Ask the Dietitian: 'What's on Your Healthy Grocery List?' (printable PDF)

By Kristin Neusel, MS, RD, LD, CDCES

Making healthy food choices starts at the grocery store!

Keep these 3 things in mind when grocery shopping:

  1. Plan ahead: Before you go, make a list of the items you’ll need throughout the week.
  2. Label read: Always check the label, focusing on serving size, carbohydrates, and fiber. For items without a label, check your CalorieKing app.
  3. Keep in mind: Other dietary considerations your doctor may want you to follow.

To make your trip to the grocery store a little easier, I've put together a printable grocery list for easy reference.

Be sure to save a copy on your phone or in your grocery bag!

Pendulum Healthy Grocery List
Click here for a printable version of the grocery shopping list.
Some final tips:
  1. If you buy canned fruit in syrup, be sure to drain and rinse with water to wash away the extra syrup. Look for the words “in its own juice” to help prevent added sugars.
  2. Look for breads, grains, and cereals with "whole grains" as the first ingredient listed. Aim for products with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving.

Happy grocery shopping!

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