Four Foods Nutritionists Can’t Live Without
Most of us have our favorite foods we can’t live without. As a nutritionist, I get a lot of people asking me what I eat. While I enjoy eating a lot of different foods (most healthy, some not so healthy), there are a few foods that I always have to have in my apartment. I thought it would be interesting to see what types of foods other nutritionists can’t live without. Here are replies from some of my co-workers – registered dietitians and dietetic interns – at New York Presbyterian Hospital. (Pics are of “nutritionists night out” … suprised I didn’t see wine listed as a favorite food/drink!)
Four foods nutritionists can’t live without:
C.S: Non-fat yogurt, bananas, frozen vegetables (all kinds), almonds
D.H: Oatmeal, whole wheat pasta, frozen broccoli, and chocolate
B.O: Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter, cherry tomatoes, grapefruits, rice and beans
M.Z: Avocados, Sarabeth’s Fig Jam, cherry tomatoes, Laughing Cow Cheese; French Onion
Pheww that was hard because I can’t go without eating sushi for a week but I don’t keep it in my home; actually I don’t keep very much at home.
T.K: Meusli – I mix my own, dried soba, canned fish, eggs
J.B: Greek Yogurt 0% Fat, unsalted matzo, Swiss Miss Hot choc (50 calories), plaintain or fresh apple
J.H: Dried cranberries, high fiber (4-5 g) bread, cheese (usually cheddar, or sliced havarti), oranges, strawberries or apples
J.H: Hummus, peanut butter, bread (always a loaf whole wheat sliced bread but a french baguette or challah is usally around too!!)
R.W: Natural chunky peanut butter, garlic lovers hummus, philadelphia fat free cream cheese, and chunky spicy salsa. I find that these spreads are an easy/cheap way to get me to eat my vegetables and make for healthy snacking.
C.G: Vanilla almond milk, Fiber One cereal, celery and hummus, dark chocolate
G.W: Two foods I NEED to have are reduced fat peanut butter and sliced american cheese (reduced fat also).
S.T: Salad supplies- lettuce, tomatoes, cukes, mushrooms, fat free cheese slices/string cheese, some kind of sugar free candy/treats for my sweet tooth such as jello sugar free puddings and jellos, Fiber One cereal
S.Z: Fage 0% Greek Yogurt, soy nuggets, Puffins peanut butter cereal, part skim string cheese
A.A: Apples, carrots, almonds, chocolate
T.C: Skim milk, yogurt, cereal – Quaker Oatmeal Squares, whole wheat bread
G.A: Bread, milk, cereal and fruit juice. That’s mostly because of my children.
M.N: Granola, cheese, tomatoes, peppers
C.D: Almonds, unsweetened apple sauce, oatmeal, chocolate
M.M. (me!): Fage 2% yogurt, blueberries (fresh or frozen), All Bran or Fiber One cereal, eggs.
Well, there you have it. Most of our favorite foods are on the healthy side. Common favorites include almonds, peanut butter, whole grain bread, yogurt and various fruits and veggies. This doesn’t mean we don’t eat junk food on occasion!
What are the foods/drinks that you can’t live without?
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