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USDA MyPlate nutritional guide icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I always want to eat healthy, it is getting there that kills me. There are four aspects of myself which conspire against my desire to eat a well-balanced and healthy diet:

  1. I am busy and don’t have time to spend preparing meals.
  2. I don’t like to prepare meals – I find it insanely boring.
  3. I am half-way picky about the foods I like to eat.
  4. I would much rather be doing almost anything than eating.

On this page I’m going to try and compile a list of foods I can use to maintain a healthier diet. I’m revamping the page to focus around the USDA’s new MyPlate diagram for organizing the foods. Feel free to make recommendations!


  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Cherries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Bananas
  • Raspberries
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Raises


  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Celery
  • String Beans
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Watercress
  • Potatoes
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Cabbage


  • Brown Rice


  • Beef
  • Ham
  • Pork
  • Bison
  • Venison
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Eggs
  • Peanuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Halibut
  • Cod
  • Shrimp
  • Tuna – In the form of tuna fish, I haven’t ever had the actual fish.


  • Milk
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Ice Cream
  • Yogurt

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