Grocery Lists

 

For grocery lists from March 14-19 and March 21-26 can be found under “Weekly Meal Plans,” on the last page of the PDF!

Week of March 6-12

This list covers the dinner options under the Weekly Meal Plans for this week!  Enjoy!  (And make sure you don’t buy any junk food at the grocery!)

Produce

  • 2 medium eggplant (about 2 1/4 # each)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 5 medium white onions
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 bag baby carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • celery
  • 6 head broccoli
  • 1 head cabbage (or 1 bag shredded cole slaw mix)
  • 2 bags of your favorite lettuce blend
  • 1 cucumber
  • fresh mint
  • 2 heads cauliflower
  • 1 large rope mango
  • 1 orange

Meat

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • I pound fresh salmon or tuna OR 16 oz. canned salmon or tuna
  • 2 1/2 – 3# pork sirloin roast
  • 1 # boneless beef sirloin steak
  • 3 chicken breasts

Dairy

  • 1 15 oz. container of cottage cheese
  • 1 pound grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 container plain Greek yogurt

Other

  • 1 jar marinara
  • 1 bag raw almonds
  • old bay seasoning
  • mayonnaise
  • cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 jar BBQ (the one with the smallest amount of sugar/carbohydrates)
  • mustard
  • honey
  • balsamic vinegar
  • 1 bag cashews
  • 1 ranch packet
  • horseradish
  • 1 can mandarin oranges


Week of February 28-March 5

This list covers the dinner options listed under Weekly Meal Plans, remember to get lots of healthy snacks and foods for breakfast!  I just did a price check to see how much this grocery list would cost, with enough food for 4 people for dinner each night and lunch for 2 people each day it comes out to $135.  This estimate was also based upon the most expensive grocery store we have in the DC area, with every single item included.  It comes out to about $22 dollars per day (for the 6 day meal plan).  If that’s too much, let me know and I will make some adjustments for you!  Leave a comment or e-mail me, either way I’d love to hear from you!

Produce

  • 2 shallots
  • fresh thyme
  • fresh chives
  • fresh tarragon
  • 2 bags organic baby spinach
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 pkg. mushrooms (optional for quiche)
  • 2 # asparagus
  • 3 apples
  • 6 vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 # fresh green beans
  • 1/2 # small, red-skinned potatoes
  • 2 heads cauliflower
  • 4 hearts of romaine
  • 4 cucumbers
  • 4 radishes
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (or green bell, if yellow is too expensive)

Meat

  • 6, 4 oz. pork chops
  • 1# Italian sausage
  • 6 boneless chicken breasts
  • 6, 6 oz tillapia fillets
  • 2# cube steak

Dairy

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1, 8 oz. bag cheese (for quiche, your choice of cheese)
  • 1 small container Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small container milk
  • butter
  • plain Greek yogurt

Other

  • balsamic vinegar
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • dried parsley
  • raw almonds
  • 1 large can pineapple
  • 1 small bag slivered almonds
  • 1 small bottle red wine vinegar
  • 1 can coconut milk (the kind that doesn’t have water as an ingredient)

Week of February 20-26

This grocery list covers the meals listed on the Weekly Meal Plan for February 20-26 for a family of 4 (2 big people, 2 little people) with some leftovers for lunch for the big people the next day.  If you’d like some breakfast options, look at the “Recipe” section for one of the quiche recipes or graNOla.  Also, remember to grab some healthy, un-processed snacks for your family to enjoy.  Snack time can be the most difficult, remember that whole foods are your friend, just because it’s not a meal doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be nourishing!

In case  I haven’t already mentioned it  STAY AWAY FROM PROCESSED FOODS!  Cereal, poptarts, chips, hamburger helper, sugary yogurt with a cartoon character on it, chicken nuggets, microwave meals–all of it!  They are filled with additives, hydrogenated oils, sugar, salt, stuff that you DON’T NEED.  Actually, not just stuff that you don’t need, stuff that is bad for you, all of these things have an adverse affect on your body.  Why spend your hard earned money on something that is hurting you?  Okay, back off my soap box and onto the grocery list.

