NUTRITION: COME SHOPPING WITH ME! WHAT'S IN MY GROCERY CART EVERY WEEK
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 //
*All organic when possible
-green apples* (heavily sprayed always buy organic)
-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)
-wild and organic salmon*
-ground organic chicken or turkey*
-bottle of apple cider vinegar*
-sprouts* (loooove sprouts, all kinds. I'm obsessed)
-red peppers* (heavily sprayed)
-frozen berries for smoothies - I like blueberries best
-asparagus or green beans (organic when and if possible, if not local in the summer!)
-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