Hungry Girl’s Official 2019 Supermarket List

Jan 25 2019
It’s here; it’s here! Our hotly anticipated, often imitated but never duplicated, OFFICIAL Supermarket List for 2019! Consider this your ULTIMATE guide to the grocery store, complete with healthy meal staples, smart snack finds, ingredient must-haves, and more. Check out the list below, and click here for the checklist-style print-ready version! Print it. Share it. Love it.

Abbreviations: FF = fat-free, RF = reduced-fat, LF = low-fat, NSA = no-sugar-added



• RF shredded cheese
• RF/thin cheese slices
• Dairy-free cheese (check calorie counts): Lisanatti Foods, GO VEGGIE, Field Roast Chao, Daiya
• RF cheese snacks with 100 calories or less: Mini Babybel, Cabot Serious Snacking, Jarlsberg Minis
• Light/RF string cheese & cheese sticks
• RF crumbled feta cheese
• The Laughing Cow cheese wedges
• Grated Parmesan cheese
• RF cream cheese
• LF or light ricotta cheese (part-skim has more calories)
• LF cottage cheese with & without fruit

Yogurt & Yogurt Swaps

• FF/light yogurt
• Reduced-sugar yogurt: YQ by Yoplait, Chobani Less Sugar
• FF & RF Greek yogurt plain & with fruit
• Probiotic yogurt: Dannon Activia
• Skyr: Icelandic Provisions, Siggi's
• Non-dairy yogurt: Kite Hill, So Delicious
• Grab & go yogurt tubes
• Chobani Savor Low-Fat (sour cream swap!)

Egg Products

• Liquid egg whites or FF liquid egg substitute
• Eggs
• Crepini Egg White Thins

Milk, Milk Swaps & Creamers

• FF dairy milk
• Light vanilla soymilk
• Unsweetened almond or cashew milk (refrigerated or shelf-stable): try Blue Diamond’s almond-cashew blend
• Unsweetened coconut milk beverage (refrigerated or shelf-stable): like Blue Diamond’s almond-coconut blend
• Low-calorie non-dairy liquid creamer: Coffee-mate Natural Bliss, So Delicious Dairy Free, Silk, Milkadamia, Califia Farms

Sour Cream & Butter

• Light sour cream
• Light buttery spread, light butter, or whipped butter in a tub


Cold Cereal

• High-fiber bran cereal: Fiber One Original, All-Bran Original, Nature's Path Smart Bran
• Other cereals with about 150 calories & 4 grams of fiber per cup: Kashi Heart to Heart Warm Cinnamon Oat Cereal, Kashi by Kids, Fiber One Honey Clusters, Barbara's Puffins, Cheerios
• Puffed cereal (mix with others for a big low-cal bowl!)

Hot Cereal

• Old-fashioned oats (for growing oatmeal & oat bakes)
• Steel-cut oats (for slow-cooker & Instant Pot oatmeal)
• Instant oatmeal packets
• Pacific Organic Unsweetened Steel-Cut Oatmeal (ready-made)



• Ready-to-eat skinless chicken breast: TRU GRILL
• Boneless skinless raw chicken breast & turkey breast
• Lean chicken or turkey burgers (refrigerated or frozen): Al Fresco
• Fully cooked chicken sausage (refrigerated): Al Fresco, Applegate Organics
• Al Fresco All Natural Chicken Meatballs (refrigerated or frozen)
• Lean ground turkey (93% lean)
• Turkey pepperoni: Hormel, Applegate, Boar’s Head
• Turkey sausage patties: Jimmy Dean


• Extra-lean ground beef (96% lean): Laura's Lean Beef
• Extra-lean & lean steak (flank, top round, top sirloin, strip, tenderloin, T-bone & shoulder)


• Extra-lean & lean pork (tenderloin, top loin chops, top loin roast, center loin chops, center rib chops & sirloin roast)


• Center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
• Precooked real crumbled bacon or turkey bacon

Packaged & Deli Meats

• Extra-lean turkey breast, chicken breast, ham & roast beef slices (look for natural and/or lower-sodium): Boar's Head, Applegate
• Hot dogs with around 45 calories each: Hebrew National 97% FF, Ball Park White Meat Smoked Turkey

Seafood (fresh & frozen)

• Tilapia, tuna, salmon, cod, sea bass & other fish fillets
• Shrimp
• Crab (real or imitation)

Shelf-Stable Seafood & Other Proteins

• Canned & pouched albacore tuna packed in water
• Canned & pouched boneless & skinless pink salmon packed in water
• Pouched seasoned tuna & tuna salad: StarKist
• StarKist Salmon Creations
• StarKist Chicken Creations


