my favorite foods

I am always asked, “What do YOU eat?” I decided it was easier to list some of my favorite foods (some are staples) that are always on my shopping list. I separated them by stores, but many of these items can be found in a variety of grocery store chains, most often in the natural section.

@ Trader Joe’s

Organic wild blueberries or strawberries (frozen)

Organic brown rice (frozen)

Olive Oil popcorn

All natural peanut butter or almond butter (no palm oil in ingredient listing)

Balela salad-chick peas and black beans, tomatoes (refrigerated section)

Cage free (cooked) hard boiled eggs

Egg whites

Whole grain couscous or quinoa

Ciligiene mozarella balls

Jarslberg Lite, light cheddar, or light harvati cheese

TJ's brand of Organic roasted sliced turkey (pre-packaged)

Calcium fortified OJ

Organic low sodium chicken broth (it's the lowest I have seen)

British English Muffins

Organic Seeded bread (loaf) 


@ Whole Foods

Nashoba Brook Slo-Rise Breads (Love the PepperJack/Cheese one!)

Dave's Killer Bread; they also have English Muffins 

Horizon or 365 Brand low fat cottage cheese

Organic Valley milk

365 or Nature’s Path Flax oatmeal (individual packages)

Organic 365 brand, low sodium chicken broth

365 brand pepper roasted turkey (pre-packaged)

Lara Bars (Cashew Cookie is my favorite!); also in healthy section of most grocery stores and TJ’s

Muir Glen Fire Roasted stewed tomatoes

365 legumes (aseptic package/carton or BPA-free can)

Wild Planet tuna (low in mercury and BPA free)

Wallaby Organic Greek yogurt (love this one!)

Organic kale (I use it in my soups all the time!)

Organic Girl lettuce

Whole Foods 365 Whole Wheat English Muffins

88 Acres seeded (nut-free) bars or spreads


@ Most Grocery Stores


Belgioso 3-pack mozarella balls (70 calories)

Cabot 50% less fat cheddar cheese

Dave's Killer Bread; they also have English Muffins 

Sargento Ultra Thin cheese slices

Polly O’ string cheese

Egg whites

Plain or vanilla, low-fat Greek yogurt


Nature Path Multigrain cereal with Flax (a recent fave of mine!)

Nature’s Path Smart Bran cereal with Psyllium and Oat bran; or just oat bran flakes

Steel cut oats

Cape Cod 40% less fat; small packs (100 calories) potato chips

Crunchmaster Crackers-gluten free 

Triscuits Hint of Salt crackers (not a fan of the flavored ones/too many additives!)

Salsa (I mix it in with ground turkey when I make turkey burgers)

Sunsweet Ones Prunes (individually wrapped)
Vermont Bread English Muffins

Pomi tomatoes (aseptic package/carton-not canned)

Dell’ Amore Premium Marinara sauce - order on their website; made in Vermont!

Clementines (seasonal)

Plainville Turkey 

Ground turkey 

Olivia's triple washed lettuce (all varieties)

Amy's low sodium lentil or pea soup

Orgain shakes 

Explore Cuisine or Wegman's brand of legume-based pastas

Barilla Protein Plus pasta (made with oats, chickpeas, flaxseeds)

Kodiak Cakes (pancakes and oatmeal)