Produce

  • 5 onions
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 head or 2 bags of romain lettuce
  • 1 box cherry tomatoes (or 2 medium tomatoes)
  • celery
  • 1 red bell pepper (or an additional green pepper if they’re too expensive)
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 lime
  • 1 ginger root (or ground ginger)
  • 2 heads broccoli

Meat

  • 4 Chicken breasts
  • 3 # ground beef (we’ll use them in various different ways, feel free to go for ground turkey or chicken if you’d prefer, I use beef because we have a freezer full of it)
  • 1 # sausage
  • 1 package chicken quarters

Frozen

  • 1 bag broccoli (1#)
  • 1 bag frozen peas

Dairy

  • 2 bags cheddar cheese (or 1 bag cheddar and 1 bag of your choice for taco salads)
  • 1 pint half and half
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • sour cream
  • ricotta cheese (optional)

Other (Stuff you may already have in your pantry)

  • 2 packets taco seasoning
  • 3, 6 oz cans of tuna (in olive oil or water)
  • 1 small bag almonds
  • 1 small can corn
  • 2 small cans kidney beans
  • 2 large cans tomatoes
  • cayenne pepper
  • oregano
  • 1 jar marinara (look for the jar with the fewest ingredients without high fructose corn syrup)
  • honey
  • soy sauce
  • red pepper flakes
  • sesame seeds (optional)

Week of February 13-18

 

This grocery list covers the meals listed on the Weekly Meal Plan for February 13-18 for a family of 4 (2 big people and 2 little people).  Make sure you grab some healthy snacks; fresh fruit, vegetables, Greek yogurt, and nuts!  Don’t even think about the chips/cookies/snacks isle, if you want something sweet, go for “No BS Cookies” under the recipes section.  If you want something salty–eat some pickles!  Stock up on water, not juice, not even Crystal Lite or diet soda–aspartame is not your friend.  If something has to TELL you it is healthy through ADVERTISING, then it is probably not healthy.  Things in a box aren’t usually healthy.  The only exception I can think of is 100% wild rice, honestly, I can’t think of anything else in the grocery store I would buy that would be in a box.  Oh wait, bar soap, that comes in a box.  But don’t eat it.

If you stick to the outer edge of the grocery store (and avoid the bakery section) you will leave the store feeling like a conqueror.  You will have overcome the temptation of all that stuff that is hurting your body.  If you feel bad telling your kids “No, no Little Debbies”–imagine yourself saying this “No, you can’t touch the stove, it’s hot”–they may not feel it today, but it is even more harmful than a hot kitchen stove.

Produce

  • 5 heads broccoli
  • 8 oz. container of button mushrooms
  • 2 small red onions
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 avocado
  • 1 head/bag butter lettuce
  • 2# asparagus
  • 1 eggplant (about 1 pound)
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 head iceburg lettuce
  • 3 lg. sweet potatoes
  • 1 small bag carrots
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 heads cauliflower

Meat

  • 2 # sausage
  • 1 (3#) beef roaste
  • 1 # shrimp (wild caught if possible)
  • 6, 1″ bone-in pork chops
  • 1, 4 pack of chicken breasts
  • 6, 1″ steaks (your choice)

Dairy

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 bag parmesan cheese
  • 1 pint of milk
  • mozzarella cheese

Frozen

  • 1 box spinach

Other (Check to see which of these you already have in your pantry!)

  • soy sauce
  • coconut oil
  • cashes
  • almonds
  • garbonzo beans
  • honey
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • chili powder
  • balsamic vinegar
  • chick stock
  • beef stock
  • arrowroot starch (corn starch if they don’t have it)
  • basil
  • oregano
  • extra virgin olive oil

Remember: NO PROCESSED FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODS!


Week of December 6-13

This grocery list covers the meals listed on the Weekly Meal Plan for December 6-13 for a family of 4 (2 big people and 2 little people).

Produce

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 mango
  • 5 medium green peppers
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1 white onion
  • 5 medium tomatoes
  • gresh ginger root
  • two lemons
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 bag lettuce
  • 3 red onions
  • 1 cucumber
  • fresh mint
  • 2 jalepeno peppers
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3 # asparagus

Meat

  • 1 1/2 # boneless pork chops
  • 1 1/2 # beef ribeye steaks or top sirloin steaks
  • 3 # chicken pieces ( breast, halves, thighs, or drumsticks)
  • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak (for a different recipe than the ribeye or sirloins above)
  • 4 # country style pork ribs
  • 1 large package (usually 7 or 8) boneless chicken breasts

Frozen

  • 2, 6 oz. pkg fozen pea pods
  • 1 bag frozen peaches
  • 1 bag frozen broccoli
  • 1 bag frozen stir-fry vegetables
  • Canned
  • beef broth
  • dijon style mustard
  • mandarin oranges
  • coconut milk (not the stuff with water as an ingredient)

Dairy

  • 1, 8 oz. carton plain yogurt

Other

  • chili powder
  • curry powder
  • dried basil
  • soy sauce
  • red pepper
  • horseradish
  • honey
  • chili sauce
  • 1 bottle worcestershire sauce
  • cashews
  • 1 small bottle apple juice (you need less than 1 cup)
  • ranch dressing

Week of November 21-27

This list covers the meals on the “Weekly Meal Plan Nov. 21-27” list,  extra snack items or kids lunches are up to you!

