Smart Shopping

SO MANY CHOICES! This list will help direct you towards better choices when out grocery shopping! Now, there are sweets and savory foods on this list that aren’t necessarily healthy (like hot dogs) but we all have them once in a while, so if you can make a healthier choice you will be that much better off!

SMART BRANDS

CHEESE

  • Land O’Lakes light American (at the deli counter)
  • Boar’s Head American-light (at the deli counter)
  • Cabot 50-75% reduced fat chesses
  • Laughing cow light
  • Sargento reduced fat Swiss or Provolone
  • Boar’s Head Muenster Cheese
  • Baby Swiss Cheese
  • Kraft Light Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
  • Veggie Slices Cheese
  • Polo O String Cheese (Part Skim)
  • Baby Bell lights

MARGARINE AND SPREADS

  • Land O’ Lakes spreadable butter (regular or light)
  • Organic homemade butter
  • Benecol spread (made with plant sterols to lower cholesterol)
  • Promise Activ
  • Soy Garden
  • Smart Balance Buttery Soft Spread (made with plant sterols to lower cholesterol)
  • I can’t believe it’s not Butter (light spread, sticks or sprays)

YOGURT/COTTAGE CHEESE/SOUR CREAM

  • Stonyfield Farms Non Fat Yogurt
  • Trader Joes’s Organic Lowfat Yogurt
  • Low Fat Greek Yogurt
  • Fage, Chobani, Oikos
  • Low fat Cottage Cheese (any brand)
  • Sour Cream: Fat Free, Light, Reduced Fat (any brand)

WHIPPED TOPPING

  • Reddi Wip Fat Free, Light
  • Cool Whip Regular, Light

JAM

  • Smuckers Low Sugar
  • Polaner All fruit

PEANUT/NUT BUTTER

  • Teddy’s All Natural
  • Nature Promise Organic
  • Trader Joe’s peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Soy Nut butter
  • Sun butter

SPREADS & DIPS

  • Laughing Cow Light
  • Humuus
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Baba ganoush
  • Whipped cottage cheese by Friendship
  • Boursin Light Garlic & Fine Herbs
  • Alouette Light
  • Rondele Light
  • T Marzetti Fat Free Ranch or Dill

SALAD DRESSING

  • Annie’s Organic Light
  • Cape Cod Fat Free or Light
  • Newman’s Own Light Raspberry & Walnut; Balsamic Vinaigrette; Sesame Ginger
  • Wishbone Salad Spritzers
  • Famer’s Boy greek Light
  • Ken’s Steak House Lite French
  • Litehouse Lite Salsa Ranch
  • Marie’s Raspberry Vinagrette

PASTA

  • Hodgen Mills Whole Wheat Organic
  • Da Boles Whole Wheat Pasta or Artichoke Flour Pasta
  • Barilla Pasta Plus
  • Prince While Wheat Pasta
  • Ronzoni Whole Wheat Pasta
  • Nature’s Promise
  • Davinci Whole Wheat
  • Dreamsfields pasta

MAC N CHEESE

*Make with Skim milk and 2 tablespoon of olive oil instead of whole milk and butter

  • Annie’s Homegrown Shells & White Cheddar
  • Trader Joe’s Macaroni & White Cheddar Cheese
  • Whole Foods Macaroni & Cheese

FROZEN DINNERS

  • Healthy Choice
  • Lean Cuisine
  • Kashi Entrees and Pizza
  • Weight Watcher’s Smart One’s
  • Taj Gourmet
  • Lean Pockets
  • Amy’s Pocket Sandwiches or Amy’s Organic Entrees
  • Amy’s Burritos and Pizza
  • Lean Cuisine Brick Oven Style Pizzas

CEREALS

  • Barbara Brand: Puffin, Shredded Spoonfuls
  • Envirokids: Gorilla Much, Peanut Butter Panda Puffs, Koala Krips
  • Cascadilla Farm: Honey Nut O’s
  • Cheerios or Multi-Gran Cheerios
  • Health Valley raisin Bran Flakes
  • Kashi: Good Friends, Cina-raisin Crunch, Heart to Heart
  • Fiber One: Original only
  • All Bran
  • Kellogg’s: Cracklin’ Oat Bran, All Bran Original
  • Post Shredded Wheat: All Flavors
  • Quaker Oat Bran, Crunchy Corn Bran
  • Weetabix: Whole wheat Cereal and Organic Crispy Flakes & Fiber
  • Zoe’s O’s (Flax Cereal)
  • Nature’s Oath Organic oatmeal – original
  • Post 100% Bran
  • Nature’s Place Organic Oatmeal
  • Barbara Organic Flax and Granola

WAFFLES

  • Kashi Go Lean Waffle
  • Van’s Gourmet Waffles; Organic original or Belgian 7 grain
  • Hannaford Wheat Granin Waffles
  • Eggo Nutri-Gram Low Fat Waffles

