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Check out some of my newest kitchen must haves!

February 2, 2011 Diet, Health, Healthy food concoctions, Other 2 Comments

I’m always being asked on what I eat, what brands I prefer and suggestions for healthy delicious recipes. Since I’m a foodie, I have a few rules about what I keep stocked in my kitchen.

My food items MUST be healthy, figure-friendly and DELICIOUS! (according to my palette of course ;) )

Check out some of my recent favorites!!!!

Joseph’s Middle East Lavash Bread

Joseph’s provides you with a healthy, reduced carb, high protein Lavash bread, now containing flax! These Lavash have no cholesterol and contain three healthy ingredients: Flax, Oat Bran and Whole Wheat which may help protect your heart, while losing weight. Each serving of this Lavash (half of each large bread), contains 3 grams of fiber and just 4 net carbs!

I LOVE this wrap! I can have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!


If you haven’t read my post on the health benefits of sardines, then click here. Unlike other brands that taste fishy and gross, this Mediterranean style can of sardines is beyond delicious! It has black olives, heart healthy olive oil, garlic and oregano…  You can find this at your local grocery store, but I suggest going on and buying a case to save a few dollars.

Canned Pumpkin Puree

You can always find this in the bakery aisle in any grocery store, and you’ll always find a few cans in my pantry :)

Pumpkin is full of beta-carotene that’s amazing for giving your skin an all-year glow.

This creamy puree is also low in calories, carbs and sugars.

I love making pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin pudding and even pumpkin smoothies!

Check out my pumpkin protein pie by clicking here :)

Maple Grove Sugar Free Salad Dressing

Salad is such a staple in my diet, but without a little bit of yummy dressing, it can be hard to take down.

Maple Grove makes a bunch of sugar free products and dressing that are not only diabetic friendly, but also figure friendly!

They’re all low in fat, carbs and calories. My favorite ones so far are the Italian Balsamic and Raspberry.

When your salad tastes so good, it makes you want to eat it all the time!

JELL-O!!! Sugar Free JELL-O

This is my fake dessert gift to myself at the end of the night if I’m craving something sweet.

10 calories… ZERO carbs… ZERO sugar and 1 gram of protein. I love JELL-O!

ok ok … one more!!!!

Snookie’s favorite nut! PISTACHIOS

Almost 90% of the fat found in pistachios is the healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats. Good fats can help keep you full and shed that unwanted belly fat that can lead to heart disease and other complications.

Personally, eating pistachios is a fun and yummy experience. Its packed with fiber, potassium and other goodies. After I measure my portion, I grab my handful of nuts and take a timeout on the couch. I have to open each little guy perfectly and get the nut out. If it’s sealed closed, it becomes a game to somehow break it open. If it gets stressful, then I just replace it with another one from the bag lol.. Mmmmm

Now that I shared a few of my favorite recent foods, I want to hear some of yours :)

What’s in your kitchen!!!!

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  1. GiGi says:

    PUMPKIN! I have so many cans of that in my kitchen it’s crazy! Remember the whole pumpkin drought? Well it was because I bought every store out!

  2. Kyra says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE joseph’s wraps. my absolute must-haves are chicken, sweet potato, egg whites and zucchini.

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