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I enjoy simple things: solitude, cheap sheet cake, and sunlight. I also believe that white is, in fact, a color. Bring me fresh flowers and we can be friends.

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March 1, 2012

Your Grocery List

I love grocery shopping; early morning grocery shopping with a cup of coffee is one of my favorite activities (that I never seem to get to do in NYC).  Everyone knows how easy it is to get carried away in the candy aisle (even more so when you are hungry), so I always try to fill up my basket mostly with fresh produce and lean proteins. I recently came across this article that listed the 20 best foods to pick up at the grocery store.  It's a great read and is great to keep in mind the next time you are stocking up!

1. Almonds- Monounsaturated fat, protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, and Vitamin E
2. Asparagus- Anti-Inflammatory nutrients and folic acid
3. Avocados- Monosaturated fats, Vitamin A, D, E, and K
4. Berries- Vitamins and Antioxidants
5. Bell Peppers- Antioxidants
6. Black Beans- Packed with nutrients
7. Broccoli- Vitamin C and Vitamin K
8. Brussel Sprouts- Vitamin A, B6, C, E, and K
9. Butternut Squash- Vitamin C, beta-carotene and beta- cryptoxanthin
10. Chicken Breast- lean protein
11. Edamamae- Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin E, and protein
12. Eggs- Protein
13. Flaxseed- Fiber, magnesium, and calcium
14. Garlic - reduces cholesterol and triglycerides and protects blood cells and vessels.
15. Onions- Cardiovascular benefits
16. Spinach - Vitamin K
17. Salmon- lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids
18. Sweet Potatoes - complex carbohydrates and Vitamin A
19. Tomatoes - Antioxidants
20. Yogurt - for digestion

Read the entire article here for more details on the benefits of each item on the list!