Healthy Eating Grocery List

Ever heard the saying “abs are made in the kitchen”? Well nothing could be closer to the truth. In order to shed the stubborn belly fat that hides all the hard work we put in at the gym, a clean diet is a MUST. Besides that, the obviously more important aspect of eating well is maintaining a healthy, well-functioning body. Eating wholesome, natural foods is one of the best ways to do that!


  • Do not go hungry! Eat beforehand!
  • If you’re on a budget, stick to the minimum requirements and look for coupons and deals at local stores.
  • Just because something is labeled “low-fat” “a good source of…” or “healthy” DOES NOT mean it is healthy!
    Make a list so you don’t forget anything… and so you don’t buy more than you need!




GROCERY LIST (asterisks denote my highly recommended foods):


Protein powder (Vegan options available)*
Boneless/skinless chicken breast*
Lean ground turkey
Canned Tuna (in water)* (they come in packets as well, good for on-the-go)
White Fish
Wild Salmon*
Tofu (Vegan friendly)
Plain Nonfat Cottage Cheese
Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
Nonfat cheese sticks (for the girls who need quick, on-the-go snacks)

Fibrous Veggies:
Bell Peppers
Brussel Sprouts
Green beans
(Don’t be afraid to experiment! There are so many others out there besides just these)

Complex/Starchy Carbohydrates:
Old-fashioned Oatmeal (Gluten-free options available)
Low-carb/Low-sugar cereal (Fiber One for example) (Gluten-free options available)
Quinoa (Gluten-free options available)
Sweet potato
Whole Wheat Bread (Gluten-free options available, I personally use Ezekiel bread)
Brown Rice

Healthy Fat Options (pick at least 2):
Natural peanut butter or almond butter (only ingredient should read peanuts or almonds, there should be oil on top, low/no sodium).
Olive oil
Coconut Oil
Flaxseed oil

Lemons (for water & fish)

Water* – MUST HAVE (obviously)
Unsweetened Almond Milk (can be flavored, I like vanilla)*
Unsweetened Coconut Milk
Green tea bags*

Balsamic Vinegar
Chili powder
Mrs Dash
Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
Pam Non-stick cooking spray*

Fish Oil*

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  1. Becca says

    stumbled across your page today-LOVE IT!! I always try to stick to the “if its from a plant eat it, if its made in a plant dont” theory and love your “clean eating” plan! I printed out and bedazzeled this list for my fridge :) i noticed tho the fruits section is a little…little! is this based on personal preferance or just avoiding those with too much natural sugars? I kno berries are the best health wise but im hooked on grapes and melons! Too much sugar? Thanks! :)

  2. Karissa says

    I’ve been trying to get down a good shopping list for staples and it’s been rough. This is helpful, especially since I’m working hard in the gym too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. kari meshefski says

    Can you explain why ‘eating clean’ = no deli meats? I make wraps and love turkey should I give this up?

  4. Sarah Borst says


    So here is my story: I’ve been a dancer my whole life but have never had the body I has desired.

    I went to school this year 155 lbs and left 138!! I did this by counting calories and eliminating drinking. In January I started eating clean and paleo–no wheat, dairy or grains.

    I have not lost any more weight and I’m still not getting the body I want. I started running about 2 weeks ago and consistently lifting weights but i feel like I’m not doing enough. Do you switch up doing legs, arms, butt, back and stomach? And about how many days do you work out a week? Cardio every other day or every day?

    My legs can handle about 90 pounds and my arms can handle 20…I think this comes from being a dancer all those years. I’m 19 by the way!!

    The part of my body I am most self conscious about is my stomach. I have a pretty flat yummy but its not toned and cut. I don’t have love handles really…but my hips are so wide that there is def some fat that can go!

    I guess I’m just overwhelmed and not seeing enough progress.

    You look amazing!



  5. Danielle says

    If your an athlete who works out 15 to 20 hrs a week and you have to have the carbs such as pasta, what should you do? And are there any brands you recommend?

  6. Kimmie says

    Is there somewhere in your blog that goes through what you typically have for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks and the amounts? Love your blog it is full of great info. I learned a lot from it thanks!!!

  7. Sara says

    Why aren’t beans in the protein section? They are a natural protein that is easier for your body to digest than meat.

  8. Linda says

    I really like this blog entry, thanks for posting. I just want to give a head’s up on chili powder. It can contain a great deal of salt depending on brand so be careful or make your own blend and eliminate the salt. Here is the recipe I use to cut out the salt.
    2T paprika, 2t oregano, 1&1/4t of the next three: cumin, garlic powder and cayenne powder, 3/4t onion powder.
    This works for us, hope you find it helpful!

  9. Jen Glover says

    Any tips for vegetarians? Tofu is not a good option. Can’t live on egg whites for protein source :(

  10. Catherine says

    I found your site last week through pinterest and you insprired me to get “clean”. My fingers are crossed!! Thank you

  11. Cassandra says

    Splenda is highly processed and very unhealthy. Sugar in moderation is much better for you than Splenda!

  12. Sarah says

    Is there any recommended protein powder that would be safe while breastfeeding?