As fun as it can be, grocery shopping can also be tough, especially when you are leaning towards a healthy eating lifestyle. To save you some time, we’ve listed out some healthy food items that you can find locally to help you make the right food choices when you are cooking for yourself. Here are some of our picks from the Village Grocer, Jaya Grocer and Ben’s Independent Grocer (B.I.G);
1. Bragg Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar, 473ml (RM20.50)
Drizzle this on your salad, vegetables or sprinkle on your popcorn, this naturally gluten-free pure goodness is made from premium and healthy organic apples, in accordance to the USDA guidelines.
2. CED 100% Organic Sugar, 500g (RM5.80)
This pesticide-free sugar is made using all organic ingredients to promote a better taste and rich flavour to your beverages, cooking and baking. But sugar is still sugar – so use only in moderation.
3. Celtic Fine Sea Salt, 200g (RM9.90)
Upgrade your regular salt with the Celtic Fine Sea Salt for a healthier diet. Its natural balance of minerals and trace elements is beneficial to your body while bringing fresh flavour to your everyday dishes.
4. Country Farm Organics Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 1L (RM68.79)
Add this extra virgin coconut oil to your cart if you are looking forward for a healthier lifestyle. It is preserved in its natural condition with no chemicals or GMOs. With the cold-pressed and unrefined method, the delightful coconut flavour and tang is retained. Plus, this healthy oil is 100% trans-fat and cholesterol free.
5. Ma Ma Mi Organic Quinoa Real Mix, 500g (RM25.30)
This superfood mixture of white, red and black quinoa is pleasantly nutty with a light crunch. It is also pretty easy to work with, as they cook really fast and you can add them into any dish you like to replace the usual carbs.
6. Himalaya Food Organic Walnut, 150g (RM13.70)
If you are a constant ‘snacker’ and can’t stop munching on titbits, this one right here is perfect for you. Walnuts are not only high in protein, fibre and other nutrients but are also as tasty as other nuts. Add them into your salad or dessert, or take them as they are. Delicious either way!
7. Lohas Organic Peanut Butter Creamy Spread, 300g (RM18.90)
It’s not only tasty, this healthy, creamy peanut butter spread is made using natural and organic ingredients that will surely satisfy your hunger. It has no flavouring and chemical additives and it’s processed-sugar free too!
8. Radiant Whole Food Organic Honey, 1kg (RM46.50)
Honey is a superfood for a great general wellbeing. This product is all about honey from the northern region of India and has a naturally sweet flavour to add into your cooking or any kinds of beverages. Yes, you can use it to sweeten up your dishes and drinks, but like with everything else- even good things should be taken in moderation!
9. Nestle Omega Plus Acticol Milk Powder, 600g (RM29.60)
Substitute your usual milk for this. The Nestlé Omega Plus Milk Powder is a milk beverage that’s packed with ActiCol to help lower cholesterol. It is also high in calcium, omega 3.6 and low in fat. So, if you’re into dairy, this is an option for you.
10. Farmers Union Greek Style Natural Yogurt, 1kg (RM23.20)
The all natural yoghurt is a great source of calcium and protein. Use it in curry or pasta sauce for more flavour and richness, or eat it together with muesli or granola bars for a more appetizing experience!
11. Pacific Organic Almond Milk Original Unsweetened, 946ml (RM18.90)
This is a great non-dairy source if you’re avoiding dairy. Pour it over your cereal, blend it in smoothies, mix it in your curries or drink by itself, this unsweetened organic almond milk is made with a gentle roast to create an authentic robust flavour to tickle your taste buds. It also has an excellent source of riboflavin and vitamin D, low-fat, lactose, cholesterol, soy and gluten free.
12. Sweet home Farm Granola – Wild Blueberry, 582g (RM26.90)
This high-fibre granola snack is made with omega-3 oils and anti-oxidant rich blueberries – blended and toasted together with whole grains to create a delicious nutty flavour. Aside from as a snack, add it to a baking topping or a breakfast cereal together with your milk or yoghurt for an even tastier serving.
13. Radiant Organic Raisins, 400g (RM18.55)
Known as one of the most nutritious dried fruits in the world, raisins are cholesterol-free, low in sodium and are absolutely fat-free. They make a great mix for breakfast cereal, baking goods, salad topping as well as eaten on its’ own.
14. Alce Nero Organic Macaroni Pasta, 500g (RM7.75)
The Alce Nero organic pasta is high in protein content to ensure long-lasting energy and easy digestion. The brand comes in a variety of pasta choices, such as macaroni, spaghetti, penne, fusilli and fusilli tricolore.
15. Mewah Rice, 1kg (RM18)
Red rice and brown rice is loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamin E, protein, iron and so much of other healthy goodness. It is a treat not only for the eyes but also to the taste buds. Mewah brand came up with a variety of healthy and unique rice choices, from red rice, brown rice, as well as black rice, useful in maintaining eye, skin and immune health.