**Other Mods: I'm posting this in H&F because it's related to working out, losing weight, healthy nutrition, etc. Feel free to move if you see fit** If you're considering making your kitchen over - meaning, throwing away all the junk and processed crap that's hiding in your pantry, fridge and freezer, look no further! I did this almost 3 years ago, and haven't looked back since. Sometimes I need a refresher course, I'll admit it. Today, I actually went through my pantry and threw out boxes of wheat thins, crackers, low fat gingersnaps, and other boxed junk that I fooled myself into thinking was "healthy". I went to the grocery store and filled my cart with (mostly!) natural, whole, filling good-for-you foods. Many ladies here have been asking about effective exercises, weight training, how much to eat, what to eat, when to eat it. There are two parts to a healthy lifestyle - nutrition and exercise. They go hand in hand, partners in life. Okay, sorry for the cheesiness. Next time you hit the grocery store with the goal of buying healthier foods in mind, think about this. Try shopping on the outside perimeter of the aisles. That is where you'll find the foods you should be eating. The dairy, produce and meats/seafood sections are usually on the "outer rim" of the grocery store - well, at least they are at my Publix. I'd like to start a list of healthy foods, mostly ones that I buy when I grocery shop. Please feel free to contribute! I'll admit that I get bored of egg whites every now and then, and I'm always looking for something different to try. Veggies bagged lettuce mixes mushrooms onions grape tomatoes julienne carrots black olives Fruits blueberries raspberries cantaloupe (yum!) peaches apples Lean Meats and Seafood extra lean ground turkey (expensive, but worth the $$$) tilapia fillets salmon fillets (awesome source of omega-3s) thin deli-sliced turkey pre-cooked, grilled chicken chunks (GREAT for salads) white albacore tuna in water Breads/Tortillas/Grains whole grain or 100% wheat bread whole wheat, low carb tortillas low-sugar cinnamon oatmeal Frozen Meals Amy's organic spinach feta pita pocket Amy's organic non-dairy burrito Amy's organic stuffed pasta shells bowl South Beach Diet meal Eggs and Dairy skim milk cabot low fat cheddar cheese low fat string cheese (good for snacking) vanilla fat free yogurt peach fat free yogurt egg beaters egg whites in the carton Etc. creamy natural peanut butter (read: no hydrogenated oils! Jif doesn't count) lightly salted mixed nuts 110-calorie pria bars south beach diet high-protein cereal bars chopped walnuts low-sodium taco seasoning (for turkey meatballs or turkey tacos) Other things you should add to your list... extra virgin olive oil for cooking instead of vegetable oil low-fat mayo instead of regular, or better yet, use mustard instead! pam spray for non-stick coating for baking and cooking, instead of butter spices, spices, spices! No need for a creamy, high-calorie and fat sauce to add flavor to a dish. You can get awesome flavor from spices such as montreal steak seasoning, Everglades seasoning, adobo, garlic salt, oregano, basil, etc.