Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Grocery time- what should I buy?

Many people go to the grocery store without a plan and just walk the aisles grabbing whatever catches their eye. Next time to take a journey to your local grocery store have a plan of attack. Good rule of thumb is to stay to the outside aisles of the store. Think veggies, fruits, and meats. Below is a list of some things to buy.

  • Eggs

  • Skinless boneless chicken breast- cheap and high in protein, major staple in the diet

  • Ground turkey

  • Buffalo ( Bison )- lean red meat, high in protein and some call it the healthiest meat. expensive but well worth it

  • Canned tuna-great source of protein and quick and easy. Avoid consuming too often because of high mercury content.

  • Salmon

  • Pork tenderloin- lean and tasty without being too pricey

  • Cottage cheese-Slow digesting protein that can be used as a snack between big gaps in meals


  • Whole grains

  • Oatmeal

  • Veggies

  • Fruits

  • Brown rice

  • Quinoa


  • Olive oil- use it all the time

  • Flaxseed oil- great to add to protein shakes for omega 3's

  • Nuts

  • Peanut/almond butter- add to shakes, on sandwiches or on fruit

  • Avocado-healthy fat source, it is natures butter

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