Food haul

I’ve really been trying to be more diligent about my eating patterns again. After having dabbled in low carbing, and going completely wheat free, things improved greatly and I found that I could eat anything I want again without too much discomfort. But that did mean that I went a little overboard. So late last summer I decided I needed a complete overhaul. I started working our more again and I made a point of eating food I love, while cooking regular meals and having the occasional treat as well. That’s why I thought it would be good to show you what I roughly buy on a weekly basis when I get my groceries. I hope you enjoy!

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A recent food shop

I typically get groceries once a week and simply plan my meals out from there. I keep the basics, such as rice, pasta and oats stocked on a regular basis and so I usually just buy the fresh ingredients I need to make salads and other meals. So in case you think there are some things lacking in here: yes they do, but again I keep a good storage of some dry staple foods just in case.

Staples to stock up on

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I only buy staples once in a while. This time round I didn’t need any oats, pasta, rice, lentils, chick peas or other beans. All I needed were some rice cakes which I like to have as a quick lunch or snack. This is the only grain item I purchased this round. I also stocked up on coconut oil as I prefer to use that in baking over butter. Finally I bought some nutritional yeast so I could make some vegan Mac N Cheese later that week.


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I love veggies. I don’t think a day goes buy that I don’t have them. I use them for snacking, making salads and of course as part of my regular meals. Yes, I even have veggies for breakfast as I drink a glass of beetroot juice every morning. I bought the mushrooms to go with the vegan Mac N Cheese I had planned to make. All other ingredients were to create a simple salad.


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Fruit is another one of my favorite snacks. I am weening myself of bananas at the moment, as I wanted to change things up a bit. I now just keep them so I can use them as a sweetener when I’m baking. Another thing I always keep are frozen fruits. They make the best base for any smoothie and since the weather is turning nicer, smoothies are definitely back on my menu. I am not a huge fan of fruit juices, but I like the occasional glass of grapefruit juice.

Dairy & meat

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Meat isn’t a huge part of my diet. I only have a bit every now and then. I love yoghurts, cheeses and eggs though. Eggs are a great breakfast food, but I also love them for lunch with some avocado. Yoghurt I use for my workday breakfasts to make overnight oats. Lastly, cheese I use spice up salads, spread on crisp breads or just straight up as it makes for a great post workout snack.

Nuts & cheats

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Where I used to forego any sugary or salty snacks, I am currently on a regime that I’m allowed one of each per week. Mostly I get my groceries on Saturday morning so it’s nice to have a treat in the house for Saturday or Sunday. I mostly use nuts again as snacks, those cinnamon & chocolate covered almond are some of my faves. But the cashews in the back I used to create the vegan Mac N Cheese sauce.

What do you typically buy on a food run?

14 responses to “Food haul”

  1. This has some great healthy ideas! I’d love to go full vegetarian but it’s impossible living with three other people who loove meat >.< Nice post!

  2. Interesting to see your food haul! Staples for us are always potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers, onion, beans, yogurt, milk, chicken, and ground beef. We seem to buy those weekly. Our grocery bills aren’t too high – last week we only spent $40 on groceries!

    • That’s pretty decent. I don’t eat much dairy and meat which makes food shopping a little more expensive and there are some foods I prefer buying organic or from the farmer’s market because it’s better quality foods. So I don’t mind spending a little bit more if it means I have food that tastes better and lasts longer

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