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 to your favorite foods.  Here are some 'dietitian approved' examples to get you started. Soon you will be able to click on each one to purchase online if you can't find them at local stores -stay tuned.

For the 'chip lovers'

Oils - use very sparingly

Cereals

http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/healthy-cereal/

Other Grains

Click on the following pictures below to see recipes: hemp seeds, faro, millet, and amaranth.

My favorite quinoa recipe is here.

Snack Bars

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Sweet Options

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)

-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

Arrowhead Organic steel cut oatmeal

Special love because it’s thick, hearty, and satisfying. Plus, a warm breakfast is calming. This is made from the whole grain cereal, is organic, and has 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber in the 160-calorie serving. It’s also sodium-free. Think oatmeal is bland? Stir in peanut butter to make the oatmeal feel more buttery and rich. You can also add sliced apple chunks for additional nutrients, fiber, and a sweet flavor burst.