My Grocery Store Guide
Going to the grocery store is one of my favorite activities (which is partially why I offer W). I love seeing whats new and in season and I get totally inspired to make fun meals.
I live in NYC, so my go-to for a big Sunday haul is definitely Trader Joes. I’ll get a few specialty items from Whole Foods, and pick up some produce from the Farmer’s Markets when I can.
I’m a bit of a creature of habit and will get a few staple items I know I’ll need throughout the week:
greens (kale/spinach) - 1 to freeze for smoothies, 1 for salads/omelettes
zucchini - 1 to freeze for smoothies, 1 for omelettes
broccoli - can always find a use for this in dinners or with eggs
onions - same with broccoli, I eat onions daily
pasture-raised eggs - pasture-raised is different than cage free, as cage free chickens can potentially still be in inhumanely close quarters and don’t see any grass
riced cauliflower - this is usually already frozen and i use it for smoothies
wild caught salmon - farm raised fish is a no for me because it’s highly unsustainable and usually contain antibiotics.
canned beans - easy to add to salads for a bit of protein and carbs. i like black & cannellini
I usually need a few specialty items that TJ’s just doesn’t have (yet). Things like
Siggi’s unsweetened yogurt
Califia Farms unsweetened almond milk
Safe Catch canned tuna/salmon
Amazing Grass Vanilla protein powder
Dave’s Killer bread
I’ll get these at Whole Foods, or a few local spots in Manhattan.
Depending on what meals I’m planning, I’ll swap around foods like
dried and/or frozen fruit
These foods are all staples in my fridge and pantry. I eat mostly plant based but have fish from time to time to ensure I’m getting enough protein.
Interested to see how I incorporate these foods into my meals for breakfast lunch and dinner?