• Frozen meatless burger-style patties with around 100 calories: Boca, Amy's, MorningStar Farms
• Frozen meatless veggie-burger patties with around 100 calories: Gardenburger, Boca, Amy's, MorningStar Farms
• Meatless crumbles (ground meat swap): Boca, MorningStar Farms, Beyond Meat
• Meatless meatballs (frozen): Nate's, Amy's, Lightlife
• Faux chicken (refrigerated or frozen): MorningStar Farms, Lightlife, Beyond Meat
• Meatless sausage (refrigerated or frozen): MorningStar Farms, Lightlife, Tofurky
• Meatless Buffalo wings (refrigerated or frozen): MorningStar Farms
• Lightlife Fakin' Bacon Organic Smoky Tempeh Strips (refrigerated)
• Deli slices (refrigerated): Tofurky, Lightlife, Yves
• Sweet Earth Enlightened Foods Traditional Seitan Strips
• Nasoya Tofu Toss'ables
• Morningstar Farms Veggie Classics Corn Dogs


Fresh Fruits

Choose your favorites! We love apples, oranges, and raspberries.

Bagged Produce

• Lettuce mixes
• Cole slaw mix
• Broccoli cole slaw
• Monterey Mushrooms Let’s Blend Finely Diced Mushrooms

Veggies as Carb Swaps

• Spaghetti squash
• Zucchini (spiralize it!)
• Turnips (noodles & fries)
• Cauliflower (rice & mashies)
• Butternut squash (fries)
• Carrots (more fries!)
• Portabellas (pizza-bellas!)

More Fresh Veggies

Choose your favorites! Jicama, baby carrots & more...

Frozen Vegetables

• Stir-fry veggies
• Steam-in-the-bag veggies
• Sweet corn kernels
• Riced veggies: Green Giant
• Spiralized veggies: Green Giant
• Veggie tots: Green Giant

Frozen Fruit (NSA)

Strawberries, cherries, mango… Choose your favorites!


Fruit & Veggies

• Pineapple, mandarin orange segments & other fruits packed in juice
• NSA applesauce
• Pure pumpkin: Libby's
• Crushed tomatoes (just add seasonings for a sauce swap)
• More tomatoes (diced, stewed, seasoned, etc.)
• Pickles (refrigerated or shelf-stable)


• Low-calorie soups: Amy's Organic (Chunky Tomato Bisque!), Progresso Light, Campbell's Healthy Request & Well Yes!, Pacific Foods
• LF turkey & veggie chili: Amy's Organic, Hormel
• Chicken, beef & vegetable broth (look for lower-sodium)
• Bone broth (we like Kettle & Fire)


• Black beans
• Red and/or white (cannellini) kidney beans
• Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
• Refried beans


Crackers, Chips & Other Crunchy Snacks

• Crackers with fiber: Wasa Crisp’n Light, Doctor Kracker, Old London Melba Toast, Van's Gluten Free
• Multigrain popped cakes: Coco Lite, Kim’s Magic Pop
• RF baked & popped chips
• LF baked tortilla chips
• Veggie chips made mostly with veggies: Rhythm Superfoods, Bare, Jicachips, Crunchies
• Crispy roasted beans: Bada Bean Bada Boom (from Enlightened), Biena, Saffron Road
• Seaweed snacks
• Ready-to-eat light popcorn
• Freeze-dried fruit (airy & light, not shriveled like ordinary dried fruit)
• Baked cheese snacks: Whisps, ParmCrisps, Moon Cheese
• Roasted edamame: SeaPoint Farms

Snack Bars & Other Treats

• Cereal bars & chewy granola bars: Quaker, Fiber One, Special K, Kashi, MadeGood
• More snack-sized bars: KIND Kids, RX Kids, Health Warrior
• Protein bars under 250 calories: KIND, Luna (Rica, Protein & 5g Sugar), Larabar, One Basix, Epic Performance

Nuts & Seeds

• Pistachios in the shell
• Sliced almonds
• 100-calorie packs of almonds & cashews
• Skinny Dipped Almonds
• Chia seeds

Jerky & Other Meat Snacks

• Beef, chicken, turkey, pork & meatless jerky (with about 100 calories per ounce)
• Single-serve meat sticks/bars with 100 calories or less (Vermont Smoke & Cure is a personal favorite)


