My Healthy Grocery List
For a lot of people, the hardest part of eating healthy is figuring out what to buy at the grocery store. Sure it’s easy to see healthy recipes online and repost health inspiration to Tumblr, but actually going to the store can feel like a confusing maze. I have put together a list of my healthy grocery list items to help you all navigate the grocery store next time. These items are foods that I buy weekly, especially if I don’t have any recipes planned for that week.
- Avocados. This is an obvious item, since avocados are a great source of good fats, and they are absolutely delicious. A meal never feels truly complete without avocado. Specifically though, I like to buy one ripe avocado, one almost ripe avocado, and one hard avocado that is still a little green so that they don’t all ripen at once.
- Berries. I usually pick two packs of the freshest, in-season berries to keep in the fridge. In the morning I’ll grab a handful of berries on my way out the door, I’ll eat them as a snack or I’ll put them in my water to make detox waters.
- Beetroot. This one may not be a staple on everyone’s list, but it’s definitely a staple on mine. I loooove love love beets and I always put them in my salads. They are extremely easy to work with, they add beautiful dark red/purple color to any dish and they perfectly sweet. I highly recommend giving them a try if you’ve never eaten beets before.
- Spinach and/or kale. I always buy some sort of leafy green to make salads and to cook with other vegetables. Spinach is my favorite right now because it’s so easy to use in anything, and it tastes delicious. Plus, it’s a great addition in smoothies without changing the flavor!
- Tofu and/or edamame. I buy tofu or edamame as my protein source for when I don’t feel like making quinoa. Extra-firm tofu is really easy to work with – If you want to pan fry it, just squeeze the water out and chop it up, or add it to a dish as is! Edamame is delicious in salads, eggs, and vegetable stir-fry dishes. I also add a handful to my hummus to change up the flavor a little bit 🙂
- Chickpeas. For hummus of course!! If you haven’t tried my hummus recipe, I highly recommend making it next time you go grocery shopping. First of all, once you make your own hummus, you will never buy store-bought hummus again. Secondly, my hummus is pretty amazing. I also like to add a handful of spinach or edamame to give it a pretty green color (and to add nutrients!).
- 5-6 Lemons. I make hummus weekly, and lemons are a crucial ingredient. Hummus aside, I use lemons every day in my water! I start each morning with a glass of warm lemon water to jump start my metabolism and start the detoxification process for the day. This is a great morning habit to develop because it will remind you to hydrate before diving head first into a cup of coffee.
- Zucchini. Two words: zucchini noodles. If you don’t have a spiralizer, I highly recommend purchasing one ASAP because it will change your life. Zucchini noodles have completely replaced any sort of noodle in my diet because they are healthy, low-calorie, and relatively taste-less so they absorb any flavor added. Search zucchini on my blog to find countless recipes.
- Non-dairy milk. I usually only buy a pint-size carton of coconut milk because I really don’t drink it all that often. Having it around comes in handy for coffee, smoothies and dipping if you’re in the mood to make some guilt-free brownies.
- Bell Peppers and/or cucumber. For dipping of course! You can’t have hummus without having something to dip in it, and after you try my hummus, you’ll be tempted to buy crackers just to have some. Luckily, the hummus is delicious enough by itself and pairs perfectly with vegetables. Add these to salads and/or stir-fry for added color in your diet 🙂
I hope this grocery list will make your next grocery trip less stressful and will provide motivation to eat healthy. Just print the list and take it with you or save it on your phone and compare your basket to the pictures! 🙂