Food & Drink

Citizen Chef Healthy Meals

Dinner in less than fifteen

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6 p.m.: Reasonable, yoga mat-toting suspect leaves work, 100 percent sure it’s a brown rice and steamed veggies kind of night.

6:20 p.m.: Perp inexplicably ducks into corner Thai joint, exits with takeout pad thai and fried spring rolls.

Take the bite out of dinnertime indecision with Citizen Chef, a new line of no-brainer healthy meals that can be prepared in fifteen minutes (yes, we timed it). Each two- to three-serving box comes packed with raw veggies, a low-calorie sauce, and a wholesome grain.

An unexpected twist: They taste good. We dig the Tuscan lemon garlic saute with broccoli florets, baton carrots, and sweet red onion on couscous and the Thai sesame stir-fry over brown rice. There’s no protein, but we threw in chicken so we wouldn’t feel deprived.

Because that would be a crime.

Available at Mollie Stone’s Markets, 4201 18th Street, at Collingwood Street (415-255-8959 or molliestones.com); 2435 California Street, between Fillmore and Steiner Streets (415-567-4902); 635 Portola Drive, at Teresita Boulevard (415-664-1600); Whole Foods Market, 1765 California St., at Franklin St., $10. For more information, go to citizenchef.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Citizen Chef 

Mollie Stone's Markets
635 Portola Dr
@ Teresita Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94127
Mollie Stone's Markets
2435 California St
bt Fillmore & Steiner Sts
San Francisco, CA 94115
Mollie Stone's Markets
4201 18th St
@ Collingwood St
San Francisco, CA 94114
Whole Foods Market
1765 California St
@ Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94109