Reader Request!: My Grocery List

Grocery shopping is an olympic event over here, and I’m pretty confident meal-planning is equally annoying in everyone else’s house. I’m not a big planner in general (shocker), but when it comes to food shopping, I’m pretty much the boss. I always have a list and I always   usually stick with it. :-]

PRODUCE
avocados
kale
garlic
mixed greens for salad
baby carrots
bell peppers
ginger root
sweet potato

seasonal fruit:
(winter)
pomegranates
pears
apples
grapes
lemons

MEAT
organic/grass fed/hormone free bison or beef
ditto for the chicken
quinoa
fresh tuna (but even the canned stuff is good in sandwiches, spreads, on top of salads, etc.)

REFRIGERATED
organic eggs
organic 2% milk (for coffee/cooking only)
sheep’s milk cheese
goat’s milk yogurt

FROZEN
broccoli
edamame in the shell
a few Amy’s meals… to fall back on for lazy mornings when I wake up 15 minutes before having to leave and have no time for making lunch :]

DRY STUFF
oats
almond butter
quinoa
ezekiel pasta
canned tomatoes

SNACKAGE
pirate’s booty veggie puffs
nuts
kombucha
protein bars

                    we like these:

This lends itself to plenty of supah fast meals, which are the usual fare in my house. No fancy schtuff here until the weekend. Here’s some of the typical ones:

Breakfasts: eggs + fruit; oatmeal with protein powder + almond butter; pomegranate (these things are beastly huge) and a lightly sweetened latte.

Lunches: little pasta + small salad; big salad with half a chicken breast; Amy’s meal + 1/2 avocado.

Dinners: pasta + broccoli; burgers + salad; omelettes + kale.

May not be very inventive, but it’s perfect for weeks full of overtime, kitchen laziness, wanting to eat healthy and not wanting to spend money eating out 5x a week.

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Keep an eye out – sometime next week will be the FIRST giveaway! I’ll give you a hint: it’s fitness related an you can probably wear it. EEEE, excited! 😀

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4 thoughts on “Reader Request!: My Grocery List

    • Kombucha is type of tea. It’s fermented so it has a slight “wine”-ish taste to it, and it’s a little carbonated. I’ll be honest, it takes some getting used to, but it’s extremely beneficial for the health. It’s amazing for digestion and it’s anti-carcinogenic. Here’s the brand I get: http://www.synergydrinks.com/enlightened/synergy_enlightened.aspx
      If you look up pictures of “kombucha” in Google, it’s gonna gross youout, haha. But it doesn’t look quite that way in the store, and the best flavors (most mild, I think) are mystic mango and the guava one.

      Just don’t drink a whole bottle the first few times. A few sips is good to get your system started. 🙂 Nothing terrible will happen but it can have a very… cleansing effect if you drink too much.

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