As by popular demand, I have received multiple messages on Instagram as to what I typically purchase at the grocery store in the run of a week to make sure my fridge is stocked full of healthy food for the week ahead. I often go to multiple grocery stores on Sunday to get what I need, as some places carry what I’m looking for and others don’t. In the summer months when the farmer’s market is open I like to get up early on a Saturday morning and head down to see what local vegetables I can get my hands on to include in my bowls, local and fresh produce is always my preference if available.
My way of eating is about getting back to the basics with food, so you will notice a lot of produce on my list and little processed foods. This list is just a guide however and I do not purchase all these foods every week, it is more or less of a guideline as to what I usually have on hand in my pantry at all times and what I frequently repurchase. This is by no means a strict guideline as to what you need to purchase to be considered healthy, however this is just what works for me and my body!
I try to purchase produce that is considered “The Dirty Dozen” organic if possible, however if not I make sure to wash my veggies and fruit super well before eating/cooking them. I have provided the word “ORG” by each item I try to purchase organic! I hope you enjoy!
Quick Grocery Shopping Tips:
- Bring your reusable grocery bags it will not only save you money, but it’s better for the environment too!
- Try to shop the parameter of the grocery store that’s where all the fresh unprocessed food is usually located.
- Well this might sound clichè but bring a list so you don’t get sidetracked and buy things you don’t necessarily want/need.
So let’s get into the list:
- Brussel Sprouts
- Sweet Potatoes ORG
- Squash (butternut, butter cup, or spaghetti squash)
- Collard Greens (for wraps)
- Romaine Lettuce ORG
- Spinach ORG
- Berries (blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries) ORG
- Apples ORG
- Medjool Dates
- Nuts and seeds (almonds, pistachios, cashews (for making sauces), pumpkin seeds, chia seeds).
- Almond and peanut butter (Look for the ones that contain only 1-2 ingredients which should be for ex. for peanut butter: peanuts and sea salt. Stay away from the ones that add palm fruit oil and sugars if you can!
- Coconut Butter (Cap Beauty)
- Avocado oil (I buy Chosen Foods)
- Coconut oil
- Crackers (Mary’s Gone Crackers, Simple Mills, Jilz)
- Beans/Legumes (Lentils, black beans, chickpeas, kidney beans)
- Brown Rice
- Chickpea Pasta (My favourites are Banza and Chickpea)
- Nutritional Yeast
- All-purpose gluten-free flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
- Cinnamon ORG (try to buy Ceylon Cinnamon if you can find it)
- Unsweetened Almond milk (in a perfect world I would have time to make my own)
- Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt (I buy Enjoy Yossu or Silk)
- Veggie Burgers (I always buy Hilary’s, I don’t eat them all the time but they are made with the cleanest ingredients I have seen yet on packaged food; with ingredients you can actually recognize!)
- Maca Powder
- Cacao Nibs
- Coconut Shreds
- Matcha (buy online from Cap Beauty)