The 2008 Healthy Food Awards Shopping List
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The 2008 Healthy Food Awards Shopping List

Aisle by aisle, here are our picks for this year's grocery store superstars. Print out this page and take it along on your next shopping trip!

The Breakfast Aisle

 

1. BEST WAFFLE
Van's Gourmet Multi-Grain Waffles

2. BEST BAGEL
Thomas Whole Wheat Mini Bagels

3. BEST MUFFIN
VitaMuffin Deep Chocolate Muffin

4. BEST CEREAL
Fiber One Honey Clusters Cereal

5. BEST GRANOLA
Bear Naked All Natural Granola Apple Cinnamon

6. BEST INSTANT OATMEAL
McCann's Instant Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal

The Dairy Case

7. BEST EGG BEATERS
Egg Beaters Southwestern

8. BEST PEPPER JACK
Cabot Monterey Jack Premium Cheese

9. BEST SWISS CHEESE
Kraft Deli Deluxe Aged Swiss Cheese

10. BEST CHEDDAR CHEESE
Cracker Barrel 2% Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

11. BEST SHREDDED CHEESE
Horizon Organic Mozzarella Shredded Cheese

12. BEST STRING CHEESE
Horizon Organic Mozzarella String Cheese

13. BEST COTTAGE CHEESE
Breakstone's 2% Low-Fat Cottage Cheese

14. BEST CREAM CHEESE
Philadelphia 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese

15. BEST YOGURT SMOOTHIE
Dannon Light & Fit Mixed Berry

16. BEST YOGURT
Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla Yogurt

17. BEST GREEK YOGURT
Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt

18. BEST PLAIN YOGURT
Dannon All-Natural Nonfat Plain Yogurt

The Bread Aisle

19. BEST SLICED BREAD
Arnold 100% Natural Whole Wheat Bread

20. BEST WRAP
Garden City All Natural Roll-Ups Stone Ground Whole Wheat Flour

21. BEST PITA
Thomas' Sahara Pita Pockets 100% Whole Wheat

22. BEST ENGLISH MUFFINS
Thomas' Hearty Grains 100% Whole Wheat English Muffins

23. BEST HAMBURGER BUNS
Pepperidge Farm Classic 100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

The Meat Aisle

24. BEST SLICED HAM
Applegate Farms Uncured Black Forest Ham

25. BEST SLICED CHICKEN
Oscar Mayer Shaved Rotisserie Chicken Breast

26. BEST SLICED TURKEY
Applegate Organic Oven Roasted Turkey

27. BEST HOT DOG
Applegate Farms Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dogs

28. BEST TURKEY BACON
Applegate Farms Organic Turkey Bacon

The Snack Aisle

29. BEST MEAL REPLACEMENT BAR
Odwalla Super Protein Meal Replacement Bar

30. BEST ENERGY BAR
Clif Bar Oatmeal Raisin Walnut

31. BEST GRANOLA BAR
Fiber One Oats and Chocolate Granola Bars

32. BEST CEREAL FOR SNACKING
Quaker Oatmeal Squares

33. BEST RICE CAKES
Lundberg Brown Rice Organic Rice Cakes

34. BEST PRETZEL
Snyder's Organic Oat Bran Pretzel Sticks

35. BEST CRACKER
Triscuit Reduced Fat Whole Grain Wheat Crackers

36. BEST VEGGIE CHIP
Flat Earth Baked Vegetable Crisps Cheddar Cheese

37. BEST PITA CHIP
New York Style Garlic Pita Chips

38. BEST POPCORN
Pop Secret Light Butter Popcorn

39. BEST SALSA
Stonewall Kitchen Spicy Tomato Salsa

40. BEST TORTILLA CHIP
Garden of Eatin' Blue Chips

41. BEST POTATO CHIP
Lay's Kettle Cooked Original Extra Crunchy Potato Chips

42. BEST BAKED POTATO CHIP
Kettle Brand Bakes Aged White Cheddar Potato Chips

43. BEST DRIED FRUIT
Sun-Maid Mixed Fruit

44. BEST PUDDING
Kraft Handi-Snacks Chocolate Pudding

45. BEST COOKIE
Newman-O's Mint Creme Filled Chocolate Cookies

46. BEST 100-CALORIE PACK
Keebler Right Bites Fudge Shoppe Grasshopper 100-Calorie Packs

47. BEST DARK CHOCOLATE
Nestle Perugina Bittersweet Chocolate

48. BEST MILK CHOCOLATE
Dove Smooth Milk Chocolate

The Frozen Foods Aisle

49. BEST CHEESE PIZZA
Kashi 5 Cheese Tomato Pizza

