Grocery Shopping Simplified

By Ashleigh Kidd, RD, LDN | December 2022

Hello team! Have you ever been in a grocery funk? You’re just not sure what to get, where to start, or what to put together? (p.s it happens to ALL of us at some point or another)

We don’t always have the bandwidth to plan out our meals for the week, but by following this fail proof grocery shopping formula, you will have everything you need to put together a yummy and balanced meal.

Step 1: Choose some protein sources! (About 3)

i.e. turkey, beans, chicken, beef, tempeh

Step 2: Choose 2-3 whole grain options

i.e quinoa, brown rice, whole wheat pasta and/or bread, oatmeal

Step 3: Fruits & Veggies, Choose 3 of each (aim to get new colors each grocery trip!)

i.e. banana, cantaloupe, raspberries, broccoli, squash, carrots

Step 4: Don’t forget FLAVOR…Choose 2-3 (you might already have some at home!)

i.e. salsa, guacamole, fresh herbs, seasonings

Step 5:  Snack time! Choose 3 

i.e Greek yogurt, whole wheat crackers, hummus, cheese, peanut butter, hard boiled eggs, dark chocolate

(aim to pair fiber + protein and/or fat source for ultimate satisfaction, like greek yogurt with berries)

And that’s IT! You have everything you need to make balanced and satisfying meals & snacks for the week. You can find additional support on how to build your plate here and here.

Bonus nuggets: