Grocery Shop and a Simple Salad for Dinner

17 Jan

Today after work, I went to the local organic grocery store to get my shop on!  Since I’ve had a couple people ask me what I buy when I grocery shop, I’m going to show you everything I got.  I always grocery shop knowing exactly what I need and what we will be eating during the week.  This way I don’t just throw a bunch of random things in the cart.

Here is what I found:


Protein- Chicken Breast, Brown Eggs and Tofu.  We have a few different proteins in the freezer right now (turkey burgers, grass fed ground beef, fish), so I really didn’t have to buy much.


Dairy-  Lots of cheese (feta, parmesan, pepper jack, American) and Earth Balance


Healthy Carbs-  Ezekiel Pitas and Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns


Random- Cranberry Juice, Ketchup, Pasta Sauce, Mayo, Salsa


Produce-  Celery, Carrots, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Granny Smith Apples, Cabbage, Spinach, Spring Mix, Parsnips, Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli.  I think that’s all of them!

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Here is how we will use the groceries during the week, we will probably stray a little from this menu, but you get the idea:

  • Monday Dinner:  Apple and Gorgonzola Salad
  • Tuesday Dinner:  Asian Chicken Salad
  • Wednesday:  Fish Tacos
  • Thursday Lunch:  Turkey Burgers and Parsnip Fries 
  • Thursday Dinner:  Feta Nut Salad
  • Friday Lunch:  Baked Tofu and Broccoli
  • Friday Dinner:  Steak, Sweet Potato and Green Salad

Dinner tonight was Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with San Pellegrino.  The best!


I love the flavors of this meal!


Quincy wanted to say Hi to you all!  : )


Well, I’m off to play with the little guy then getting to bed early!

Question:  What do you always need to buy at the grocery store?  I never leave the grocery store without a new jar of salsa!



8 Responses to “Grocery Shop and a Simple Salad for Dinner”

  1. Shanna, like Banana January 17, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    I just had that tofu for the first time and it is incredible. I think I could eat it raw. So freakin’ tasty!

    I can’t leave without PB 😉

  2. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) January 17, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

    Gosh you got quite the haul. I feel I always need to buy pears and pumpkin and flour for pancakes.

  3. Kat January 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    I always buy bananas!! My hubby and I both have one a day, so they go quick!BTW I love how you have 3 salad days. My hubby would NEVER go for that!!

  4. Katie January 17, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    A must at the store for me is veggies, apples, almond milk, whole grain brown rice cakes, chicken, hummus, and thats all I can think of right now!

    I love that you plan your meals out, wish I did that more!

    Have a godnight! Hi Quincy!

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