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'

If you can't find these at your store click on the picture to purchase

Siggis yogurt
Siggis yogurt

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

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Kite hill cream cheese
Kite hill cream cheese

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

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Publix greenwise greek yogurt
Publix greenwise greek yogurt

It's organic and taste great!

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Stonyfield greek
Stonyfield greek

My favorite organic yogurt. I usually buy plain in the tub and use for my smoothies.

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Stonyfield Yokids
Stonyfield Yokids

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.

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Plant-based yogurt
Plant-based yogurt

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

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Oils - use very sparingly

Cereals

Other Grains

Click on the hemp seeds, faro, millet, and amaranth to see recipes.

My favorite quinoa recipe is here.

Snack Bars

Extras

Multivitamins for kids and adults

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)

 

Gluten-Free Breads

  • 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)

My favorite places to shop

-Any local whole foods or fruit/veggie stands

-Publix and Walmart -many organic and healthy options

-Amazon.com

-Thrivemarket.com

-Grove.co (healthy products for the home)

-Vitacost.com