Healthy Eating Turn Around
I have turned over a new leaf and am on the healthy eating bandwagon.
No more sodas, candy, or chocolate ice cream for me right now – hopefully never but I’ve learned never to say never. But so far so good. I’m thrilled that I’m down 20 pounds and am now working hard to eat healthy, eat fewer calories, and eat enjoyably. My new healthy eating diet includes low but healthy fats and low calories. I have some friends who are on low carb diets. Other friends are on the non-gmo diet, and still others on a gluten free diet. And my grandparents were ahead of all of us with preferring organic veggies and fruits. My grandpa got me hooked on Organic Gardening and Farming (which is now Organic Gardening) way back when and I still enjoy that magazine.
I must say, I really appreciate all that the City of Roseville CA and the surrounding Sacramento Valley offers those of us on healthy eating diets of all kinds. We have so many choices here that many of my friends in smaller towns do not have. In fact, I remember when we were moving to the city of Roseville, there were much fewer food and restaurant options available. But even so, it was more than in our old home city in Southern California. Now we have so many more food choices – including healthy eating food restaurants and grocery stores and I really appreciate that! I wanted to share some of my faves with you, along with a few others I discovered while writing this. Just in case there’s some here you haven’t discovered yet. 🙂
Health Food Options at Grocery Stores and Specialty Stores
Raley’s – Bel Air – Raleys and Bel Air in Roseville (four stores), Sacramento, and other cities (132 stores in all) have great Natural Foods departments that I frequent often.
Safeway – There are about 18 stores in our area. I love the natural food section at the Woodcreek Oaks/Blue Oaks intersection. I also appreciate that Safeway offers food (including health food items) delivery. Even though the stores are quite near me, if we’re sick or on a tight time schedule those delivery services really come in handy here in Roseville CA, Sacramento, and sometimes even in other parts of the country, if another family member is ill.
Trader Joes – A family favorite all over the country. Tasty food, healthy choices, and great prices! 1117 Roseville Square, Roseville, CA 95678 – 916-784-9084, as well as locations in Fair Oaks, Sacramento, Elk Grove, and more.
Whole Foods Market Roseville – I do enjoy visiting this store. I usually go for specific needs I can’t find in my local grocery store and they’ve always had the item. Of course, I usually also walk out with several other tasty treats! The Fountains At Roseville, 1001 Galleria Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678 – 916.781.5300 They also have stores in Sacramento, Folsom, and more.
Sprouts Farmers Market stores – we have two in Roseville as well as stores in Citrus Heights, Sacramento, and Elk Grove and more. One is at 6760 Stanford Ranch Rd., Roseville, CA 95678 – 916-774-1120 (between Costco and Toys R Us) and one that is arriving June 15, 2016 at 2030 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, CA 95661 (in what used to be one of my two fave book stores – Borders!) off Rocky Ridge and across the street from Sunrise Natural Foods (see below). And WOOHOO – gotta love a healthy store with online coupons! Click here to see what’s currently available.
Nugget Markets – I have to admit, I don’t think I’ve ever been to the Roseville Nugget Market. Though after researching it for this post, I will be doing so in the near future. I was interested to read that it is “family-owned and serving Northern California since 1926.” And it sounds like great prices and great selections, which I’ve heard in the past as well! They offer an email of their current ad specials which I did sign up for. 771 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678 – 916-746-7799 They also have locations in Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, and more.
Denio’s Farmers Market and Swapmeet – When I started working on eating healthier and losing weight, I started with adding more fruits and vegetables. Denios Farmers Market is a great place to head for those yummy treats at great prices. 1551 Vineyard Road Roseville, California 95678
Farmer’s Markets in and around Roseville CA – here’s a post I wrote on just that topic last year with a link to my Pinterest board for Farmers Markets throughout the area.
Sunrise Natural Foods – This is my long-time go-to place for health food options and healthy vitamins and other products! They are at 1950 Douglas Blvd. Roseville, CA 95661 – 916-789-8591 – as well as in Auburn, CA.
Eating Healthy While Eating Out In Roseville CA
Pressed Juicery – For all you juice fans, which definitely included my grandparents. They were certainly wise before their time. 🙂 This is at The Fountains at Roseville CA, 1182 Roseville Parkway #145 Roseville, CA 95678, 916-781-2030
Pluto’s – I love going there for their “make your own” salad with plenty of tasty choices. As long as I’m careful about what I pick, it’s definitely one of the places I can eat out at and stick to my diet easily. You’ll find them at the Westfield Galleria At Roseville (the mall) – 1173 Galleria Blvd., P-113, Roseville CA 95678 – 916-781-3663 as well as Sacramento and other locations heading to San Francisco.
Dr. Bob’s Donuts – I wrote about them in an article on Donut shops. This was a grand place to go to enjoy a sweet treat for many diets, including organic, gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free. However, according to the Sacramento Business Journal, they have permanently closed.
The Green Boheme has closed.
Healthy Food Delivery Near You and Me In Roseville CA
FitEats – 916-389-9899 Want to eat healthy know it’s going to be a busy week? Try FitEats – they deliver healthy meals in healthy portions (currently three days a week) and their prices seem very reasonable! (You have to order by 10 am the day before it’s delivered). Or you can pick up from them any time at one of their locations. The Roseville store is at 1455 Eureka Road, Roseville, CA 95661. And they even have a weekly menu email that I just signed up for. 🙂 For more information, click here. And here’s an interesting news show video about them.
More healthy eating options in the Greater Sacramento Valley Area
Elliotts Fine Nutrition offers healthy food and other nutritional products and has locations in Rocklin, Citrus Heights, and Folsom. 1-877-628-3663
Baagan is a vegetarian restaurant that started in Roseville but then moved to Rocklin. They were voted #1 Best Restaurant in the Sacramento News & Review and voted 2015 Best Vegetarian by KCRA-3 A-List! They are now located at 2620 Sunset Blvd., Suite #1, Rocklin, CA 95677 – 916-824-1688. Click here for a full list of the types of healthy food choices they offer, including dairy-free, vegan, GMO-free, soy-free, peanut-free, palm-oil free, mostly gluten-free and very allergy-friendly and MORE!
Dining roundup: 10 must-try meatless dishes in Greater Sacramento is a fascinating article about more healthy eating options in Roseville and the surrounding Sacramento area.
Enjoy Eating Healthy in Roseville and Sacramento
These are the healthy food options I know. But there are probably more in Roseville and the surrounding area. Not to mention, growing your own. My senior mom’s tomatoes are awesome for my healthy eating diet right now. If you have more suggestions (or want to share some of your healthy eating tips locally) we’d love to hear. Email me at Kaye at KayeSwain.com or message me at Facebook. 🙂