My Grocery List!
This is basically everything I buy when I go to the store:
Better’n low sodium peanut butter or an organic brand peanut butter (Woodstock farms, Shaw’s brand) with about 200 calories. Both are great for you, depending on what you use them for. Make sure that the only ingredient is PEANUTS unless you get Better’n. Skippy reduced fat has hydrogenated oils which are trans fat!
weight watchers non-fat yogurt (LOVE all flavors & only 100 cal) or dannon light & fit (Again, yummy flavors + 80 calories) *these are a TREAT because of the high sugar content* Do not eat every day :)
plain greek yogurt- Chobani, Dannon oikos, Stonyfield oikos- I eat these regularly but not every day and mix in fresh fruit, granola, cereal, canned pumpkin, flaxseeds, nuts, sugar free jello mix, anything I want
special k bars- chocolatey chip and chocolate covered pretzel are my favorite! *Again, I eat these as a treat.
special k cereal (strawberry) or multigrain cheerios; I rotate my cereals
arnold’s sandwich thins, wheat (100 cals per bun)
stew leonards rice cakes (ONLY 15 CALS)
stew leonards pickles
ocean spray diet cranberry juice- I use this only on the weekends when I am drinking alcohol and in MODERATION
water- most important thing in one’s diet
turkey hill diet iced tea
fat free cream cheese
granny smith apples *I normally stick with these apples but I have listed others below that I get one or two of when I go shopping for variety*
honey crisp apples
ginger gold apples
Meat=protein=good. I cook all of the following on my panini grill :)
morning star veggie burgers (griller’s original)
morning star turkey burgers
spinach leaves or romaine lettuce
fresh green and/or wax beans
snap peas or snow peas
wishbone fat free italian dressing
fat free ranch dressing
peter lugar’s steak sauce- I use this on my veggie burgers on the wheat buns. SO DELISH and delectable
no sugar added motts apple sauce- 50 calories of nom nom nom
brothers-all-natural fruit crisps- buy in bulk at costco!
vitamin water zero- I buy the ones with the least amount of carbs, so all except XXX- but XXX is still good for you and I get it occasionally because it is my favorite flavor.
ICE sparkling water- lemon lime and pink grapefruit are my favorite
skinny water- every flavor- wakeup is my favorite
lemons/limes to marinate the tilapia in or just eat plain- I am crazy I know
Quaker’s plain oatmeal (100 calories)
Kashi seven grain puff cereal (70 calories per cup)
Luna Bars- all flavors- my favorite are the peanut butter cookie, caramel nut brownie, white macadamia, vanilla almond, and the iced oatmeal raisin. However, I literally buy EVERY flavor they are SOOOO good.
tea- I am obsessed with hot tea- loose leaf, tea bags, you name it, I drink it- I don’t buy a specific kind but the ones I am drinking right now are Tazo or Lipton green tea, Teavana, and Bigelow. The flavors are banana, pumpkin, apple cider, eggnog, ginger snapfish, chocolate, lemon, ginger coconut, almond biscotti, and so many more.
no salt added rice cakes-around 35 calories a cake
squash- butternut, acorn, spaghetti. it’s SO good
tofu shirataki noodles- I found them at Shaw’s and local “green” grocery stores around here
sugar-free jello mix- 10 calories, mix in my oatmeal or yogurt
365 brand whey protein powder in vanilla- chocolate is amazing too!
tribe hummus- zesty lemon and roasted garlic
trop 50 calcium orange juice
egg whites- I either buy eggs and just use the whites or Stop and Shop brand egg whites in a carton if they are onsale
Progresso low sodium soups
frozen vegetables- store brand usually, the “steam” ready kind
garden lite’s frozen dishes or souffles- Again, I found them at Shaw’s- They are amazing and SO filling
fresh cranberries- a little tart, but I like sour- I eat them plain, mix with oatmeal, cereal for a trail mix, or put them in my yogurt.
*Some of my new, favorite items:
brown rice puff cereal, avocados, asparagus, granola, falafel, and muesli.