8 Secretly Amazing Foods To Buy At Walmart Right Now
Many of us shop at Walmart and other big box stores on a regular basis. And for good reason. They're often convenient, packed full of daily household items we need, and come with a price tag that's appealing to the budget-conscious shopper. But these types of stores can also be overwhelming, especially when you're trying to shop for healthy foods. While certain selections may vary depending on where you live, it's absolutely possible to find affordable, nutritious items at Walmart.
In fact, Walmart has an abundant supply of staples; fresh fruit and veggies, hearty grains, healthy fats, and high-protein pastas can be found in surplus. You just need to know what to look for.
Here are just a few items you can find in-store or online at Walmart. And for more, check out 5 Major Changes Walmart Is Making Now.
The great thing about Walmart is that you can always find frozen, unsweetened fruits in the freezer section. Regardless of season, there will likely be an abundance of frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and berry medleys, which can easily be added to smoothies, oatmeal, or your favorite yogurt for added fiber, antioxidants, and Vitamin C, among other nutrients.
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Walmart excels at fresh produce, and that includes everything you'd ever need to get all of your essential vitamins into your diet. Grapes, cucumbers, bananas, onions, avocados, apples, oranges, and sweet potatoes are just a few of the fresh produce items you can easily find at any Walmart. Load up, save some money, and know that you're making healthy choices for you and your family without breaking the bank.
From almonds, pistachios, and pre-packaged snack packs of other nut varieties, Walmart's got you covered.
Nuts are full of heart-healthy fats, and shouldn't be lumped in with the same kind of fat (saturated) found in junk food or certain cuts of meat, experts say.
Ancient Harvest Organic Quinoa
Unlike its microwaveable counterparts, this quinoa, while having a longer cook time, doesn't come with added oils and salt, making this a much healthier version for those looking to up their fiber intake while keeping fat and sodium low.
This popular pasta is made from chickpeas, making it an excellent source of protein, which also makes it more filling than regular wheat or flour-based pasta.
Bob's Red Mill Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
For many, Bob's Red Mill is a standard of quality. Their Old Fashioned Rolled Oats are a good source of protein, iron, and fiber. People have been eating oatmeal for centuries for good reason: it's good for you!
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, "The primary type of soluble fiber in oats is beta-glucan, which has been researched to help slow digestion, increase satiety, and suppress appetite."
Unlike a lot of other breads, DKB is free of a lot of the preservatives found in other brands. The first three ingredients in DKB are: water, organic whole wheat flour, and organic cracked whole wheat. Other ingredients include flax seeds, organic sunflower seeds, organic barley flakes, organic millet, organic spelt flakes, etc.
Green Giant Riced Veggies Cauliflower & Sweet Potato
Not that ricing your own cauliflower is difficult, it's just messy. And if you don't have a good blender, it might even be more of a challenge. Having riced cauliflower that's ready in 6 minutes might make the difference between having a healthy bowl of fresh vegetables or a bag of chips for lunch. Plus, the addition of beta carotene-rich sweet potatoes can help you manage stress levels, according to science. Sweet potatoes are an important source of magnesium, a deficiency that's been linked with a higher risk of depression, stress, and anxiety.
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