So a lot of people have been asking me what it is that I buy when I go to the grocery store and how do I know what to buy, etc. There really is no difference in how I shop compared to other’s that aren’t on a ‘paleo’ life style diet. The key for me is to not go down any isle at the grocery store – all the crappy/processed foods are in the isles.
I do all my shopping on Sundays so before I go to the store I’ll do a mental recap on what meals I’m going to eat during the week. Meal prep is really the #1 importance when trying to live a healthy life style. During the week I bring breakfast, lunch and all snacks to work every day, Monday thro Friday! Not only does it prevent me from spending money but I also know exactly what it is I’m eating. I never have the ‘ugh, I feel like crap’ after eating my meals. I always feel great, healthy & content. During the weekends I’m usually home so I prep for the wknds as well or if I know I’ll be out on a Saturday running around and won’t be home around lunch time, I bring lunch with me. Crazy, I know. But again it saves me tons of money, I don’t have to think about what to eat and I know exactly what I’m eating!
Here’s an idea of what my meal prep looks like. I switch it up every wk but it’s really the basics, protein/veg/little fruit and healthy fats:
4 eggs (3 white, 1 regular) homemade pork sausage, spinach, 1/2 orange, green tea
2 tblspn almond butter & 1 banana
Chicken, veggie, starch
(Asparagus, brussel sprouts, zucc, carrots, squash – butternut, spg, acorn, sweet potato)
2 celery sticks
Small pc of chicken
Fish, cauliflower ‘rice’, green veggie
Turkey meat, onion, pepper, zucc/carrot ‘spg’
Turkey meat, onion, pepper, spg squash
Shrimp, kale, spinach, onion, pepper, cilantro
Dessert: 1 square 85% dark natural chocolate. (Green & Black is my favorite brand).
I have a crazy sweet tooth so that dark chocolate really hits the spot! I try not to eat that EVERY day but every few days, its not going to kill me or you! 😉 The list above is really for my Mon – Friday routine. The wknds I like to switch it up and get a bit more adventitious since I have more time. My week days are crazy and long so this is what helps me get by!
Happy shopping & eating everyone!!