The Picky Eater’s Healthy Grocery List

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on August 29, 2013


One of the most common questions I get asked is what to buy at the grocery store. I’ve found that having a list is SUPER important when grocery shopping, because it helps me to stay focused and not be tempted by all of the unhealthy treats in the store!

I’ve also found that one of the biggest challenges to healthy cooking is not having the right ingredients on hand. Because by the time you’re ready to cook, you’re already hungry,  you realize that your fridge is empty, and the last thing you want to do at that time is grocery shop.

But with a little bit of planning, and my handy, healthy grocery store list – you can just get what’s on the list and that’s it! Then you’ll have all of the ingredients you need to make any of my tasty, good-for-you recipes, and you won’t waste time wandering the grocery store aisles either. Stocking up on balanced, healthy foods is key to not being tempted to get takeout when those dinner-time-hunger-pangs come calling. And, since I use a lot of the same ingredients for most of my recipes, these items won’t ever go to waste.

This list is: convenient, simple, quick, cost-effective, balanced, healthy and accessible to anyone (almost all of the ingredients can be bought at any local grocery store!) I promise it will make cooking at home truly hassle-free.
Take a look at my list below, or head to the store with this printer-friendly version (it has everything you need!) Click here to download it
Happy grocery shopping everyone!


Grocery List

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Scott @ The Healthy Eating Guide September 3, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Wow, our grocery lists are so similar, Anjali. Question for ya…what’s your “go-to” butter? I’ve been eating Organic Valley Whipped for about a year now and I think it’s great. Sometimes I’ll pick up some good grass fed butter from the farmers market to…but OVs whipped variety has about half the fat and is still big on flavor.


Anjali @ The Picky Eater September 5, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Hi Scott! That’s so awesome – looks like we are very similar shoppers 🙂 For butter, I don’t have a particular brand that I like (although I have tried Organic Valley and love it). But I mainly look for an organic, grass-fed butter. I don’t usually use whipped butter, I just get the regular kind and use less of it – but as long as the whipped variety doesn’t have any added thickeners or emulsifiers I think that’s a great option! Hope that helps!


Alyxandria September 15, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Hi Anjali! I am a freshman at Anderson University in Anderson Indiana and I wrote a paper on your website talking about rhetorical analysis. Basically I analyzed your blog and talked about its purpose and what types of persuasion you use to get readers to be more healthy and change their lifestyles. I will include the link for you to read it if you’d like to. I analyzed this particular blog post and talked about your philosophy. I got to learn a lot about being healthy and living a healthy lifestyle. I am trying to be healthier but its hard when you are in college.

But anyways here is the link! Have a good week!


Anjali @ The Picky Eater September 16, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Hi Alyxandria!! Thank you so much for reaching out to me and for letting me know! That is so amazing that you ended up writing a paper about my blog – I’m truly flattered and I really enjoyed reading your essay! It’s wonderful that you’re trying to be healthy while you’re in college – that is definitely more challenging since I’m sure you’re super busy but always on the go, but it’s the effort that matters. So keep it up and let me know if I can help with anything on your healthy journey! Thanks again! 🙂


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