Every week my grocery list look almosts the same. When I find something I love, I tend to stick with it.
I’ve come up with some staples. Those absolutely, positively, necessary items that I buy every single week. I use them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. These are MY power foods. My super foods. My must haves. Week, after week, after week.
Call me a creature of habit, but it works for me.
My Weekly Staples:
[ 1 ] Almond Milk – An absolute must for my morning smoothies. Money Saving Tip: You can buy this in the pantry aisle (non-refrigerated section) slightly cheaper. Almond milk can be stored at room temperature until opened.
[ 2 ] Leafy Greens – I buy a giant bag of Organic “power greens” from Costco — a mix of Kale, Spinach and Chard. I store it in the freezer and add a few handfuls to my smoothies. I also like to keep plenty of spring mix, arugula, and butter lettuce on hand for salads.
[ 3 ] Nuts – I am crazy for almonds. They are super healthy and tend to not be quite as addicting for me as say, cashews or pistachios. Just a handful will keep you nice and full until meal time.
[ 4 ] Chicken – I aim for Certified Organic, Pasture Raised, No Antibiotics, No GMOs… and try to buy from local farms when possible. Great for adding to salads and stir fry’s if you’re into meal prep.
[ 5 ] Eggs – It’s no secret that I love eggs. Scrambled, hard-boiled, poached… you name it! Eggs pack plenty of protein, giving you the energy you need to start the day. Your eggs should come from the same type of chicken you’d eat. See #4 above.
[ 6 ] Berries – Frozen and fresh. Perfect for smoothies, snacking, or topping a summer salad.
[ 7 ] Lemon – I buy these in bulk. I love fresh squeezed lemon juice in my salad dressing. And I’m known to add a few lemon wedges to my water.
[ 8 ] Olive Oil – My go-to oil for cooking. Also amazing for drizzling over mixed greens for a clean, heart healthy dressing.
[ 9 ] Apples/Bananas – Two convenient, affordable fruits you can rely on year round. Pair them with a tablespoon of homemade almond butter for a tasty snack. I also love sliced banana over oatmeal. Which leads me to #10…
[ 10 ] Steel Cut Oats – Sometimes I just crave a warm, hearty breakfast and there’s nothing like a little oatmeal to satisfy that.
Question: What are some of your weekly staples?
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This post is part of the Fit Tip Tuesday Linkup with The Skinny on Health, Tasty Tuesday with Lean Lena, Healthy Tips and Tricks Tuesday with Exploring Domesticity.