My Healthy Picks
Many times I get asked "what kind of things do you buy?" or "how do you eat?" Let me first say that I am mostly vegan, but I understand that not everyone is able to eat that way yet. All evidence points to the significant health benefits you get from going more plant based, so keep striving towards that direction. In the meantime, work with where you are, always trying to make healthier choices. You might not be able to do the healthiest option yet, but find a compromise until you're able to get there. It can be challenging to find healthier alternatives for your favorite foods. Below are my favorite and 'dietitian approved' options. Click on each item to purchase.
For the 'chip lovers'
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All natural healthy ingredients, the herb is my fav! Some of them are semi-bland but click on the link to see some great complimentary recipes! Found in Publix.
Only 2 ingredients: This is a delicious crispy fruit thin that is carefully sliced and baked to preserve the fruit's original shape and flavor. Purchase at Winn Dixie or health food stores
Made with real organic crunchy clusters of whole grain oats then mixed with different flavors such as Italian chocolate, organic freeze dried berries, coconut, and organic flax seeds. I buy at Target and Walmart. I like it as a snack or in yogurt.
Contains 1 billion cfu's of probiotics per serving that support digestive health and immune health • Usda organic, non-gmo project verified, gluten free Found at many health food stores, see link
Bursting with sprouted seeds, beans, and grains, we’ve unlocked all the goodness inside your favorite snack with a way better crunch. Sweet chili is my fav. I buy at Publix or target
SkinnyPop starts with a premium popcorn kernel, sunflower oil and the perfect amount of salt. Our popcorn has no GMOs, gluten or preservatives. I like the black pepper best and I buy at Walgreens.
Made with legumes for a higher protein, healthy carb snack. I buy mine at Publix and my favorite is Nacho, though I haven't tried them all
I typically make my own popcorn using these kernels. It's cheaper and taste so much better. I use coconut oil or olive oil (keeping the temp lower) and add pepper and a little sea salt. I buy at Publix
Our products are based on Scandinavian dairy traditions, such as skyr, the traditional Icelandic yogurt. Our products don’t contain any of those dreadful artificial sweeteners. We only use milk from family farms who do not use growth hormones like rBST. One serving of siggi’s yogurt uses 4x the amount of milk as a regular cup of yogurt, making a thick, protein-rich yogurt. I love fruit or 'dang coconut chips' dipped in this. I buy at Publix
This is made with almonds vs milk. I don't love it as much as regular cream cheese but there are different flavors and it's a good alternative. I buy at Publix
It's organic and taste great!
My favorite organic yogurt. I usually buy plain in the tub and use for my smoothies.
The kids love these and they're healthier than most other gogurts and organic so your getting more benefit from the probiotics. They also come in pouches and smoothies.
Siggi's plant-based yogurt will also contain about 40 percent less sugar than other yogurt alternatives. Siggi's plant-based yogurt (5.3 ounces): 8-9 grams of sugar, 10 grams of protein
Oils - use very sparingly
Steel cut contains the entire grain and more nutritional value. It takes longer to cook but I typically make a large batch that lasts all week. I buy at Publix.
A breakfast dish based on raw rolled oats and other ingredients like grains, fresh or dried fruits, seeds and nuts. I add cow's milk or yogurt for protein. Can be cold or hot.
For me, criteria for a truly healthy cereal are 100 percent whole grain, with at least 3g of fiber, 2g or less of added sugar, and a recognizable and reasonably short ingredient list, devoid of lots processed ingredients and artificial preservatives like BHT. I also prefer cereals whose fiber comes from whole grains/bran rather than functional/added fibers like inulin/chicory root fiber, which can be very gassy for some people and are the mark of a more processed food, this cereal meets all it!
The sprouted factor makes this cereal a win. Sprouting makes grains easier to digest and the nutrients more easily absorbed. It also provides a protein and fiber punch, with 8 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber plus no sugar. This is good mixed with other cereals if you can't eat it alone.
Cascadian Farms makes great kid-friendly cereals with organic ingredients. Similar to Cheerios in taste, these come in different flavors including chocolate, honey, and fruitful O's, which are colored naturally (unlike that yucky artificial stuff) using ingredients such as elderberry juice and turmeric
Not all gluten-free cereals are created equal, but Purely Elizabeth is a great one. It is slightly sweetened with coconut palm sugar (not evaporated cane sugar like most are). Chia seeds add a boost of omega-3s. The fat from the coconut oil contributes to making you feel full and also helps you burn fat
This is one of my favorite cereals, I don't like many. I love it with warm almond milk or as a granola substitute on top of yogurt. It has no added sugar, is high in protein (6 grams per serving), organic, non-GMO, and filled with fiber and omega-3s.
