So many delicious and nutritious foods right in your grocery store coolers!
Milk, 1% or 2%, is filled with bone-building nutrients such as calcium, Vitamin D, and protein. If you prefer a soy, almond, or cashew milk, check to be sure it is fortified with good vitamins and calcium. If you love chocolate milk, it still has all the nutrients, but sugar is added, which adds calories and makes a good treat or recovery drink after intense exercise.
Yogurt, look for low-fat choices with less sugar or “light”. If you are trying to add more protein to your diet, regular yogurts contain plenty of protein, and Greek yogurt typically has twice the amount as regular yogurt. Yogurt and yogurt drinks are great foods for “on-the-go” foods and snacks.
Cheese is an easy, on-the-go snack, and also great for meals and recipes. WATCH OUT for high calories and sodium in cheese. Now, Market Basket offers “slim” and “thin” cheeses which pack all the great flavor of regular cheeses, just in smaller serving sizes, and fewer calories per serving. 2% cheese is also available and has 1/3 less fat than regular cheeses.
Eggs are filled with healthy nutrients such as lutein, an important antioxidant for eye health. For quick meals, eggs are super easy. Omelets, scrambled eggs, and boiled eggs can be anything from easy, and on-the-go, to extra special with fresh vegetables and cheeses. Pasteurized egg whites are great for smoothies and pack 7 ounces of protein per ¼ cup serving.