Sunday, 19 July 2015

The Ultimate Clean Eating Grocery List- 50 Foods

“Wow! You look great!” “Thanks, I feel great, too!” Who doesn’t want to have that conversation? Looking fabulous and feeling healthy come from a combination of regular exercise and smart eating habits. Healthy eating starts with stocking your kitchen and pantry with the right foods. We’re sharing the ultimate clean eating grocery list, 50 of the foods that will put you on the path toward the positive change you deserve.

The foods below are non- or minimally processed, and many are used regularly in Skinny Ms. recipes. You’ll find many items on this clean eating shopping list by walking the outer perimeter of the grocery store. Interior aisles are stocked largely with processed foods containing too much added salt, refined sugars, and chemical preservatives.


Fresh or frozen fruits and veggies are musts, because they’re 
the foundation for any healthy lifestyle. When possible, 
choose organic to reduce the risk of exposure to pesticides and 
chemical fertilizers. Find out which non-organic produce has the 
highest risk of chemical exposure in The Dirty Dozen.
1. Apples
Keep the doctor away by snacking on them or using them in 
2. Bananas
This Strawberry Banana Smoothie is perfect for breakfast, 
lunch, or a post-workout refresher.
3. Carrots
Snack on these or enjoy a meal that’s ready when you 
4. BerriesStock up on strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, 
boysenberries, and more! Treat yourself to a healthy breakfast 
5. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
From kale to spinach, dark green veggies are a good
foundation for building a better body. Try yummy
Southwestern Kale Chips.
6. Sweet Potatoes
Benefit from antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and
better blood sugar regulation in dishes like Sweet Potato Fries.
7. Bell Peppers
Pepper meals, like Vegetarian Panini with Roasted Peppers 
and Goat Cheese, are rich in antioxidants and packed with
vitamins, such as C, E, and K.
8. Garlic
This bulb adds plenty of good-for-you flavor to dishes like
Skillet Chicken with Lemon Garlic Sauce.
9. Onions
Crunch into a nutritious topping, appetizer, or side with
Baked Onion Rings.


These are a healthy—and budget-friendly—protein
source, especially if you’re living a vegetarian lifestyle.
10. Beans
If you’re going canned, reach for low-sodium,
no-added-sugar brands. Enjoy their health benefits
in Skinny Quinoa and Black Beans or Slow Cooker Red 
Beans and Rice.
11. Legumes
This is a broader category that includes beans as
well as peas and lentils. Try Slow Cooker Lentil & Veggie Stew.
12. Edamame
This superfood, which is a green soybean, is a tasty
snack or salad topping. Discover more snack ideas
for your clean-eating shopping list in 50 Clean-Eating Snacks.


Lean options are a good source of the protein that
builds lean muscles, which, in turn, burn more calories.
Avoid the antibiotics found in some of these foods by
choosing organic when available.
13. Lean Ground Turkey Dig into the healthy and filling
goodness of Slow Cooker Turkey Loaf.
14. Chicken Breasts
Get the protein without the fat found in other
meats by making Baked Parmesan Chicken this week.
15. Wild-Caught Salmon, Tilapia, or Other Fish
16. EggsPacked with protein, eggs are an ideal superfood.
They’ve had a bad reputation in the past, so learn the facts
in The Health Benefits of Eggs.
17. Non- or Low-Fat Greek Yogurt, Plain
Avoid flavored brands with refined sugar, and mix in your
own fresh berries or nuts to add flavor. Learn 8 Interesting 
Ways to Use Greek Yogurt.
18. Low-Fat Cheese
Benefit from dairy-based protein in Slow Cooker Spinach 
and Mozzarella Frittata.


White flour is stripped of nutrients, making it an empty source
of calories. Instead, add nutrient- and fiber-rich whole
grains to your clean-eating grocery list.
19. Quinoa
This is a power-packed superfood, so try one of our
quinoa recipes—we have so many to choose from!
20. Brown Rice, Wild Rice
Enjoy healthy brown rice in Skinny Mexican Rice.
21. Whole Wheat Bread
Great for sandwiches, whole wheat slices also create
tasty Homemade Bread Crumbs.
22. Whole Wheat Pasta
Yes, you can enjoy pasta as part of a better lifestyle.
Try Slow Cooker Italian-Style Penne.
23. Whole Wheat Tortillas
Wrap up family favorites, like Soft Chicken Tacos or
Spinach and Bean Burrito Wraps.


