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What Healthy Food Staples Are on Your Grocery List?

Speak Up: What Healthy Staples Are on Your Grocery List?

I'm the one who does the grocery shopping in the family, because, well, I love it. Since eating healthy is such an important part of who I am, I take great pride in choosing bell peppers with the perfect hue of deep red, bananas that have the least amount of imperfections, and avocados that are almost at peak ripeness. I've sent my hubby to the store, but even with a list, he always seems to forget some of the essentials.

Spinach, carrots, peppers, and cucumbers for salads are staples on my list, as well as fresh fruits to nosh on such as bananas and pears. Those are musts for our household. What about you?

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Mac-ah-be Mac-ah-be 5 years
The following is not on my list just yet but i like it : spinich carrots green peper cucumber broccoli collard greens green beans pears apples walnuts rasins fresh fruits cherries pomagrats lettuce sweet potoes potoes , tangerines, blood oranges As much as possible we get from our local farmer's market. grapefruit whole wheat spagetti noodles with sweet spagtti sauce sweet spaghetti sauce once every 2 months whole wheat bread wraps turkey cheese once every three weeks salsa cashews squash and salsa? Gala apples Slices of cheese Muenster Pineapple Lite String cheese celery with reduced italian dressing romaine lettuce oranges cabbage grapes pretzel chips Tuna try frozen grapes Brown rice Sandwich thins Pita bread Potatoes roasted or baked with salsa a rare peach? naval oranges fresh raw popcorn pecans peanuts indian puppodums Baked Chips milk lots and lots of milk sea salt Black pepper Cayenne pepper Cinnamon sherbert basmati rice watermelon ketchup red pepper flakes Cornbread Corn Prune Blueberry muffins
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Yesi - Hahaha. The question is Healthy Food Staples, but I'm sure we could rationalize a lot of bad foods and put them on this list :p Mmmm, nachos.
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 7 years
I dont believe everyone is telling the truth about everything that is on their list..somebody has to have some nachos, or soda somewhere lol
glowingoasis glowingoasis 7 years
naval oranges apples 1% milk frozen vegetables ("steamers" usually) brown rice oatmeal organic yogurt granola bars 100 calorie popcorn skinny cow ice cream unsweetened applesauce hot tea (variety) Progresso soups multigrain crackers whole wheat bread whole wheat hot dog rolls whole wheat hamburger rolls veggie burgers turkey franks bagged lettuce sliced cheese bananas Special K cereal Cheerios bite-size pretzels
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Silk Soy Milk Sweet Spring Mix Celery Carrots Kale Lemons Sabra Pine Nut Hummus Sunny Bears (those are healthy :p) Cilantro Quorn Chik'n Tenders Morningstar Farms Grillers Bread (the kind with minimal ingredients, I also make my own) Potatoes And depending on what's in season/on sale: Asparagus Strawberries Pears Peaches Avocados I like to keep my pantry really well stocked, so I have a lot of items I always keep on hand like: Lentils (green and red) Every type of Rice Every spice Every nut Oatmeal Pasta Freeze Dried Fruit Every type of oil
jultritz jultritz 7 years
Collard Greens Spinach Golden beets Oranges Bell Peppers (green and one other color depending on my mood) Celery Tomatoes Asparagus Carrots Quinoa (bulk - I don't like the boxed brands) Brown rice Low fat strawberry milk from Horizon (great post-workout) Low fat cheese Sandwich thins Frozen berries Now I'm hungry!
kimmyk10 kimmyk10 7 years
I usually grab: Apples, bananas, oatmeal, sprouts, almonds, whole wheat bread, special K (with red berries), edamame, and various frozen veggies!
laellavita laellavita 7 years
peanut butter, apples, carrots, celery, frozen broccoli, frozen berries, plain fat free greek yogurt, hummus, almond milk, oatmeal.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
apples, spinach, carrots, hummus, edemame, mushrooms, pita/bread! sometimes peanut butter, too. and chocolate? maybe :]
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I always buy: Eggs Tuna Spinach Lettuce Arugula Apples Frozen berries, fresh if they're in season Tomatoes Mushrooms Cucumbers Organic chicken stock Celery Carrots Broccoli Salsa Plain nonfat yogurt Olive oil and balsamic vinegar
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
Greens (arugula, romaine, kale, red leaf lettuce), bell peppers, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, citrus (clementines, lemons), apples, onions, garlic, Lean deli meats, cheeses, nuts, eggs, low carb yogurt & milk, Flax meal, Herbs, and spices. There are lots of unhealthy things on there, too.
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 7 years
Well I shop several times a week because we exist on produce but the absolute staples in this house are broccoli and spinach.
Meowphotog Meowphotog 7 years
Fat Free Milk is at the top Then bananas, frozen veggies, fruits, salad mixes, carrots, cheese, eggs, almonds, beans, and I love having kashi granola bars in the house to grab and go.
neonbee neonbee 7 years
Baby carrots Bananas Apples Oranges Grapes (and any other seasonal fruits) Spinach Squash Greek yogurt Eggs Whole wheat bread Milk for lactose intolerant (I'm not, but I like the taste) Lemons Beans Bell peppers Hummus GREEN TEA!
mtiger mtiger 7 years
Spinach Tomatos Whole Wheat Pasta Whole Grain Bread Lean Meats Egg Beaters Low Fat Yogurt
beram1220 beram1220 7 years
I'm sorry but Brita water is absolutely disgusting. Maybe in some places the water doesn't taste as bad once it goes through the Brita - but where I live it's gross. That being said I try to buy the largest bottles I can (usually 3 gallon) and use water refill stations. I would get the arrowhead deliveries but their bottles are known for having BPA in their plastics. My list is: Cheese Sprouted Bread Almond Milk Nuts and dried fruits Oatmeal PB or Almond Butter and whatever fruits and veggies I need that week that I didn't get with my local CSA delivery
TheLittleMonster TheLittleMonster 7 years
lots of eggs, apples, berries of all kinds, tomatoes, greek yogurt....
snapperdoodle snapperdoodle 7 years
Light Soy Milk Frozen Broccoli Blue Diamond Unsalted Oven Roasted Almonds Bananas Extra-Thick Rolled Oats (for making granola) Eggs Organic Romaine Lettuce Frozen Organic Fruit Sprouted Whole-Grain Bread Greek Yogurt Extra-Firm Tofu Chicken Breasts Smoked Turkey from the deli Wild-Caught Salmon Fillets
wolfjinx25 wolfjinx25 7 years
apples baby carrots bananas eggs mozzarella cheese whole wheat bread red bell peppers
bryseana bryseana 7 years
baby carrots, strawberries, eggs, and spearmint tea.
SaraJeanQueen SaraJeanQueen 7 years
Maegan, you really shouldn't buy "lots" of bottles of water.. use a Brita filter and cups at your home, and bring one to work. You can also *shockingly* reuse that same bottle. It's not good for the environment what you're doing. Fitsugar, that list is completely fruits and veggies.. boring! Mine includes: Apples, bananas, grapes Carrots, salad Raw almonds Whole wheat bread, turkey Light string cheese Fat free yogurt (lemon or mixed berry) Sugar-free jello As a snack: these wonderful little rectangular, salt-less pretzels at Trader Joe's with peanut butter inside. YUM!!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Wow, that list looks a lot like mine. The only difference is that mine also has milk and eggs.
staceyny35 staceyny35 7 years
Mangos Strawberries Pineapple Kiwis Sweet Potatoes Lite String cheese Lite Jarsleberg sliced cheese whole grain mini bagels mahi mahi almonds natural peanut butter
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