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Clean Eating: What’s in my Kitchen

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I often get messages regarding what I buy at the grocery store and how often I go shopping. I decided to put together a list to show anyone curious what I always have in my kitchen. This may help you get a better understanding of the foods that are considered clean and what to start buying yourself.
Remember: If you buy healthy food, you will eat healthy food.
It’s that simple.
 Now, back to the basics. I make a big trip ($160+) at least once a week for large portions of vegetables, fruit, meats and whatever else I may need to restock on. I often do make casual trips throughout the week for items needed in a desired recipe or already eaten produce like bananas {a constant buy}. I make my list before I go, that way, I’m not running around clueless or forgetting a single thing. I hate when that happens so I make sure to plan ahead!
Now, you may ask… how does all that produce not spoil before you get to it?
1. I have a few vegetables and fruits that I am constantly using throughout my days: apples, bananas, tomato, spinach, (produce starred below). These are considered necessities to my fridge and daily life. There are other vegetables that I pick up on occasion to have with a meal (eggplant, brussel sprouts, etc.) or for a few nights during a certain week. I do not purchase every single item on the vegetable and fruit list when I make my large trip. This will keep you less stressed to use before they spoil.
2. Put some of your food items out in the open. Organize your refrigerator to show off your food and make it easy to grab when making a lunch or when you are craving a snack. Meal prepping is one thing, but I recently started to add items like apples, grapes, hard boiled eggs, lemons, etc. to glass bowls to keep in hind sight. This has been really helpful to me, and makes my fridge look extra edible!

Below I have included my typical grocery list or the items always in my kitchen. Of course any fruits or vegetables will work to your liking- this is just my typical routine.
Let me know if you have any questions 🙂


My Clean Grocery List

Vegetables
Green Beans
Sweet Potatoes*
Cucumber
Broccoli
Asparagus*
Brussel sprouts
Eggplant
Jalapeno*
Spinach*
Onion*
Carrots*
Squash*
Garlic*
Celery
Zucchini*
Tomato*

Fruit
Fresh berries (Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries)

Apples*
Bananas*
Avocado*
Peaches
Kiwi
UN-sweetened dried fruit*

Bakery
Brown rice wraps/gluten free wraps
Ezekiel bread
Whole-grain bread

Meat, Poultry, Seafood and meat alternatives
Chicken breast
Salmon
Tilapia, cod or other white fish
Lean ground Turkey
Beef Tenderloin

Dairy
Eggs
Almond or Coconut milk
Greek yogurt
*Where’s the cheese? The healthiest option for grocery store cheese are part-skim choices like mozzarella, goat and feta are your best options. Small portions of course.

Nuts, seeds, oils, and snacks
Unsalted Almonds, Walnuts
All-natural butters: Almond and Peanut
Flaxseed
Chia seed
Extra-virgin olive oil
Coconut oil
Pam cooking spray
Rice crackers
Rice cakes
Cereals
Kashi go lean 
Steel-cut oats
Dry goods
Brown rice
Oats
Quinoa
Baking soda
Whole-wheat flour
Baking powder
Sea salt
Agave nectar
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Cumin
Canned Goods
Tomatoes
Water-packed Tuna

Beverages
Green Tea
Coffee
Bottled Water
Supplements 
Protein Powder (whey- I use)
Vitamins B,C,E
Calcium
Miscellaneous
 Balsamic Vinegar
Lemon Juice
Lime Juice
Apple Cider Vinegar
Guest Protein Bars
xo!
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