Thursday, July 12, 2012

Master Grocery List



In preparation for moving and DH starting a new business, I've been reducing our grocery expenses. I prefer a large pantry with all sorts of wild and crazy ingredients and I really enjoy trying new foods. Now I need to curtail that and instead focus on the basics. I'd like to keep our expenses to about $400 a month while still eating a healthy, whole foods, plant-based diet.

Here's the Master Grocery List I devised and it shows how I break down the vegetables. For instance, I always try to buy some cruciferous veggies and we eat dark leafy greens every day. Obviously there are some fruits and veggies that are seasonal but everything on this list will give us plenty of menu choices.

MASTER GROCERY LIST

VEGETABLES

Greens - Kale, Collards, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Lettuce and Other Salad Greens

Crucifers - Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Bok Choy, Cole Slaw Mix

Mushrooms - Button, Portobellos, Shiitake

Onions, Scallions, Garlic

Potatoes - Russet, Red, Yukon Gold, Sweet Potatoes

Other  Vegetables - Celery, Carrots, Cucumbers, Jalapenos, Green Chiles, Tomatoes, Peppers, Radishes, Avocado

FRUITS

Apples or Pears, Limes and Lemons, Berries, Watermelon, Raisins, Cranberries, Bananas, Unsweetened Applesauce

DRY BEANS

Pintos, Garbanzos, Lentils, Red Lentils, White Beans, Black Beans, Split Peas, Firm Tofu, Silken Tofu, Tempeh

GRAINS

Brown Rice, Old-Fashioned Oats, Whole Wheat Spaghetti, Whole Wheat Pasta, Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Wheat Pita Bread, Corn Tortillas, Whole Grain Hamburger Buns, Whole Wheat Flour, Cream of Wheat or Rice Cereal

FROZEN

Corn, Peas, Berries, Spinach, Green Beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Hash Brown Potatoes (no oil or  salt), Green chiles

NUTS AND SEEDS

Flaxseed, Sunflower Seeds, Walnuts, Cashews, Pepitas, Peanut Butter, Tahini, Almond Butter

PANTRY ITEMS

Canned Tomatoes (no salt), Tomato Sauce (no salt), Tomato Paste, Canned Pumpkin,

CONDIMENTS

Salsa, Barbecue sauce, Ketchup (no salt), Low-Fat Vegan Mayonnaise, Ballpark Mustard, Dijon Mustard

MISCELLANEOUS

Nutritional Yeast, Vegetable Cooking Spray, Decaf Green Tea, Peppermint Tea, Stevia, Coffe for DH, Agave Nectar, Date Sugar, Active Dry Yeast, Cornstarch, Baking Powder, Cocoa, Baking Soda, Sea Salt, Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, Liquid Smoke, Apple Cider Vinegar, Balsamic Vinegar, Red Wine Vinegar, Roasted Red Peppers, White Miso, Herbs and Spices

BUBBLES THE RABBIT (Yes, she has her own list!)

Cilantro, Basil, Endive, Apple Juice, Distilled Water, Cranberries



 

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Great list! I love a well-stocked pantry but it's also good to focus on veggies and fruits.

By the way, I just clicked through to your Pinterest account and I love that Bubbles the rabbit has her own board! :) so cute.

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