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Friday, 1 September 2017

What I Buy At The Grocery Store

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I love reading what people buy at the grocery store and eat during the week. I’ve seen a few bloggers do posts on what they always buy at the grocery store and I guess I’m just fascinated by the mundane.

Here’s what always makes it into my cart every week:

Green Smoothie

Smoothie-Making Ingredients

  • Bananas (organic)
  • Almond Milk (unsweetened + carrageenan-free if possible)
  • Frozen Berries
  • Baby Spinach
  • Kale Bunch
  • Vega Protein & Greens


camp coffee over the fire

Breakfast Foods + Snacks

  • Fresh Eggs (free-range, large and organic)
  • Avocadoes
  • Apples
  • Fresh Seasonal Fruit (lately it’s been peaches, plums, cherries, apricots)
  • Lemons (organic for AM lemon water)
  • Greek Yogurt (with the fruit bottom)
  • Almond Butter
  • Whole Grain Bread (I love Dave’s Killer Bread)
  • Decaf Whole Bean Coffee
  • Dark Chocolate



Other Stuff

  • Kombucha (growler fills are cheaper and helps my sugar + soda cravings)
  • Sparkling Water (2-3 cases of La Croix from Target and I rotate through flavours)
  • Onions + Garlic (I usually buy a big bag of yellow onions for cooking)
  • Cilantro (for my avo toast)
  • Frozen Entrees (for days when I’m stuck for lunch, usually a veggie lasagna)
  • Salad Kit or Field Greens (in a bag)
  • Broccoli Crowns (I like to have a side of greens with all my meals)
  • Brown Rice (As a base for roasted veggie bowls)
  • Wine (Rose or white – I like Underwood Wine because it comes in a smaller size)


What I Always Keep On Hand

I honestly go through phases with food. I was really into overnight oats, chia pudding and acai bowls for awhile. Now I can’t be bothered to make it all from scratch. So it really depends on what sort of phase I’m in. Here’s what I always keep on hand:

  • Good Quality Olive Oil + Coconut Oil
  • Whole Peppercorns (in a grinder)
  • Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Rolled Oats
  • Almonds (whole + slivered), Dried Fruit
  • Hemp Hearts, Maca Powder, Chia Seeds, Tumeric Powder, Flax Seeds
  • Grass-Fed Butter
  • Noodle Cups (for late-night snack attacks)
  • Green Tea, Chai Tea, Matcha Powder
  • Local Raw Honey


For all the other stuff, I usually pick 2-3 recipes that I will try to cook during the week. Based on that I’ll add organic chicken, organic beef, chickpeas, chicken broth, pasta, carrots, peppers or other vegetables based on our meals.

I don’t do organic for everything – but I definitely do it for meat, because we don’t eat a ton of it and when we do, we go organic. I also do the same for my dairy and I make sure it’s free of added hormones. I am picky about always getting the organic bananas (because they’re not that much more) and lemons because I drop the straight into my water.

We live around the corner from two grocery stores, so it’s easier to walk on over and pick-up random stuff during the week as we need it.

avocado toast toppings

Our breakfasts are pretty boring – usually a green smoothie, coffee and if we have time we’ll make avocado toast with a sunny-side egg on top. For snacks, I like almond butter on toast and some apple slices on the side. Sometimes I’ll be out of bread and I’ll skip the toast and just have the apple slices with a tablespoon of peanut butter.

Hard-boiled eggs are also a go-to snack for me. I like to add a sprinkle of sea salt, pepper and smoked paprika.

I’ve been making decaf coffee at home because it’s harder to find when you go out. If I wake-up late or I don’t get around to making coffee in the AM, I’ll make decaf after lunch. It has a small bit of caffeine in it, so it’s not too bad to have in the afternoon.

Meal planning is so key, because I really just want to buy what we need and not end up throwing away a bunch of rotten groceries at the end of the week.



What do you always buy at the grocery store?




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