Help Healthy Grocery Shopping

Here are some tips to make your grocery trip quick and effective.  I have also included some healthy essentials that I always try to stock.

  1. The outer aisles of the grocery store are usually the safe zone. Skip the inner aisles containing the cookies, sodas, chips, and pastas. Opt for the sections with fresh ingredients. When you stick to the border you will find the more nutritious stuff like produce, seafood, meats, and dairy.  Try to always get the organic and natural versions.
  2. Read everything. Labels are sometimes misleading, but it’s a good idea to check the ingredients list. Items listed towards the beginning contain the most of that product. Don’t eat things you can’t pronounce. If you don’t know what it is–question it – research it.
  3. Make a list, double check your kitchen stock, and plan some meals out in your head or on paper. I have a magnetic pad on the fridge where I jot down ingredients when I run out. Always keep healthy ingredients on hand so there’s no excuses to get off track.
  4. Don’t go shopping hungry.

Getting Started  – Healthy Cooking Essentials you should always try to have in your kitchen

To Cook In: 

  • Avocado Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Ghee

To Season: 

  • Pure himalayan sea salt
  • Crushed Pepper
  • Cayenne Peper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cumin
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Chili Powder
  • Lemon

To Marinate/Dress: 

  • Coconut Aminos <Whole 30 Approved soy sauce> (Took me forever to find this, but it’s in the vinegar aisle & comes in a glass bottle.)
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Hot Sauce
  • Onions
  • Chicken/turkey bone broth
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Balsamic
  • Lemons
  • Ginger
  • Garlic

To Bake with: 

  • Almond Flour
  • Coconut Flour
  • Flax
  • Bananas
  • Unsweetened Coconut
  • Cocoa powder
  • Coconut Milk
  • Avocado
  • Ghee

To Sweeten:

  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Fruit
  • Dates

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