My Shopping List

My Shopping List

This grocery shopping list contains most of the basic food items that I tend to use in my recipes. This list will probably be most helpful when you need to completely restock, such as when you move to a new location, for example. Keep in mind that this shopping list is a guide and does not have to be followed to a T (in fact, I usually don’t have all of these items on hand!). I created this list to provide inspiration and help you get organized, not to stress you out. Also, just because something isn’t mentioned here, doesn’t mean it’s not great to include in your diet! Happy shopping!


I always vary the produce that I buy (and thus cook with) based on the season. Here are a few of my favorites. Please do not buy all of this produce at once because it will spoil before you can use it!

  • Avocados (obviously this is first on the list)
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Russet potatoes
  • Onions
  • Spinach leaves/baby kale
  • Bell peppers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Zucchini
  • Asparagus
  • String beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Oranges
  • Clementines
  • Nectarines
  • Plums
  • Bananas
  • Apples (I love Honeycrisp apples)
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Watermelon
  • Lemons
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Basil


Oils, Condiments and Spices

  • Olive oil
  • Avocado oil, or other high-heat oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Red cooking wine
  • White cooking wine
  • Seasoned rice vinegar
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
  • Low-sodium vegetable broth
  • Salt
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Onion salt
  • Everything seasoning
  • Ground ginger
  • Smoked paprika
  • Turmeric
  • Parsley
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ground cloves
  • Light mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Minced garlic
  • BBQ sauce
  • Tahini
  • Marinara sauce
  • Tomato sauce


  • All-purpose flour
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Almond flour
  • Oats
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Cocoa powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey
  • Brown sugar
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Flax seeds

Canned Items

  • Fire-roasted tomatoes
  • Assorted canned beans
  • Olives
  • Chickpeas
  • Tuna
  • Salmon

Grains/Dry Items

  • Lentils
  • Red lentil pasta
  • Chickpea pasta
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • Farro
  • Barley


  • Granola bars
  • Tortilla chips
  • Pretzels
  • Crackers
  • Cereal
  • Dark chocolate
  • Shredded almonds
  • Cashews
  • Pine nuts
  • Pecans
  • Dried fruit
  • Popcorn
  • Almond butter
  • Peanut butter


  • Greek yogurt
  • Low-fat cottage cheese
  • Shredded cheese
  • Cheese sticks
  • Skim milk
  • Almond milk
  • Eggs
  • Tofu
  • Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks
  • Ground “beef” (vegetarian soy crumbles)
  • Hummus


  • Edamame
  • Strawberries (great for smoothies)
  • Blueberries (great for muffins and other baked goods)
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Whole grain waffles/pancakes
  • Veggie burgers


  • Whole grain bread
  • Whole wheat wraps/tortillas
  • Tea
  • Coffee

Do you have grocery must-haves that aren’t on my list? I’d love to hear about them! Feel free to share them below!

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