So instead of a recipe here is a grocery list… just some of the staples I like to get…
Fruits: whatever is in season, frozen blueberries/strawberries, bananas, mandarin oranges, apples, raisins, dried cranberries, crushed tomatoes
Veggies: squash, cauliflower, spinach/kale, sweet potatoes, broccoli, peppers (preferably red), yellow onions, baby carrots
Grains: Oats, quinoa, whole grain rice/pasta/orzo/couscous
Fats: Olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews)
Proteins: chicken breast, tofu, tempeh, eggs, beans, lentils
Seasoning: balsamic vinegar, basil, cilantro, garlic powder, garlic, cumin, rice vinegar, miso
Extras/sweet things: 70% or higher cacao chips, Stevia, protein powder, vanilla extract, nut butters,cheese of any kind, milk (cows, almond, or coconut)
This isn’t everything I buy, just some of my usual stuff, I try to buy stuff on sale too. I don’t eat healthy 100% of the time, usually my cheat meals are when I go out to eat. I definitely have my guilty pleasures but try to incorporate healthier foods in with them. I pretty much never bake because when I do I want to eat the whole pan of brownies… but definitely indulge in dessert when I’m out to eat. I say I try to follow an 80/20 lifestyle- 80% healthy and 20% not so healthy. Moderation is important. That’s why I don’t believe in following any specific kind of diet unless it’s medically necessary. So you see a mix of everything in my grocery cart or basket.
What is in your basket?? Any must haves I missed?? What are your guilty pleasure foods??