Exactly What To Buy for 5 Healthy Dinners and Meals for the Week
Trying to plan out meals for the week can be daunting, especially if you want to eat healthy. I would go to the store and buy groceries, only for Wednesday to roll around and we're eating takeout. I didn't plan things out until I realized I needed to get my act together if I wanted to eat healthy during the week and not spend a fortune.
Here's what a typical grocery list for me looks like. I shop for 2 people, so keep that in mind and adjust accordingly.
This list will make at least 4 dinners and 5 lunches...and a bunch of snacks.
Your 'Go To' Healthy Grocery List
5 Organic Apples of Choice
5 Organic Bananas
1 Organic Kiwi
2-3 Medium Sized Sweet Potatoes
1 Regular Potato
1 Large Sweet Onion
1 Container of Organic Mushrooms of Choice
1 Bag of Spinach
1 Zucchini/Squash/Eggplant (You choose)
1 Bunch of Garlic
1 Bag of Organic Baby Carrots or a Bunch of Carrots
2 BPA Free Cans of Organic Beans (I like black, kidney, or garbanzo)
1 Can Coconut Milk (BPA free)
1 Can Corn (BPA Free/Non- GMO)
1 Bag of Organic Tortilla Chips
1 Bag of Gluten Free Pretzels
1 Container of Seeds or Nuts of choice from the bulk section
1 Box of Granola Bars (I like MadeGood or Cascadian Farm)
1 Boxed Pacifico Soup
1 Jar of Organic Salsa
1 Container of Hummus
Coconut Aminos (If i'm out)
Package of Flax Seeds
Box of Gluten Free Pasta or Banza Pasta
2 Cups Brown Rice
1 Container of Grass Fed or organic Cheddar and Parmesan Cheeses
1 Jar of Almond or Natural Peanut Butter
1 Bag of Cauliflower Rice
1 Bag of Frozen Organic Broccoli
2 Bags of Frozen Organic Fruit of choice for smoothies
2 Frozen Meals for Lunches (Hubsand likes Evol)
1 Pack of Organic Chicken
1 Pound of Grass Fed Beef
Makes 5 Smoothies of Choice
Makes about 10 Lunches (Including leftovers from dinners)
Makes 4 Dinners including:
-Pasta with veggies, garlic, and olive oil
-Cauliflower rice stir-fry with veggies, mushrooms, and coconut aminos
-Mexican rice and beans or beef nachos
-Chicken with baked carrots and potatoes.
I usually have to make two versions of dinner for myself and my husband since he needs to have his meat. Sometimes dinner for me will just be vegetables while he eats the meat and cheese version.
This is just an idea of what I get in a week so feel free to play around with it and adjust to your needs and family.
I hope this will make your next trip to the grocery store faster and a little less stressful.