Healthy Grocery List For Singles

Healthy Grocery List For Singles

 

As a single person, feeding yourself may be a challenge. Getting yourself motivated to begin considering something besides a pre made TV dinner box can be daunting. Regular-sized food packages at the supermarket are not suitable portions for one person to eat. It’s tempting to always rely on convenience foods or eating out. If you’re ready to eat better, you’ll need to cook.

A trip to the supermarket tends to result in one of two outcomes: a frozen dinner, chocolate bar, and tub of hummus—and another trip to the store the next night; or a whole bunch of leafy greens, berries, zucchini, avocado, chicken breasts, and some quinoa, at least half of which ends up slimy, moldy, or in another unrecognizable and inedible condition in the back of the fridge 10 days later.

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Time to stop tossing bad food and money in the trash! This grocery list from a registered dietitian and fitness consultant, includes everything one person needs to eat healthy and delicious for one week. Some items are staples, so only stock up on, say, oatmeal, if you’re running low. And for the sake of your budget, buy things like meat and seafood in bulk packages (just don’t go crazy on the 12-packs!) and freeze them to thaw and eat as needed. But be sure to get your produce and dairy weekly. And then start whipping up some amazing meals!

 

Produce:

  • 1 quart berries
  • 4 bananas
  • 1 melon any type
  • 4 pieces oranges, apples,and/or pears
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 1 bunch broccoli
  • 2 bell pepper (any color)
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 small bags salad greens
  • 2 onions
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 small bag of carrots
  • 2 avocadoes
  • Small box of mushrooms

Protein:

  • 6-8 Ozs boneless, Skinless chicken breast
  • 6-8 Ozs seafood – tilapia, cod, shrimp,
  • 6-8 Ozs lean beef
  • 1 packages lean ground turkey

Grains:

  • 1 loaf whole wheat bread
  • 1 package whole grain pita bread
  • 1 pound whole wheat pasta
  • 1 package brown rice
  • 1 box healthy cereal- whole grain
  • 1 Box of oatmeal

Dairy & Eggs

  • 1 Dozen eggs
  • 1/2 gallon low fat milk or any type of milk you like, almond, coconut,
  • 8 ozs low fat cheese
  • 1 container crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 small container of Greek yogurt
  • 1 small container low fat cottage cheese

 

Canned Good:

  • 1 can water-packed tuna
  • 1 can 28ozs crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can or carton of low sodium chicken or veg broth

Snacks:

  • 1 can or bag of nuts
  • 1 bag of trail mix
  • 1 box of whole-grain crackers or pretzels

Pantry Staples:

  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • Soy Sauce- Reduced-Sodium
  • Honey – maple syrup
  • Natural Peanut Butter or Almond butter
  • Spicy Mustard or regular mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Hot sauce
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Italian Seasoning

Frozen:

  • 1 Bag berries
  • 1 bags Veggies – pick what you enjoy eating
  • 1 box Whole wheat waffles

Beverage:

  • Sparkling Water
  • Herbal Tea

Remember always check your supplies before you head out to the store.

Look for recipes for one to follow.

Tip: Make a weekly menu really helps you keep on track.

Your Partner in Health,

Debi

 

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