Grocery Shopping – Healthy

Did y’all know that I love to grocery shop? Like LOVE it.

I like to be prepared – have my shopping list ready, digital coupons saved, and coffee in hand (I’m happiest this way)

And my #1 tip on grocery shopping: Have a few meals in mind while shopping. You’ll get nowhere if you buy ingredients that cannot come together to form a meal. And you’ll be grumpy. And have to go back to the store on a (GASP) Sunday afternoon. THE WORST.

Now I can be a little crazy about my shopping lists, but it helps me to run through that store like I’m trying to set a new record.

The below list is my healthy grocery shopping list. I usually buy more snacks and red meats for Mr. Bou, but this is typically what I’ll eat in a week.

I’ve also included the meals that you can make with all of this food – I’ve planned out your week of meals for you!

I thought this may be helpful for some of you who have trouble grocery shopping or just new to shopping for yourself. Being prepared is the key to not adding 4 cartons of ice cream to that shopping cart (but definitely get a mini carton or two)

Oh, and I’ve listed these in the order in which I would pick them up, typically my route goes as follows: toiletries, household goods (cleaning, laundry, dishes), dairy/eggs/canned dough, inner aisles (pasta, snacks, spices, etc.), meats, breads, produce is last.

Yes, I have a route. Yes, you can make fun of me for it.

 

Here’s the list:

Dairy/Eggs:

  • Egg White Carton
  • Carton of Eggs
  • Thin Sliced Provolone
  • Almond Milk (Unsweetened) or 2% Milk
  • Almond Milk Creamer (I love the Vanilla)
  • Pepper Jack Cheese Small Block or Bag

Aisles:

  • Emergen-C (Super Orange all the way)
  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Almond Butter
  • Honey
  • Instant Grits
  • Coffee
  • Jarred Marinara
  • Canned Black Beans – 2
  • Enchilada Sauce
  • Original Rotel
  • La Croix (I heart tangerine)

Meats:

  • Whole Chicken
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey

Bread:

  • Thomas’ English Muffins
  • Low Carb Tortillas, soft taco size

Produce:

  • Dole Chopped BBQ Ranch Salad (my current fav)
  • Avocado – 1 or 2
  • Bananas – 5
  • Zucchini – 3
  • Bag of Yellow Onions
  • Sweet Potatoes – 2
  • Green Beans – 1 pound
  • Green Grapes

And here’s what you can make with these ingredients!

Breakfast

Lunch

Snacks/Drinks

  • Emergen-C
  • Frozen Grapes
  • La Croix
  • Coffee with Almond Milk Creamer
  • Banana with Almond Butter

Dinner

  • Easy Rotisserie Chicken with veggies
    • Roasted Sweet Potato and Green Beans
  • Spicy Zoodles and Meatballs
  • Grits, Egg, and Cheese
    • What? Sometimes you just want an easy 3 minute meal
    • Instant Grits
    • 2 tablespoons Pepper Jack Cheese
    • Egg cooked over easy, seasoned with Tony’s
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