The 5 Supermarket Foods Chefs Love

Find out what your favorite chefs add to their carts.

The 5 Supermarket Foods Chefs Love

Ever wonder what top chefs actually buy when they go to their local supermarket? We have the inside scoop on what our favorite food personalities like to purchase so you can shop like them. Learn how to navigate the grocery aisles like a pro with these five delicious and versatile finds.

More: Grocery Guide: The Smart Shopper's Printable One-Sheet


Chicken Thighs

Rocco DiSpirito and Candice Kumai both love chicken thighs. While most people go for the chicken breast, it’s often because they have a misconception that this part is healthier. In fact, chicken thighs are a better choice because they are also good for you, they don’t dry out as quickly, are more tender, and have great flavor. Turns out they are cheaper too, with chicken thighs running you $1.46 per lb and chicken breasts costing $3.20 per lb.

More: Rocco DiSpirito's Pan Lacquered Chicken Thighs

Is This the Best Snack to Help You Maintain Your Weight Loss?

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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