Healthy Diet

Take This Healthy Food Shopping List on Your Next Trip to the Grocery Store

Need a healthy food shopping list? When I arrive at the grocery store, I am so overwhelmed by the choices that I often go home with far less than I need, or things we never needed at all (note the 5 jars of kalamata olives in my pantry). This shopping list reminds me of all the right choices I should make for my family. It has the ingredients necessary to make the healthy, fast meals in the healthy recipes section.

Healthy Food Shopping List for Your Refrigerator

Turkey bacon
Sliced turkey meat,low sodium
Sliced chicken, low sodium
Tortellini (can be frozen uncooked)
Colorful veggies: Click here for how to store fresh fruit and veggies
Orange vegetables: Carrots, sweet potatoes, red peppers, yellow/orange peppers, butternut squash, beets, spaghetti squash, etc
Green vegetables: Avocado, peas, green beans, peas, snap peas, broccoli, spinach, lima beans, Romaine lettuce, Butter lettuce, green leaf lettuce, etc.
Fruits: Oranges, tangerines, apples, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, kiwi, bananas, plums, peaches, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon
Sliced cheese, such as muenster, cheddar
String cheese
Yogurt, preferably plain
Cottage cheese
Dijon mustard
Bleu cheese or feta cheese

Healthy Food Shopping List for Your Freezer

Bananas (when they get too ripe, peel them and freeze them for smoothies)
Cooked cubed sweet potato
Uncooked sweet potato cut in french fry wedges
Butternut, acorn, spaghetti squash (cooked and cut)
Guacamole—vacuum packed plastic packages
flank or tri tip steak, trimmed and dated before freezing
Bag of Broccoli
Bag of Green Beans
Bag of Peas
Edamame beans — either shelled on in the shell
Corn (limited use)
Lima Beans
Bag of Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Tyson Chicken Nuggets for the kids
Halibut pieces
Chicken sausage. Try Aidell’s Chicken/Mango and Chicken Apple

Healthy Food Shopping List for Your Pantry

Pasta, any shape about 4 boxes
3 Cans of black beans and/or 1 bag of black beans
1 can of Pinto Beans
1 can Kidney Beans
3 cans of white beans (great northern or cannelli)
1 can garbanzo beans
1 can mild peppers

4 boxes cereal (Quaker Life—Regular Flavor, Multi Grain Cheerios, Cheerios –Regular Flavor, Kix, Crispix, Chex – Wheat, Rice, and Corn, Honey Bunches of Oats—regular flavor)
1 canister steel cut oatmeal
1 canister quick cooking oats
Fortified whole wheat bread with sugar less than 2g/slice
Corn tortillas or whole wheat flour tortillas
“Power Bars” (Try Luna bars for adults and Zbars for kids)
2 boxes of reduced sodium chicken broth
1 box tomato or tomato/red bell pepper soup
Herbal tea/Decaffeinated coffee
No sugar added fruit jam

Peanut only peanut butter with no added oil or sugar
Almond butter with no added oil or sugar
Cashew butter with no added oil or sugar
2 cans of tuna packed in water
Nuts – all raw,dry roasted, or toasted with no oil added
Whole almonds
Sliced almonds
Walnut pieces

Dried apricots
Brown raisins
Golden raisins

Bottle of extra virgin olive oil
Bottle of vinegar – Try balsamic, orange flavored and raspberry flavored
Bottle of reduced sodium soy sauce
Bottle of apple vinegar
Bottle of dry sherry for marinades

Bag of unbleached flour, preferably whole wheat or wheat/white blend
Bag of sugar
Can of baking powder
Can of baking soda
Butter (unsalted is better for baking)

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