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Favorite Healthy Foods

Exploring Food and Health

This page explores healthy food solutions as well as the power of the mind to produce healthy outcomes.
Best Healthy Foods
EWG FoodScores
What are Healthy Foods to Eat Everyday?
Healthy Food Products Lists and Ideas
Trail mix healthy foods snack option with cranberries cashews and more

Best Healthy Foods

Many foods are labeled organic but may not be completely healthy. Those foods could be loaded with sugar or their packaging boasts healthy nutrients which portray the product as safe, but it could be processed in very questionable conditions. There could be toxic processing or packaging that’s making the food unsafe. Over the years articles and documentaries like Food Inc. brought to light many concerns in the food industry and have prompted a noticeable improvement in manufacturing and food processing efforts to offer healthier and more organic options. However, as sources like this Healthline article remind us it’s still wise to keep up with new developments and use resources to stay healthy. 
For these reasons, it doesn’t hurt to try to shop for safe products when possible. To each their own, always research and decide what resources you trust and what foods you feel comfortable consuming.
Avoiding processed foods is ideal. However, regarding things like yogurt or a dried fruit and nut mix… some are much safer than others. Currently, I trust the EWG database and sometimes I also look up ingredients or brands separately if I want to dive deeper. On this page I have provided some of my favorite healthy food finds and best healthy food options I have found over the years. 
Foods on My Lists are Generally:
  • Healthy
  • Most are EWG verified
  • Vegetarian
  • Good for on-the-go and busy schedules

EWG FoodScores

There are mixed opinions and information about the reliability of EWG as is the case with most anything these days. There is also plenty of information such as this Bloomsberg article and the many companies working with EWG that are very encouraging. EWG FoodScores is my favorite resource and a good place to search for additional options. That being the case, I often refer to EWG ratings regarding my food choices. Keep in mind, manufacturers change recipes at times. I try to keep up, but double check the database at times to be sure the food items are still safe. Sometimes popular brands are winners, sometimes I find obscure things.  
Personally during the weekdays I try to eat only unprocessed foods or items rated 1 or 2 on EWG. Weekends are my cheat days so I wander outside my rules a little on those days. It’s all about balance, so it’s fun to eat a cookie now and then, right? 🙂 
Yogurt oats and strawberry healthy food ideas from EWG
healthy foods to eat everyday

What are Healthy Foods to Eat Everyday?

Sticking to organic foods and the food pyramid are great ideas for foods to eat every day or often. As with all things, moderation is always key. With that in mind it is good to know some go-to healthy foods to eat everyday or frequently.
I wanted to research good foods to incorporate in my daily and weekly routine, so here are my findings. Below is a list of some good daily healthy foods followed by some sources which are useful for additional information about the foods, moderation, when to avoid certain options, and more.  
Best Healthy Foods to Eat Everyday:
  • Blueberries
  • Fruits in general
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Vegetables in general
  • Legumes
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Lean meats
  • Poultry
  • Salmon (fish in general)
  • Eggs
  • Plain yogurt, milk, cheese (reduced fat)
  • Wholegrain foods
Better Health Channel (Victoria State Government)

Healthy Food Products    EWG Safe as of 2023

Healthy whole grain bread


The Truth about Bread is an insightful article about the benefits of bread. Some say bread is a great source of oats or wheat if those are helpful for your diet plans. You could also look into Hero Classic white bread since it is rated well on EWG to see what you think. 

Food For Life Flourless Sprouted Grain Bread, Whole Grain

Hero Classic White Bread, Classic White

Healthy sauce brands, options, and recipes

Sauces, Dressings, and Dips

Honestly, it has been very challenging for me to find well-rated dressings or sauces. I have started making some myself. 

Certain Kikkoman soy sauces are ok – allbeit borderline at a 3-rating (click here to see the Kikkoman Soy Sauce options)

Hummus – please see the Hummus category for hummus ideas

Wholly Avocado Smashed Avocado (I also like Good Foods Avocado Smash based on the ingredients but I can’t locate it on EWG)

Vinegar Sauce (or Dip) – Distilled vinegar with basil and oregano mixed in