grocery list

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

7 thoughts on “Grocery List (part 1)”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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