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Grocery Haul – 1.10.15

Hey guys! It’s time for me to post another grocery haul post! I shopped exclusively at Trader Joes – this was a pretty big one! I have a lot of recipes to try out this week!

( Please keep in mind that my family does not follow a 100% CLEAN lifestyle. We have snacks, chocolate and I do not restrict. While I follow a heavy plant based diet, not everyone in my family does. We have a well balanced and HAPPY household! )

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When I do these I try to sort food by the type… but this time I just pulled everything out of a bag and snapped a picture!  Sorry if it is a little jumbled – I will post everything together below.

Bag 1: Kashi cereal, bananas, Peanut Butter Dog Treats, dried cranberries, onions and garlic, avocado, butternut squash and veggie chips.

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Bag 2: Cilantro, spring mix, black bean crisps, beets, organic tofu, Smart Dogs (vegan hot dogs), herbs (basil and oregano), chicken tenders, yogurt, peanut butter and coconut sugar.

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Bag 3: Strawberry Apple Sauce, miso, chicken noodle soup, cilantro hummus, mac n’ cheese, pasta sauce, maple syrup, shredded parm, whole wheat tortillas, brussel sprouts, Joe-Joes, apple cider vinegar, crackers

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Bag 4: zucchini, baby spinach, eggplant, blueberries, peppers, red onion, cucumber, sweet potatoes

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Bag 5: unsalted plum tomatoes, goat cheese, string cheese, coconut yogurt, whole wheat waffles, frozen blueberries and strawberries, coconut oil, falafel, baby carrots, cheddar cheese, apple juice boxes

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Bars – We love bars in our family! Organic fruit leather, Z-Bars, Larabars and a new (to me) Luna bar flavor!

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I also picked up a bouquet of flowers – beautiful! I buy myself flowers quite a bit! No shame!

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After all of the groceries were put away, I treated myself to a small glass of Cab. Flowers and wine… I treat myself well! 😉

Grocery List Round Up:

Produce
bananas
onions – both yellow and red
garlic
avocado
butternut squash
Cilantro
spring mix 
beets
brussel sprouts
zucchini
baby spinach
eggplant
blueberries
peppers
cucumber
sweet potatoes
baby carots

Protein
organic tofu
Smart Dogs (vegan hot dogs)
chicken tenders
peanut butter

Dairy & Refrigerated Items
yogurt
miso
cilantro hummus
shredded Parm
goat cheese
string cheese
coconut yogurt
cheddar Cheese

Pantry / Snacks
coconut sugar
herbs (basil and oregano)
Chicken Noodle Soup
Mac n’ Cheese
pasta sauce
maple syrup
veggie chips
black bean crisps
Strawberry Apple Sauce
whole wheat tortillas
Joe-Joes
apple cider vinegar
crackers
Kashi cereal
dried cranberries
Coconut oil
unsalted plum tomatoes
apple juice boxes
fruit leather and bars

Frozen Food
waffles
blueberries and strawberries
falafel

Other
Peanut Butter Dog Treats

XxOo Tasha

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Grocery Haul

I love showing you what I buy at the grocery store. It is one of my most requested blog post topics! I tend to buy the same food over and over {I love my staples!} but this is a great learning tool for every one that needs clean eating inspiration and to really see what you should be buying.

Most people want to eat healthier but they simply do not know where to start. Learning how to shop again is like learning how to walk again. There will be temptation to reach for a bag of chips, a box of cookies or that tempting dessert from the bakery. With time and dedication, these temptations will no longer be an issue. It will become instinctive to buy healthy items so your kitchen is fully stocked with healthy food for you and your family to enjoy.

I buy a lot of fresh produce, especially in the summer. I eat a very high raw diet {which is the cleanest and healthiest for you!} and my son LOVES all kinds of fresh fruit. He eats a very high raw diet as well.

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As you can see there is a ton of variety here. I was out of most of my produce so I had to stock up again. I do try to buy all organic if it is available. And remember to carry a list of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen around with you – this helps you prioritize between organic and non-organic.

Produce – cauliflower, organic apples, grapefruit, red bell pepper, red onion, bananas, kale, celery, cucumber, strawberries, figs, apricots, nectarines, spinach and a huge watermelon.

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Frozen fruit for smoothies, natural peanut butter, maple syrup, ground turkey, canned beans, rice crackers, semi sweet chocolate chips, salsa, kalamata olives and dark chocolate.

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I do buy Jordan some fun stuff. Trader Joes has a great selection of healthy food for kids. Keep in mind that he eats a diet very high in raw foods and low processed foods. Fun foods will last him quite a while as I make sure to balance everything. Macaroni and Cheese, Joe’s O’s {like spaghetti O’s but MUCH better}, toaster waffles, applesauce packets, yogurt, corn dogs {he loves corn dogs!}

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I also stopped at Whole Foods for a few items: gluten free bread, bulk beans and grains {in the paper bags}, almonds, tamari {gluten free soy sauce}, bars for me and Jordan and natural graham cereal for Jordan.

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This was the first time I picked up this gluten free bread and it’s very good! I don’t eat a lot of bread so this loaf will last me 3 weeks or so in the fridge. Gluten free bread can be pricey {this loaf was over 5$} but since it lasts me so long I think it’s very reasonable. 

So there you go! This shopping trip was last weekend and I am needing to head to the market again this week. I will be sure to keep posting my grocery hauls for you to see!

Have questions? Leave a comment or shoot me an email!

Healthy Eating!

Tasha

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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