Monday, July 22, 2013

{Clean Eating Grocery List}

So you're ready to eat clean?? You have made up your mind that cleaning up your diet is something you are truly ready to commit to but don't know where to start?? Let me help!

First step....which is one of the hardest....throw out all the junk in your refrigerator and pantry. Make room for all your healthy and clean food!  Check the ingredients....if you can't pronounce it or if the list is a mile long...get rid of it!  You may think you are wasting a lot of food but consider it doing you body and your kids bodies a huge favor!

Next step....Grocery Store! This is a list of my grocery must-haves. Just the basics! This is a great list to get you started!




-Produce: (mostly organic)

Fruit- bananas, apples, grapes, pears, berries, avocados, cherry tomatoes, pineapple, watermelon, peaches

Veggies-cucumber, carrots, bell pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, sweet potatoes, baby spinach, kale, onions

Dairy

Organic whole milk ( for the kids)

Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

Organic low fat cottage cheese

Chobani/Stoneyfield Oikos Vanilla or Plain Greek yogurt

Organic free range eggs

Organic egg whites in carton

Organic string cheese and shredded cheese

Meat: (organic)

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Ground turkey, beef or chicken ( extra lean)

Canned tuna

Bread:

Ezekiel bread (plain and cinnamon raisin)

Ezekiel English muffins

Whole grain tortillas ( I like Trader Joe's or La Tortilla brand)

Whole Grain Pita Pockets (check the ingredients...I like the Kangaroo Sandwich pockets with flax)

Whole Grain Waffles (Van's or Trader Joe's have fairly clean options) **My kids love waffles


Nuts/Nut Buters:

Almond butter (check ingredients...should just be almonds and maybe salt)

All natural peanut butter

Raw almonds

Raw sunflower seeds

Sweeteners:

Local organic honey 

Organic maple syrup

Stevia ( I use the liquid drops but the packets are fine too)

Packaged:

Coconut oil spray

Flaxseed meal 

Chia seeds

Naturally sweetened whey protein 

Larabar's

Hummus

Old Fashioned Oats or Steel Cut Oats

Quick Oats for Oatmeal Muffins

Drinks: (Water is pretty much all I drink all day other than my coffee in the morning...I do like to get a few flavored options to mix in my week for a treat)

Honest Tea (I don't drink this daily but it is a nice treat)

Kombucha (I like Pear and Ginger)

Organic coffee

Green tea bags

Chai Tea Bags

Click on the PRINT button below to print out your grocery list!! 

15 comments:

  1. Do you think clean eating costs more a week on groceries than you were spending before? We're trying to figure out our weekly budget on groceries - clean eating in mind.

    Allison

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    1. I spend about the same. We don't eat out as much so that has saved us money. I also do my grocery shopping online so I can keep a close eye on how much I am spending and plan my meals accordingly. :)

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  2. You are absolutely right about the cost... when you compare shopping for healthy clean food vs eating out several times a week it's pretty much even. You have to consider how much you spend eating out.... I forgot to do that at first and thought holy cow I am spending a fortune on food!@ But then I remembered my sweet hubby usually footed the eating out bill and I never saw those tickets,but for a family of four to eat mexican food and have a margarita it was usually close to $50.00 for one dinner... we did this about 3-4 times a week..... I posted about my fist Whole Foods visit here: http://hootsmomma.blogspot.com/2013/07/critic.html great posts i enjoyed my visit with you!

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  3. Thanks for posting this. I'm trying to switch over from calorie counting to clean eating because I've only heard good things about it. After losing 30lbs & being at a stand still & my energy level stinks I'm willing to try new things (that's healthy of course)

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    1. Give clean eating a try! It made a huge difference in my energy level!

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  5. Ashley- the price of almond butter has jumped in my town to $9 for a 12 oz jar. I have recently become addicted to it :) and hate to give it up. Do you have a good site online to order it from?

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    1. I usually have pretty good luck with Amazon. I usually order a few jars at a time. Hope that helps!

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  6. What is your take on coffee? It has taken me 2 months to come off all caffeine. Some clean eating food lists say coffee is okay and others say avoid. I am not looking to become addicted to coffee as I once was.....but it sure would be nice to enjoy a cup occasionally. Thanks in advance.....I love your site! Found on Pinterest.

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    1. I love coffee! I usually drink mine black but I see nothing wrong with it. I have read many great benefits from coffee!

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  7. Why are no types of fish besides canned tuna included for clean eating?

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    1. This is just my personal shopping list and I'm not a fish lover!! :)

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  8. I'd recommend you add pumpkin seeds to your list. They contain great minerals

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  9. Also which brand of shredded cheese do you buy? I have a hard time finding a brand that doesn't add cellulose to prevent the cheese from clumping.

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