What My Grocery List Looks Like
- Published on: 04 May, 2014
- Last update: 27 January, 2016
To save money and get everything I need, I shop around: Whole Foods, Farmers Markets, Costco for bulk organic salad greens/carrots, Vitacost.com, USWellnessMeats.com, and more.
LIST OF ESSENTIALS:
- Fruits & veg (will buy from Farmers Market not Whole Foods whenever possible): avocado, peppers, tomatoes, limes, oranges, bananas, asparagus, zucchini, cooking greens (collards, baby kale), salad greens (spring mix), cucumber, carrots, & broccoli. I use Tesse Maes dressing when I eat vegetables raw, and I use coconut aminos to sauté (which tastes just like soy sauce).
^ this is the “Tesse Mae’s” dressing I use on raw vegetables and salad!
NOTE: I buy so many fruits and vegetables because I make them into COMPLETE meals.
The bulk of your diet & meals should be raw or lightly cooked produce.
- Protein: Raised by my Italian father and Greek (Macedonian) mother I was always taught that meat is the main dish of every meal! On my learning journey I have read about Blue Zones, places in the world where people live over 100 & stay healthy. ALL of these zones (one is in Costa Rica, one is in Italy) eat mostly plant-based but have small portions of meat twice a week. A few breakfasts a week I have organic eggs that I order from Uddermilk.com & a few lunches a week I eat wild fish or wild bison from USWellnessMeats.com.
- Bulk items: I always bring my mason jars to the bulk section of Whole Foods to save money & reduce waste. I get dates, dried mango (nature’s fruit roll up), coconut chips, shredded coconut, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, or pecans depending on what bulk items I want that week.
- Items I Order From Vitacost.com every 1-2 months: huge bulk 54 oz coconut oil for cooking, bulk nut butter, organic tea, organic honey, gluten free oat flour for baking, coconut nectar for baking, liquid stevia. Use [this link] for $10 off!
- No category: I always have random items here and there. In the first picture you can see that I bought a raw organic Kombucha tea (filled with probiotics) and Mung Bean pasta (the only ingredients are beans and water!) I also love to buy Brad’s Raw Chips (made of vegetables) to eat with guacamole, Lulu’s raw chocolate made with coconut sugar, and condiments such as ketchup sweetened with agave nectar. I use the almond milk (pictured in the back) for occasional cold-brewed coffee and smoothies a few times a week. I always keep frozen fruit in my freezer in case I need a liquid meal on the go.