NUTRITION: COME SHOPPING WITH ME! WHAT’S IN MY GROCERY CART EVERY WEEK 4


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What’s in a holistic nutritionists grocery cart? Let’s take a sneak peek…

Grocery shopping – some of us love it, some of us hate it. I happen to adore it. I can sometimes stalk health food stores  for unhealthy, or should I say healthy, amounts of time.

Whole Foods is heaven for me, and finding new health foods and getting my bounty for the week is pure joy. Knowing that I’m going to cook healthy, organic meals for myself and my loved ones, nourishes my mind, body and soul.

I’m sure many of you can relate! Maybe not to this extent, as most people don’t love going grocery shopping, but I’m sure deep down it’s very empowering and energizing to know you’re feeding your beautiful little cells with nourishing ingredients and cooking it with love.

So what is in my cart ? These are items that you will consistently find in my grocery cart and pantry // 

WEEKLY STAPLES:

*All organic when possible

-green apples* (heavily sprayed always buy organic)

-romaine lettuce*

-celery* (heavily sprayed always buy organic)

-cucumbers (I can’t bring myself to spend $5 on a organic cucumber! Maybe one day, but for now I just wash in ACV)

-lemons*

-grape tomatoes*

-wild and organic salmon*

-ground organic chicken or turkey*

-sweet potato*

-avocado’s*

-parsley*

-banana’s*

-sunflower seeds*

-bottle of apple cider vinegar*

-pumpkin seeds*

-cashews*

-quinoa/oats*

-raw sauerkraut*

-zucchini*

-radishes*

-sprouts* (loooove sprouts, all kinds. I’m obsessed)

-cauliflower*

-kombucha*

-sundried tomatoes*

-broccoli*

-red peppers* (heavily sprayed)

-frozen berries for smoothies – I like blueberries best 

-ginger*

-asparagus or green beans (organic when and if possible, if not local in the summer!)

-pears*

-kale*

-tahini*

-mangoes (half and half, depending where they are ripe) 

-organic popcorn* (my favorite treat!)

** You absolutely do not have to buy all organic! In my upcoming ebook I delve more into this subject, and why it’s important to buy some things organic, while others it’s okay to not. I also speak about shopping organic on a budget, because let’s be real, it’s definitely a little more expensive. So how do I justify it? I rather pay and prevent now, than have to ‘pay’ for it in the future. I’ve read too many studies, and watched too many docs on GMO’s to ever go back!  All I can do is inform, and educate and ultimately every choice is up to you! FIRST, just eating more first and vegetables is number one, that is most important to me!!! So please do not be discouraged if you’re unable to purchase a lot of organic produce.

These are the mainstays on our big grocery shop, but I definitely pick up some veggies throughout the week as we eat so many greens. I will also purchase beets, fennel, mushrooms when I feel like it, but it will also vary depending what’s at the markets, and how my body is feeling.

Stocked away in my cupboards: green powders, maca, chia seeds, protein body (beauty chef) flax seeds ( I keep them in the fridge), raw cocao (for making chocolate), coconut oil, olive oil, garlic, green tea, collagen, adaptogenic herds,  dates, spices, supplements, etc…

Such simple whole foods, but you can create all your meals using all of these staples. No need to stress about what to eat when you have an abundance of organic foods waiting for you. I eat very simply, and whole. It nourishes me from the inside out, and makes me so, so, so happy.

*note: some things you don’t see because I’m allergic to – all dairy, eggs, almonds/walnuts, pineapple, & squash. I’m also gluten intolerant, so am completely GF! I also don’t eat processed sugar, as it directly feeds lyme disease, and any autoimmune condition or illness. But in no way to I let this stop me from eating an abundance of foods.

I’m truly not perfect in the slightest, but everyday I make choices to nourish myself from the inside out. If I have something that doesn’t jive with my body, tomorrow is a new day.

That is the beauty of life. Tomorrow is always a new day, a new beginning, a new step on your journey. Therefore if you step away from your plan for a meal or a day, that’s okay. The most important thing is getting back up, wiping away any guilt or shame, and letting it go. It’s all any of us can do. 

Have such a beautiful weekend.

love & light

Lisa xx 

 


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4 thoughts on “NUTRITION: COME SHOPPING WITH ME! WHAT’S IN MY GROCERY CART EVERY WEEK

  • Ann

    Hey Lisa!
    Wow soo healthy! My grocery cart is usually full of chocolate!
    I notice you don’t really eat any beans (such as black beans) or legumes. Is it for any specific reason?
    Oh and I was wondering whether you eat complex carbs apart from oats / quinoa?
    Kind regards!
    Ann

    • lisa Post author

      Hi Ann 🙂 Yes, it’s quite healthy 🙂 I truly live and breathe health from the inside out, not because I have to, but because I love it, and it makes me feel amazing!

      You are right, I do not. Legumes don’t really vibe with me. My partner doesn’t really enjoy them either, so we don’t really cook with them. I will buy chickpeas maybe once a month to make hummus, but that’s about it. I rather eat some lean, wild and organic animal proteins, instead of beans. I was also vegan for over eight years, and have tired of beans and more carb heavy meals. They often bloat me, so I don’t feel my best (most vibrant self). This isn’t the case with a more clean protein (beans are hard to digest as they are a protein and a starch at the same time, which is why, most often than not they lead to bloating, gas, uneasiness in lots of people).

      Yes, I eat sweet potatoes and beets which are complex carbs! And a treat for me is organic popcorn! Other than that I don’t eat pasta as I don’t enjoy it, and I feel like I thrive better off of healthy fats, proteins, veggies, and fruit, with a little mix of oats and sweet p’s.

      This has all been from a decade of trial and error, listening to my body (symptoms), and figuring out what works best for me, and really getting to my optimal body, mind and soul from the inside out.

      I hope this helps clarify some things! <3 It's definitely been a journey, and it's not always easy, but I promise you it's worth every second.

      Big love,

      L xx

      • Tajna

        Lisa I am wondering what you think of gluten free pastas ? I used to eat black bean thin spaghetti and red lentil penne , you definitely have to get used to those tastes. Today I made buckwheat soba for lunch with fresh Shiitake mushrooms, red bell pepper, red cabbage vegan pesto and gomasio.It was SO GOOD but I avoid peanut sauce as it has a lot of sugar in it so I couldn’t use that. Also I’m not sure how to make pickled carrots, had them with soba a few weeks ago and it’s so good, like tangy carrots.
        I generally try to avoid processed foods but once in a while I get tired of quinoa, lentils , soaking beans overnight and defrosting wild Sockeye salmon filets. You know what I mean ?

        Have a great weekend !

        • lisa Post author

          gf pastas are a great alternative!! My fiancé enjoys them every so often, but we’re both just not big noodle pasta eaters 🙂 I haven’t really enjoyed pasta since I was a little girl / teenager. It was never something I ordered when we went out for dinner, or would request it for dinner when my mama used to cook for us! I think it’s sooo personal. If you do love pasta’s / noodles, etc what you mentioned are amazing alternatives and are really healthy!

          I totally know what you mean! I eat a lot more raw veggies and proteins than anything and never get bored with it! But that’s just me 🙂

          I hope this helps. I say listen to your body, go with the flow, and if you love something than eat it was glee.

          L xx