Healthy Diet Food List

Healthy Diet Food List

by laura on February 2, 2012 · 3 comments

healthy diet food listHealthy Diet Food List

I thought it would be nice to put together a list of some of my favorite diet foods. There are so many different diets out there these days and each one has it’s own set of rules.

While many diets eliminate certain food groups, others eliminate only specific food choices. I prefer foods that are nutrient dense, these are always at the top of my healthy diet food list.

There are certain foods that I like to eliminate from my healthy diet food list, right off the top. Foods that are processed and labeled as “light” or “low fat”. I immediately mark these foods off of my healthy diet food lists. They are generally full of unhealthy fillers, fat substitutes, yuck chemicals, and well….they are heavily processed.

In the past I have tried many of these so called healthy foods. First of all, they are not healthy. Second, they don’t leave you feeling satisfied because instead giving your body the nutrients that it needs, you are giving it artificial flavorings and enhancers.

Products like “light” salad dressings are one of the worst offenders and definitely not on the healthy food diet list. They are chock full of nasty things like MSG and other chemicals. These dressings confuse me. I find it so easy to whip up a vinaigrette at home. If you want to make it “lighter” just use less oil, add a bit of water, mustard or more vinegar and sweeten it with stevia, voila! A light dressing that is appropriate for any healthy diet food list.

Healthy Diet Food List, Nutrient Density

Nutrient dense foods should be on every healthy diet food list. Nutrient dense foods will give your body the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that it needs while allowing you to consume less calories. I have also noticed that when I eat a lot of nutrient dense foods, I end up eating less.

Here are some of my favorite nutrient dense foods:

  • berries
  • olive oil
  • coconut oil
  • spelt
  • almonds
  • spinach
  • kale
  • mustard greens
  • asparagus
  • grass fed beef
  • free range chicken
  • free range/pasture eggs
  • bananas
  • wild caught salmon (not farmed)
  • organic tomatoes
  • beets
  • carrots
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sweet potatoes

Healthy Diet Food List, Create Your Own

I find that it is sometimes helpful to look at a list of nutrient dense foods and pick out the ones that appeal to me in order to create my own personalized healthy diet food list. I also find it helpful to write the down, really make my own list.

Another tip, find a great recipe site and search for recipes based on some of your favorite nutrient dense foods on your personal healthy diet food list. You might be surprised how many great recipes there are available online for just about every food. Finding new ways to prepare your favorite foods can really make eating more interesting. It can also make it more fun to go into the kitchen to cook. What will you be cooking up today from your own personal healthy diet food list?