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We are always looking for good, healthy foods to eat…. well, here some that you may want to pick up during your next grocery visit.

Skinless Chicken

Poultry is high in protein, the most satisfying of all of the macronutrients. (Search: What is a macronutrient?) “Protein takes longer to digest than fats or carbohydrates,” Stubbs says. Studies also indicate that protein generates more satiety signals than other macronutrients. Choose skinless versions to keep the fat content down

Lean Meat

Although slightly higher in fat than chicken, lean cuts of pork and beef offer concentrated sources of protein. Lean cuts of beef include tenderloin, sirloin, round, and chuck; tenderloin, chops, and leg are the least-fattening pork cuts

Fresh Fish or Canned Tuna in Water

Turns out what’s good for your heart is also good for your waistline. Fresh fish like tilapia, cod, and haddock, as well as canned tuna in water, are high in protein and virtually fat-free


Legumes include lentils, chickpeas, beans, and split peas. People who eat more beans have smaller waist circumferences than people who avoid beans


Thought pasta was a dieter’s worst enemy? Not when you choose whole-wheat versions and toss it with an oil-free sauce and veggies or lean meat.


Call it another wonder of water; when you cook rice in water, the moisture content of the rice increases, which makes you feel fuller. Choose wild rice over white rice, and you’ll get a bigger dose of fiber


Studies show that eating eggs for breakfast can help you eat less throughout the day, largely because they’re packed with 6 g of protein (and only 70 calories per egg).

Yogurt and Soft Cheeses

Several studies have found that dairy can help people slim down.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

They lower the energy density of your meals, increase fiber intake, and are packed with vitamins and minerals.

Potatoes with Skins

When boiled, they absorb water, making them more filling. And if you leave the skins on, you’ll get a bigger dose of fiber than if you ate them naked.