When I don't have time to make my own granola, this is one of my favorite brands. Fill your bowl with fruit, then add 1/3 cup of low fat milk or almond milk and top it with 1/3 cup of granola cereal for a perfectly portioned bowl that keeps you satisfied until lunch.
Quinoa provides a hefty amount of fiber (3g) and protein (6g) per individual serving, It helps satisfy hunger and curb food cravings all day long! BUILDING BLOCK FOR PROTEIN SYNTHESIS - As a complete vegetarian protein, it provides a complete range of essential and non-essential amino acids, helping to maintain lean muscle mass and support enzyme production for everyday health.
This is a great alternative to wheat. Farro, a grain, is an unhybridized form of wheat that has a firm, chewy texture. It's high in fiber and protein.
This gluten free grain is alkaline and digests easily. It's been said to help hydrate your colon to keep you from being constipated. Millet acts as a prebiotic feeding microflora in your inner ecosystem. • Millet is a smart carb with lots of fiber and low simple sugars. Because of this it has a relatively low glycemic index and has been shown to produce lower blood sugar levels than wheat or rice. Millet’s high protein content (15 percent) makes is a substantial addition to a vegetarian diet
Gluten free. Amaranth’s protein content is about 13 percent, or 26 grams per cup, which is much higher than for most other grains. To compare, a cup of long-grain white rice has just 13 grams of protein. • It’s A Source Of Key Vitamins And Minerals: Amaranth contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron. One cup of uncooked amaranth has 31 percent of the RDA for calcium, 14 percent for vitamin C, and a whopping 82 percent for iron
Vegan source of wheat • Good source of vitamin E, folate, and thiamin • Great in smoothies • Adds texture and nutty flavor to any foods
Gluten free and not processed. This also offers high quality fiber.
All Natural, SHELF STABLE, Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan Non-GMO, Raw Veggie NUCO Coconut Cassava Wraps. Crafted with Fresh Cassava, Milder Coconut flavor, NO Salt Added Low Carb and Yeast Free. 5 Count
A gluten free-sprouted grain, not processed like most breads. Keep in the freezer for this reason.
High quality vegetable protein, rich in fiber, iron, and manganese. • Loaded with antioxidants. A great addition to soups.
High quality vegetable protein. Rich in fiber, iron, and thiamin B1. • Dark beans are higher in antioxidant anthocyanins found in their skin.
That's it. Apple + Blueberry 100% Natural Real Fruit Bar, Best High Fiber Vegan, Gluten Free Healthy Snack, Paleo for Children & Adults, Non GMO No Sugar Added, No Preservatives Energy Food
Our bars are gluten free, soy free, no added sugar, and made with non GMO ingredients Just 5 simple ingredients! Dates, almonds, cage free egg whites, sea salt, and lemon oi
Clean Eating Made Simple: Kosher, Dairy Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, Soy Free, Gluten Free. There are a wide range of flavors to choose
Evo Hemp uses natural hemp protein, which contains all 21 known amino acids and omega 3s, is sustainably produced, organic and vegan, and delivers a complete protein that is easy to digest. They are 100% USDA Certified organic, raw, vegan, gluten free, paleo (grain free), kosher and soy free. Wonderful healthy snacks for kids, on the go, or even for diabetics, as well as other diets
These make a great healthy 'on-the-go' snack. The only ingredients in these bars are fruit and veggies, that's it!! Found in most stores. A little on the pricey side but worth the investment!
Egg whites for protein. Dates to bind. Nuts for texture. Our core ingredients are all there for a reason. No free rides. No fillers, no soy, no gluten, no dairy, no added sugar. No B.S. Just good, clean food with 100% natural flavors. My fav is the peanut butter and the coconut.
We use superfoods to fill our snacks with nutrients your body needs like vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber
Great source of plant protein and fiber • FREE FROM: animal products, GMOs, gluten, soy & whey protein • Raw & Organic Ingredients - Agave, Dates, Cashews, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds and Sprouted Flax Seeds • Good for the planet -lower carbon footprint Found at WinnDixie and health food stores
Certified Organic, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Non-GMO, C.L.E.A.N., R.A.W., Soy-Free. GoMacro is environmentally conscious, mother-daughter owned, and made with positive, plant-based ingredients, bringing positive change for those hungry for it, one bar at a time.
