Staples on my weekly food shopping list!
I go food shopping every Thursday morning. Pretty religiously. And my connections to food might be the closest thing I have to religion soooo…. ;)
Here’s what happens on a weekly basis:
Throughout the week:
*Yell to Alexa to add things to the shopping list as they run out! I keep my shopping list on the Alexa app so it’s easy enough to just verbally collect things we need on there and make sure we don’t forget to buy them. You could absolutely do this with pen and paper, I just likely have chicken hands when I realize things are missing so it’s easier for me this way!
That’s how you end up with random things like AA batteries and a Christmas Charcuterie next to each other on the list:
*Plan dinners for the upcoming week… I write this plan in my notes app like the nerd I proudly am. I typically try to pick things that’ll last two nights. Like, I’m making a chicken pot pie tomorrow night that’ll be dinner for two nights. Even if it’s not a thing like chicken pot pie, I cook double portions so I don’t have to cook every night. #shortcuts
*Sometimes when I’m planning dinners, things I want come to mind quickly. Sometimes I scroll my @nutritionforlifeproject Instagram account for recipe ideas. Sometimes I ask my man for his input, most times not. Haha.
*The reason I “only” plan dinners is that our breakfasts, lunches, and snacks are pretty consistent each day/week, or are leftovers. So, dinner is really the only thing that varies. I’m lucky that my taste buds don’t mind eating the same thing for breakfast and lunch every day!
*Go food shopping! We typically go to Whole Foods then to Star Market of CVS for any toiletries or brand names you can’t get at Whole Foods.
So, what are the things that I buy each week / always aim to have on hand? Here goes:
For our daily breakfast:
Heavy Cream (the only way to drink coffee, IMO)
Steel cut oats
Chunky peanut butter
Lemons / Limes and pink Himalayan salt (for my Morning Margaritas!)
For lunchtime Yogurt :
0% Fage Greek Yogurt
Shredded Coconut (these and the 5 preceding items get sprinkled on the yogurt for extra deliciousness, some healthy fats, and extra proteins)
For lunchtime rollups/tuna crackers:
Deli Turkey (nitrate/nitrite free)
Cans of tuna
Ritz crackers (Yes, I’m almost 35 and still love tuna on crackers!)
Fat free mayo
For afternoon snacks:
Ascent Protein + Creatine
Fruits (apples, berries, bananas, etc)
For evening snacks:
Sometimes chocolate covered raisins
Sometimes ice cream
Fat Free Whipped Cream
(There is pretty much always a nighttime snack, and it’s typically one, or more than one, of these items)
In sharing this, I am merely trying to give an example of what food shopping looks like for me, and that finding some staples that you enjoy and want to have on hand can cut down your food shopping time/effort/time spent thinking about it! To this point, just because this is what some of my foods look like doesn’t necessarily mean these foods are automatically right for you or anyone else. One person’s food plan may not apply to you and your goals, just like certain workouts are different for each person, etc. However, I do aim to eat mostly whole, real foods, so there certainly are some healthy options here that you’re more than welcome to add to your shopping list!
What are some of the staples on your food shopping lists? Comment below!
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Happy food shopping!