Grocery Shop to Stock a Functional Healthy Kitchen

I realized that many people have trouble eating healthy because of the challenge of knowing what to grocery shop for. So I made this guide to help you get started on your journey to learn how to eat to be happy and feel amazing.

With this stock you can make a meal at either a moments notice or with one day prep before hand (ie, to soak beans or grains). With the following ingredients on hand you can make 20 or more different meal types (from tacos to lemon grass curry) in less than thirty minutes.

The key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle begins in the pantry and a weekly or biweekly trip to grocery shop. These trips should mostly to grab a few fresh fruits or vegetables or other items you have run out of. The rest you should only need to purchase a few times a year if you buy in bulk, which is highly suggested for economy.

  1. 2 grains
  2. 2 Legumes
  3. 1 Meat or Fish in the freezer (for meat eaters)
  4. Eggs
  5. Tempeh or Tofu
  6. 3 vegetables
    1. 1 Squash or Sweet Potato
    2. 1 Cruciferous Green
    3. lettuce, peppers, or sprouts, or your favorite
  7. 1 Nut
  8. 2 Seeds
  9. Onions
  10. Coconut Oil (and coconut milk)
  11. Olive Oil or Canola Oil
  12. Canned Tomatoes in BPA-free can
  13. Brewers Yeast (great in everything from popcorn to potatoes, to tofu scramble, anything you want a quick meal with a cheesy taste)
  14. Cultured Vegetables
  15. 2 Cans Beans
  16. Frozen fruit (3 lbs or more for smoothies)
  17. 1 Frozen Vegetable
  18. Corn Tortillas
  19. Spices: Cumin, red pepper, chili pepper, oregano, thyme, lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, coriander, mustard seeds, cinnamon