Casey, Ashley, Chase & Jimmy

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wellness Wednesday: My Favorite Healthy (for the most part) Grocery Store Picks!

These are a few of my staples that I get at the grocery store weekly. They are mostly all healthy. Some of them might surprise you!

1. Light and Fit Greek Yogurt-Vanilla
I absolutely love this yogurt! It is so so hard to find greek yogurt without a ton of sugar unless you get plain (GROSS). This only has 7grams. I try to eat things with less than 10 grams per serving. We use this in our parfaits with cut strawberries/bananas and granola. And it's greek so you get the extra protein too!
2. Angie's Kettle Corn in individual packs
 From Target. You may think that this is not healthy BUT popcorn is a whole grain! and kettle corn is sometimes better than butter because it doesn't have the fat. Plus it has fiber-2 grams! and only 8 grams of sugar- 140 calories. A great snack!
3. Morning Star Veggie Corn Dogs
 Ok so I am not a vegetarian but I sometimes love stuff like this! I love kid food-including corn dogs. And this one is guilt free cause it doesn't have all the weird bad stuff in it that actual hot dogs have. And they are only 150 calories. I will eat these before I run my errands and don't have time to eat a full lunch.
4. Horizon Omega-3 Chocolate Milk
 so so good! I wake up STARVING in the morning. I contribute this to breastfeeding. But I have to feed Chase and make Casey lunch/breakfast so in the meantime I will take a few sips of this to hold me off until my breakfast. I also love to have a few chugs after a really good workout (it's a great recovery drink: good ratio carbs to proteins). Plus it has Omega-3s which are awesome for your baby if you are breastfeeding/pregnant. Anytime you can buy something fortified with calcium, vitamin D, Omega-3s--do it! (think OJ, eggs, milk)
5. Taylor Farms Salad Kits
I have found these at Sprouts and Target. They are the perfect lunch for me. I just add cut up lunch meat and avocado to this one. My other favorite one is the BBQ Salad and Southwestern. They come with dressing, almonds, cheese, etc. 
6. Acai Smoothie Packs
I have only found these at Sprouts Market. If you have ever had Acai bowls this is the secret ingredient. Casey and put one of these in our morning smoothies with banana, soy milk, frozen berries and protein powder. Then we put granola on top- so good!
7. High Fiber Oatmeal
I love oatmeal for breakfast. This stuff as so much fiber in it which makes it extra good for you. If you need to be more regular then this is for you! It also makes you feel fuller longer. I like mine with cut up strawberries or raspberries and a little bit of coffee creamer poured on top. 
8. Kind Almond and Coconut Granola Bar
The best granola bar ever created!! This has no added sugars. It is all natural. If you are a fan of almonds or coconuts you will fall in love with this bar. 

That's it! I hope you find these things as yummy as I do:)

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