50. BEST VEGGIE PIZZA
Amy's Organic Spinach Pizza

51. BEST VEGGIE BURGER
Boca Meatless Burgers

52. BEST FROZEN VEGGIE DINNER
Boca Meatless Lasagna

53. BEST FROZEN DINNER
Kashi All Natural Chicken Florentine

54. BEST FROZEN VEGGIES
Birds Eye Classic Mixed Vegetables

55. BEST FROZEN STIR FRY MIX
Green Giant Create a Meal Teriyaki Stir-Fry

56. BEST FROZEN FRIES
Alexia Olive Oil and Sea Salt Oven Fries

57. BEST FROZEN FRUIT BARS
Blue Bunny FrozFruit Chunky Strawberry Gourmet Frozen Fruit Bar

58. BEST SORBET BAR
Edy's All Natural Strawberry Banana Smoothie & Frozen Yogurt Bars

59. BEST ICE CREAM CONE
The Skinny Cow Vanilla with Caramel Ice Cream Cones

60. BEST ICE CREAM SANDWICH
Breyer's Double Churned Light Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches

61. BEST FUDGE BAR
The Skinny Cow Low Fat Fudge Bar

62. BEST FROZEN YOGURT
Edy's Slow Churned Rich & Creamy Yogurt Blends Vanilla

63. BEST CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM
Edy's Slow Churned No Sugar Added Triple Chocolate

64. BEST FLAVORED ICE CREAM
Edy's Slow Churned Rich & Creamy Neapolitan

The Canned/Packaged Goods Aisle

65. BEST PEANUT BUTTER
Smucker's Natural Chunky Peanut Butter

66. BEST ALMOND BUTTER
Justin's Honey Almond Butter Squeeze Pack

67. BEST JELLY
Polaner 100% All Natural Seedless Raspberry Fruit Spread

68. BEST CANNED FRUIT
Native Forest Organic Tropical Fruit Salad

69. BEST LIGHT MAYO
Hellmann's Light Mayonnaise

70. BEST MUSTARD
Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard

71. BEST KETCHUP
Heinz Organic Tomato Ketchup

72. BEST BBQ SAUCE
Jim Beam BBQ Sauce

73. BEST ITALIAN SALAD DRESSING
Wish-Bone Light Italian Dressing

74. BEST BALSAMIC SALAD DRESSING
Newman's Own Lighten Up Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

75. BEST PACKAGED TUNA
Bumble Bee Premium Light Tuna in Water Pouch

76. BEST CHICKEN SOUP
Progresso 45% Less Sodium Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

77. BEST VEGETABLE SOUP
Campbell's Healthy Request Vegetable Soup

78. BEST PASTA
Barilla Whole Grain Rotini

79. BEST PASTA SAUCE
Newman's Own Marinara Sauce

80. BEST BROWN RICE
Minute Ready to Serve! Natural Whole Grain Brown Rice

81. BEST RICE MIX
Uncle Ben's Ready Whole Grain Medley Brown & Wild Rice

82. BEST CANNED TOMATOES
Del Monte No Salt Added Canned Diced Tomatoes

Best of the Beverages

83. BEST HOT CHOCOLATE
Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Fat Free with Calcium Hot Cocoa Mix

84. BEST VANILLA SOYMILK
Vitasoy Light Vanilla Soymilk

85. BEST CHOCOLATE SOYMILK
ZenSoy Chocolate Soymilk

86. BEST OJ
Tropicana Pure Premium Calcium and Vitamin D Orange Juice

87. BEST LIGHT OJ
Tropicana Light 'n Healthy Orange Juice

88. BEST FRUIT SMOOTHIE
Bolthouse Farms Strawberry Banana Fruit Smoothie

89. BEST 1/2 WATER, 1/2 JUICE DRINK
Motts for Tots Fruit Punch

90. BEST LIGHT JUICE
Ocean Spray Light Cran-Grape Juice

91. BEST BLENDED JUICE
Tropicana Raspberry Acai Juice

92. BEST VEGGIE JUICE
V8 Low Sodium 100% Vegetable Juice

93. BEST SPARKLING WATER
Poland Spring Sparkling Lemon Water

94. BEST FLAVORED WATER
Aquafina Alive Satisfy

95. BEST ICED TEA
Tazo Organic Black Tea

96. BEST FLAVORED ICED TEA
Lipton Pure Leaf Lightly Sweetened Peach Iced Tea

97. BEST ENERGY DRINK
Red Bull Sugarfreek

98. BEST SPORTS DRINK
POWERade Lemon-Lime Sports Drink

99. BEST LEMONADE
Crystal Light Lemonade

100. BEST LIGHT BEER
Heineken Premium Light

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, June 2008.

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