Groceries You Should Buy (E. 2)

Hey guys. I know I haven’t been posting in a while (busy with life stuff and STILL at a plateau), but here’s round 2 of GYSB.

Basically, each post of Groceries You Should Buy (GYSB) is going to highlight a few foods/products you can find at your supermarket that are exceptionally healthy or just really amazing for dieting. If you know of any yourself, feel free to share in the comments!

halotop
From brandpackaging.com

Halo Top Ice Cream

Nutritional Information: 60 Calories / 2g Fat / 14g Carbs / 6g Protein / 5g Fiber

 

Ice cream has a bad rep. Along with pizza and beer, it’s probably one of the top foods to stay away from when on a diet. But it’s the middle of summer! And it tastes so good! How can you not indulge in some ice cream once in a while?

Well here’s the thing – with Halo Top ice cream, you can eat the whole damn pint and feel good about it. The nutritional information above is for 1 serving at 0.5 cups, but there are 4 servings in a pint.

That means the ENTIRE pint is 240 calories and 24g protein. That’s literally as much protein as a 4 oz. chicken breast. And look at that fat content. So low.

AND 5g prebiotic fiber? You’re saying it’ll help those little microorganisms digest stuff in my stomach? Sign me up.

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Jennie-O 93/7 Ground Turkey

Nutritional Information: 170 Calories / 8g Fat / 0g Carbs / 21g Protein

Ground turkey and ground beef are both a staple on my weekly grocery lists. Why? Because they’re ridiculously easy to include in meal preps.

In fact, here’s a quick recipe I typed up in 5 minutes:

Ground Turkey Crumble

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • Garlic salt to taste
  • Tony Chachere’s seasoning to taste

Directions:

  1. Stir fry ground turkey until browned
  2. Add seasonings. Stir some more.

Boom. That’s it. Serve it over pasta, rice, make meatballs or burgers out of it, eat it straight up, whatever. I like to sprinkle 1/3 pound over 2 servings of rotini pasta and some marinara sauce for quick and easy meal prep. Makes 3 meals.

You could really buy any brand of ground turkey (as long as the lean/fat ratio is good) but I chose Jennie-O because it is widely available in stores.

quaker popped chips

Quaker Popped Rice Crisps

Nutritional Information: 120 Calories / 1g Fat / 27g Carbs / 1g Protein

These are basically a healthier version of potato chips. You could go with Baked potato chips and you’d get approximately the same macros – it’s just a matter of your personal taste.

But these are slightly more intriguing because they come in both savory (cheddar, BBQ) AND sweet flavors (apple cinnamon, caramel corn). The nutritional facts vary slightly between them, however.

I also like these because they’re a lot more crunchy than baked chips, and pack a bit more flavor. And because they’re popped, they’re slightly bigger in size than baked chips, so they satisfy a bit better.

Got any other macro-friendly grocery items? Share ’em in the comments!

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