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Nutrition Student Goes Grocery Shopping

Hi there!

Perhaps you are hoping to gain some new insight into healthy eating or perhaps you are completely new to a healthy lifestyle. To share what I learn in school, I try to to include nutrition information in my recipes and other blog posts. But today, I’d like to try something different. I thought it would be cool to share with you some of the items that I regularly purchase when I go grocery shopping.

Have you ever wondered what someone with nutrition knowledge buys at the grocery store? If ya have, read on! If ya haven’t, read on anyway! You might come across something new 🙂

I collected a photo record of two different Sunday grocery store hauls, to ensure that you see a more inclusive list of what I usually buy.

Sunday 1:

  • Whole grain cereal (Kashi brand)
  • Brown rice
  • Pinto beans
  • Chia seeds
  • Avocado oil
  • Pickled jalapeño slices
  • Hemp seeds
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Canned chickpeas
  • Canned white beans
  • Tomato paste
  • Petite diced tomatoes
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Orange juice
  • Dozen eggs
  • Spinach
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Avocado
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Fresh thyme
  • Blueberries
  • Bananas
  • Tortillas
  • Plain greek yogurt

Sunday 2:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Welch’s fruit snack packs
  • Whole grain crackers (Tricuit’s)
  • Jarred tomato pasta sauce
  • Whole wheat english muffins
  • Frozen broccoli
  • Frozen fruit
  • Dark chocolate covered almonds (snack packs)
  • Granola (Bear Naked)
  • Queso fresco
  • Bananas
  • Gala apples
  • Green apple
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Jalapeños
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Green onions
  • Mixed cherry tomatoes

What I hope is the takeaway from this article?

I would hope the reader would see that healthy eating does not have to be expensive, fresh only food, 100% organic, or boring. Frozen and canned foods are nutritious alternatives to fresh. Don’t be afraid of the candy aisle! Make sure you listen to your body’s needs.

These lists are not exhaustive. For example, I always have quinoa and soy milk on hand. Items that were purchased mid-week or perhaps a time before these two sample weeks were not included. Still, I think you get a good sense of what is regularly in my kitchen.

I’d love to hear what your food staples are! Let me know in the comments 🙂

*I am not a registered dietitian, do not take what is said here as nutrition advise. These are my experiences and my personal opinions only.

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