Every time I grocery shop, I think of how I wish I could have brought y’all along with me. More often than not, I hear how daunting it is so much so that most people avoid it and are more prone to choosing the quicker route which usually includes a bag, box, or window.
I’ve also heard “it’s so expensive to eat healthy” too. Let’s start there.
The expensive argument arises regarding organic foods which are a combination of better quality and a marketing win.
Let’s shop smart. In the effort to eat healthy, you want to take into consideration the processing, shipping, and contamination of the foods you’re eating. Yes, it seems like a lot to consider! In the effort to stay on a budget, the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen help you prioritize what to splurge on and purchase organically and what are fine to eat “not organic” (think things with skin).
This is what my grocery list typically looks like:
Boneless/skinless chicken breast
Lean ground turkey
TLS protein powder (find it here)
Canned Tuna (in water)
Cottage Cheese (plain)
Plain Greek Yogurt or Siggi’s yogurts (new)
Blocks and shredded cheese
Portabella mushroom caps
Whole Wheat Bread
Natural peanut butter or almond butter (only ingredient should read peanuts or almonds, there should be oil on top, low/no sodium).
Unsweetened Almond Milk
Sugar Free Coconut Milk
Hot Sauce (Franks, Tapatio, Cholula, Tabasco)
Apple Cider Vinegar
Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
Flavor God seasonings (online, one of my favs)
Primal Kitchen mayo, dressings
I also am sure to wash all of my produce with an all natural fruit and veggie spray from DNA Miracles.
Grocery Shopping Tips:
- Think ahead. Go into the store with a list and a plan for the week. Big $$ saver
- Pay attention to serving sizes of packages (watch my video on labels here)
- Be weary of “no sugar” or “fat free” claims (they had to substitute something somewhere)
- Shop along the outside of the aisles
- If it has a long shelf life, it’ll probably decrease yours 😉