What I Always Buy At The Grocery

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Since writing about my flexitarian lifestyle and sharing other tidbits about my eating habits—like my experiment with an anti-candida diet—I often get questions about what I’m eating or stocking up on at home. Because of that, I thought I’d put together a little list of grocery essentials!

We do most of our shopping at Erewhon or Whole Foods (pricey, but the best!), and obviously when they are available, I’m a huge fan of farmer’s markets.

A couple general guidelines to my grocery store trips are that I flow with seasons; the list below is what I’m buying as of late. Also, I buy everything organic, period. If the store doesn’t have the item in an organic variety, I simply skip it. The chemicals and radicals that come with eating non-organic just aren’t an option for me anymore, and my priority is safe, kind, organic food. Not only is it healthier for me and my husband, but it’s also better for our struggling environment.

Here’s my full list of what I always get on a grocery run:

  • salmon (wild caught, center cut, 1/2 lb – 1 lb per fillet)
  • kale/spinach/greens (anything we aren’t growing which at the moment isn’t much bc a squirrel attacked our garden)
  • blueberries, lemons and haas avocados (always) plus a variety of organic seasonal fruit (grapes, peaches, kiwi’s, brown coconuts, etc.)
  • a variety of fresh veggies including peppers, onions, asparagus, celery, etc. plus a few starchy veggies like squash and potatoes
  • Kefir
  • greek yogurt
  • pitaya sticks
  • frozen berries
  • unsweetened and sweetened almond milk
  • freshly ground almond butter, almonds & brazil nuts (for selenium to help my thyroid)
  • fresh ginger and fresh turmeric
  • raw oats
  • brown rice
  • fresh eggs & egg whites
  • black, kidney and/or garbanzo beans
  • pre-made humus and pre-made salsa
  • kettle chips
  • cheeses
  • olives
  • sparkling water
  • espresso beans
  • kombucha
  • organic fruit juice jelly beans from the bins (soooo good! a must try!)

I love hearing what other people buy regularly, so please share your shopping list!

P.S. For more personal rules on grocery shopping, check this post.




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  1. My list is much of the same! I shop at sprouts so its definitely a bulk of fruits and veggies (bananas, berrries, seasonal fruit, bell peppers, asparagus, cucumbers, zuchinni) also I eat lots of chicken so boneless, skinless chicken (organic if in the budget) organic nut butters, cashews (cashew milk ftw), oats

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I recently got diagnosed with hypothyroid (why is this so common!?)… but I would love to hear about what you are doing! I hate to have to take medication!

    1. Hi Marci! So sorry to hear that but it is super common. It’s rather knew to me too (seven months) which is why I haven’t posted a ton about it but I’ll work on a post. Meanwhile, I do take the medicine and it REALLY helps! My goal is to get off of it in time though. xx

  3. Veggies veggies and more veggies mostly greens.Kale mustard greens right now love peppers, tomatoes,fresh fruit.Salmon raw almonds and peppitas.I also like Larbars,.almond milk and veggie burgers Dr Prager

  4. I get all the same things plus I like to munch on the actual nuts instead of nut butters. Usually I buy raw unsalted pecans
    Or walnuts or hazelnuts or almonds and roast them at 350 for 10mins then store in their resealable package. Also ground flax to add to breakfast avocado toast or granola/oatmeal. Olive oil. Lactaid for lattes. Love your post.

  5. Thank you for sharing. I am also gluten, dairy and sugar free. Also have a thyroid issue. (recently changed my med from synthroid to tirosint. synthroid contains lactose and fructose).

    I was so happy to see kettle chips on your list. That is my go to treat. I try to buy chips made in avocado or olive oil only. Can you recommend a good brand?

    I am going to look for pitaya sticks. Sounds interesting.

    Thanks again.

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