Grocery shopping sucks, especially when you don’t know what to buy. That is why having this clean eating grocery list for beginners is so important for your first few clean eating grocery trips.
I like to meal plan weekly, so I know exactly what will go on my grocery list and am not wasting money on stuff I wont use.
But, if that’s not your thing, you at least want to make sure your kitchen is full of healthy foods so that you’re not tempted to eat any junk. If you don’t have it, you can’t eat it– simple.
Importance of Having a Grocery List
You’ll eat what you have, so you have to stock up on the good stuff!
Having a grocery list is key. If it’s not on your list, don’t you dare walk in to that aisle or buy it!
This is a long list, but just buy what you need and will eat before it goes bad. I highly recommend meal planning so that your food doesn’t go to waste and you only buy what you need.
Before you do that, make sure you clean out your fridge, so there isn’t anything tempting you in there.
Once that is done, you’re ready to shop!
Clean Eating Grocery List for Beginners
- Brussel Sprouts
- Romaine Lettuce
- Boneless, skinless chicken breast
- Ground Turkey
- Extra lean red meat or ground beef (90/10 at least)
- Egg whites
- Pork tenderloin
- Tuna in water
- Low sodium, fat free, deli turkey slices
- Ricotta cheese
- Plain greek yogurt
- Cottage cheese
- Sweet potatoes
- Brown rice
- Whole grain pasta
- Whole grain crackers
- Whole grain bread (I love Ezekiel bread)
- Whole grain waffles
- Feta cheese
- Goat cheese
- Mozzarella cheese
- Cheddar cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Olive oil
- Avocado oil
- Coconut oil
- Ground flaxseed
- OPA Dressing
- Nut butters
- Pure, raw honey
- Pure maple syrup
- Dijon mustard
- Hot sauce
- Pure flavor extracts
Extras You Can’t Find In Store
Unfortunately, some of the best things to have on your list are hard to find in regular grocery stores.
Remember, you’re going for a clean diet- so common table sugar, syrup and processed honey are not clean options. You need the pure and raw versions like the ones below.