HOW I SHOP FOR THE WEEK!

HOW I SHOP FOR THE WEEK!

I THINK ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING THINGS IS GROCERY SHOPPING FOR THE WEEK.  SO I DECIDED TO SHARE SOME TIPS OF HOW I SHOP HEALTHY FOR THE WEEK, and BONUS* I SNAPPED A PICK OF MY COSTCO LIST!   A FEW THINGS TO make this whole process easier iS HAVING A LIST BEFORE YOU GO!  it also helps if you have a menu for the week, OR AT LEAST ideas for LUNCH AND DINNER.  hint* pick recipes that use the same ingredients.  I ALWAYS SHOP AT COSTCO, WHOLE FOODS AND for FRESH PRODUCE I USUALLY GO TO MY LOCAL HEALTH FOOD STORE or farmers markets.  Everything i BUY is ORGANIC/non gmo and/OR LOCAL.  its been a goal of mine to get a garden going, so hopefully that happens sooner than later.  IF YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO SEE WHAT i have inside my fridge and pantry, CLICK HERE.  I did a blog on what i eat in a day WITH SOME OF MY GO-TO RECIPES AS WELL! 

 
 

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A FEW TIPS FOR SHOPPING IN THE STORES:

- TRY TO BUY FOODS IN THEIR WHOLE STATE, WHOLE FOODS!

- IF THERE IS A LABEL (CHECK IT AND READ IT) IF YOU CAN'T PRONOUNCE AN INGREDIENT (OR 5) ON THE LABEL THEN YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN'T BUY IT OR EVEN CONSIDER EATING IT.

- KNOW WHAT YOU NEED, HAVE A LIST.

- STICK TO YOUR LIST AND DON'T JUST WANDER THE ISLES, GET IN AND GET OUT.

- BUY SEASONAL, IT WILL SAVE YOU $$$.

- DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE PACKAGES!

- EVEN LABELED "ORGANIC" FOODS CAN BE A BIG SCAM AS WELL, THATS WHY ITS BEST TO READ THE BACK OF THE LABEL WHEN BUYING ORGANIC FOODS and check the ingredients list, ESPECIALLY IF THAT LIST IS LONG, YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED IT.

- BUY FOODS THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOU AND YOUR BODY, YOUR BODY NEEDS NUTRIENTS AND VITAMINS AND YOU CAN'T GET THOSE FROM A BOX OF ORGANIC VEGAN GLUTEN FREE CEREAL.

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STAPLE ITEMS IN MY PANTRY:

  • ALMOND MILK
  • MILKADAMIA
  • CALIFIA BARISTA BLEND
  • ALMOND BUTTER
  • COCONUT BUTTER
  • MAPLE SYRUP
  • RAW LOCAL HONEY
  • OLIVE OIL
  • AVOCADO OIL
  • GRAPE SEED OIL
  • HEMP OIL
  • BALSAMIC VINEGAR
  • CHICKPEAS
  • BLACK BEANS
  • MARINARA SAUCE
  • FLAX SEED
  • HEMP SEED
  • CACAO NIBS
  • BEE POLLEN
  • PUMPKIN SEEDS
  • CHIA SEEDS
  • MAC NUTS
  • WALNUTS
  • ALMONDS
  • GLUTEN FREE OATS
  • CILANTRO
  • BASIL
  • SPINACH
  • BROCCOLI
  • LETTUCE
  • SPROUTS
  • MICRO GREENS
  • CARROTS
  • APPLES
  • ORANGES
  • BLUEBERRIES
  • BLACKBERRIES
  • RASPBERRIES
  • OKINAWAN SWEET POTATOES
  • RICE PAPER WRAPS
  • GLUTEN FREE TORTILLAS
  • SRPOUTED SOUR DOUGH BREAD
  • TURMERIC CONCENTRATE
  • NONI JUICE
  • LIVE PROBIOTIC CULTURES
  • FERMENTED VEGGIES
  • KIMCHI
  • PICKLED VEGGIES (RED ONIONS, CABBAGE, RADDISH, CARROTS, CUCUMBERS)
  • AVOCADO
  • COCONUT FLAKES
  • DATES

MY SEASONINGS;

  • NUTRITIONAL YEAST
  • BRAGGS, AMINO ACIDS, molasses
  • FERMENTED MISO PASTE, CHICKPEAS
  • RICE VINEGAR, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
  • CHILI GARLIC PASTE
  • RED CURRY PASTE
  • GREEN CURRY PASTE
  • YELLOW CURRY PASTE
  • GARLIC POWDER, CUMIN, THYME, OREGANO, DILL, BASIL, PAPRIKA, CURRY POWDER, CHILI POWDER, CORIANDER, CAYENNE, NO SALT SEASONING, HIMILAYAN SALT, PEPPER, LEMON PEPPER, SEASME SEEDS, CUMIN SEEDS, ONION SALT, CHILI LIME SEASONING, TURMERIC POWDER,  HERBS BLEND, GARAHAM MASALA, WHITE PEPPER, RED CHILI FLAKES.

IN MY BAKING CABINET;

  • GLUTEN FREE FLOUR BLEND
  • COCONUT FLOUR
  • ALMOND FLOUR
  • FINELY GROUND FLAX SEED
  • CACAO POWDER
  • MACA POWDER
  • MATCHA POWDER
  • BAKING POWDER
  • BAKING SODA
  • APPLE SAUCE
  • VANILLA EXTRACT
  • VEGAN CAROB CHIPS
  • APPLE SAUCE

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HAPPY SHOPPING :)