Grocery Store Finds: July 2018
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Find out what new items were added to this Registered Dietitian’s grocery cart this month.

Grocery Store Finds with Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD #dietitian #healthy #grocerystore #groceryshopping #nutrition

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Wild Friends Nut Butter + Oats


Wild friends nut butter + oats

Wild Friends makes all different nut butters, but now they have stepped up their game to make breakfast even simpler. I typically always add nut butter to my oatmeal. Now Wild Friends have on the go oatmeal cups with a packet of nut butter packaged with it! What is fun about these on-go-oat cups is you can turn it into an oatmeal muffin right in the microwave by adding an egg, mashed banana, and a splash of milk. The oatmeal is low in added sugar with the peanut butter adds an extra protein punch. Definitely a great quick and easy breakfast.

YQ by Yoplait


YQ coconut yogurt by yoplait

Another new yogurt has hit the shelves of the grocery store. I always like trying new yogurts so I can recommend various brands to clients based on their preferences. This is a great yogurt for someone who is looking for that extra boost of protein but not the biggest fan of traditional Greek yogurt, maybe because of it’s tartness, consistency, etc. Everyone has different preferences. YQ by Yoplait is ultra-filtered milk, packed with protein and has less sugar than traditional yogurt. “YQ starts with ultra-filtered milk, which is milk that has been filtered through a small sieve to concentrate the amount of protein while removing much of the milk’s sugar, or lactose. Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar that adds virtually no sweetness. The ultra-filtered milk is then combined with active cultures and goes through a special churning technique, perfected by Yoplait in France. The result is a differential nutritional profile without the tart tang or chalky aftertaste of Greek-style yogurts.” (source) They come in a variety of flavors. Right now, the coconut flavor is in the lead for my favorite flavor at the moment.

GoodBelly Probiotic Crunch Bar


Good Belly probiotic crunchybar

GoodBelly Probiotic Crunchy Bars haven’t officially hit the shelves of all grocery stores just yet, but be on the lookout. GoodBelly was kind enough to let me try them before they came to the grocery stores in my area. Each crunchy bar has 1 Billion probiotics. I’m sure you’ve been hearing all the buzz about gut health, probiotics, and prebiotics. I’m glad it’s getting all of this attention because 70% of the body’s immune system is connected to the digestive tract, a properly functioning digestive system is essential to maintaining overall health. GoodBelly Bar contains Bifidobacterium lactis (BB12). This strain has been researched to have the ability to survive the stomach’s harsh acidic environment in order to set up shop in the intestines and may support gut health when consumed daily as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. I usually always prefer the chocolate + peanut butter combo, but I actually liked the honey almond butter flavor better!

Rx Nut Butter


Rx vanilla almond butter

Rx Bar is known for their, well bars, but now have expanded their line to protein-packed nut butter. I like how Rx bars and their nut butters use real food to boost protein and add sweetness instead of fillers and added sugars. These nut butter packets are great for on the go and traveling. I always have one packed in my bag ready to be paired with a piece of fruit or added to my oatmeal. Just make sure to knead the package a little before as natural separation may occur.

Wtrmln Wtr


Wtrmln Wtr

Wtrmln Wtr (aka. Watermelon Water) is cold-pressured juiced watermelon. The concept of this product was originally created for finding a way to use discarded melons, just because they weren’t perfect enough to put on the grocery store shelves and farmers were able to turn a loss into a profit. Why discard an otherwise perfect watermelon? This beverage in my cart after a really tough spin class and I was feeling dehydrated and was looking for something to replenish my electrolytes rather than a sports drink with added sugar (or artificial sweeteners). One serving of watermelon juice naturally contains 550 mg of potassium. Yes, you could just eat watermelon, but I don’t know about you, I usually toss out the rind when I’m done munching on my slice, but the rind contains important L-citrulline which can help with muscle recovery. You can always pickle watermelon rinds, but the rind pressed in with the juice makes it much easier to consume. Wtrmln Wtr also comes in other watermelon flavor blends. I personally preferred the original over the watermelon lemonade I bought that day, but I am super interested in trying the watermelon blood orange flavor.

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