SHANTI BAR Plant Protein + Immunity Superfoods, Whole Foods | Vegan, Paleo, Certified Organic, Gluten Free, Raw Healthy Snack, Low Glycemic, No Refined Sugars | GOJI Cranberry Crunch | 12 Count
These minimally processed crushed cacao beans (nibs) are an excellent source of antioxidants, iron and magnesium. • A whole food, cacao nibs are also a great source of fiber. Sprinkle them onto cereal, trail mix, yogurt or ice cream or mix them into baked goods. • USDA Organic, Kosher, Non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free
Great protein source, I put it on my salads! 10g Plant-Based Protein & 12g Omegas per Serving, Whole 30 Approved, Vegan, Keto, Paleo, Non-GMO, Gluten Free
TONS of nutritional value in flaxseed! Raw Organic Ground Flaxseed with Lignan and Polyphenol. Aim for 1T per day
Indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, the amla fruit is a rich source of vitamin C and powerful antioxidants that work synergistically within the body to rejuvenate you
Packed with nutritional value, try to get a spoonful per day. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke. Add to granola bars, cereals, etc
Organic Turmeric Root Powder w/ Curcumin | Lab Tested for Purity | 100% Raw from India. Helps with reducing inflammation and so much more!
USDA Organic, Kosher, Non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free. A Peruvian super-root used to bolster energy and vitality. As an adaptogen, Maca helps balance stress levels and bolster resiliency in the body
100% RAW FROM THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON - Our acai is loaded with antioxidants that help you live healthy and feel good
Golden Milk is vegan and gluten-free with no GMOs or soy, with natural sweetness from Dates. It's made with organic Turmeric and Ashwagandha and is based on the traditional Ayurvedic recipe that has been savored for centuries and used to support the mind and body in a number of ways
This is my FAV! It has 7 different nuts and that's all that's in there!! Organic and no artificial anything!
The unflavored variety boasts 21 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and 120 calories per serving. It does come in different flavors which means it can be used to boost the protein in hundreds of recipes
Great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals - Plant Based Protein Source Fortified with B Vitamins including Folic Acid and B12 (produced by natural fermentation)
Organic, Gluten-free, soy-free, produced in a peanut-free facility. Made with all natural ingredients
Electrolyte Mix Super Hydration Formula + Trace Minerals | New! Blueberry-Pomegranate Flavor (30 Powder Packets) Sports Drink Mix | Dr. Price's Vitamins | No Sugar, Non-GMO, Gluten Free & Vegan
This is the highest in whole soy protein of all soymilk with 12 grams per serving and provides 4.5 grams of essential fatty acids - omega 3, 6, and 9. Edensoy remains the only U.S.A. soymilk that is properly prepared to nurture human beings. Its organic ingredients, reverse osmosis purified water, 240 continuous quality control checks, and years of study on how to best prepare soybeans for human assimilation, assures the best possible in soymilk. It's the first to verify non-GMO standards
Only dates! Organic Date Sugar, 1 lb | 100% Whole Food | Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free & Kosher | 100% Ground Dates | Sugar Substitute and Alternative Sweetener for Baking | Contains Fiber from the Date
This is the closest thing I’ve tried that taste almost exactly the same as pancakes made with regular all-purpose flour. If you’re having trouble finding good, nutritious low-FODMAP foods, I encourage you to taste test these flours.
This milk contains real honey and oats inside. The honey and oats add amazing flavor, and they also come in three different flavors. It’s lactose-free, contains 15 grams protein, 5 grams fiber, and more calcium when compared to other dairy products. This new Fairlife milk is not only good for you, but your kiddos too.
All-natural simple ingredients Verified by Non-GMO Project that's perfect for vegetarians & Vegans Full of healthy protein that's lower in fat than regular beef with great texture and Mexican flavors Soy-free, gluten-free. More varieties as well
13g protein per serving, Gluten Free Pasta, Penne, 8.8 oz| Plant Based Protein Pasta | Naturally Gluten Free Pasta | Veggie Pasta
Natural ingredients usually consisting of dates with coconut or orange or almonds. Usually only 2 ingredients! No link at this time, I found mine at publix!
