Fitness Crazed Foodie
Lover of all things food and fitness related
Grocery shopping can be stressful, boring, and time-consuming, but it doesn't have to be.
With just a smidgen of preparation before going to the store, you can save yourself so much time, effort and stress. AND you can easily make healthier choices.
I want to share my standard healthy grocery list that I pick and choose from each week. Obviously, I don't need to buy all these foods for one week, but this comprehensive list will hopefully help you see how I categorize my shopping and what options I pick from to create recipes. Keep in mind, I meal prep lunches and dinners to last 4-5 days and then I eat out the rest of the week. It'll take some time to know the right amount of food to buy for the week (so that you don't have to make multiple trips), but it gets easier. And if you buy too much one week, stick the rest in the freezer to use a different time! DON'T throw the unused food away!
Frozen blueberries or frozen mixed berries
Avocado (yes it's weirdly enough a fruit)
Pineapple, peaches, cherries- summertime only
Bag of spinach
Red and white onions
Frozen cauliflower rice
Grains + Legumes
Banza chickpea pasta
Hummus - lower calorie option made without oil (Cava is a great brand)
99% fat free ground turkey
Boneless skinless chicken breast
Chicken sausage - look for brands without added sugar (it's hard to find one...)
96% lean ground beef
0% fat greek yogurt or cottage cheese
Unsweetened almond milk
Vega protein powder
Ground flax seeds
Unsalted almonds or walnuts
Sweetened almond butter
No sugar added ketchup
Olive oil or cooking spray
Other grocery tips:
Seriously don't go to the grocery store when you're hungry. You know it won't end well.
Make a list. It will take 5 minutes and save you from wandering aimlessly.
Eat colorfully!! (See images below)
Shop the periphery. The majority of foods you buy should be on the outskirts of the store.
Don't have ice cream in the freezer "just in case". If you neeeeed it, then make yourself go out to get some and chances are, you probably won't spend the energy doing that.
Some meal prepping inspo
About this Section
This section is here to share my experiences in the kitchen and to give you inspiration to try out healthy and fun recipes!