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Easy Nutrition Category Food List

Posted August 4, 2015 by

Do you have trouble when it comes to making meal plans for yourself that include enough variety?

When you list out your meals, do you draw a blank and sit there until you get frustrated and give up?

Coming up with a healthy diet approach shouldn’t be difficult or stress-inducing; it should be an easy, pleasant experience.

To help make that the case for you, here’s a list of recommended foods we’ve put together by nutritional category to help make it easier for you to plan your meals out quickly and efficiently.

Note: This list also includes fat content of specific foods for those who are following our 28 day nutritional system.

Protein

  • Whole egg (protein + fat)
  • Whey/casein/soy/egg protein powder
  • Egg white
  • Chicken breast
  • Lean pork
  • Lean turkey
  • Chicken thigh, wing, drumstick, etc (protein + fat)
  • Tuna, fresh or canned
  • White fish – all types
  • Salmon (protein + fat)
  • Shrimp/shellfish – all types
  • Low/nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • Low/nonfat cottage cheese
  • Low/nonfat cheese – all types
  • Full fat Greek yogurt (protein + fat)
  • Full fat cottage cheese (protein + fat)
  • Full fat cheese (protein + fat)
  • Steak, fatty cut – rib-eye/t-bone, New York, filet, skirt, etc (protein + fat x 2)
  • Steak, lean cut – top/eye/bottom round, top/tip sirloin, etc (protein + fat)
  • 96%+ lean ground beef
  • 93% lean ground beef (protein + fat)
  • 85% lean ground beef (protein + fat x 2)
  • Pork sausage (protein + fat x 2)
  • Turkey/chicken sausage (protein + fat)

Vegetables

  • Lettuce – all types
  • Cabbage – all types
  • Spinach and other dark leafy greens – all types
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Squash – all types
  • Eggplant
  • Zucchini
  • Onion – all types
  • Carrots
  • Peppers – all types
  • Green beans
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Mushrooms – all types
  • Snap peas
  • Asparagus
  • Celery

Fat

  • Butter/lard
  • Vegetable oil – all types
  • Avocado (fat x .5)
  • 85%+ cocoa chocolate (fat x .5)
  • Bacon
  • Nuts and seeds and their butters – all types
  • Fish/flaxseed oil

Starches/Fruit

  • Potato – all types
  • Sweet potato/yam
  • Pumpkin
  • Rice – all types
  • Oats/cereal grains – all types
  • Whole grain bread/bagels/wraps – all types
  • Beans – all types
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Tortillas – all types
  • High fiber cereal
  • Apples
  • Citrus fruits – all types
  • Bananas
  • Berries – all types
  • Melons – all types
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Cherries
  • Pineapple

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