These foods often make meal prep easier. Always read
labels to make sure you’re purchasing items with no
or little added sugar, salt, or preservatives.
24. Marinara
It’s simple to make your own Clean-Eating Sauce, but
sometimes it’s more convenient to have a low-sodium,
no-sugar-added brand on hand.
25. Chicken Broth
Stock up on this foundation for plenty of healthy
recipes, like Slow Cooker Barbeque Pulled Chicken.
26. Sun-Dried Tomatoes


Baked treats are fine in moderation. If you need
gluten-free choices for your clean-eating shopping list,
check out Flour & Your Health: Understanding Your Options.
27. Whole Wheat Flour
Please family or guests with Clean-Eating Apple Pie.
28. White Whole Wheat FlourThis flour is an unrefined whole
grain flour that retains most of its nutrients unlike the
white version. This flour is often preferred in baking because
of its lighter texture. Try this recipe for Whole Grain Tortillas.


Nuts and seeds are small but mighty. They deliver a
host of good-for-you benefits, from omega-3 fatty acids
to unsaturated (good) fats.
29. Almonds
Almond Pesto Pasta is a yummy way to tap into almond’s
superfood power.
30. Walnuts
Have a great morning by enjoying walnuts and other
tasty foods in Whole-Grain Banana Blueberry Pancakes.
31. Chia Seeds
Try these seeds in Mixed Berry Chia Jam.
32. Flax Seeds
Power up for the day with Flax and Apple Raisin Oatmeal.



No clean-eating grocery list would be complete without
healthy oils and condiments for your cooking, baking, and snacking.
33. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
34. Walnut Oil
Learn more about this nutrient-rich oil in 6 Healthy Oils and 
How to Use Them.
35. Coconut Oil
Unrefined coconut oil is a natural anti-inflammatory. Also,
check out Lose Weight with Coconut Oil.

37. Mustard
36. Balsamic Vinegar
This vinegar is the foundation for many healthy salad
dressing recipes, such asStrawberry Balsamic Dressing.
Choose a no-sugar-added brand, and enjoy it in Honey-Dijon 
Glazed Salmon with a Hint of Lemon.
38. Ketchup
Buy a naturally-sweetened variety or make your own
Ketchup and enjoy in our recipe for Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes.


If you need fresh herbs, find them in the produce section.
Better yet, see how easy it is to grow your own with DIY Herb 
Garden Roundup.
39. Basil
Satisfy the family with a delish basil meal, such as Grilled Pizza 
with Mozzarella, Basil, and Tomato.
40. Oregano
Try this flavorful Oregano Chicken and Orzo.
41. Dill
Top burgers or nosh on fresh veggies with Dill Yogurt Spread.
42. Cinnamon
Health-up snack time by making simple Whole-Grain Cinnamon 
Pita Chips.
43. Rosemary
Add this side to your menu plan this week: Slow Cooker 
Homestyle Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary.


Processed sugar is a fast way to add pounds and
wreak havoc on your health. Go natural instead!
44. Honey
We love this natural sweetener in Peanut Butter and 
Honey Oat Bars.
45. Maple Syrup
With breakfast or in other dishes, like Skinny Sweet 
and Tangy Coleslaw, 100% pure maple syrup is a
tasty alternative to refined sugar products.
46. Coconut Palm Sugar
We use this in recipes like Caramel Sauce.


Whether you’re pouring a tall, cool glass or using it
in recipes, you’ll want to add milk (or an alternative) to
your clean-eating grocery list.
47. Low-Fat Milk
Non-flavored milk offers a healthy boost of protein.
Boot processed coffee creamers with our clean-eating
Coffee Creamer.
48. Almond Milk
Ground almonds make this milk alternative rich in antioxidants.
Discover how yummy it can be in Chocolate-Cherry Almond Shake.
49. Coconut Milk
Made from pressed coconut meat, this alternative delivers
plenty of nutrients, like potassium, zinc, and folate. However,
it’s high in fat so use it in moderation. Try it inCoconut Curry 


Forget the highly sweetened brands and make the
healthy choice while grocery shopping.
50. Green Tea
Unsweetened green tea, a no-calorie superfood, is
included in many of our smoothie and drink recipes,
such as Green Tea Mango Smoothie.
Make positive changes! This clean-eating grocery
list is a good place to start. 

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