NUTRIENT DENSE SUPERFOOD. Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free Super Snack High in Smart Protein, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A & C. Golden Berries contain high levels of Potassium, Iron, along with a significant amount of antioxidants, including falvonoids to support your health and overall wellbeing.Just one ounce of golden berries contains 2 grams of protein and 5 whole grams of fiber! All natural healthy sugar
Collagen Protein Powder - Chocolate, 14 Servings, Collagen Powder for Joints Mobility Muscle Repair, Collagen Peptides Super Seeds Coconut MCTs, Keto Collagen Supplements
Organic Protein Unflavored Powder, 20 Servings, Certified Vegan Gluten Free Organic & Non-GMO, Plant Based Sugar Free Protein Shake with Probiotics & Enzymes, 4g BCAAs, 22g Protein
Organic, gluten free, Star K kosher, vegan, dairy free, soy free, non GMO whole food protein. 20 grams of clean, organic plant protein with 44 Superfoods and with 1.5 billion CFU
Raw, keto-friendly, low-carb, high-protein, non-GMO, certified organic and vegan; Free of soy, dairy, sugar, and gluten. Has all 9 essential amino acids. Mixture of plant-based proteins, super antioxidants, goji berries, MCTs, legumes, hemp, and ground coconut Contains electrolytes to keep your body fit; Promotes lean muscle
Vegan Protein Powder, USDA Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Grain-Free. 7 alkalizing greens, 9 nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, 4 carbs, less than 1g of sugar, 3g of fiber. 2 full servings of fruits and vegetables per serving. Alfalfa, Spirulina, Chlorella, and Acai
Organic Superfood, Cold-Pressed Hemp Oil, 16 Fl Oz, 15 Servings, Vegan, Non-GMO with all 9 essential amino acids. Also comes in a non-BPA container.
Plant Based Pea Protein Powder, Non-GMO, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Allergy Free w/Digestive Enzyme,
KOS Organic Plant Based Protein Powder, Delicious Vegan Protein Powder - Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Soy Free. Our USDA Organic vegan protein powder has a 5 protein blend of Pea, Flax Seed, Quinoa, Pumpkin Seed & Chia Seed + essential vitamins & minerals. Healthier than whey protein powder for both your body and the environment
Plant-Based Protein Powder | Organic Vanilla Keto Friendly Vegan Protein with MCT Oil, Vegan, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Stevia Free & Erythritol Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free & Only 3g Sugar
Nutrient-rich superfood blend with exotic lucuma fruit and delicious vanilla bean. Organic Plant Protein + Superfoods, Vanilla Lucuma | 19 Grams Vegan Protein, Gluten Free, No Gums, No Flavoring
Garden of Life Sport Organic Plant Based Protein Powder Vanilla, 30g Protein Per Serving, Premium Vegan Protein Powder For Women & Men, Plant Bcaa, Recovery Blend
Multivitamins for kids and adults
Organics Women 40+ Gummy Vitamins - Berry - Certified Organic, Non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher Complete Multi - Methyl B12, C & D3 - Gluten, Soy & Dairy Free
Formula & Fiber Daily Gummy Multivitamin: Fiber for Digestive Health, Vitamin C, D3, & Zinc for Immunity, Omega 3 Fish Oil (EPA & DHA), B6, Methyl B12
Formula Daily Gummy Multivitamin: Vitamin C, D3, and Zinc for Immunity, Gluten Free, Omega 3 Fish Oil (DHA/EPA), , Vitamin B6, Methyl B12
Women's Formula with new extra premium ingredients, all in one delicious serving: Beta Carotene, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K2 & Choline (Packaging May Vary).
Here’s A Quick List Of Healthier Breads:
Sprouted Grain Breads
Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Bread – Food for Life (all varieties – 7 grains, sesame, genesis, flax, cinnamon raisin, tortillas, muffins)
Sunseed Bread – Manna
Banana Walnut Hemp Bread – Manna
Sprouted Multi-Grain Bread – Rudi’s (contains added sugar)
Sprouted Wheat Bread – Dave’s Killer Bread (contains added sugar)
Sprouted Wheat Multi-Grain Bread – Alvarado St. Bakery (contains added sugar)
Buckwheat Bread – Happy Camper’s (contains added sugar)
Gluten-Free Rice Almond Bread – Food for Life (contains added sugar)
Gluten-Free Exotic Black Rice Bread – Food for Life (contains added sugar)
Gluten-Free Super Chia Bread – Nature’s Path (contains added sugar)
Good Morning Millet Toaster Cakes – Ancient Grains Bakery (contains added sugar)
Gluten-Free Deli Rye Style Bread – Canyon Bakehouse (contains added sugar)
Ancient Grain Breads
Gluten-Free Ancient Grains Bread – Manna (contains added sugar)
Spelt Ancient Grain Bread – Rudi’s (contains added sugar)
Good Seed Spelt Bread – Dave’s Killer Bread (contains added sugar)