One of the best things you can do to assure healthy eating each week is to make sure your kitchen is well stocked for success! If you only have saltine crackers and chocolate chips in your cupboard, dinner will probably be fast food or speed dial pizza in addition to the chips. It's time to plan for your success: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail!
This is the grocery list that I started and the Mind-full Motivator Support groups amended. I thought you may want to take a look at this as a starting point for your own healthy kitchen.
Be sure to let us know what you added!
Grocery List for Healthy Eating
¯Dried Cherries, cranberries, and apricots
¯Fruit in season: strawberries, melons
¯Onions, scallion, chives
¯Parsley, Cilantro, fresh Basil
¯Peppers, green, red, yellow
¯Sun-dried tomatoes (oil-free)
¯Potatoes and sweet potatoes
¯Beef or pork, ground (round, sirloin, 90% lean or better)
¯Beef, roast (sirloin, rump, round)
¯Beef, steak (round, sirloin, filet, strip)
¯Chicken or Turkey (breast, thighs, whole)
¯Fish, salmon¯Pork (loin chops, loin roast)
¯Turkey or chicken, ground (90%lean or better)
¯Turkey or chicken sausage
¯Beans, canned/dried: black, white, garbanzo, and red
¯Broth, low sodium: chicken, beef, vegetable
¯Fruits, in juice: pineapple
¯Grains, whole: barley, bulgur, quinoa, couscous
¯Granola bars (Kashi TLC bars)
¯Mustard: Dijon, whole grain, yellow
¯Nuts: almonds, pecans, peanuts, walnuts
¯Nuts in ½ ounce packages (
Emerald Cocoa roasted almonds!)
¯Oats (quick, old-fashioned, steel cut)
¯Oil: olive, canola, sesame
¯Pasta, whole wheat: spaghetti, linguini, rotini
¯Rice: microwaveable brown, instant brown, long grain brown, wild
¯Tortillas, corn or whole grain
¯Tuna, chunk light in water
¯Vinegar: white, cider, balsamic, red wine
¯Butter, spreadable, with olive oil or canola oil, light or regular (Land O Lakes)
¯Cheese, low fat cheddar: shredded, individual packaged chunks
¯Cheese, low fat mozzarella: string cheese sticks, shredded
¯Margarine spread (zero transfats and saturated fats)
¯Yogurt, non-fat: plain, Greek
¯Frozen veggies: broccoli, corn, edamame, shelled, peas, spinach, winter squash, veggie blends
¯Fruit: blueberries, peaches, raspberries, strawberries
¯Fruit popsicles (100% fruit)
¯Light ice cream or yogurt
¯Veggie burgers or crumbles
OK, now it's your turn. I'm sure this list isn't complete...What did we miss that YOU always keep on hand?
Let's keep this healthy grocery list forming until it contains all things that really keep you eating like that healthy, svelte, buff, strong, wonderful person you really want to be!
To your health!