The Definitive Guide to Healthy Grocery Shopping

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Bringing along a grocery list or a weekly menu is a good idea if you get easily side-tracked in the store or don’t know where to begin.Here’s an example of what a healthy grocery list might include:

  • Fruits: apples, blueberries, clementines, grapefruits, and avocados
  • Nonstarchy vegetables: broccoli, asparagus, onions, spinach, peppers, and zucchini
  • Starchy vegetables: sweet potatoes, baby red potatoes, and butternut squash
  • Beans and grains: chickpeas, brown rice, black beans, and quinoa
  • Proteins: eggs, canned salmon, skin-on chicken breast, and pea protein powder
  • Frozen foods: frozen mixed berries and frozen kale
  • Nuts and seeds: roasted almonds, pumpkin seeds, and natural peanut butter
  • Dairy and nondairy substitutes: cashew milk, coconut milk, feta cheese, and full fat Greek yogurt
  • Condiments: olives, sun-dried tomatoes, salad dressing, olive oil, pesto, and salsa
  • Drinks: unsweetened coconut water and sparkling water
  • Miscellaneous: ground coffee, dried fruit, dark chocolate, banana plantain chips, and shredded unsweetened coconut. Making a list or meal plan, taking inventory of your kitchen, and stocking your freezer and pantry with long-lasting staples can make your shopping trips easier and more enjoyable.

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