I'm honestly not a fan of health food stores, only because I find the products are usually as high in calories and fat as generic products, but double the price and half the taste.
Trader Joe's is health food type market specializing in their own brand and mostly organic products.
Trader Joe's and Asian supermarkets are where I typically shop for groceries. Occasionally I'll stop into a major supermarket chain if I'm craving Cheetos or an equally fattening snack.
What are some of your favorite Trader Joe's items?
Here are a few I always have in my kitchen.
HUMMUS AND SUGAR SNAP PEAS
Hummus is typically pretty high in calories but this tomato and basil option is significantly less.
HONEY DRIZZLED OVER GREEK STYLE YOGURT
FASOLIA(GREEK STYLE BEANS). ARTICHOKE HEARTS. CAPERS
I always have canned goods on hand to add to salads, as soup bases etc...
MIXED POTATOES. BABY BROCCOLI. CUT AND PEALED SWEET POTATOES
Trader Joes' produce is inexpensive and neatly packaged.
JAPANESE MICROWAVEABLE RICE SNACKS
They're low in calories and a great snack. I love dipping mine in soy or sweet tempura sauce.