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10 Healthy Things To Buy At The Grocery Store. | Davey Wavey Fitness

10 Healthy Things To Buy At The Grocery Store.

3555420148_4422399631From good to bad, grocery stores have it all. With thousands and thousands of products, it’s not always easy to determine which foods support a healthy lifestyle.

As a quick shortcut, here are 10 healthy grocery store items that are always on my Davey Wavey shopping list – and why I love them.

  1. Peanut butter. But first, check the ingredients. Real peanut butter has only one ingredient: peanuts. If there is added sugar or oils, don’t be fooled. Peanut butter is great for snacking; the rich, creamy texture is satisfying and helps curb hunger.
  2. Unsweetened almond milk. Did you know that a regular cup of milk has the equivalent of three teaspoons of sugar? Most people don’t. With even more calcium, no sugar and a dramatic reduction in calories, almond milk isn’t just an alternative; it’s a milk replacement.
  3. Chicken. It’s not fancy, but it’s lean, versatile and packed with protein. You can add it to a salad, eat it as a main dish or slice it for a sandwich.
  4. Microgreens. With 4 – 6x the nutrients of their full grown counterparts, microgreens are baby greens picked shortly after germination. They’re flavorful, tender and tasty. I usually opt for baby arugula, sprouts, spinach and kale.
  5. Avocado. Rich in essential fats, avocado is a versatile ingredient that adds life to almost any dish. I use it as a healthy condiment alternative on chicken or turkey burgers, in whole wheat quesadillas or mixed into salads. In many recipes, you can actually substitute butter with avocado.
  6. Apples. Cheap and convenient, apples are nutritionally rich and contain lots of fiber. For me, apples are a great way to snack or to curb hunger before going out to eat. The fiber makes apples slow to digest, which is especially helpful for individuals looking to lose weight.
  7. Berries. Though they can be pricey, berries are a great alternative for traditional desserts and ice cream. A handful or two of raspberries will satisfy even the sweetest sweet tooth.
  8. Frozen veggies. It’s a popular myth that vegetables lose nutrients when they’re frozen. In actuality, vegetables are flash frozen at their peak; in many instances, they’re more nutritionally dense than fresh vegetables which slowly travel from farm to table. While french fries or mac and cheese are tempting side dishes, vegetables are always a wise substitution. Moreover, there are so many ways to cook them. Whether you steam, saute or bake your veggies, it’s an easy way to eat smarter. Plus, frozen vegetables last a long time in your freezer – so they’re super convenient.
  9. Eggs. What’s so special about eggs? They’re a cheap and widely available source of protein. Though high in dietary cholesterol, moderate egg consumption will do little to raise actual blood cholesterol levels. I use boiled eggs on my salad, or enjoy a few scrambled eggs for breakfast. Eggs, wheat toast and fruit salad can be a fun dinner, too.
  10. Bananas. My life wouldn’t be complete without bananas; I use bananas for just about everything. With only 100 calories, a banana is a fast, quality source of carbohydrates. As such, I eat a banana before the gym each morning. The carbs give me the energy to power through my workout. I also add frozen bananas to almond milk to create a rich smoothie. For dessert, I blend bananas with quick oats and raisins to create healthy cookies.

What healthy foods are must-haves for your grocery list? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Louis St-Amand says:

    Any replacements for bananas? I hate their texture :/

    • Mark Clemente says:

      I second this question. I am allergic to bananas and would like to know a replacement for them. While I love the taste of them, I recently became allergic and don’t want to test my luck on how much of them will harm me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I want to buy frozen vegetables but frozen varieties of vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli just don’t taste the same when reheated from frozen, they aren’t as crisp and seem soggy….how can I fix this?

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  4. Love your blog and vids and life’s work – but read that Almond Milk is also a huge waste of money – http://www.salon.com/2014/07/17/almond_milk_is_kind_of_a_scam/

    One big takeaway for milk in general is to avoid the evaporated stuff – mostly it uses Carrageenan to thicken which is pretty inflammatory on the gut and by extension the immune system. Some soy milks have it too so be wary – read labels!

    First comment on your blog – just wanted to add to the convo constructively ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Any brand u recommend for the peanut butter?? Organic and healthy pb seems to be soooo expensive ;(

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  7. That’s a short, but a nutritious list! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll add these ten to fish, lettuce, granola and grains that I always have in my list. Sad I can’t just copy and past them to my online list at https://buymeapie.com so that I could have then in my mobile app right away, but anyway ten is not that many to be entered manually, especially if they really worth of being bought.

  8. Great info. Healthy grocery list app..


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