I LOVE the grocery store! If I could, I would be a professional grocery shopper. I’d shop often to buy produce in its best shape and compile recipes using nutrient-rich fresh ingredients.

While my half marathon aspiration now lives as a memory, my newest goal focuses directly on food choices. I think I have a pretty healthy diet but there is some room to “button things up.” So, where do I begin? It definitely does not start when my fork hits my mouth; healthy eating begins with healthy shopping.

Have you ever analyzed your pantry or refrigerator? I have and I’ve also realized that I am a nutrition nut and that I eat best when I plan what foods I have in stock and predict my meals for the following day or week. Lets take a peek.

Macadamia nuts – Costco has a bargain
Pecans to change things up
Pumpkin seeds, perfect for a salty treat
Salsa, love love Trader Joe’s salsa verde
Organic Raisins, always a good and convenient fruit to add to a meal or snack
Canned tuna, skipjack
Vegetable-broth, I use it in a lot of cooking or add it to a soup to create more volume
Olive oil, extra virgin, in a dark tin or bottle
Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
Tessame’s salad dressing, you can mainly find it at Whole Foods
Cocoa (to splash in my coffee)
Canned coconut cream, Trader Joe’s Lite is very pure
Tomato paste, I make my own sauce
Chia seeds
Hemp seeds
Spices galore
Herbal tea
Orgnaic apple sauce
Organic canned pumpkin, I use this in so many things

Carrots, celery and/or cauliflower
Various leafy green’s, I liek to throw this into a salad spinner at the beginning of the week so it’s quick and easy to add to a meal
Organic cream for coffee
Pasture-raised eggs
Kimchi and/or sauerkraut
Apples and/or citrus fruits
Some form of breakfast meat – bacon, Canadian bacon, homemade meatloaf muffins

Organic berries
Organic vegetables
Grassfed beef
Fish – salmon burgers, cod, halibut
Frozen slowcooker meals, soups
Bone broth

Before your next trip to the grocery store, let this inspire you to make a list that is balanced with healthy choices and your favorites. Food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and what is life if you can’t live it with quality?

Have a healthy and fit day!