Aldi Heat and Serve Meals

Steph Wagner

December 23, 2020

Aldi Heat and Serve Meals

review of aldi pre cooked dinners pork carnitas on bariatric food coach

Park Street Deli fully cooked meals from Aldi

 

Pork Carnitas and Broccoli Stuffed Chicken

You may have noticed these precooked meal kits available at Aldi stores in the US. To date, I have tried just two and wanted to share with you here.

I have tried the Pork Carnitas:

and the Broccoli Stuffed Chicken:

Aldi Meal, Pork Carnitas

Because pork is often higher in fat (excluding a lean cut of pork chop or tenderloin) I was surprised to see the fat content was 10 grams per serving.

Now, this is not a low number. When it comes to fat, one gram is 9 calories. Compare that to protein and carbohydrates which is 4 calories for one gram. This means 10 grams of fat per serving is 90 calories from fat.

review of aldi pre cooked dinners pork carnitas on bariatric food coach

However, the protein for one serving is 26 grams which is awesome. The carbohydrates are 5 grams.

If we were to put that in a pie chart, it would show roughly 41% fat, 48% protein and 10% carb.

41% fat is higher than ideal, but the protein is nearly 50%. That tells me for this meal, it could work on occasion if the other foods during the day don’t add too much fat to the overall picture.

My husband and I really enjoyed the taste! He ate his in a corn tortilla and I ate mine in a bowl with diced fresh tomato and fresh cilantro.

Aldi Meal, Broccoli Stuffed Chicken

I have to say, the flavor of the broccoli stuffed chicken was really impressive to me! Perhaps I was very hungry but my husband confirmed it was a delicious meal!

Considering I just heated the meal and served it with green beans, I was a happy camper.

Nutritionally speaking, this option is more favorable to the pork carnitas.

review of aldi pre cooked dinners broccoli stuffed chicken on bariatric food coach

With 190 calories, 7 grams of fat, 6 grams of carb and 27 grams of protein this would show a pie chart around roughly 33% fat, 57% protein and 10% carb.

This meal I would recommend in flavor and speed for sure. Nutrition wise it has a great protein content and as long as you stay mindful of fat through the other meals of the day, it should be a good fit!

 

Have you tried any other fully cooked meals? Be sure and share below!

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3 thoughts on “Aldi Heat and Serve Meals”

  1. This is a great review of the two products Steph, thanks for providing this! One thing I wanted to point out so you can correct it is this, regarding the broccoli stuffed chicken: “With 190 calories, 7 grams of fat, 6 grams of carb and 27 grams of fat this would show a pie chart around roughly 33% fat, 57% protein and 10% carb.” The 27 grams should be listed as protein not fat, just FYI. Thanks for all you do! I appreciate all your efforts as a dietitian that also works with WLS patients. Happy Holidays!

  2. Thank you! I Love the broccoli & chicken also. I don’t eat them as much actually hardly ever because of the fat so thanks for your Stamp of Approval on this.

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