Grocery Store Finds: December 2017

Ready to see the new items that ended up in my cart this month? Check out this dietitian’s grocery store finds!
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I know, I know.. technically it’s already January 2018. I took some time off the past two weeks to enjoy time with my friends and family during the holiday season. When I sat down this morning to plan out my week ahead, I noticed I never finished writing this post. These new items for my Grocery Store Finds are coming to you fashionably late.

88 Acres Pumpkin Seed Butter:

Grocery Store Finds via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen - 88 acres pumpkin seed butter #nutfree #nongmo #glutenfree #healthyfats #spread #pumpkin
I learned about 88 acres a couple years ago when they first launched. Working with children in cooking classes, food allergies are always a concern, with nuts being the most common food allergies among the students I have worked with. I started swapping in 88 Acres pumpkin seed and sunflower seed butters when any of my recipes called for nut butter. All of 88 Acres products are nut free. Anyone who has a food allergy knows how challenging it can be at times. 88 Acres is making that much simpler for you with their products being allergen friendly.
88 Acres is sharing the love with YOU and providing you with a 15% discount on all orders from their online store. Just use the code RDELISH (all caps) at checkout! 

Food for Life – Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal:

Grocery Store Finds via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen - Ezekiel 4:9 cereal #foodforlife #nosugaradded #wholegrains #fiber
I’ve been on a total yogurt kick lately. I love adding a crunch to my yogurt and wanted to switch it up from my typical nuts/seeds or granola, so this Ezekiel cereal caught my eye. I tried their bread before, but never their cereal. They kind of remind me of grape nuts. I like the additional crunch they provide. Plus, the real winner is, when I topped my yogurt and berries with them for the next day, they didn’t get soggy! Did I forget to tell you, they also have <1 gram of sugar too!


Grocery Store Finds via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen - Halos #orange #citrus #snack #vitaminC
If you follow me on Instagram, you know my love for Halos. Halos are different than clementines, as they are California mandarins. I’ve noticed they are much easier to peel, as the rind begins to break away from the sweet little segments as they ripen. Halos are in their peak season (November – April), so don’t miss out on this prime time! They have been my go-to snack mid-afternoon when I am usually craving something a little sweet! I’ve even noticed Halos are now being sold in Starbucks with two in a pack. I love that these options are readily available.

Trader Joe’s Organic Creamy Tomato Soup:

Grocery Store Finds via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen - TJ's Tomato Soup #TraderJoes #TJs #tomatosoup #soup #tomato #glutenfree
I typically always make my own soup, but I bought this soup a while ago and saw it sitting in my pantry. One night I was in need of a quick dinner, so it was tomato soup and a grilled cheese (made with Dave’s Killer Bread). I was pleasantly surprised! Yes, the sodium was higher than I would have liked it to be, but overall had good taste. 6.5/10 I would buy again. I always keep items like this in the pantry for really quick dinner or in a pinch when I haven’t gone grocery shopping or meal prepped. I just prefer my own homemade soups 🙂

What products should I search for next? I’d love to hear about some of your favorite grocery store finds! E-mail me at rdeliciouskitchen[at]

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Supermarket RD’s Pick: Steamfresh Protein Blends

Frozen vegetables just got a boost of nutrition. Let’s learn about Steamfresh Protein Blends and why they are #RDapproved making this a Supermarket RD’s Pick.

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Frozen vegetables are a staple that you will always find in my freezer. Throw them in the microwave for perfectly steamed veggies, toss them in a stir fry, or add them to a salad. When those (like myself) have limited time some days, it’s the only way I can meet my veggie needs for the day.
The question often comes up “Are frozen vegetables as nutritious as fresh?”
YES! When all vegetables are harvested, one batch is transported to supermarkets or farmer’s markets whereas the other batch is transported to a factory where they are peeled, chopped, and steam blanched (to minimize any nutrient loss and to deactivate any enzymes that could cause deterioration.)
Then the vegetables are immediately quick-frozen (also known as ‘flash frozen’) locking in all their good-for-you nutrients. During the freezing process, there are no additives or preservatives added. Freezing is a natural way in preventing bacterial growth in food and maintaining nutritional quality.
Once frozen, vegetables retain their nutritional value from the day they are picked.
Fresh vs. Frozen vegetables via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenWhat makes these blends a little extra special? They are packed with not just vegetables, but with plant based proteins and whole grains! Plant based proteins provide an array of health benefits and we should try to include them more into our daily diets. Some of their health benefits include that they are high in fiber, provides adequate protein for growth and repair, high in vitamins and minerals, low in saturated fat, and have a much lower caloric concentration than animal protein overall, which allows for more volume of plant based proteins. Plus, plant based proteins are more cost effective!

Recently, I’ve incorporated the southwest style blend into taco night and loved the italian style blend on top of a bed of baby spinach.

Supermarket RD's Pick: Steamfresh Protein Blends via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenA blend of whole grains, black beans, corn, lentils, and red bell peppers.

Supermarket RD's Pick: Steamfresh Protein Blends via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenA blend of whole grains, lentils, peas, broccoli, and shelled edamame.

Supermarket RD's Pick: Steamfresh Protein Blends via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenA blend of whole grains, lentils, spinach, broccoli, and white beans.

Supermarket RD's Pick: Steamfresh Protein Blends via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenA blend of whole grains, shelled edamame, carrots, and red peppers.

 How will you use Steamfresh Protein Blends?
Disclosure: Birds Eye did not sponsor this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own to share healthy items found in your grocery store to RDelicious Kitchen readers.

Supermarket RD's Pick: Powdered Peanut Butter

Intrigued by powdered peanut butter? Let’s learn why powdered peanut butter is #RDapproved making this a Supermarket RD’s Pick

Supermarket RD's Pick - Dietitian approved items that you can find in the grocery store!

Crazy Richard's Pure PB (powdered peanut butter) Check out why this item is a Supermarket RD's Pick @RDelicious KitchenDo you love peanut butter as much as I do? Even though regular peanut butter is a good-for-you choice and a healthy fat, those calories can really add up if you are a peanut butter lover like myself.  You can find me adding peanut butter to smoothies, making pb&js, in mixed in oatmeal or yogurt, with apple slices, on bananas, or simply straight of of the jar.

Powdered peanut butter has been one of those supermarket finds that continues to happily feed my peanut butter obsession. It still packs in 6 grams of protein per serving with less fat!

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Powdered peanut butter is made by simply roasting peanuts then are pressed to remove the oil. You get the full delicious peanut taste, with 90% less far and more than 70% fewer calories than regular peanut butter. I really like Crazy Richard’s Pure PB, because it is made with no salt and no sugar added.

Supermarket RD's Pick: Crazy Richard's Pure PB nutrition

You could rehydrate it and make it to a paste, but to be honest it is not creamy and thick like regular peanut butter. I more use powdered peanut butter when it is used IN a recipe like in smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, and even for baked good recipes. Also, my newest “snack hack” is to slice an apple and sprinkle powdered peanut butter on top. The powdered pb sticks to the moisture of the sliced apple.

So, pretty much I stick to traditional natural peanut butter for my pb&js but stick to powdered peanut butter for mostly everything else!

Have you tried powdered peanut butter before?

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Disclosure: Crazy Richard’s did not sponsor this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.