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Grocery List Staples

November 26, 2018

I've been getting questions lately about how we grocery shop and what we keep stocked in our cupboards. I thought I would share what is on my weekly grocery list, or already stocked in the cupboard. These are staples that I like to have on hand so that eating healthy is easy. Yes, you will usually find some kind of random treat like chocolate, cookies or chips, but those are rare because if I keep them in the house I'll eat them ALL. If I fill the cupboards and fridge with healthy options, I'm more likely to stay on track with my eating. 

 

Each week obviously varies slightly based on the meals I'm going to be making (read about how I meal prep here). The veggies will change depending on what's in season, and I usually buy a few different kinds of meat and then freeze half and keep half in the fridge so we can change up our protein throughout the week without having it all go bad.

 

Speaking of freezing things, if I have veggies or spinach about to go bad, I'll chop it all up and freeze it for smoothies or for a stirfry. It's such a good way to save things from going bad, and again makes it easier to prepare whatever meal you make from it.

 

I did a post awhile back on my Top 15 Pantry Staples where I go into more detail on why I love each item and how I incorporate them into our diet. If you're looking for more of an in depth look of why we eat what we eat, go take a look at that post. Let me know below what some of your staples are! I love finding new healthy options to have on hand.

 

 

 

 

Produce

  • Gala apples

  • Bananas

  • Spinach

  • Tomatoes

  • Cucumbers

  • Avocados (if they aren't too expensive)

  • Garden carrots

  • Sweet Potatoes

  • Cauliflower

  • Sweet Onions

  • Bell Peppers

  • Zucchini

  • Lemons

  • Mushrooms

 

Refrigerated

  • Eggs

  • Almond/Cashew Milk Unsweetened Vanilla

  • Full Fat Plain Astro Balkan Style Yogurt

  • 2% Cottage Cheese

  • Cheese Strings (for Rosie)

 

Meat

  • Lean Ground Beef

  • Chicken Breasts or Whole Chicken

  • Ground Turkey

  • Lunch meat (I always find a brand with no sugar and minimal ingredients so the girls can have it)

 

Freezer

  • Mixed Berries

  • Butternut Squash

  • Broccoli

  • Fish

 

Dry Goods

  • Organic Instant Oats (read why you NEED to buy organic oats here)

  • Organic Rolled Oats

  • Chickpeas

  • Chia Seeds

  • Ground Flaxseed

  • Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seeds

  • 100% Cocoa Powder

  • Brown Rice Noodles

  • Green Tea

 

Sauces/Dressings/Spreads

  • Honey

  • Maple Syrup

  • Dijon Mustard

  • Tahini

  • Natural Almond Butter

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil

 

Canned/Jarred

  • Roasted Red Peppers

  • Pickles

  • Full Fat Canned Coconut Milk

  • Canned Tuna in Water

 

Snacks

  • Larabars (buy boxes of 16 for $16 from superstore, that's $1/bar!)

  • Annie's Cheddar Bunnies

  • Veggie Straws (I know these aren't healthy, but it's a treat I give Ev)

  • Medjool Dates

  • 90% Dark Chocolate

 

If I stock all of this in the house every week it's EASY to eat healthy and prep healthy meals. I usually do a soup once a week for lunches and quick meals when we're in a rush. Then I'll roast veggies, makes salads, grill the meats, make pasta or some sort of stirfry. I hope this helps you stay on track!

 

Best,

Stacey

 

 

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