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bagged and precut veggies

Bagged and precut vegetables can be an incredibly convenient option. They are often trimmed and washed, and many can be steamed right in the bag. 

tomato paste

Tubes of tomato paste can keep for months in the fridge, and you can squeeze out just the amount you want. Look for a product that only has the ingredients you want, as some may contain garlic or vinegar. This article has a great tip for when to add it during your cooking process.

soy glaze

A staple in many Asian-inspired dishes, this condiment can also be easily made at home!

Polar Seltzer Ginger Lime Mule

A nice break from the more fruity seltzers that dominate the market. A refreshing blend of lime and ginger, with the just the right amount of bubbles!

Fairlife Lactose-Free yogurt

This yogurt is lactose-free, high in protein, low in added sugar and has a smooth, non-tangy flavor. A yummy range of flavors are available!

Kroger No Sugar Added Pasta Sauce

For jarred pasta sauces, this is a solid option. No added sugar and significantly less sodium than most others. 

peri peri sauce

Peri peri sauce is a little tangy and sour, a little salty, a little spicy and a tad sweet. It's delish on just about everything!

Mad Minis Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

These frozen treats are just the right size to satisfy your ice cream craving!

chia seeds

Good things come in small packages. These tiny seeds are packed with healthy fats, fiber and protein. And they are more versatile than you might think! 


These young seedling vegetables are packed with nutrition. Use in salads, sandwiches, poke bowls or edible garnish. Find at the farmers market or grow your own. 

persian cucumbers

Thin-skinned, crisp and sweeter than regular cucumbers, these are refreshing additions to salad or just to snack on.

Veggies Made Great muffins

These frozen muffins have vegetables as their first ingredient, and are fairly low in fat and sugar. Not bad for an easy breakfast or snack! 

medjool dates

These are the chewiest, carameliest dates out there! They aren't hard to find year round. 

fresh spinach

Spinach is so versatile! It has a mild flavor, is easy to use, and can be slipped into a variety of dishes. Make Popeye proud! 

Sumo mandarin

It's a giant mandarin that is seedless, easy to peel, sweet and juicy!

Tea Drops

This twist on tea makes it fun, easy and tasty!

rotisserie chicken

A total dinner-saver on those crazy nights. 


These nuts are underrated (in our humble opinions). They come in flavors too!

freeze dried fruit

You can find these at many grocery stores - just look for 100% fruit with no added sugar or oil. 

Perdue Fresh Cuts diced chicken

Get a jumpstart on dinner with this already-diced fresh chicken.

Thrive kombucha

This local probiotic brew is available at the Lexington Farmers Market and other locations.

Simple Truth whole wheat pasta

Not a fan of whole wheat pastas? This brand may change your mind! 

Trader Joe's crispbread

Super seedy and satisfying, these are a great addition to snack time or any time.

lettuce boats

These come ready to use and are a fun and healthy alternative to grain-based wraps.

Kimchi Kooks

This tangy, spicy Korean condiment can be added to nearly anything for some umami loaded flavor. 

Saffron Road simmer sauces

Pull a meal together in minutes with these tasty, whole-food based sauces.


A North African spice paste that's sweetly smoky and sometimes spicy. 

Aidell's chicken products

These ready-to-use chicken products are incredibly convenient and tasty.

gomasio seasoning

Use less salt and still get the satisfaction of shaking something over your food.

wholly guacamole

This line of products makes it easy and tasty to eat those healthy fats.

Starkist pouches

A variety of easy and tasty products that help you eat more lean protein.

Spice World squeeze garlic and ginger

Many recipes call for the fresh versions, which makes these a must-have product.

Celestial Seasonings bengal spice tea

Full of warming spices and subtle sweetness. It's decaffeinated too!

Taylor Farms meal kits

Ready to cook veggies and sauce. Just add protein for a meal in minutes.

bada bean bada boom

A crunchy, salty snack packed with plant protein and fiber.

Healthy Choice power bowls

A tasty and whole-food based frozen meal option.

Siggi's yogurt

Simple ingredients, not much sugar and lots of protein. What else does a yogurt need?


Egg whites, nuts, and fruits are the basis for these whole-food high-protein bars.

bare fruit chips

Just real fruit baked to a crunch - a sweet treat of fruity goodness.


Popcorn is a whole grain, and SkinnyPop serves it up in a variety of health-conscious and tasty ways.

riced cauliflower

An easy, tasty, low-carb alternative to rice. Plus it helps you with your veggie goals!

SkinnyDipped almonds

Flavored almonds with minimal sugar and no artificial sweeteners.

Crunchmaster crackers

Whole grain, gluten-free crackers packed with crunch and umami.

Spindrift sparkling water

A low calorie frizzy beverage flavored with real fruit juice.

EatingWell frozen entrees

Whole food based frozen meals that taste fresh.

the GOOD bean crunchy chickpeas

A crunchy snack with a dose of plant-based protein.

Beanitos chips

A chip that actually satisfies hunger because it's packed with fiber and protein.

Peanut Butter & Co dark chocolate peanut butter

Dark chocolate peanut butter - we call it "healthier Nutella!"

brown jasmine rice

The aromatic flavor of jasmine rice, but with a whole grain punch.

90-second lentils

The fiber and protein of lentils without the time or effort.

hard cooked peeled eggs

While it's not difficult to make your own, these cooked eggs can be a welcome shortcut when you need it!