Sprouts open up nearby, and I was thrilled to see so many low sugar/low carb and Stevia sweetened products on the shelves. Sprouts currently have stores in California, Colorado, Arizona and Texas. They are very similar to Henry's Market, which has even fewer stores, but they have an awesome selection for Belly Fat Cure dieters. Here are a few of the products I was impressed with:
Nature's Hallow Preserves - Sprouts and Henry's are the only stores I have ever seen these preserves in. They carried several of the flavors including Mountain Berry, Peach and Apricot. This alone is a reason for a trip there!
Chia Seeds and Fiber Supplements - These can be hard to find, and Sprouts has a great selection.
Flavored Waters - They have a huge selection of MetroMint, Hint waters which I love! I also found Nature's Splash which is a drink additive made with Stevia. It has 5 grams of sugar, so it may be a good option.
Amazing Grass - I love the Green Chocolate Superfood, and it is also difficult to find in stores. If you are unsure about this, you can try an individual packet first.
Jay Robb and Other Stevia Protein Powders - They have a great selection of protein powders, several with great prices and that have very low sugar/carb count and are made with Stevia. Be sure and check the ingredients for artificial sweeteners, but you will find several hear that fit the bill!
Ultimate Probiotics 12/12 - This the brand Jorge Cruise recommended in my online Belly Fat Cure class and they are pretty hard to find. But Sprouts has them!
Ezekiel Breads, Muffins and Cereals - Whole Foods also carries this line of products, but they aren't the easiest to find. Honestly, I don't use any of the Ezekiel products, as I can find the same low sugar/carb content in lesser expensive items (see here and here). But I know lots of other BFC dieters live by these products.
Low Sugar/Carb Breads - Sprouts even carries my local favorite Alvarda Street Bakery Essential Flaxseed bread, along with Oroweat Sandwich thins (great for burgers), Rudi's English Muffins and several good options.
Tortillas - La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious, Tumaros Low Carb Tortillas are great options too. While many tortillas are okay on the Belly Fat Cure, these are good high fiber options.
Teas - I found most of my favorite evening teas here, and even discovered a few new ones (Davidsons Coconut Vanilla and Mint Carob = Delish!).
Cheese & Meat Selection - They have a great cheese selection, but so many stores do now. They have lots of great meats, sausages and seafood too.
Milk Substitutes - This is a tough one for so many people! Sprouts carries So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk, along with unsweetened Almond and soy milks. While their selection is quite as good as Whole Foods, it has lots of choices. They also carry the So Delicious Fudge Bar which is okay on the plan and VERY hard to find!
All said, Sprouts is a great store for low sugar options! Do you have a favorite you have found there that I can add to the list? For more shopping lists, click HERE.