PLANT BASED GROCERY LIST



When shopping at the grocery store, it can be overwhelming to find healthy foods. There are so many aisles and options to choose from! I have two general rules:

  • Focus on a whole, real foods (fresh produce)

  • Avoid processed and sugary foods (generally avoid packaged goods unless you read to the ingredients and nutrition label carefully and can confirm it is healthy)

Now that you are equipped with my general rules, let's talk specifics!


​Here are the foods to add to your cart based on the plant based lifestyle. You'll notice most items on my list are located in the outer aisles of the grocery store or in the health food aisle. ​ Vegetables

  • Zucchini

  • Swiss Chard

  • Green Pepper

  • Sweet Pepper

  • Asparagus

  • Onion

  • Sweet Potato

  • Bok Choy

  • Mushrooms

  • Spinach

  • Kale

  • Lettuce

  • Cauliflower

  • Broccoli

  • Arugula

  • Green Onion

  • Garlic

  • Ginger


Fruits

  • Lemons

  • Limes

  • Avocado

  • Apples

  • Blueberries

  • Strawberries

  • Blackberries

  • Cranberries

  • Coconut


Carbs

  • Quinoa

  • Buckwheat

  • Almond Flour

  • Konjac Pasta

  • Brown Rice


Protein

  • Eggs

  • Legumes

  • Tofu

  • Spirulina

Nuts and Seeds

  • Almonds

  • Almond Butter

  • Walnuts

  • Flax Seeds

  • Chia Seeds

  • Pumpkin Seeds


Flavours, Spices, and Oils

  • Black Pepper

  • Himalayan Salt

  • Butter

  • Oregano

  • Basil

  • Turmeric

  • Cinnamon

  • Cacao

  • Maple Syrup

  • Vanilla Extract

  • Avocado Oil

  • Coconut Oil

  • Sesame Oil


Drinks

  • Water

  • Coffee

  • Tea (Green, Black, Herbal)

  • Plant Milk

  • Vegan Protein Shakes

  • Coconut Water


​I typically avoid excessive fruit intake. Although fruits are an excellent source of natural sugars, and other vitamins and minerals, too much fruit can spike your blood sugar levels and lead to energy crashes. Feel free to customize the list to whatever meals you're prepping for the week!