The YOU: On a Diet Shopping List

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On A Diet.Inside Aisles: Grains

  • 1 box cold oat cereal (Cheerios)
  • 1 package 100 percent whole wheat or 100 percent whole grain English muffins (try to find a brand without sugar, honey, or high-fructose corn syrup added)
  • One 12-inch or 10-ounce prepared thin 100 percent whole grain pizza crust
  • 1 box short- grain brown rice
  • 1 box 100 percent whole wheat rigatoni or linguine pasta
  • 1 box steel- cut oatmeal
  • 1 bag small 100 percent whole wheat pitas
  • 1 bag 100 percent whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 jar (1-5 pounds) of chia seeds

Inside Aisles: Canned/Jarred Items

  • 2 quarts (8 cups) low- salt vegetable or chicken stock or broth
  • 1 can (15 or 16 ounces) white beans
  • 2 cans (141/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can whole, crushed, or diced tomatoes
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce (with olive or canola oil and less than
  • 4 grams of sugar per 1/2 cup)
  • 1 jar kalamata olives, halved
  • 1 jar olive relish or tapenade
  • 1 can sun dried tomato bits or finely chopped sundried tomatoes (not in oil)
  • 2 cans unsweetened peaches or tangerines
  • 1 small can jalapeno peppers
  • 1 jar popping corn (enough to make 8 cups)
  • 1 jar unsweetened apple juice or cider (preferably organic)
  • 1 jar apple butter (keep in fridge)
  • 1 jar all- natural peanut butter (no trans fat, no added sugar or fructose)

Inside Aisles: Dried Fruits and Nuts

  • 1 bag raw walnuts (at least 8 ounces)
  • 1 bag raw hazelnuts (at least 4 ounces)
  • 1 bag raw almonds (at least 4 ounces)
  • 1 bag slivered almonds (at least 1/4 cup)
  • 1 bag dried cranberries (at least 3/4 cup)
  • 1 bag dried apricots
  • 1 package chopped pistachios (enough for 11/2 tablespoons)

Staple Condiments/Spices:

Buy these or make sure you have them in your pantry. Refill as needed.

  • Olive oil
  • Canola oil or canola oil fortified with DHA
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh garlic
  • Low- sodium soy sauce
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Wine vinegar
  • Maple syrup (look for a brand that doesn't have high-fructose corn syrup listed in the first four ingredients)
  • Marinara sauce or other red tomato sauce
  • Dijon mustard
  • Hot red pepper sauce
  • Pam spray- on canola oil
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Your favorite coffee or tea
  • Dark chocolate bar with at least 70 percent cocoa, or 1 small bag mini semisweet all-cocoa chocolate chips (not milk)

Refrigerated Items

  • 1 half gallon skim milk or low- fat soy milk fortified with calcium and vitamin D
  • 1 quart 100 percent orange or grapefruit juice with pulp, fortified with calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) crumbled farmer cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 bag finely shredded part- skim mozzarella cheese (enough for 2 ounces)
  • 8 (4-ounce) containers of probiotic low- fat yogurt


  • 2 bone- in chicken thighs without skin
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each)
  • 12 ounces sliced cooked salmon (or white turkey or chicken from deli)
  • 8 ounces skinless salmon fillets (or skinless chicken or turkey breasts)
  • 1 whole fish (trout, orata, or branzini, about 4 ounces per serving; we prefer trout as it's the only fish in the United States other than salmon to still contain "fish fats," or DHA)

Frozen Food

  • 1 box Boca Spicy Chik'n Patties
  • 1 bag frozen unsweetened blueberries
  • 1 bag frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 1 small container nonfat or low- fat vanilla frozen yogurt
  • Health Food Aisle or Health Food Store
  • Soy protein (like Nature's Plus Spiru- Tein)
  • Psyllium
  • Flaxseed


  • 1 bottle white wine

Produce Area (shop last)

Wild Card: If you especially like particular fruits or vegetables, buy them in whatever quantities you want and eat them as substitutions or additions to your recipes (especially in season).

  • 3 (10-ounce bags) of salad mix (classic romaine or other mixed- green salad)
  • 10 cups mixed mesclun or spring greens
  • 1 pound cut- up stir- fry veggies (asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, multicolored bell
  • peppers, red and white onions, zucchini)
  • Sliced carrots, apples, broccoli and/or celery in a package
  • 2 pounds other veggies (your choice) to saute, dip, mix into omelets, chop into salads
  • 5 small apples (Jonagold or Ambrosia)
  • 2 small plums
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of carrots
  • 1 bunch bananas
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper
  • 1 small head cabbage
  • 1 cup thin green beans
  • 1 pound asparagus spears
  • 1 small eggplant
  • 3 shallots
  • 3 medium yellow onions
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 small bunch green onions
  • 1 small dried ancho or pasilla chili pepper
  • 1 large russet baking potato
  • 1 bunch each fresh parsley, basil, rosemary, thyme (or lemon thyme), chives, oregano, and chervil
  • 1 piece ginger
  • 1 lime
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 small basket fresh raspberries (if available; if not, substitute frozen)
  • 1 small basket fresh blueberries (if available; if not, substitute frozen)

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