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If you’re looking to begin a lifestyle of health eating, but are afraid that you’ll have to give up any and all delicious foods, FEAR NOT!  Here are some staples and brands that I use to keep myself on track and always have on hand.  They are ALSO fabulously tasty (as if I would eat them if they weren’t! ;)).  I use many of these products in my recipes.


  • La Tortilla Factory Low Carb High Fiber Whole Wheat Tortillas (Original, Green Onion, Garlic Herb)
  • Fiber Select (generic Fiber One @ Giant Food Stores)
  • Light Flat Outs (Original & Italian)
  • Banana Nut Cheerios
  • Vitatops (Deep Chocolate, Banana Nut, Cranbran, Triple Chocolate Chunk, Banana Fudge, Peanut Butter Fudge)
  • Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal
  • Gnu Bars (Banana Walnut, Chocolate Brownie, Cinnamon Raisin)
  • Fiber Gourmet Pasta
  • Thomas Whole Wheat Bagel Thins
  • Earthgrains Deli Flats
  • 100 Calorie Orville Redenbacher Kettle Corn

Fruits & Vegetables:

  • Any kind of fresh vegetable/fruit produce!  Broccoli, cucumber, tomato, kale, cauliflower, squash, carrots, onions, spinach, peppers, sweet potatoes, watermelon, apples, bananas, berries, peaches, graphes, cantaloupe, pineapple, etc!
  • Mann’s Broccoli Slaw & Rainbow Salad
  • Frozen fruits & veggies!
  • No Sugar Added Musselman’s Applesauce (Healthy Blends!)
  • The Power of Fruit Bars
  • Del Monte Stewed Tomatoes
  • Larabars

Cans & Jars:

  • BSN Lean Dessert Protein
  • Cacao Bliss
  • Libby’s Canned Pumpkin
  • Artisana Cacao Bliss
  • Amy’s Split Pea Soup
  • Dr. McDougall’s Ready To Eat Soups (Split Pea, Lentil, Black Bean, Roasted Red Pepper Tomato)
  • V8 Soups (Garden Broccoli & Sweet Red Pepper)
  • Pacific Natural Foods Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
  • El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans
  • Light Ragu
  • Newman’s Own Pineapple Salsa
  • Bumblebee Light Tuna
  • Swanson 98% Fat Free White Chicken
  • Sugar Free Log Cabin Syrup


  • Unsweetened Almond Breeze (Chocolate & Vanilla)
  • Sugar Free Jello
  • Fat Free Cottage Cheese
  • Greek Yogurt (Chobani, Oikos, Voskos)
  • Egg Beaters
  • Eggland’s Best Eggs
  • Sugar Free Ice Cream


2 responses »

  1. Jessie Stipe

    Good Work.

  2. by the way…where do you buy your La Tortilla Factory tortillas…I live in Ridley Park, PA and I think the closest place online I could find is ShopRite out in West Chester. Just wondering if you know of something close to where I am…not sure if you have any ideas…Thanks


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