• Light/thin/whole-grain bread slices (40 - 80 calories each)
• Flat sandwich buns with 150 calories or less: Arnold/Brownberry/Oroweat Sandwich Thins, Pepperidge Farm Deli Flats
• Light English muffins
• High-fiber pitas
• Large high-fiber flour tortillas with about 100 calories each (we like La Tortilla Factory and Tumaro’s)
• Light high-fiber flatbreads (we like Flatout)
• 6-inch corn tortillas
• Corn taco shells (flat-bottomed)
• Light & thin bagels: Western Bagel Alternative 2.0, Thomas' Bagel Thins
• Ozery Bakery Snacking Rounds


• Reduced-calorie breakfast sandwiches, bowls, wraps & more: Jimmy Dean Delights, Special K, Cedarlane
• Burritos & wraps with 300 calories or less: Amy's, Cedarlane, Red's, Sweet Earth
• Healthy pizzas (check the calories and # of servings; then do the math!): Lean Cuisine, Sweet Earth
• Classic light entrees: Kashi, Healthy Choice, Lean Cuisine, Cedarlane, Amy's Light & Lean, Lightlife, Cheating Gourmet Shrimp Rice Bowls
• Benje's Naturals soups & chilis (formerly Tabatchnick)
• Garden Lites (Frittatas & more)
• Green Giant Harvest Protein Bowls


• “Eat the pint” light ice cream: Enlightened (our favorite)
• Single-serving light ice cream: Dreyer's/Edy's Slow Churned cups
• Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars
• So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Frozen Desserts (No Sugar Added!)
• Enlightened The Good-For-You Ice Cream Bars
• LF fudge bars
• Fruit bars with 100 calories or less
• Mini fillo shells: Athens
• Natural light whipped topping: Skinny Truwhip, So Delicious CocoWhip! Light
• Dole Dippers (Strawberry, Banana, and Pineapple)
• Mochi: My/Mo


• Light & LF salad dressings: Newman's Own, Bolthouse Farms, Litehouse, Margie's, Marzetti
• Vinegar (balsamic, rice, seasoned rice, red wine, white wine, cider)
• BBQ sauce with 45 calories or less per 2-tbsp. serving: Stubb's
• Light mayonnaise
• Hellmann's/Best Foods Dijonnaise
• Mustard (honey, Dijon, spicy brown, yellow & fun flavors)
• Ketchup
• Hot sauce: Frank's RedHot Original, sriracha
• RF or regular peanut butter
• Portion-controlled peanut butter packs: Justin's, RX
• Powdered peanut butter: Just Great Stuff, PB2, PBfit, Peanut Butter & Co.
• Low-sugar fruit preserves & jam: Smucker's Low Sugar
• Marinades with 30 calories or less per tbsp.: Lawry's, Mrs. Dash, Margie's
• LF marinara, pasta & pizza sauce: Classico, Dei Fratelli, Simply Ragú
• Salsa: La Victoria, Pace, Newman's Own
• Hummus: Lantana, Sabra, Blue Moose, Hope, Tribe
• Single-serving guacamole: Wholly Guacamole Minis
• Reduced-sodium/lite soy sauce
• Slawsa


• Spring water
• Flavored water (check calories & servings per container)
• Low-calorie & light juice beverages
• Low-calorie drink mixes: True Citrus, Crystal Light, Wyler’s Light, Starbucks VIA Instant Refreshers
• Metamucil Sugar Free Daily Fiber Supplement
• Natural zero-calorie soda & club soda: Zevia, Blue Sky Zero Sugar
• Unsweetened sparkling water
• Unsweetened & diet iced tea
• Unsweetened instant iced tea mix
• Tea bags (regular and dessert flavors): Red Rose Sweet Temptations, Celestial Seasonings, Good Earth, Southern Breeze Sweet Tea
• Ready-to-brew coffee and/or K-cups: Dunkin' Donuts (Bakery Series!), Starbucks (Blonde Roast!)
• Instant coffee granules
• Starbucks VIA Ready Brew
• Cold-brew coffee


• Whole-wheat flour
• Whole-wheat or regular panko breadcrumbs
• Protein powder with about 100 calories per serving: Quest, Designer Whey, Tera's Whey, Jay Robb
• Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
• Unsweetened cocoa powder
• Unsweetened coconut flakes
• McCormick Color from Nature Food Colors
• Nonstick cooking spray
• Grapeseed oil and/or olive oil
• Refrigerated crescent roll dough: Annie's Organic, Pillsbury
• High-fiber pasta
• House Foods Tofu Shirataki noodle substitute (refrigerated tofu section!)
• Natural no-calorie sweetener packets: Truvia, SweetLeaf, Stevia In the Raw, Splenda Naturals
• Natural no-calorie granulated sweetener (comes loose, not in packets): Truvia, Stevia In The Raw
• Everything bagel seasoning (and all your other favorite seasonings!)

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