WOW, time flies! It’s already the 3rd Week of July. It’s been two weeks since I shared the last grocery shopping list with you. My children are visiting family Louisiana [insert: cheers] and I have been eating like I’m on vacation! No worries, I’ve regained touch with reality and once again, I offer you a look at my personal grocery shopping list with the hopes that you become inspired and grocery shopping is easier for you.
Scroll To The Bottom To Get Straight To The List
If you read my last grocery list scroll down to the list of inspirational, tasty foods because I begin with the same discussion from the last grocery list; no need to read the mini tirade. Otherwise if you haven’t already, I’d love for you to read the introduction and take a minute to become acquainted with some of my grocery shopping habits.
As we discussed in steps 1-3 of organizing your way to success, almost each event of our daily lives calls for a list (of things to do). When the event comes to grocery, if my bestie and I aren’t exchanging healthy, editable ideas then my little sister, the foodie and I are mixing-up tasty thoughts!
Still, I am geeked about sharing my grocery list for the week with you. Not to mention, I look forward to receiving grocery list suggestions from you to share with our fellow guests at the Penthouse. At any rate, take this list as an inspirational boost to your grocery-shopping ideas.
Good Nutritious Food
There is good nutritious food on the list. Have fun tweaking it to fit your unique dietary style, But first I will share with you the little I know about organic/whole, natural, and gmo foods.
A Tad-Bit About My Shopping Style
Usually, I shop for groceries twice a week (on Sun & Wed or Mon & Thur). I either shop from the same list or note other groceries needed in preparation for the remainder of the week. So, you can look forward to a “mid-week” grocery list as well!
Whole, Organic, GMO, Natural
More importantly, I shop for food that is whole (naturally grown food having no nutrients removed from them) or organic (food derived from living matter without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents). Conventional food/farming is the opposite of organic.) Also, I try avoiding food that has been altered genetically, aka genetically modified organisms (GMO).
Some Certified Organic Foods Are Modified
Note: Organic food can be modified and still labeled “organic”; Consider organic grapes, some are seedless and some even with cotton flavor! (delicious too,?) As long as the flavor added to the grapes are considered “natural,” the grapes can be classified “organic.” Natural, for those of us who must know, is vaguely defined as food that has undergone minimum processing. As of October 2018, FDA has not engaged in rule-making to establish a formal definition for the term “natural”.
My Body Knows The Difference
In all honesty, if my body didn’t recognize the difference between natural food and un-natural food, I wouldn’t say it was so, but it is [bleeping] so! In addition to the “tad-bit” above, whenever possible, I choose locally, or USA grown food. One more thing, It’s not as easy as I have written! If circumstances don’t cater to my preference, I simply do the best I can! Now for the List ! (Sorry, I know that was a little more than a tad-bit ?)
Grocery Shopping List – 4th Week of June:
- Red Dragon Fruit
- Passion Fruit
- Pink Lady Apples
- Honey Crisp Apples
Note: If you purchase organic fruits, leave some of these for mid-week shopping because organic fruits and veggies rot at the speed of light since they haven’t been manipulated with potentially harmful preservatives.
- PeeWee Multi Color Potatoes
- Sliced Portobello Mushrooms
- Yellow Squash
- Sweet Potatoes
- Kale Greens
- Collard Greens
- Cherry Tomatoes Mix (Cherokee Purple, Yellow and Red Mix)
- Green Peppers
- Green Lettuces Mix
Note: If you purchase organic vegetables, leave some of these for mid-week shopping because organic fruits and veggies rot at the speed of light since they haven’t been manipulated with potentially harmful preservatives.
- Black Beans (If Canned, I Get BPA Free)
- Wild Caught Fish – I’m buying Mahi Mahi
- Cleanest, Safest Rib Eye Steak you can find for the carnivores in your life
- Pinto Beans
- Ground Turkey
- Meat/Meatless Sausages
- The Most Heirloom Made Pizza You Can Find
- Ice Cream made with a nut milk (almond, coconut, cashew etc)
- Bread (multigrain is best for digestion if you don’t have gluten problems but I’m getting butter bread)
- Multi-Grain Pancake or Waffles
- Cereal (Raisin Brand Crunch)
- Brown Rice
- Spaghetti Noodles
- Oat Milk or Almond Milk
- Coconut Water
- Spring Water
- 100% Fresh Orange Juice (There is a freshly squeezed option where I shop)
- Water (Spring)
- Red Wine
- Blue Tortilla Chips
- Tabouli Salad
- Raisin Bread
Condiments (Seasonings & Sauces)
- Herbs for Tea
- Restock Any Seasonings or Try Something New! ( I need more lemons pepper and garlic powder)
- Spaghetti Sauce ( avoid the labels that read “made w/ genetic engineering”
- Ranch Dressings
- Fruit Preserves
- Coconut Oil
Until Next Week
May you find inspiration in this grocery list, hopefully it makes grocery shopping easier for you. Also, If you didn’t get a chance to get the fresh ginger root, lemon, and raw honey from last week’s list; I hope you get those essentials this week! It’s a great way to sip into the day or ease off into the night! Additionally, I look forward to us engaging around our grocery list, nutritional findings, and efforts. Soon we will be cooking together. Please comment and share your suggestions. Even more, if you like this post, share it with someone!