One of the biggest complaints I hear from people who say they want to eat healthier is that “It’s too hard!”
I get it; if being fit and healthy were easy there would be no need for websites like this!
That’s why I keep coming up with new resources to make things easier, so you can save all your energy for crushing your workouts in the gym.
Regular readers should have already seen:
- My Top Kitchen Essentials – The things I always have in my pantry.
- Clean Eating 101 – Everything you need to know about eliminating a lot of the unhealthy, processed foods in your diet.
- Healthy Recipes – Tons of tasty, easy-to-make, healthy recipes to try.
- How Many Calories Should I Eat? – The three-part series to help you figure out exactly how many calories you need to be eating to lose/gain weight.
- eMeals – The recipe/shopping list service that I can’t say enough good things about!
- The Heroes’ Transformation Guide – The most entertaining and comprehensive guide available on how to eat right and feel great!
Well today I have another indispensable resource for you that should help make stocking your pantry with healthy and nutritious foods an easy task!
Remember, the food you put in your body is the fuel that keeps you going.
If you eat like crap you will feel, and look, like crap. End of discussion.
Making sure that a majority of the food you eat is nutrient rich means you will not only feel good, but you’ll start to see the results once these better food choices become a regular habit. Your diet is where it all begins; yes, exercise is super important but no matter how much you are in the gym you can’t outrun your fork.
So today I want to make your trips to the grocery store so easy, a caveman could do it (please don’t sue me Geico.)
Here’s my printable shopping list suggestions for your healthy, and clean-eating, needs!
Download the printable shopping list
to keep you on track.
1. Lean Meats
- Chicken Breast (skinless)
- Turkey Breast (tenderloin or ground)
- Ground Buffalo
- Sirloin Tip Side Steak
- Top Round Steak
- Pork Tenderloin
- Pork Loin Chop
- Tuna (packed in water, low sodium)
- Salmon (wild, not farmed)
- Eggs (cage-free)
- Yellow Squash
- Spaghetti Squash
- Sweet Potato
- Bell Peppers (green, red, yellow, orange)
- Romaine Lettuce
- Spring mix
4. Grains and Legumes
- Brown Rice
- Oats (steel cut)
- Black Beans
- Almonds (raw)
- Walnuts (raw)
- Cashews (raw)
- Greek Yogurt
- Block Cheese (if you have to do cheese, do a real block cheese)
- Cottage Cheese (this is pushing the boundaries a bit, but it is pretty healthy for dairy)
You obviously don’t need to buy everything on this list, but a few items from each category and you have the ingredients for a ton of great healthy recipes!
Also, if you need something for a quick snack, there is only one protein bar I personally recommend… and that’s Quest Protein Bars. The ingredient list is short, the nutritional breakdown is solid (unlike most so-called protein bars) and they come in a variety of tasty flavors… check them out.
So what items are a permanent resident on your shopping list? Let me know in the comments below!
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