I’ve been asked about my shopping list, so I figured I’d use today’s post to present you with my must have items. I keep all of these foods in heavy rotation and find myself upset when they are not near. All other foods I can go without for extended periods of time.
I buy organic whenever possible. I’m leaving out the items that I buy for my boys; I’ll address that ball of madness at a later date.
- Berries. Generally, I keep strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries readily available for snacking.
- Greens. Kale, spinach and arugula are always part of my mix. My kids laugh at me for stuffing leaves in my mouth like a zoo animal.
- Purple cabbage. I go through one head every 4 days.
- Eggs. I buy about 4 dozen a week. Right now, they’re my favorite food.
- Ground beef. I cook it ahead of time and eat after workouts by the spoonful.
- Wild salmon. I buy the largest filet possible and always have individual portions in the fridge, seasoned simply with lemon, salt, pepper and paprika.
- Peanut and almond butter. I’ll rotate the two on my morning toast.
- Ezekiel sprouted grain bread. This is my one daily grain. I eat it with nut butter; it’s the perfect complement to the bitterness of my next item.
- Coffee, ground for French press. I don’t go a day without this ritual.
- Apples. I’m sort of a connoisseur (kisses muscles). Textures, colors, smells, tastes, I’ve got you, fire away.
- Celery. If I’m eating because I’m bored, not with purpose or for flavor, I land here. #Crunch
- Chicken. I buy it pre-made, whole, breasts, thighs, whatever catches my eye. Butter makes it better.
- Tuna in a can. Only for convenience. I don’t drain it; I eat it fast.
- Hot sauce. I can’t get enough, all different types and throw it on everything. More heat, please.
- Sweet potatoes and/or yams. My starchy sweethearts. Delicious hot, cold, snacks, meals, dessert.
- Oatmeal. It’s an occasional breakfast companion if I run out of my sprouted grain bread. No sweetener, the oats themselves are sweet enough. Maybe a handful of berries to brighten up an otherwise ugly food.
- Grass fed butter. Gotta make sure my food doesn’t stick to the pan.
- Olive oil. Another cooking helper.
- Coconut oil. For higher heat cooking.
- Mushrooms. Every kind. I only like them cooked, but then I adore them.
So there you have it, my twenty essential foods. What’s on your list?