All of the recent recipes on my instagram account are from the same grocery list that I've been using for the past few months. It's always my goal to eat clean, whole food that's affordable and nutrient dense. This usually means cooking. Since I'm short on time most days, the meals have to be simple to prepare and quick to throw together. All of the images above are recipes that I make frequently. I wouldn't even call them recipes... more like healthy food pairings :) They are easy on the stomach, heart burn eliminating, keep my skin clear, fill me up, give me all of my daily nutrients and give me energy to power through the day. This means less cravings. I never keep junk food or prepared food in the house unless it's a leftover. I put effort and TLC into the meals that go into my body and it feels great.
Weekly Grocery List:
Gluten Free Veggie Burgers
(I buy 1 box/week of Amy's Sonoma burgers, 4 to a pack)
(If I don't have time to make my own, I use Silk original, plain. It doesn't have carageenan or any preservatives and has added calcium and vitamins D and E which is a nice addition every once in a while)
(7-10 total of the small ones...bananas, mangoes, oranges, grapefruit, etc... or 2-3 of the big ones...papaya, large melons, etc. Either way, I have 2-4 servings per day.)
6 Large Zucchini or Summer Squash
6 Heirloom Tomatoes
2 Huge Cucumbers
1 bag of medium Carrots
Two Heads of Raw Greens
(spinach, kale, collards, dandelion greens, bok choy...what ever's in season at the farmer's market. Wash, chop and store in a sealed container after purchasing. Oxygen degenerates the leaves so this will make it last all week!)
2-3 Huge Yams
2 small avocados
2 heads of broccoli
Raw, dark chocolate
(1 bar, 1x/week)
1 bag frozen berries
(until I perfect my own!)
1 Small Can Tomato Paste
Always Have In Stock:
(Usually purchase every 2-3 weeks...sometimes much less)
Himalayan Sea Salt
Garlic and Onions
Walnuts and Brazil Nuts
(I'll have a brazil nut every other day for selenium and a handful of walnuts with breakfast once or twice a week. Buy a bunch from the bulk bins and store in the fridge. They will last you ages.)
Dried Black Eyed Peas/Chickpeas
(I buy like a pound/month in the Whole Foods bulk bins... cheap and easy to store).
Quinoa or Buckwheat
Some kind of fresh, wild seafood
(this week I have scallops, 3 weeks ago I bought shrimp...sometimes I go for fish. I have 2-4 oz per week so when frozen a pound will last me several weeks.)
Farm Fresh Eggs
(Like seafood, I splurge on these. I buy local, organic eggs from farms I trust and know they have healthy chickens. Things like clean and healthy fish and eggs can cost more which means I only use them as a garnish. I go through a dozen eggs in about 3 weeks.)
Currently, I'm doing a CSA program which is wonderful. This week it had dandelion greens and bok choy so I didn't need to buy any fresh greens from the store. It also had asparagus and sugar snap peas, so I only bought 1 head of broccoli and 1 cucumber. There were also two big cartons of amazing strawberries meaning no frozen berries this week- such a treat :)
I buy all greens, berries and thin skinned veggies and fruits organic. This means farmers markets and sometimes whole foods.
So there it is :) Everything that my IG meals are made from. Gluten free, plant based. Definitely the KISS method, which I think is the best thing you can do for yourself when it comes to food.
Later this week I was going to post my "food guidelines" which has helped my digestion, nutritional profile and skin tremendousllyyyyy. I typically eat raw fruit and some kind of omega 3 fat for breakfast, a raw lunch with a plant protein (beans, quinoa, veggie burger) and a cooked veggie dinner with the occasional fish or egg. Snacks are always raw fruits and veggies. At work, I never hesitate to have a bite of whatever treats coworkers have brought it. Staying satisfied on clean, healthy foods all day keeps my belly full and cravings at bay. It makes the "just gonna have one bite" soooo much easier :)
I hope this helps a little! Happy to answer any questions or give any tips if you want. Thanks for stopping by!