The Best Foods to Buy at Walmart If You’re Trying to Lose Weight

Aside from the fact that losing weight is just plain challenging, many people struggle with the cost of eating a healthy diet. After all, nutritious food isn’t always cheap, and sometimes it might seem like it’s more cost-effective to choose grab-and-go foods that aren’t great for the waistline.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t have to spend a fortune to eat a healthy diet, and you’ll find nutritious staples at discount stores. Read on to discover which figure-friendly foods you can find at Walmart.

Plain Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt with berries.

It’s the perfect morning snack. | Nata Vkusidey/Stock/Getty Images

Plain Greek yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream in recipes, and it’s amazing mixed with fruit and a touch of honey for breakfast. Loaded with calcium, B-12, and protein, it should be a staple for every dieter.

Next: Buy Walmart’s brand of these fiber-packed legumes to save money.

Great Value black beans

A can of Great Value black beans.

You can make a healthy and hearty dinner with these beans. | Walmart

Black beans are one of the world’s healthiest foods. Because they’re full of fiber, they’ll make you feel full, which can help you lose weight.

Next: These soups are loaded with nutrients, not sodium.

Amy’s Organic soups

Chicken Noodle Soup on white bowls.

A bowl of Amy’s soup is comforting and delicious. | Fudio/iStock/Getty Images

While shortcut meals are never ideal when you’re trying to slim down, sometimes you just don’t have the time to make lunch or dinner from scratch. Many canned soups are loaded with sodium and additives, but Amy’s — especially the Lentil Vegetable soup — has less sodium than most canned foods. And it’s full of nutrient rich veggies.

Next: If you start your day with a smoothie, you should stock up on this.

Great Value Frozen Fruit & Vegetable Smoothie Mix

Great Value 'Pep in your Step' blend.

It’s the perfect frozen blend for quick smoothies. | Walmart

This frozen blend of pineapple, banana, and yellow bell pepper smoothie mix is low in calories (160) and has no added sugars. It’a perfect for quick and easy healthy smoothies at home.

Next: You deserve a treat, even when you’re dieting.

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars

A box of Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt.

Indulge your sweet tooth with these healthy frozen bars. | Walmart

Dieting is especially challenging for those with a sweet tooth. But these frozen Greek yogurt bars offer a lot of delicious, creamy flavor for 100 calories and 2 grams of fat.

Next: Having a healthy snack is really this easy. 

Sabra Hummus Singles

Sabra Singles Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.

It’s the protein-packed snack you should always keep at work. | Walmart

Hummus is a healthy and delicious snack, especially if you dip raw veggies in it. Sabra Hummus Singles are perfectly portioned into individual servings, making it impossible to overdo it.

Next: Speaking of hummus …

Chickpeas

A bowl of chickpeas.

Chickpeas are always affordable at Walmart. | Bhofack2/iStock/Getty Images

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are high in protein and fiber. And they’re also great for bone health, blood pressure, and heart health. The Walmart brand is significantly cheaper than canned chickpeas anywhere else.

Next: Vegetarians love this food for its protein content.

Quinoa

Raw quinoa sitting in a serving spoon and scattered around a table top.

Stock up on quinoa during shopping trips.  | Bhofack2/iStock/Getty Images

Quinoa has become one of the world’s most popular health foods for good reason. It’s an excellent source of protein, it’s higher in fiber than most grains, and it’s very versatile.

Next: Make sure you buy the no-salt version of this health food.

Wonderful Pistachios

Wonderful Pistachios pack.

It’s a crunchy snack to satisfy your cravings. | Walmart

Studies have shown pistachios can aid in weight loss, and they happen to be a very nutritious snack. Grab a bag of Wonderful Pistachios with no salt added from your local Walmart, and get crackin’ (in moderation).

Next: These frozen meals are convenient and tasty.

Luvo frozen meals

Luvo Bowl frozen meal.

This frozen meal is healthier than most. | Walmart

Luvo makes a line of frozen meals and bowls you can stash in your freezer for the nights when you don’t want to cook, but you’d rather not destroy your diet by ordering a pizza. The meals are low in calories, saturated fat, sodium, and sugar. But they’re still delicious.

Next: You can grab this from the produce department.

Walmart Produce Organic Vegetable Tray

Organic veggie tray.

When you’re in a rush, this veggie tray will be a life-saver. | Walmart

In a perfect world, you’d have plenty of time to wash, chop, and otherwise prep your veggies. In the real world, most of us want snacks we can grab at a moment’s notice. So keep a Walmart organic veggie tray in your fridge for your own convenience.

Next: Here’s something else you can dip in your hummus.

Beanitos White Bean Chips

A bag of Beanitos.

Snack on these without derailing your diet. | Walmart

Because these chips are made from white beans, they have a savory, pleasant flavor — and they happen to have 4 grams of plant-based protein per serving. This is the definition of smart snacking.

Next: Keep portions reasonable with this food, and it will help you slim down.

Almond butter

Almond butter on a white table.

Grab almond butter at the best possible price. | Ekaterina Zhurkovich/iStock/Getty Images

At 190 calories per serving, almond butter isn’t something you’ll want to eat in large quantities. However, it’s also packed with protein, so dipping your apple in a tablespoon or two can help curb your hunger.

Next: Munch on this in the morning to feel fuller longer.

High fiber cereal

Kellogg's all-bran cereal.

This cereal should always be in your pantry. | Walmart

Getting enough fiber is essential if you want to lose weight. Cereals like Kellogg’s All-Bran Buds have up to 40% of your daily fiber needs, which will help you feel full until lunchtime.

Next: If you veer away from the grocery aisles, there’s another way Walmart can help you lose weight.

Remember, Walmart also sells affordable fitness equipment

Sporty young woman lying on exercise mat doing sit-ups.

Walmart is the perfect place to shop for fitness gear. | Jacob Ammentorp Lund/iStock/Getty Images

While large chain stores like Walmart are far from perfect, it’s tough to top the convenience of a store that sells healthy groceries and discounted fitness equipment. Many of the stores sell affordable treadmills and elliptical machines, not to mention dumbbells and fitness videos. After all, if you want to shed pounds, diet and exercise go hand in hand.

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