Sunday, November 9, 2008

Core Food Staples

---Use this list of foods to give you ideas for meals, or use it as a shopping list.---

Fruit (many varieties, fresh; favorites include grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, plums, bananas, apples, pineapple, and mango. Eat it alone as a snack, or incorporate it in a salad, add it to yogurt, or blend with milk and pudding powder for a Frosty!)

Vegetables (many varieties, fresh; favorites include green beans, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, and peas. Eat raw, steam, stir fry, or add to soups)

Fat Free Cottage Cheese (mix with fruit for breakfast or a snack, or add herbs to make it into a vegetable dip)

Fat Free Plain Yogurt (add fruit and sweetener, use instead of sour cream, or mix with ff/sf jello or pudding)

Fat Free (Skim) Milk

Fat Free Sour Cream

Fat Free Cheese

Fat Free Margarine

Eggs or Egg Substitutes

Puffed or Shredded Wheat Cereal

Popcorn

Fat Free / Sugar Free Jello

Fat Free / Sugar Free Pudding

Unsweetened Apple Sauce

High Fiber Soups (try the Progresso varieties)

Canned Beans/Legumes (black, pinto, chickpeas)

Canned Vegetables

Canned Fruit, packed in Juice

Salsa

Couscous

Brown Rice

Barley

Fat Free Salad Dressings

Tofu

Tuna Fish in Can or Pouch

Fresh Fish

Lean Chicken

Lean Pork Loin

Lean beef

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