranch Dressing

Why wait for a party to grab this fun plate of crudite with ranch? It’s an easy, already-prepped platter with carrots, celery, broccoli, peppers, and snap peas, and it makes a fun side that kids will love, too. The ranch is great for the veggies — and you can dip the chicken into it, too. 

Related: 5 Organic, Healthy Dinners from Costco That Cost $4 a Serving

4. Taylor Farms Everything Avocado Salad

For people who are less into dark leafy greens (we get it!), this salad is for you. It has a base of crunchy iceberg and green-leaf lettuce, along with hard-boiled eggs and a colby-jack cheese mix. Toss it with the creamy avocado-ranch dressing, and sprinkle the everything seasoning on top — it’s so satisfying, especially with rotisserie chicken.

5. Kirkland Signature Quinoa Salad 

For an added shot of protein, the Kirkland Signature quinoa salad is a tasty Costco prepared food option. It’s loaded with chopped-up cucumbers, tomatoes, lentils, and bell peppers, tossed with a lemony vinaigrette. It’s big enough to share, or you may also have leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch. 

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