Grocery List (part 1)

I have been receiving emails asking me what my staple foods are in my house. I usually answer each and every one but I decided that I would like to share with my readers what I buy and keep on hand.

I am going to focus on produce – my favorite!

I ALWAYS try to shop locally first. Food co-ops, farmers markets or looking for those wonderful “local” signs in the supermarkets. But in the winter it makes it near impossible. I also buy the majority of my groceries organic.

When you buy organic you do more than just preventing pesticides from being digested, you are making a HUGE impact on individuals and the environment.

  • Cleaner water used and less chemicals leeching into our soil
  • Cleaner air since there are no spray chemicals being used
  • No growth hormones
  • Protecting the farmers health as they are not breathing the chemicals
  • Farmers who use organic methods are more likely to care about the Earth and the environment, making their footprint as small as possible.

Here is a website that quickly, yet effectively, explains why organic is the best choice. Can’t buy ALL organic produce, or is still a little unsure as to which you should choose? Here is a list of The Dirty Dozen.

Ok, back to the topic.

I love shopping for produce. The array of colors and smells excite my senses and I feel so good knowing that I am treating my body well.

So here it is: my go-to produce list

  • Greens – baby spinach, romaine hearts, kale
  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Celery
  • Onion – red and yellow
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries, or any other berry that is available
  • Sweet Potato / Yam
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli

Other items that I pick up on a bi-weekly basis or when I get the urge:

  • Bell Pepper – red or yellow
  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Tomatoes
  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Pears
  • Spring Mix
  • Bok Choy
  • Citrus – oranges, Clementine’s, grapefruit
  • Butternut Squash

Since I love juicing I do end up having a larger produce bill. BUT I simply love the way fresh juice tastes and makes me feel! It is a necessity in my diet.

This list will change from season to season. In the summer it is loaded with a lot more fruit but I simple cannot stand mealy, tasteless fruit in the winter. =( I miss my cantaloupe and watermelon!

Stay tuned for more of my Grocery List posts in the near future!

ztashaz

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7 Responses to Grocery List (part 1)

  1. Nicole, RD says:

    We have very similar go-to produces. I want a juicer, but I know I'll spend so much more on produce!! LOVE fresh juice!Have a great weekend, Tasha!

  2. ktbwood says:

    your comment was SO sweet for real! thank you girl!you are the MOST beautiful momma ever-i love your name btw!! GREAT grocery list!

  3. oc2seattle says:

    Totally agree with you re organic. I also really try to buy things that are closer to home (Washington state produced milk over organic from Wisconsin), etc. Thanks for sharing your list!

  4. Madeline - Greens and Jeans says:

    It looks like we have pretty similar shopping lists! I have never been a juice fan, I guess I'd rather have the thicker smoothie!

  5. stacey says:

    Thanks for posting this! I love it! I want a juicer too – it's been added to my wish list. 😀

  6. love it! 🙂 I want a juicer!!!!!!!!! 🙂 I had my first fresh juice yesterday! YUM!!

  7. this is a great resource…i love getting ideas for new products/produce to look for and try out! Thanks Tasha!

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