My Ultimate Grocery Guide!

Please take note that this is all stuff that I personally eat. These are foods that I love and that have worked well for me and aided in my successful weight loss. I’m no dietician and what works for me won’t always work the same for someone else. It’s important to know what works best for your body and eat (healthy) things you enjoy eating!:) Here are my favorites!

Fruits: (Best when organic/locally grown/bought)
-Apples (Red Delicious/Honey Crisp/ Granny Smiths are FAVE)
-Strawberries
-Raspberries
-Bananas (I like mine brown spotted and soft, yum yum!)
-Peaches
-Oranges
-Grapes
-Watermelon
-Cantaloupe (Could eat an entire one in one sitting, I kid you not.)
-Grapefruit (Bitter, but SO good when juiced with pineapple and oranges!)
-Pomegranates
-Kiwi
-Mango
-Blackberries
-Pears (only when soft, please!)
-Pineapple
-Nectarines

Vegetables: (Best when organic/locally grown/bought)
-Broccoli
-Cauliflower
-Mushrooms
-Sweet Potatoes (Super food!)
-Squash (Spaghetti and Butternut are SO so good)
-Avocados
-Peppers
-Tomatoes (nom nom grape tomatoes!)
-Spinach
-Romaine Lettuce
-Edamame (Find these delicious devils in the frozen food section!)
-Green Beans
-Sugar Snap Peas
-Olives (technically fruits? meh, oh well. I like black best!)
-Red Onions
-Chickpeas (hello hummus and chickpea tacos!)
-Asparagus
-Cucumber
-Zucchini
-Bok Choy (Only ever had this in a Vietnamese dish, but it was incredible!)
-Celery
-Kale (Chips)
-Pickles
-Artichoke (Delicious on pizza!)
-Garlic (fave to cook with)
-Carrots

Meats & Seafood: (Best when organic/lean/grass-fed/local)
-Skinless Chicken Breasts (A staple for me)
-Ground Turkey
-Ground Chicken
-Extra Lean Ground Beef
-Pork Chops
-Steak (all kinds, lean though)
-Talaipia
-Shrimp
-Salmon
-Tuna

Dairy, Nuts, Seeds, Bean, & Oils:
-Almond Milk
-Rice Milk
-Greek Yogurt (LOVE)
-Eggs
-Mozzarella Cheese
-Skim String Cheese
-Feta Cheese
-Pretty Much Any Cheese 😛
-Low Fat Cottage Cheese
-Unsalted Almonds
-Unsalted Pistachios (Good for your heart!)
-Unsalted Sunflower Seeds
-All Natural Almond Butter (Give this a try!! It’s incredible!)
-All Natural Peanut Butter
-Flaxseed
-Chia Seed (Mix it in everything! Greek yogurt, oatmeal…Very good for you!)
-Coconut Oil (Cook with this!)
-Black Beans

Whole Grains:
-Oats
-Quinoa (Has the most protein out of any other grain!)
-100% Whole Wheat Bread
-100% Whole Wheat Pitas
-100% Whole Wheat Tortillas
-100% Whole Grain, Low Sugar Cereals
-Granola

Snacks/Miscellaneous:
-Hummus (Literally could live off of this stuff.)
-Blue Corn/Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips
-Saltines
-Vegetable Chips
-Air-Popped Popcorn
-Gluten Free Pretzels
-Protein Powder (Mix in smoothies…yum-o!)
-Sugar free gum
-Low Calorie/Sodium Soups
– Quest Bars (Find at GNC or online…expensive, but seriously so worth it.)
-70%+ Dark Chocolate
-Applesauce
-Rice Cakes
-Dried Unsweetened fruit
-Green Tea (drink everyday… it speeds up your metabolism!)
Well, there it is! I feel like I’m forgetting a bazillion things… and I’ll probably continue to update this list as much as I can, but are the things that are basically at the core of my diet. Vegetables and Fruits are what I try and eat the most of. I stay away from as many processed things as possible.

I read labels and look at the serving sizes, calories, carbs, sugars, and protein and take it all into consideration. I also look at the ingredients. If the ingredients start with or have sugar, or high fructose corn syrup or beached enriched flour within their first few ingredients, I’ll stay away. The Ingredients are listed from what’s used most to least, so that’s certainly something to take into consideration as well!

One last thing: WATER. Maybe I’ll do an entire post dedicated to water, because drinking (enough) water changed my world and I can’t stress enough of how important it is for us to keep our bodies hydrated! DRINK. MORE. WATER. and when you think you’ve drank enough… drink some more! 😛

If you have any questions or comments, please share! I’m more than welcome to feedback of any kind. Like I said, this is what’s worked personally for me and I can honestly say that my life was never the same after I changed what I fed my body.

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