Wednesday, August 29, 2018

What I buy...and where I buy it...

I feel like I hear all the time that eating healthy is just too expensive, that people can't find good produce and that things just need to be more convenient to eat healthy most of the time. Well, I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be costly to eat right, that there is good produce to be found in the right places and that there are more options now than ever for healthy convenience food.

I go to three stores every week and then Costco every other week. I know that it sounds like a lot, but I know exactly what I'm going to get at each store for the most part. I also know which stores have the best produce and what meats to buys where and the best of the best healthy food that is quick! It's taken me a while, but I have it down to a science for my family and I and if I can save someone time and $$, then yay!!

Here are my go to foods at the best prices and the best stores at which to get them:

Aldi: If you haven't tried it...you are truly missing out.




  • Greens of any kind...I love their organic selection
  • Peppers
  • Celery
  • Snapeas
  • Necterines
  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes
  • White potatoes
  • Onions
  • Zucchini
  • Bagged salad kits
  • Eggs
  • Almond Milk
  • Bacon
  • Full fat plain Greek yogurt
  • All canned goods including tuna
  • Oatmeal
  • 100% pure maple syrup
  • Rice cakes
  • Guacamole
  • Fresh salsa
  • Hummus
  • Chicken Sausage
  • Fresh Chicken breast
  • Pork tenderloin
  • Pork shoulder
  • Steam bags of frozen broccoli, California medley, Asian stirfry
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen quinoa meals (add some cauliflower rice to fill them out with more veggies)
  • Apple Cider Vineager
  • Coconut Oil


Trader Joe's




  • Fresh ground turkey
  • Spaghetti squash 
  • Butternut squash (found already cubed if in a time crunch)
  • Frozen cauliflower rice
  • Frozen cauliflower fried rice
  • Frozen brown rice
  • Jazz apples (if you haven't tried these...you're welcome for introducing you!)
  • Frozen "Hodge Podge" veggie mix...good with anything!
  • Natural peanut butter (just salt and peanuts)
  • Dried, unsweetened mango
  • 1/2 the salt roasted almonds
  • Spices
  • Dairy free chocolate chips 
  • Dark chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Popcorn kernels
  • Wine (my favorite Cab right now is Lazy Bones and it's $6.99!)


Sprouts




  • Bars: Lara Bars, RX Bars, Quest Bars and Amrita (almost always less expensive here)
  • Daiya dairy free cheese
  • Mikey's grain free pizza crusts (frozen)
  • Avocados...they are the best and they are really really inexpensive here
  • Berries of all kinds
  • Turkey breast...in the deli section...it's slices like you would do for Thanksgiving...amazing!)


Costco




  • Veggie tray-soooo convinient for those weeks that you don't want to cut up veggies
  • Frozen wild caught Alaskan salmon
  • Avocado oil (such a big thing for the little price)
  • La Croix






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