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Vegetarian Weekly Grocery List

I’m a big fan of Farmers Markets and CSAs, but I also need to pop into at least one grocery store a week to stock up.

{Side note: When I’m stocking up on pantry basics I order from Thrive Market. I’m slightly obsessed with their vegan, gluten-free, organic options. So many choices!!}

A mixed household – i.e. omnivore & vegetarian – Means a little planning is necessary to make sure that everyone gets what they need during the week. This is also when weekend meal prep becomes a total life saver. And time saver!

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So here’s my vegetarian/omnivore weekly grocery list:

Produce:

Fresh fruits & vegetables are the bulk of my shopping every week. I like to get what’s local and in season when possible, though I’ll definitely seek out specific ingredients when I’m trying out a specific recipe.

Here’s an idea of the types of produce I’ll grab in a given week, though it always varies.

  • Zucchini
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach & romaine lettuce
  • Broccoli, cauliflower & Brussels sprouts
  • Peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Cabbage
  • Green beans or sugar snap peas
  • Radishes
  • Onions
  • Potatoes or sweet potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Lemons & citrus
  • Berries
  • Apples
  • Bananas

Grains/Legumes/Seeds/Nuts:

  • Raw, Gluten-Free Oats
  • Chia Seeds
  • Quinoa, barley, brown rice, or faro
  • Hummus {I usually have 2+ tubs in the fridge at any given moment}
  • Raw almonds, cashews & walnuts {Occasionally pecans as well – Raw, unsalted}
  • Dried fruit {Blueberries, cranberries and/or raisins, without added sugar}

Animal Products:

Yes, I’m a vegetarian who cooks meat for my S.O.

  • Organic, free-range chicken breasts {Not that he cares about organic}
  • Organic, free-range eggs
  • Parmesan {His favorite dish is tomato basil chicken which takes about 20 minutes, so I keep all the ingredients on hand}

And where am I getting my goodies?

In addition to Thrive Market, my Eatwell Farm CSA, and the Ferry Building Farmers Market here in San Francisco, I also go to a health food store called Nature Stop in North Beach and Trader Joe’s. I absolutely love TJ’s!

What’s on YOUR weekly grocery list? Do you cook a lot?

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Do you track your daily food intake? While it can see daunting to keep track of every single thing that you put in your mouth over the course of the day, it can be a useful and informative project. Commonly people over – or under – estimate their intake of calories, fat, protein, fiber, and vitamins & nutrients. Over the years I’ve tried a handful of programs – From Slimkicker to Livestrong to the My Fitness Pal app (for Android!) that my boyfriend recommends to his CrossFit clients. I highly recommend giving this a try, you may be surprised by what you find out!

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We’re heading into the holiday stretch now and with all the family gatherings, social events, and holiday festivities on the horizon, why not make a healthy eating plan that’ll allow you to not only show up to everything looking fabulous, but also feeling great? Check out The No Meat Athlete’s 10 Simple Guidelines for Eating Healthier than Ever and get inspired!

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A major part of finding internal motivation to hit the gym or trails is feeling comfortable and confident in your workout clothes. A great pair of pants that highlight your assets are going to get you out the door much faster than a tattered, stretched out pair of yoga pants. Trust me. Check out The Fitnessista’s recommendations – Summer Workout Gear.

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In the mood to get a little creative in the kitchen? Why not whip up some healthy desserts in the form of vegan ice cream? I made Choosing Raw’s Blueberry Ginger Ice Cream and it was divine, so follow my lead and give one of these tasty recipes a try – Veg Out: Dairy-Free and Delish Ice Cream Recipes.

No matter what your diet is, putting together a good grocery list is a Must. Check out FitSugar’s 7 Grocery Shopping Tips For a Plant-Based Approach or Caveman Strong’s Grocery List Paleo Style.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend and has a great Sunday! I’ll be back tomorrow to share with you all weekend in sunny, secluded Fallen Leaf Lake.

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