OATMEAL

  • Quaker Original Oats
  • Irish Steel Cut Oats
  • Uncles Sam’s
  • Uncle Sam’s
  • Simple Harvest
  • Wheatena

BREADS/WRAPS

  • Arnold Bakery Whole Wheat
  • Joseph’s: Flax, Oatbran, Whole Wheat Tortilla, Pita & Lavash
  • Country Kitchen Wheat Bread, Hot Dog Buns, Hamburger Buns
  • Matthew’s: 100% Whole Wheat, 9 Grain 7 Nut, Honey & Oatmeal
  • Pepperidge Farm Wheat Bread
  • Nature’s Promise Whole Wheat
  • Friehoffers: 12 grain, Hearty Whole Wheat
  • Thomas’: Light Multi Grain English Muffin, Whole Wheat Hearty Grains, Thing Bagels Wheat, Sahara Pita pockets
  • Kim’s: Light Bagels
  • Manny’s: Whole Wheat Tortilla
  • Wrap Itz
  • Ezekial

RICE/GRAINS

  • Brown rice, any type including Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice
  • Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa)
  • A taste of Thai jasmine Rice
  • Success Long Grain Rice
  • Rice A Roni Whole Grain
  • Near East Whole Grains

TOMATO SAUCE

  • Barilla Sauces
  • Natural Frank’s Marinara
  • Stop & Shop Simply Enjoy Tomato/Basil, Marinara, FraDiavolo
  • Rao’s Homemade
  • Classico Flavors (not Vodka sauce)
  • Healthy Choice Tomato Sauce
  • Newman’s Own
  • Trader Giotto’s Organic Sauce with mushrooms

MEAT

  • 90-90% lean hamburger (very lean)
  • Bonselles skinless chicken breast
  • Al Fresco Chicken Sausage
  • Wellshire Farm Turkey sausage
  • Yves Veggie Cuisine Tofu dog
  • Trader Joe’s Chicken Roaste4d Garlic Sausage
  • Jenny-o Turkey Burgers
  • Morning Star Soy Breakfast Sausage
  • Brown Serve Low Fat Turkey Sausage
  • Veggie Burgers (Gardenburgers)

BEANS

All beans are good – black beans, butter beans, pinto beans, edamame, cannelloni beans, chick peas, etc

CHICKEN NUGGETS

  • Health is Wealth Chicken Nuggets
  • Ian’s Chicken Nuggets
  • Bell 7 Evans bread Chicken Breast Nuggets
  • Bell & Evans Breaded Coconut chicken breast tenders

HOT DOG

  • Hebrew National: Fat Free & Low Fat
  • Oscar Myer: 98% Fat Free & Turkey Franks
  • Hans’ All Natural Uncured Beef Hot Dogs
  • Applegate Farms Beef Hot Dogs
  • Healthy One’s Beef Franks
  • Al Fresco Chicken Sausage
  • Coleman All Natural Uncured Beef Hot Dogs

SHAKE N BAKE OR PANKO BREAD CRUMBS

  • Extra Crispy
  • Ranch & Herb Crusted
  • Parmesan Crusted
  • Italian

MARINADES

  • Newman’s Own marinades
  • Lip Lickin’ sauce Bold & Spicy BBQ
  • Kraft Light original BBQ sauce

SOUP

Avoid Creamy Soups

  • Progresso 50% less Sodium Soups
  • Healthy Choice Soups
  • Amy’s Organic Soups
  • Healthy Valley Soups
  • Campbells Healthy Request Soups

SNACKS – MAKE SURE TO WATCH PORTIONS

  • Ak-Mack Crackers
  • Wasa
  • Triscuits – reduced fat
  • Gensoy Soy Crisps
  • Freeze-dried fruit
  • Individual bagged nuts (Emerald, Planters, etc)
  • Food should taste good Tortilla Chips
  • Orville Smartpop kettle Corn & Butter
  • Wheat Things Multigrain
  • TLC Original 7 Gran/Fire Roasted/Honey Sesame
  • Snyder’s Multi Grain Pita Chips
  • Stacy’s Pita Chips
  • Triscuit Thin Crisps
  • All Bran Crackers
  • Snyder’s Organic honey wheat, Oat Bran, Pumpernickel & Onion pretzels
  • Bachman’s pretzels
  • Fruitabu
  • Nature’s Promise Baked Whole Wheat crackers
  • Nature’s Promise Oat bran pretzels

GRANOLA BARS

  • Kashi Granola bars
  • Odwalla: Peanut Crunch, Chocolate Chip Peanut, Berry Go Mega
  • Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chunk
  • Special K bars
  • Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix
  • Fiber One bars
  • Simple Harvest
  • Chewy 90 calorie

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