What’s on your healthy shopping list?

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It’s no secret that I’m a big believer in feeding your body the best foods you can to keep you in tip-top condition year round, and making sure you’ve got the tonnes of energy you need to do the things you love in life!
I personally like to eat as clean as possible, meaning that I love whole, healthy foods that are closest to their natural state- think a whole lotta veggies, fruit, whole grains, healthy fats, plant-based proteins… you get the idea. 🙂
Eating clean is definitely not a diet by any stretch of the imagination, it’s simply a lifestyle of eating healthily 80% of the time to nourish your body.
Don’t get me wrong, 20% of the time I’m totally down for a cupcake or two… or four. With a side of Dairy Milk chocolate. (And maybe a sneaky hot chip session thrown in too…).
Everything in moderation, kids!
There are so many incredible benefits both physically and mentally, to eating clean most of the time:

  • Increased energy
  •  Easy weight maintenance
  • Improved overall health and immunity
  • Healthy skin
  • Increase in lean muscle
  • Decreased instances of certain diseases, like cancer and diabetes
  • Less impact on the environment, as the foods are minimally processed
  • Less expensive than buying lots of packaged foods
  • Sustainable- unlike fad diets, clean eating is a holistic approach you can keep up for life!

I thought I’d include a bit of a list of all the things I typically (read: always!) buy when I hit up the supermarket.
I swear every time I go, I grab the same food, I even have a specific route through the supermarket and I don’t even have to think; just grab! Super convenient, and no brain power necessary. Perfect. 😉
Mixed frozen berries
Avocado (still refuse to believe this is a fruit… I will fight to the bitter end!)
Dates (okay so they kinda snuck in here and don’t really fit… but they needed a mention because they’re so damn good.)
Capsicum/bell peppers
Brussel sprouts
Baby spinach
Sweet potato
Snow peas
Green beans
Nuts, seeds, oils & nut butters:
Peanut butter
Almond butter
Almond, brazil nut and cashew nut butter (try saying that one three times fast, I dare ya!)
Chia seeds
Sunflower seeds
Coconut oil
Poultry & fish:
Tuna (in cans it makes life a billion times easier!)
Free range eggs
Rolled oats
Wholemeal bread (Helga and Burgen are hands down my favourites!)
Beans & lentils:
Chickpeas/garbanzo beans
Plant-based milk:
Almond milk (Almond Breeze is delicious! Great for baking, oats, pancakes…)
Cottage cheese
Natural yoghurt (Chobani is incredible, if you see it, nab it, ASAP! I’m telling you)
Baking stuff:
Vanilla extract
Wholewheat flour
Almond meal
Baking soda
Cocoa powder
Dark chocolate
Things I’m dying to try:
Nutritional yeast (apparently tastes just like cheese?! I’m sold.)
Spaghetti squash
Agave syrup

What’s on your shopping list?
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