Good morning and happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Recently, several people have asked me what a typical grocery shopping trip looks like, so I decided I would dedicate a post to answering that question. Truth be told, my grocery list changes week to week, depending on what my weekly dinner menu looks like, what we’re craving for lunches, etc., but I definitely have several staples that are always part of the weekly haul. I’ve broken my grocery list into categories, for easy reference.
Obviously, I do not purchase all of these items every single week, but rather pick and choose based on what we plan on having for our dinners and lunches. If I am recipe experimenting, I will definitely need additional items not included on this list. We typically do one fish dish and one meatless dish for dinner per week. Several of the items you will see in the “refrigerator/pantry staples” section are things we only replenish once in awhile. Below this list, you will also find my weekly dinner menu for the week! Happy grocery shopping!
TYPICAL GROCERY LIST
- Greens/lettuce (large container)
- Bell pepper
- Sweet potato
- Grape or cherry tomatoes*
- Cauliflower rice*
- Spaghetti squash*
* usually meal specific produce
- Butternut squash (I add this into smoothies)
- Hilary’s veggie or bean burgers
- Strawberries or blueberries
- Organic ground turkey
- Organic ground beef (grass-fed)
- Salmon or salmon burgers
- Chicken breasts or chicken thighs
- Shrimp or scallops
- Organic deli turkey (for lunch salads or wraps)
- Organic Italian chicken sausage
- Greek yogurt (I prefer Siggi’s)
- Organic half and half
- Brown rice (I usually get the frozen, microwavable kind from Trader Joe’s)
- Ezekiel bread (available at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods)
- Tortillas (occasionally)
- Lentil or brown rice pasta
- Almond milk (I now buy the 2 pack from Whole Foods- 365 Brand)
- Almond butter and peanut butter
- Rolled oats (I love Bob’s Red Mill or the Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Oats)
- Tortilla Chips (my favorite brand is Way Better Chips, but I also love the quinoa/black bean chips from Trader Joe’s)
- Avocado oil (I buy –>Chosen Foods 2 pack from Amazon)
- Avocado oil spray
- Coconut oil
- Coffee (extremely important)
- MCT oil
- Coconut aminos (I often use this for marinades)
- Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Almonds or cashews
- Vanilla bean ghee (I also purchase this on Amazon –> here. I blend this with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides into my coffee).
- Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (another Amazon staple –>click here).
- Rootz Paleo Banana Nut Paleo Protein Super-food (my post-workout must have) Use code activebyannie for a discount on your order- I am always sharing recipes with this protein blend on Instagram.
- Black beans or re-fried beans (usually part of a taco dinner)
- Simply Organic Southwest Taco Seasoning
- Marinara sauce
- All-purpose seasoning
- Simple Mills Pizza dough
- Gluten free granola (I love Purely Elizabeth, Nature’s Path, and Kind brands)
- RX Bars
- Dark Chocolate
- Ice cream (I try my darn’st not to get this too, too often, but I’d be lying if I didn’t include this)
- Nature’s Path Gluten Free Waffles (currently, pumpkin ones)
- Kombucha (occasionally)
Where do I usually shop?
Without a doubt, I do most of my grocery shopping at Whole Foods. I prefer Whole Foods for many reasons, among them, location- it is the closest grocery store to me, making it the easiest to walk to. I also appreciate their commitment to high quality foods and products, as well as their wonderful customer service. I hit up Trader Joe’s quite often for odds and ends, such as frozen brown rice, frozen wild caught shrimp, wine, cauliflower pizza crust, etc.
I hope you find this list helpful as you tackle your own grocery shopping! And now, here’s our weekly dinner menu- which will give you an idea of how I pick and choose from the master grocery list each week:
- MONDAY: Hilary’s Adzuki Bean Burgers over salad
- TUESDAY: Shrimp taco bowls (shrimp seasoned with Simply Organics taco seasoning, over greens with brown rice, salsa, chopped pepper, tomato, and some black beans)
- WEDNESDAY: Slow cooker pulled BBQ chicken (stuffed in a sweet potato) served with Brussels sprouts
- THURSDAY: Lentil pasta with marinara (maybe some crumbled, organic Italian sausage) served with a green salad
- FRIDAY: Homemade pizzas (actually grabbed a cauliflower pizza crust from Trader Joe’s to try out for this week’s pizzas)
- SATURDAY: Out 🙂
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section!
Question of the day: What’s one dinner you have planned for the week?