Remember a couple weeks back when I partnered with Inspired by This to share my go-to shopping list for Trader Joe's? Well we're back at it, and this time we're perusing the aisles of Whole Foods! I know grocery shopping can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task. There are so many products out there, and it's hard to decide which ones are actually healthy choices. Here are a few of the products that I just can't leave the store without, and in the full post on Inspired by This, we're breaking down ALL of the best options and sharing a giant list that you can pin for your next trip to Whole Foods!
Yes, it's definitely pricier than Trader Joe's, but I love the selection, quality, and variety of produce at Whole Foods. There are tons of choices when it comes to seasonal fruits and veggies, greens (and microgreens!), and fresh herbs. When it comes to making salads or veggie platters, I always think the more color the better, and Whole Foods is a great spot to stock up fun produce like watermelon radishes, heirloom carrots, purple cauliflower, and even edible flowers.
Grain-free crackers & chips
Finding healthy swaps for salty, carby snacks (that also happen to be delicious) makes me so happy! Jilz Crackers, Simple Mills Crackers (I'm addicted to the rosemary flavor!), and Siete Foods tortilla chips are all grain-free and made from high-quality ingredients like nuts and seeds. Pair these with some HOPE Hummus or guacamole and you've got yourself a perfect snack!
Organic pasture-raised eggs - best quality eggs you can get at the grocery store! I love Vital Farms brand.
Siete Foods Tortillas - Always in my Whole Foods cart! Like the chips, these tortillas are grain-free and made with super clean ingredients. Their Cassava & Chia tortillas or Almond Flour tortillas are a must-try for your Taco Tuesdays, quesadilla cravings, and breakfast tacos!
Healthier granola - I'm a huge fan of Kitchfix granola and Purely Elizabeth, which are full of healthy fats from nuts and seeds and lightly sweetened with maple syrup or coconut sugar.
Sushi - Definitely one of my favorite grab & go lunches! Opt for a rice-less garden roll with salmon or tuna, or grab some sashimi and chopped veggies from the salad bar to make your own poke bowls at home! Don't forget to pair it with Coconut Aminos instead of soy sauce - it's a fraction of the sodium and totally soy-free!
While we're on the topic of fish, don't forget to stock up on wild-caught fish while you're at Whole Foods! I like to buy a big bag of frozen wild sockeye salmon fillets so I always have something on hand for a quick & healthy dinner.
Cauliflower crust pizza - Caulipower Pizza is a a great brand that you can find in the frozen section. There are 3 options: three cheese, Mediterranean, or Just the Crust. Buy the crust and all of your favorite toppings for a fun DIY pizza night at home!
Sweets - These are some of my favorite Whole Foods treats for mindfully indulging my sweet tooth:
Eating Evolved chocolate bars & coconut butter cups – the almond sea salt or crunchy caramel bars are delicious! They're made with clean ingredients and sweetened with coconut sugar. In terms of the coconut butter cups, I'm hooked on the mint cream & caramel sea salt.
Barnana organic banana bites or coconut banana bites - made with just 1 or 2 ingredients (banana & coconut)
Simple Mills naturally gluten-free crunchy cookies – the chocolate chip cookies taste like Famous Amos! Remember those?
Hail Merry macaroons - so yummy!
That wraps up my Whole Foods essentials. Now head on over to the post on Inspired by This for the rest of the deets, and make sure you grab your pinnable list so your next shopping trip is a breeze!
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.