I don’t know about you guys but I need to grocery shop with a list. When I don’t have one, I end up forgetting essentials and buying way too many things that I just don’t need. I can’t even enter what I would call the “superfood aisle” (the one with things like maca root, baobab, and chia seeds) because I just want to try everything. Shopping with a list definitely helps me stay on track, so I wanted to create this resource for you!
Tips for using this list:
- I decided to make the list pretty thorough, so you could also keep it as a resource for the types of foods that you may want to keep on hand in your kitchen. I would never buy everything on the list all at once! My pantry grows gradually over time (especially with things like spices and grains) so feel free to pick and choose a few items from each category.
- Go seasonal and think variety! I listed a variety of vegetables and fruit in the “produce” section but this list is by no means extensive. Go wild in the produce section and try to choose something new often. Go with organic and seasonal produce for the best flavor and price. I have seasonal produce guides available here.
My Grocery Shopping Staples
Produce: In general, I choose seasonal produce but I do have a few year-round staples. You’ll almost always find at least one variety of dark leafy greens, onions, mushrooms, and chili peppers in my kitchen.
Bulk: One way that I really save money (besides not buying expensive meat and dairy products) is by buying as much as possible in the bulk section. Some favorites to have on hand include quinoa, brown rice, lentils, chia seeds, almonds, and beans.
Pantry: Like I mentioned above, I’ve been slowly building a collection of spices and other pantry items over time. I created a list of my plant-based pantry staples that you can use for ideas.
Refrigerated/Frozen: There are some items that you can almost find in my fridge – tofu, tempeh, miso, and nut milk are just a few. I keep frozen fruit for smoothies and some veggies and edamame for convenient meals.
Free Printable Plant-Based Grocery Shopping List:
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