Produce

  • 2 heads broccoli
  • 5 onions
  • 3 limes
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 ginger root
  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 7 zucchini
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 5 large apples
  • celery
  • 2 large carrots (or an entire bag…whatever you can get)

Meat

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 1 package pork bacon (not turkey bacon–I’ve never seen a turkey with bacon…that would be like buying chicken bacon)
  • 2 # skirt steak
  • 2 # ground beef
  • 4 lg. chicken breasts

Dairy

  • 2 dozen eggs
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 1 bag Swiss or mozzarella cheese
  • butter
  • Greek yogurt

Frozen

  • 1 bag peas
  • orange juice (or buy fresh if you prefer)

Canned

  • unsweetened applesauce
  • marinara sauce
  • chicken stock

Other

  • soy sauce
  • red pepper flakes
  • cinnamon
  • dried oregano
  • chili powder
  • dried tarragon
  • mayonnaise
  • garlic powder
  • almond butter (or natural peanut butter, natural, none of those hydrogenated oils!)

Baking Section

  • 2 bags raw almonds
  • 1 small bag walnuts
  • 1 bag dried fruit of choice
  • 1 pkg. shredded coconut (unsweetened if available)
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • vanilla extract

Snack list:

  • string cheese
  • cottage cheese
  • fresh fruit
  • baby carrots
  • applesauce

**see other ideas under “Weekly Meal Plans” weeks 1 and 2

Warning: Because I do not have children and I do not know YOUR family’s eating habits, I can not be 100% sure whether this list will be enough or be entirely to much for your family.  Use your own discretion, look at the recipes, they are intended for 4 people (2 big people and 2 little people).

Week 2

Produce

  • 3 onions
  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 avocados
  • 1 head cabbage or 1 bag coleslaw mix
  • 2 # bag carrots
  • 6 medium vine ripe tomatoes
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 5# bag of apples
  • 1 pie pumpkin
  • 6 green bell peppers (4 lg, 2 small)
  • 1 bag or head lettuce for salad
  • celery

Meat

  • 1: 2.5 – 3 # pork sirloin roast
  • 1 package of 7-8 chicken breasts
  • 1 # hamburger
  • 1 # sausage
  • 1 pkg. bacon

Dairy

  • 1 # bag of mozzerella
  • sour cream
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 bag string cheese
  • 2 lg. containers cottage cheese (if you like cottage cheese)
  • 1 container plain yogurt (add honey or fruit to sweeten it up for a snack)

Canned

  • I can chicken stock
  • 1 can Campbell’s Garlic Mushroom Soup
  • 2 cans pineapple, sliced
  • 2 cans corn
  • 1 can salmon or 3 cans tuna

Other

  • 1 jar NATURAL peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 jar bbq sauce (Stubbs, or the one with the smallest amount of sugar/carbohydrates)
  • 1 jar salsa
  • 1 jar marinara sauce (look for the one with the LEAST amount of sugar)
  • toothpicks
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • Old Bay Seasoning (not an absolute necessity)
  • 1 container steel cut oats

Frozen

  • 1 box spinach
  • 1 bag green beans
  • 1 bag broccoli
  • 1 bag frozen fruit

Warning: Because I do not have children and I do not know YOUR family’s eating habits, I can not be 100% sure whether this list will be enough or be entirely to much for your family.  Use your own discretion, look at the recipes, they are intended for 4 people (2 big people and 2 little people).  In this list I have included stuff for after school/mid-afternoon snacks!  I will be posting some ideas for snacks tomorrow (Sunday the 14th), so stay tuned!


Week 1

(This is just for the dinners,

it does not include food for kid’s lunch, snacks, and breakfast)

Produce

  • 2 heads cauliflower
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 6 large white onions
  • 1 # carrots
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 medium eggplant
  • 6 apples (golden delicious or fuji)
  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • Thyme

Meat

  • 3 # ground beef
  • 2 # sausage
  • 1 roaster chicken
  • 6 ¾ inch bone-in pork-chops
  • 2 # cube steak

Dairy

  • Butter
  • 1 12 oz. bag mozzarella cheese
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 15 oz. container cottage cheese

Canned Goods

  • 2 cans kidney beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 2 large cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 jars marinara sauce (look for one with the smallest amount of sugar)
  • 1 can coconut milk (chose the one without water as an ingredient)

Frozen

  • 3 10 oz. package frozen spinach (or a bag frozen green beans)

Other

  • Cayenne pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Horseradish
  • Ketchup (look for one without a bunch of sugar or high fructose corn syrup)
  • Dried basil
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 bag raw almonds
  • Honey (optional)

*Remember to pick up your kids favorite forms of protein, fruits, veggies, and nuts to take along for lunch!  As well as anything snacks that will help you and your kids make healthy decisions after school and work!

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