Healthy Foods to Buy at Walmart

healthy food ideas at walmart

Sharing a super detailed grocery guide to Walmart today and showing all the healthy food ideas.

I even went above and beyond to categorize everything by no-cook food ideas, minimal prep food ideas, and budget-friendly options (where you essentially get rewarded for doing the most by cooking the most and thus get to save the most).

Also, lol: ever take 150+ pics at the grocery store of you holding stuff? Me neither.

If trying to ball on a budget, grocery shopping at stores like Walmart and ALDI really are one of the easiest and best ways to keep down your food costs (which feels extra important right now, considering you basically have to sell a kidney or your first born child to afford feeding yourself, let alone a family and kids. Here’s praying inflation calms down soon!)

I also included how much protein each food had, since protein is an area that people really struggle with and historically tend fall short on. A great generic protein goal for most would people would be to get 0.8-1.0 grams of protein per pound bodyweight.


The Rule of 3’s for Stress-Free Grocery Shopping

My biggest nutrition tip is to let nutrition be easy. I’ve been sharing about “The Rule of 3’s” for years and years now. It’s a fool proof, stress-free way to grocery shop and meal plan for the week. And I don’t exaggerate when I say it will change your life.

The Rule of 3’s: buy 3 proteins, 3 carbs, 3 fats, 3 veggies, 3 fruits. Build each meal by combing a protein, carb, fat, fruit, and veggie. Then the next time you go shopping, switch up what you buy in each category so you don’t get burnt out or bored.

Example of The Rule of 3’s:

  • 3 Proteins: eggs, ground bison, chicken thighs
  • 3 Carbs: rice, sweet potatoes, oats
  • 3 Fats: olive oil, avocados, butter
  • 3 Fruits: blueberries, blackberries, bananas
  • 3 Veggies: broccoli, bell peppers, asparagus


Healthy Foods at Walmart: Budget Friendly Proteins

  • Whole Eggs
  • Chicken Breast
  • Chicken Thighs
  • 85/15 Beef
  • 93/7 Ground Turkey
  • Sirloin Steak
  • Strip Steak
  • Ground Bison


Healthy Food Ideas at Walmart: No-Cook Proteins
  • Kodiak Frozen Waffles
  • Kashi Protein Waffles
  • Silk Protein Milk
  • Icelandic Provisions Yogurt
  • Good Culture Cottage Cheese
  • Natural Choice Deli Meat
  • Fair Life Milk
  • Fage Yogurt
  • Great Value Cottage Cheese
  • Applegate Deli Meat


Healthy Food Ideas at Walmart: Minimal Cook Proteins
  • Applegate Chicken Sausages
  • Amylu Chicken Burgers
  • John Soules Grilled Chicken Strips
  • Marketside Pulled Pork
  • Aidells Chicken Sausages
  • Deal Real Chicken & Carnitas
  • Foster Animals Chicken Tenders
  • Marketside Pork Carnitas


Healthy Food Ideas at Walmart: Budget-Friendly Carbs
  • Rice
  • Sweet potato
  • Chickpeas
  • Black Beans
  • Canned Beans
  • Lentils
  • Potatoes


Healthy Food Ideas at Walmart: Minimal Prep Carbs
  • Rice cakes
  • Fruit pouches
  • Frozen waffles
  • Instant oats
  • Bagels
  • Microwave Pasta
  • Tortillas
  • Granola
  • Bread
  • Microwave Rice
  • Frozen Fries


Healthy Food Ideas at Walmart: Fat Ideas
  • Grass-Fed Butter
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Nut Butter
  • Full Fat Yogurt
  • Guacamole
  • Avocado Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Avocados
  • Cheese
  • Ice Ream


Healthy Food Ideas at Walmart: Fresh Produce Ideas
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Pineapple
  • Apples
  • T0matoes
  • Bell Pepper
  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Green Beans


Healthy Food Ideas at Walmart: Frozen Produce
  • Frozen Pineapple
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Frozen Blueberries
  • Frozen Berry Blend
  • Frozen Broccoli
  • Frozen Cauliflower
  • Frozen Asparagus
  • Frozen Green Beans
  • Frozen Mixed Veggies


Where To Go From Here

You can always check out my e-book, The Ultimate Guide to Nutrition, Muscle Gain, & Fat Loss if you want to get more details about supporting your nutrition and fitness goals (:

And we’re always posting workout and nutrition tips on our Paragon Training Methods Instagram page. Follow along for free workouts and more tips to help you look and feel your best!

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