Healthy Grocery List – The Ideal Grocery List for Weight Loss and Good Health

Healthy Grocery List – The Ideal Grocery List for Weight Loss and Good Health
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Healthy eating is tricky, not just because some foods that are less than healthy are appealing, but also because the media and food companies often portray foods as healthy that are anything but.

With labels like “low fat”, “1/3 the calories”, “organic”, and so on, it’s easy for a person to create grocery lists for weight loss and fill their shopping carts with foods they believe are doing their diet favors but in all reality, they’d be doing their dieting efforts and health a great favor by all together steering clear of most things that even have an ingredients list.

This healthy grocery list goes way beyond the scope of considering how many calories is in any one given item. We don’t want you to fill your grocery carts with low fat, low calorie "health foods", we want you to feed your bodies and your families real, delicious, nourishing food. This grocery shopping guide focuses on foods that are high in nutrients and low in extra additives and fillers that were never meant to be consumed in the first place.


The Ideal Grocery List for Weight Loss and Good Health

Produce & Whole Foods
Fruits – Apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, cherries, grapes, blueberries, avocado, raspberries, nectarines, peaches, apricots, tomatoes, pineapple, honeydew melon…

Vegetables – Onions, mushrooms, carrots, peppers, zucchini, broccoli, celery, asparagus, beets, cauliflower, spinach, cabbage, squash, cucumbers, romaine lettuce, kale, brussels sprouts, radish…

Beans – black, pinto, kidney, navy, and/or garbonzo. These are easy to toss into the slow cooker or crock pot with a little salt and pepper; buy large bulk bags for the cheapest and lowest sodium options.

Nuts – Almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc


Whole, unprocessed grains
• Quinoa
• Whole wheat pasta
• Steel cut oats
• Couscous
• Brown Rice


Meat
• Chicken Breast
• Pork Chops
• Fish & Seafood (salmon, halibut, cod, etc.)


Dairy
• Low fat milk
• Eggs
Plain yogurt – This can also be used as sour cream. Pick up some honey to sweeten it if you can’t stand the thought of eating plain yogurt.
• Cottage cheese
• Butter – no imitations or zero calorie sprays, you’ll just end up hungrier and pumping your body full of chemicals
• Cheese – as little processed as possible; avoid cheese “products”, imitation cheeses, or anything that’s insanely low calorie as it’s probably nutritionally null and void, at best.


For flavoring dishes & cooking
• Spices, buy or grow fresh when possible for best taste – cinnamon, oregano, cilantro, black pepper, garlic cloves, cumin, cayenne pepper, ginger, parsley, red pepper flakes, coriander, pure vanilla extract (not imitation) ...
• Pure Honey – Best organic & unpasterized, great for naturally sweetening things up
• Cooking oils – Sesame oil, vegetable oil, olive oil (do not cook with high heat when using olive oil)...


Other, miscellaneous
• Canned tomatoes
• Nut butters
• Whole wheat flour – try making your own bread and tortillas, if you can’t live without “toast”, bread sandwiches or traditional burritos and quesadillas.


What to avoid at the grocery store
Any food or food product posing as a health food with a laundry list of ingredients that is loaded with sugars, artificial sugars, preservatives, sodium and more; always read both the nutrition information and the ingredients if you’re buying something that comes in a package.

The usual suspects are: meal replacement shakes & meals/health/energy/protein/nutrition bars, veggie burgers, low fat or low calorie meals in the frozen section, cereals, canned soups, bread products, juices, “skinny” versions of things, etc.

Check out these healthful, natural snacks under 100 calories


It’s all about moderation; eat well, most of the time.
Healthy eating doesn’t have to taste strict or severe. There are a ton of wonderful recipes & meals that you can make out of the ingredients above. It also wont kill you to occasionally treat yourself to a dinner out, a bowl of ice cream, or pancakes slathered in syrup. Just aim to eat well the majority of the time.

Healthy grocery shopping also doesn’t have to break the bank, as many sometimes suggest. Shop in season, and shop around, in order to find your healthy favorites at a reasonable price.

Comments

geekoola Blender Account

Hi,

you should include protein list for vegetarians. there's a whole world of lacto-vegetarians out there (who dont eat egg, white or red meat, fish etc). beans, lentils, tofu that is a huge list by itself. spices like cumin, coriander, fenugreek seeds, add so much nutritional value to dishes.

nessmarie Blender Account

Hello! You guys should post something like the food that's in your pantry. Including the healthy brands, and your favorite brands of healthy food.

fitness blender Blender Account

Nessmarie, Geekoola- Those are great ideas. We are starting a new YouTube channel in the upcoming weeks where we will talk more in depth about health, weight loss, fitness, and nutrition. These things will be covered. Watch for it.

vic_c1121 Blender Account

Hey Fitnessblender! I don't know where to start: you've helped me through so much! I could've never lost 34 pounds without you!! I'm into clean eating just like you, and your website is where I come to feel really good about myself. However, I am just wondering what you would eat in a day. Maybe you could make a video explaining what you might eat, how much, and some healthy dinner recipes. I would absolutely love that video! Thanks again for everything... I love you guys!!

Caitlyn Google Account

what do you guys think about eating baby food?

Caitlyn Google Account

also what do you think of eating canned and frozen fruits and vegetables?

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