There are some healthy shopping list items that I swear I couldn’t live without in my quest to be healthy. It’s because they’re healthy… but they’re also delicious. Or just extremely easy. I’ll keep these items permanently stocked in my fridge/pantry and they are absolute staples in my shopping list, so much so that I just automatically grab them when I’m at the grocery store. Some of these products have been recommended to me by friends, some of them came from online research, and some of them I just got lucky enough to stumble across while experimenting with my diet. Huge thanks to anyone who showed me any of these items, they now are part of my daily routine.
Some of this stuff might be hard to find at some grocery stores, so I’m including some Amazon links as well. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Peanut butter is one of my favorite things on the planet. I grew up literally just eating it with a spoon out of the jar (thanks dad). Some people like to say peanut butter is good because it has a lot of protein… but let’s be honest with ourselves here. It’s primarily fat. PB2 (or any other powdered peanut butter) is absolutely incredible and fixes this “fat” problem for us. Plus at the end of the day it’s actually WAY cheaper than buying regular peanut butter, because the powder ends up lasting a very long time. You can mix the powder with water to whip up some healthier peanut butter if you are using it on toast. I usually just add the powder right into my protein shakes/pancake mix/whatever mix to get my peanut butter fix.
2. Egg Beaters – Regular or Southwest
You don’t want to buy this off of Amazon, this should be easy to find at your local grocery store. These are great and extremely easy to make – basically 100% protein and 0 fat. They’re pasteurized too, so you can sneak them into a bunch of things and don’t need to worry about cooking them. I will often toss these and some veggies into a container and bring it to work, then microwave it and have an easy and healthy omelette. If you love yolks, you can always do a couple eggs and some egg whites to up the protein content.
3. Walden Farms- Calorie Free Pancake Syrup- (Pack of 2 12 oz bottles) / Walden Farms Salad Dressings
I linked Walden Farms syrup, but I use almost all of their products. They make a bunch of zero calorie alternatives to products that usually are packed with fat or sugar, most notably syrups and salad dressings. I honestly love the way they taste and don’t miss the old products. You can definitely work full calorie syrups and salad dressings into a healthy diet, but it can be tricky and honestly Walden Farms just makes it super convenient to not have to worry about it.
Siggis is by far and away my favorite yogurt/skyr. Tons of protein and it tastes amazing. I put this in SMOOTHIES, and often will just have a bowl with granola and fruit. Extremely easy way to get a ton of protein in the morning without worrying about added fats or sugars.
Ezekiel 4:9 makes a lot of good products – sprouted breads, cereals, english muffins, etc. I’ve seen really good results sticking to this as my only bread brand, it makes really good toast. I don’t go through these loaves too quickly, so I keep it in the freezer in order to make it last longer. If you are looking in your local grocery store, it’s most likely in the freezer section.
If you want to know more brands I swear by and want to see exactly what I eat each week WITH recipes, check out our 1 week shopping list!