One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

Shopping List

I’m really doing this for myself but figured I would share. This is pretty much what I buy or try to keep in stock at my house. I’m sure I forgot something so I may be adding to this in the future.

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Trader Joe’s

  • Pretzel Slims
    Tasty crunchy snack and only 2 points a serving
  • Handmade 100% Dried Fruit Bars
    Barely a point, nice and sweet!
  • Fiberful Fruit Bars
    0 points and filling!
  • 100% Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
    Super good, big and only 2 points a slice (makes 8 slices)
  • Black Bean & Corn Frozen Enchiladas

    great lunch or dinner on the go for 5 points

  • Frozen Southwest Style Turkey Burgers – only 2 points a piece. I put mine on a 1 point english muffin with all the healthy fix ‘ins for a awesome burger! Great on the grill too
  • Reduced Carb Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas – they are barely 1 point a piece and great for taco night. The best part is my husband LOVES them he doesn’t even know they are "diet".
  • High Fiber Frosted Multigrain Clusters – 1 point a serving!
  • Unsweetened freeze dried Strawberries – 2 points for the whole container but I use it them as a sprinkle in my lite yogurt. Adds a great crunch!
  • Sweet BBQ Soy Crisps – 2 points a serving. Great with the bean dip below!
  • Spicy Black Bean Dip – Really smooth and 0 points a serving. Bearly a point for 2 servings!


  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Bag of Spinach
  • Bag of Lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • Peppers
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Melons
  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Yams
  • Potatoes


  • 1% milk
  • Yogurt
  • Sugar Free Pudding
  • Part Skim Shredded Mozzarella
  • American Cheese
  • Turkey Pepperoni
  • Lite Ham
  • Lite Whole Wheat Bread
  • Lite English Muffins


  • Kosher Pickles
  • Sugar Free Sweet Pickles
  • Mustard
  • Salsa
  • Italian Dressing Dry Mix
  • Olive Oil
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Ketchup
  • Spices (can’t list all of them)


  • Turkey Sausage
  • Ground Turkey
  • Lean Ground beef
  • Pork Loin
  • Chicken breasts (boneless and with bone)
  • Lean Steaks
  • Shrimp
  • Tilapia Fillets
  • Salmon Fillets

Frozen Food

  • Smart Ones/Healthy Choice/Lean Cusine meals (whatever is on sale)
  • Stir Fry Veggie Mixes
  • Broccoli
  • Veggie Burgers
  • Lite Ice Cream Products

Other "Middle Aisles" Stuff

  • Whole Wheat Pasta
  • Soups
  • Canned Dices tomatoes
  • Tomato Paste
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Canned Beans (all types)
  • Canned Corn
  • Canned Green Beans
  • Canned fruit (only those in natural juices)
  • Lite Popcorn
  • 100 Cal Packs
  • All Bran Breakfast Bars
  • Rice Cakes

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There are 15 comments so far.


    July 7, 2008

    What a great list! Thank you so much for posting. You pretty much cover everything. Your entire site is an inspiration. I’ve linked to your site and will be coming back on a daily basis!


    July 16, 2008

    Great idea! I do somethign similar but tnever thought of posting it on my site. Thank you for shareing yours and all the hard work that goes into your sites, they are all great and I enjoy them very much!


    August 27, 2008

    I just tried Trader Joe’s “Egg White Salad with Chives”, and it is sooooo good! Only 2 points for the whole tub. I could eat this by itself, but put it on top of Spinach Leaves for lunch. Just thought I’d give you a heads up if you hadn’t tried it yet!


    October 12, 2008

    I thought your site was fixed so when you wanted to print it didn’t print the side bar ads


    October 12, 2008

    Bev – That’s on GreenLiteBites, I haven’t had time to add that functionality here yet. Just copy and paste into word if you only want to the list.

    Linda R

    December 14, 2008

    Please continue to add to your shopping list. Especially Trader Joes, I love it and it gives me ideas on what to buy. Thanks

    John Moran

    December 16, 2008

    Have you thought about including items from Sensible Portions? I believe all of our items fall into the 2 point range. We are launching a new item called “Cheating with Chocolate” that appears on our web site ( and will launch nationally in Costco in early 2009.

    Some of the items that we have include Multi Grain crisps, 8 Grain Crisps, Veggie Crisps, Potato Crisps, Soy Crisps, Veggie Straws, Mini 100 Calorie Multi Grain Crisps, Pita Bite Crackers, and Pita Chips.


    December 17, 2008

    Roni, Love the site. I am also a huge TJ’s fan. I got the freeze dried fruit you suggested. They have a lot of options, but I did read the back of the bag!

    One thing I found which was really yummy was their shu mai dumplings. 1 serving of 6 dumplings (and sauce) is 3 points! I love dumplings, so for me, these were totally worth it. They’d be a really nice addition to some stir fried veggies.

    I also got a few different types of their frozen burgers (none more than 2 points). Their wheat hamburger rolls are 2 points too. It is a really nice filling lunch with some fruit or veggies.

    Anyway, thanks for your shopping list. It’s definitely helpful!


    January 23, 2009

    Thanks sooo much for sharing all of this. I’m returning to ww for the third time! its a charm:) I’m a stroke survivor 20 yrs. and have trouble getting a good shopping list and menus put together but this is really going to help alot!! thanks again

    Carole Hicks

    February 19, 2009

    Roni, This TJ shopping list is awesome! Thank you so much.


    March 5, 2009

    I found this website, hopefully it will help me on my way to weight loss. I dont have the money or time to be able to go to Weight watchers. I have a friend who has been doing it. She has done wonderful. She just isnt always available to for all my questions. So thats hope that this list works. I do have a question. I have some very picky eaters at home is there simple meals that I can make for them with out having to go out of my way?


    March 5, 2009

    Hi Tiffany – Have you seen my recipe site?


    March 10, 2012

    I’m really glad I found this website because I usually eat healthy but was wondering if Heinz Baked breakfast beans are healthy. I usually add in spinach and onions to them?…
    And i’m recovering from losing too much weight, so my goal is to first gain weight and then get fit. Like build muscle and so on…does that sound like a good plan?


    May 14, 2015

    Thank you for this list. It’s so overwhelming to figure out a healthy lifestyle.

    Do you have weekly menus with grocery list you are able to post?

    Thank you again for a wonderful post!!


      May 15, 2015

      Hi Darla,

      I don’t really do the weekly meal plan thing but I do keep a food journal on my daily blog. Hopefully that will give you some ideas!