09/09/2012 10:25 am ET Updated Nov 09, 2012

New Season, New Shopping List: Don't Fall Short on These Shopping Essentials This Fall

Summer is nearing an end and you may feel that all that work you did to prepare for swimsuit season has been undone by the multitude of cookouts, barbecues, weddings and outdoor dinners that have packed your calendar -- and as a result, packed on the pounds. Don't fret! This list of staple items to stock your cart with will help you get back on track and feel energized for all the excitement and running around that fall seems to always bring.

These items are brought to you directly from all of the specialists and dietary staff at bistroMD, and are the foods that we stock in our own kitchens and use all the time at home, at the office and even while traveling.

To avoid falling off the bandwagon this fall, try these mainstay items that help you stay on track, lose weight, and add lots of flavor to your meals and snacks. A lot of these items can also be used to substitute healthy foods for higher-calorie ones.

Shopping Essentials For Fall

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