Grocery List Basics

I thought I’d share¬†my typical grocery list. I always love to see what’s in other people’s carts…maybe I’m just nosy though ūüôā

I usually re-stock produce weekly, and then fill in the meat, eggs, etc. when needed. I don’t really follow any type of “diet” per-se, but I’d say I eat mostly “clean” [I hate that word], and then fill in with some fun foods…which is basically the definition of flexible dieting according to me. For example, you can see some sour gummy worms in this photo.

grocery

Meat/protein:
flank steak
lean beef stew meat (I use this for stir fry)
tuna (I like the tuna packets)
eggs
egg whites
chicken breasts
Ground turkey
lunch meat

Dairy:
almond milk
cottage cheese
sliced Tillamook cheese (sandwiches, omelets)

Produce:
apples
bananas
frozen berries
cucumbers
lemons/limes
red peppers
frozen edamame
romaine lettuce
avocados
little red potatoes
onions

Grains:
english muffins
cream of rice
Kodiak pancake mix
rolls for hubby’s sandwiches
popcorn
garlic quinoa/brown rice (seen here)

Other:
Arctic Zero/Halo Top (gotta have my night time snack!!)
Kombucha
olive oil/balsamic
peanut butter
PB2

My other fave toppings/condiments can be found in this post.

Produce varies depending on the time of year. In the winter I eat more steamed broccoli, roasted veggies, and apples. Now,¬†I’m eating more salads, melon, berries, etc. Shopping in season = tastier and cheaper produce.

With this list ¬†I’ll typically make:
Dinners- stir fry, fajitas made with grilled flank with grilled onions/peppers, turkey burgers, some type of large salad with grilled steak or chicken, and we also usually will do breakfast for dinner once a week.
sides- green salad, roasted potatoes/onions, quinoa/brown rice
lunches- sandwiches, tuna salad, leftovers
snacks-cottage cheese + fruit, apples + pb/rice cake w/pb, boiled eggs, popcorn, arctic zero
breakfasts- protein pancakes, omelets, breakfast sandwich

I split most of my grocery shopping between Costco and Sprouts, and fill in a tiny bit at the regular grocery (tuna, soy sauce, etc)

What are your favorite weekly meals? Does my list look much different than yours?

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Summer Meal Planning

I mentioned yesterday I was in need of some new recipes, and I found some great ones on Pinterest. Usually when ¬†I meal plan, I purchase ingredients for several meals, but don’t necessarily assign them a day of the week. For some reason I’m always changing my mind about what I want for dinner. ¬†I usually just have a couple choices available for lunch, and breakfast is either a smoothie or eggs (not too exciting). Here’s what’s on my menu for the next week or so.

summer-mealplan

Dinners:

Slow cooker whole chicken via 100 Days of Real Food
BBQ Chicken Salad¬†(though I will be using some WF or TJs BBQ sauce instead of making my own ūüėČ
Homemade Burgers wrapped in Lettuce. Served with roasted potatoes and onions
Grilled tri-tip w/ quinoa salad
Homemade pizza w/ side salads
Steak and Mango Stir Fry

Lunches:

Salad in a jar (there are TONS of ideas on Pinterest)
Tuna Salad w/ veggies and crackers – for my tuna salad I just do tuna, mustard, and cottage cheese. Easy and high-protein = win.

 

Anything special on your summer menu? What are your go-to dinners?

 

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