After trying a whole bunch of recipes, I’ve made a list of the clean eating necessities you should keep in your kitchen!
The Clean Eating Grocery List:
- A wide array of fruits and vegetables. Get whatever’s in season!
- Here’s what I bought yesterday: strawberries, bananas, blueberries, blackberries, kiwis, a watermelon, a head of Romaine lettuce, spinach, a variety of frozen fruit, a leek, celery, a red pepper, and an onion.
- Roots, spices, and other essentials. I often buy fresh ginger root and mint leaves for my detox lemon water, and I also always have ground cinnamon in my kitchen since it speeds up your metabolism and goes well on oatmeal. I also always buy flaxseeds for oatmeal and my peanut butter bites. Get nuts like walnuts, pistachios, and almonds to snack on throughout the day.
- Spreads. Like peanut butter, almond butter, and apple butter to put on whole wheat toast.
- Whole wheat bread. I also get whole wheat English muffins!
- Sweeteners: I always keep honey in my house, and I use it even when a recipe calls for agave or maple syrup. I find that honey is perfect for everything! You can buy agave or maple syrup as well if you’d like, but stay away from other sweeteners like Stevia because they can have harmful chemicals in them.
- Cooking essentials. Pam Olive Oil nonstick cooking spray, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, whole wheat flour, and whole wheat pastry flour are always in my kitchen for cooking and baking.
- Optional: oat flour and almond flour. I find these often in clean eating recipes, and you may want to buy them (or just substitute them with whole wheat flour)
- Breakfast essentials. I always have oats, greek yogurt, and almond milk in my fridge. Look for the unsweetened kind of almond milk without carrageenan! Plain Greek yogurt is versatile and can be used for all sorts of things like mayo replacement in recipes.
I’ll add more to this grocery list if I think of anything, but this is the gist of what I get at the store to supplement my clean eating lifestyle.