Many times, when my kitchen is empty, I am so unmotivated as to what in the world to buy at the grocery store. It helps me to make a list before shopping, otherwise I tend to grab junkie foods that look appealing! Check out the list above for a basic healthy starter list. Right click, save-as and print it out. Add other grocery items as needed 🙂 Also, go here for more ideas to add to your grocery list!
Read more about the items on my list and why they make good choices for your cupboards:
hummus – chickpea spread, protein-rich, high in iron & vitamin C
salsa – buy fresh from refrigerated section, low in calories
eggs (to boil at home) – contain a protein that stimulates the release of hormone glucagon that aids in fat burnings
raw almonds & almond butter – rich in vitamin E, magnesium & vitamin B2
chia seeds – absorbs sugar in your body like a sponge, stabilizes blood-sugar levels, use in bowl with unsweetened chocolate almond milk
quinoa – gluten-free grain, use like rice or cereal
sprouted grain bread – when grains are sprouted, your body absorbs nutrients better
yogurt – filled with probiotics, which is a bacteria that may reduce the amount of fat your body absorbs, choose Greek style
fresh fruit (to chop at home or already chopped) – choices are limitless, choose what’s in season and what you like best… grapes, apples, pineapple, banana, cherries, kiwi, plums, etc.
fresh raw vegetables (to chop at home or already chopped) – broccoli, mushrooms, celery, radishes, cherry tomatoes, spring onion, cauliflower, carrots, cucumber, etc.
baked chips – better choice than fried
dried apricots, apple rings, banana chips – healthier than dried cranberries/raisins because they contain less sugar
pureed vegetable soups – filling and satisfying