My husband snapped this pic of me last week leaving the grocery store.....this is basically the story of my life : )
So I thought in the spirit of grocery shopping and the spirit of the Trim Healthy Mom book, I would give y'all some shopping tidbits that have helped me. Again, if you haven't read the book, I would highly recommend it. If you've started the book or want to just eat healthy in general, here is a list of things I would suggest getting right off. Some foods are truly super foods, meaning that they pack a lot of punch for a little amount of calories and carbs. Also, some foods are available only at certain stores and are considerably cheaper at other stores. Of course if you don't have these stores near you or just can't find what I'm talking about, there is always ordering online. Here goes your basic list to get started on a trim healthy mom lifestyle.........
1. Whey Protein. This must be whey protein isolate, not concentrate. The best brand is Swanson's Premium that you can get online. Also Jay Robb is easy to find at Kroger and Whole Foods if you don't want to order online. It is just as good, but a good bit more expensive.
2. Coconut Oil. For cooking, Louana Brand that you can get a Walmart is good, but for eating, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods have an organic that is great.
3. Stevia. Nunaturals has changed their formula, but I still like it and it's basically pure stevia. Truvia is good as well and easy to find. It may take awhile to get used to the taste, but don't give up.
4. Raw almonds. Great to snack on and making almond flour and almond butter is so easy if you have a good food processor or high end blender.
5. Cocoa powder and 85% dark chocolate bars.
6. Oolong Tea. Kind of hard to find if you don't have an Asian store near you. I order mine from Swansons when I get my protein powder. It has great health benefits and ups metabolism.
7. Omega 3 eggs. These are full of protein and pack a lot of nutrients in their shells. Walmart has the best price on these.
8. O% fat Greek plain yogurt. Just don't buy anything but plain Greek yogurt anymore. You can add all fruit jam (Polaner) or berries and nuts. So much less sugar and Greek has twice as much protein.
9. Frozen and fresh berries. This are the best fruits because of they are low on the glycemic index and pack tons of antioxidants.
10. Hemp and Chia seeds. These are so good for you and can be added to just about anything to up the nutrient content. I get both of these from Whole Foods.
Well, this should get you started! Anyone want to add to my must have THM list? : )