From a Dietitian’s Kitchen: Sam’s Club

We all know Sprouts and Whole Foods have beautiful healthy foods.  The good news is you don’t have to shop at a health food store to find tasty additions to a healthy diet.  Here are four of my favorite items sold at Sam’s Club for competitive prices.

1. Spring mix, spinach or baby kale are fantastic as a salad, sauteed, or blended in a smoothie.  To keep them from wilting so quickly line the tub with paper towels.  The paper towel barrier between the leaves and the plastic will significantly extend their life!

2. Almonds are a great source of healthy fats and fiber.  For those limiting sugar these cocoa almonds are a sweet treat for only 5 grams of sugar.
3. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a seed that can be cooked like rice.  This naturally gluten free food is a good source of protein, fiber and iron.

4. Sugar snap peas are a great snack to eat right out of the bag.  They are a good source of Vitamins A and C and Iron.  Give them a try when you need a change from baby carrots.