The well stocked kitchen – ultimate post op grocery list!

Kitchen staples that ideally should be kept on hand for relatively clean bariatric friendly eating that your family will also love. If these were the only things in your kitchen, you’d be able to prepare many simple yet excellent dishes. Check back often… there are always new products and flavors on the store shelves to love.

chick peas black beans and cannellini beans

Cans or Jars

Amy’s Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque

Applesauce, no-sugar-added – Mott’s Healthy Harvest

Beans – garbanzo, cannellini, pinto, red lentils, pink

Black Olives

Canned tuna in water

Dole pineapple in juice

Evaporated Skim Milk – always Carnation

Italian Plum Tomatoes – San Marzano or Cento

Libby’s Pure Pumpkin

Lite Coconut Milk – Taste of Thai

Pouch tuna

Progresso Lentil, Minestrone, Black Bean, Hearty Tomato – varieties that do not feature pasta or rice


San Marzano tomatoes

Sauces, Dressings, Condiments, and Spreads

Balsamic Vinegar

Bottled salad dressings – Newman’s Own Light and Balsamic is the only bottled brand I will use

DaVinci sugar-free syrups – Caramel, Coconut, Raspberry, Hazelnut

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Frank’s Hot Sauce and Wing Sauce

Hellmann’s Light Mayonnaise

Maple syrup – Maple Grove Sugar Free

Mustards – spicy brown, whole seed, Dijon, but not honey mustard

Pasta sauce – Gia Russa, Mario Batali, or Classico Marinara

Peanut Butter – Whipped or Natural


Pickles – Mount Olive Splenda Sweetened for sweet pickles, Wickles are fantastic hot pickles, of course Vlassic

Rice wine vinegar

Salsa – Frontera, Newman’s Own – read ingredients and purchase those without added sugar

Sesame Seed Oil – toasted

Smucker’s sugar free preserves

Soy sauce – Kikkoman

Swanson Natural Goodness Chicken & Beef broth – in closeable juice box-type containers

Tabasco sauce

Wolfgang Puck Organic Soups – Tomato and Butternut Squash are out of this world



Aquafina & Dasani flavored water

Crystal Light, Wyler’s, Lipton, Arizona – sugar-free powdered drink mixes

Diet Snapple

FUSE, Sugar Free

Glaceau Fruit Water

Splenda Sweetened Ocean Spray Cranberry or Blueberry Pomegranate

Swiss Miss Sugar Free Hot Cocoa Mix

Vitamin Water Zero



Kashi – read labels for varieties with fewer than 8g sugar per serving

Quaker Weight Control Oatmeal packets

Revival Baked Protein Chips – Oh My Apple Pie!

Special K protein cereal


ham pickle and dijon roll ups

Meat & Seafood

Aidel’s Organic fully cooked sausages and meatballs – Chicken Apple Sausage, Cajun Style Andouille and more!

Bacon – regular bacon over turkey bacon hands down (turkey bacon is higher in fat than crisp bacon plus it is made from scrap parts you would not eat)

Boar’s Head Deli sliced ham

Boar’s Head Deli sliced turkey

Chicken breast, skinless, boneless – individually wrapped Perdue ‘Fit & Easy’ Chicken Breasts

Chicken thighs, skinless boneless

Crab – lump crab – Costco has superb real crabmeat – imitation crab has carbs, chemicals, sugar

Flounder filets

Ground chicken breast – fresh

Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Beef Franks

Pre-cooked Rotisserie Chicken

Salmon filets



Turkey Breast, ground – fresh

Turkey Tenderloins


spinach and bean salad

Vegetables – fresh

Baby salad greens

Butternut squash – winter squash

Carrotsherbs spices




Green beans

Gourmet Garden Herb Tubes – Basil, Garlic, and Dill are my favorites

Onionssweet bell peppers

Red and yellow sweet peppers

Romaine lettuce



Tomatoes – Roma, grape, and cherry tomatoes

Yellow squash



fruit plate

Fruits – fresh




Honeydew Melon






asparagus edamame salad

Vegetables and Fruit – frozen

Birds Eye Garlic Cauliflower, Broccoli, Mixed Vegetables

Boca Meatless Burgers and Veggie Patties

Boca Meatless Chik n Patties Original

Boca Meatless Ground Burger (or Crumbles)

Cascadian Farms Edamame

Cool Whip

Dreyer’s/Edy’s No Sugar Added Fruit Bars

Frozen fruit with no added sugar – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries

Meatballs – Celantano, prepared frozen Italian style

Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Patties

Morningstar Farms Meal Starters

No Sugar Added Fudgesicles

Stouffer’s Creamed Spinach

Sugar Free Popsicles


Babybel cheese


Babybel Gouda

Cabot Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheeses

Ricotta, part-skim

Cottage cheese, low fat

Cream cheese, reduced fat Butter

Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges

Mozzarella string cheese

Parmesan cheese – buy a wedge and grate your ownChobani flip vanilla chocolate raspberry yogurt

Sour cream, reduced fat



Chobani Nonfat Greek Yogurt

Dannon Light & Fit

Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt

Fage Total 2% Greek Yogurt

Yoplait Light


almond breeze milk

Eggs Milk Dairy

1% or Skim Milk

Almond Breeze Chilled Unsweetened Vanilla


Coffee-Mate Sugar Free French Vanilla or Hazelnut liquid creamer

Egg Beaters


Half & Half

Jell-O Sugar Free Pudding Snacks

Kozy Shack No Sugar Added Rice Pudding & Tapioca Pudding

Land O Lakes Sugar Free Light Whipped Cream – aerosol can

Reddi-Wipp, light whipped cream


Packaged Foods, Spices, Seasonings, Baking Items

All-Purpose flour

Almond Accentsalmond accents

Almond flour

Baking powder

Baking soda

Black pepper

Chili powder




Jell-O Sugar Free Gelatin

Jell-O Sugar-free Instant Pudding Mix

Kosher salt

Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blends

Murray Sugar Free Cookies

Nutmeg, whole


Pam No-Stick Cooking Spray

Pam Olive Oil Spray


Progresso Italian or Plain Panko Breadcrumbs


Quaker Oats, Old Fashioned

Sesame Seeds

Splenda Granular

Splenda packets

Taco seasoning

Truvia and Truvia BlendTruvia

Unsweetened cocoa

Vanilla extract

Voortmann Sugar Free Cookies



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