My Grocery List

These are my “must haves” for a whole foods lifestyle!

I try to purchase everything organic, whenever possible:

Sweeteners – I have thrown away all white, brown, and powdered sugars and replaced them with:

  • Maple Syrup – Grade B
  • Raw, unpasteurized honey
  • Coconut sugar

Flours – I have gotten rid of all bleached, enriched flours and replaced them with:

  • Spelt Flour
  • Sprouted Whole Grain Wheat

Fruits – I no longer purchase canned or conventional fruit unless not on the “dirty dozen” list.  I try to purchase fresh or frozen organic fruit as much as possible. In order to stay within a reasonable budget, I frequently purchase:

  • Bananas – super cheap
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Pineapples
  • Kiwi
  • Lemons & Limes
  • Fresh Berries – I purchase these when they are in season and the prices are decent
  • Frozen Strawberries and/or mixed berries – great for smoothies!!!

Veggies – I try to incorporate as many as I can into my sons’ (and my) meals, however, we are not veggie-lovers. I do buy organic and to stay frugal I purchase:

  • Bagged baby carrots (quick, easy snacks)
  • Broccoli
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Baby Spinach & Collard Greens – great for smoothies!
  • Peppers for munching
  • Avocados (technically a fruit…but…)
  • Potatoes (sweet and white)
Dairy Items & other cold items
  • Greek Yogurt – whole fat
  • Real Grassfed Butter (I love KerryGold brand)
  • Hummus
  • Guacamole (I try to make my own when possible)
  • Coconut water
  • Kefir
Other Pantry Items – Not much in my pantry anymore but these are a must:
  • Natural Peanut Butter – no added sugars or hydrogenated oils  (I love Trader Joe’s brand)
  • Coconut Oil
  • Jasmine or Basmati Rice
  • Air-popped Popcorn – great, healthy quick snack
  • BPA-free canned diced tomatoes
  • All sorts of beans (black, kidney, white, pinto)
  • High quality dark chocolate with no SOY (find it at Trader Joes!)
  • Assortment of nuts: walnuts, pecans, cashews
  • Oats (regular and steel cut)
  • Coconut milk (canned)
  • Chia seeds
  • Dates
  • Raisins


6 Responses to My Grocery List

  1. Just found you and love your page. Can you share the brand of tomato you use? I am having a very hard time finding BPA free canned tomatoes. Thanks!

  2. sarah says:

    Have you heard of Einkorn flour. That’s our new favorite.

  3. Rachel says:

    Where do you do most of your grocery shopping at?

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