What should I eat occasionally on the Traffic Light eating style?

Here is a list of foods that you should eat weekly or sometimes when following the Traffic Light eating style:

Breads, Grains, and Cereals:
  • White bread
  • White rice
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • Saltines
  • Graham crackers
  • Animal crackers
  • Muffins
  • Bagels
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Tortillas
  • Cold cereals like: Rice Chex, Rice Krispies, Corn Chex, Special K, Life, Honey-Nut Cheerios
Fruits and Vegetables:
  • Dried fruit (e.g., raisins)
  • Fruits in light syrup
  • Olives
  • Avocado
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Low-fat hash browns (frozen or homemade)
Milk and Dairy:
  • 2% milk
  • Sherbet, sorbet
  • Low-fat ice cream
  • Non- or low-fat frozen yogurt
  • Pudding with nonfat milk
  • Light cream cheese
  • Regular cheeses like: American, Cheddar, Colby, Swiss, Monterey Jack, Feta
Meats, Eggs, Beans, Nuts:
  • Extra lean or lean hamburger
  • Beef or pork with minimal marbling
  • Ground chicken (thighs, legs)
  • Ground turkey (dark meat)
  • Lamb (leg or loin)
  • Turkey dogs
  • Regular peanut butter
Sweets, Fats:
  • Breakfast bars, sports bars
  • Popsicles, Creamsicles, Fudgesicles
  • Jam, jelly, honey
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Fig Newtons
  • Graham crackers
  • Granola bars, no candy/frosting
  • Cake without frosting
  • Brownies without frosting
  • Ginger snaps
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Vegetable oils: safflower oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, corn oil
  • 100% juice
  • Reduced-sugar soda

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