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Healthy Eating Grocery List

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

If you're new to healthier eating, then the sheer amount of recipes on the web can be incredibly overwhelming; different smoothies and juices, salads and sandwiches. Not to mention the million or so chicken recipes all floating around. Though these recipes are all seemingly complex and varied, they all have one very important thing in common: healthy ingredients! By starting your healthy eating journey in the grocery store, you can ens

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ure you have all that you need ready and stocked in your kitchen to start you on your way to being a healthier you!

It is important to remember when grocery shopping that most of your items should come from the outer aisles of the grocery store, this is where most of the fresh produce and meats are. The inner isles generally contain more processed foods and sugary snacks, best avoided when trying out a new healthy lifestyle.

Here is an example of a well rounded healthy eating grocery list.

 

Protein

Boneless skinless chicken breasts

Frozen fish fillets (which ever fish you prefer)

Steaks (lean cut)

Turkey sausage

Turkey bacon

Tofu

Black beans

Chickpeas

Lentils

Nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans)

Tuna (in water)

 

Grains

Brown/wild rice

Whole grain pasta

Whole wheat bagels

Multigrain bread

Wheat or Coconut flour

Oats (unflavored)

Quinoa

Kashi cereal

 

Dairy

Greek yogurt (natural, no added sugars)

Milk (or milk substitute such as almond or coconut milk)

Cottage cheese

Low-fat mozzarella sticks or similar low-fat cheese

Low-fat cream cheese

 

Fruits

Apples

Bananas

Grapes

Strawberries

Blueberries

Mangos

Oranges/Tangerines

Kiwis

Frozen fruits (for smoothies)

Any of your other favorite fruits!

 

Vegetables

Lettuce

Spinach

Kale

Broccoli

Avocados

Tomatoes

Carrots

Onions

Sweet Potatoes

Frozen mixed veggies (for rushed cooking nights)

 

Extras

mustard/honey mustard

Olive oil (cooking or salad dressing)

Vinegar (white and apple cider)

Salt-free seasonings

Herbal or green tea

 

 

The next time you go to the grocery store, just take this list with you! And make sure you NEVER grocery shop hungry or you'll end up with an awful lot of bad choices in your cart. Once you have all the healthy eating basics down, and don't be afraid to experiment with different flavors and seasonings and cooking styles so that you don't become bored and return to poor eating habits.

 

Did I miss anything? What's on YOUR healthy grocery list?

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