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My Plant Based Grocery List

My Plant Based Grocery List

My grocery list! What I like to have on hand in my fridge and pantry.

Multivitamin

Young Living Master Formula

Young Living Ningxia Red

Beverages

WATER (I try to drink about 3 liters a day. Spice it up with lemon, mint, ginger, etc.)

Green Tea 

Coffee 

Coconut Water 

Red Wine (Pinot Noir and Rioja are my faves)

Prosecco

Grapefruit Seltzer

Produce (Try for in season, organic or local)

Red Leaf lettuce (2)

Red Pepper (2)

Cucumber (1)

Carrots

Baby Spinach (1)

Kale (1)

Mesculin Greens (1)

Sprouts (1)

Mushrooms - cremini and shitake are my favorites

Fennel (1)

Broccoli (2)

Berries

Bananas

Grapefruit (1)

Granny Smith Apples (5)

Lemons (3-5)

Limes (1-2)

Scallions (1)

Avocado (2)

Tomatoes (Cherry, grape, etc.)

Garlic (2)

Shallots (2)

Asparagus (1)

Sweet Potato (2)

Herbs

Basil

Parsley

Chives

Cilantro

Thyme

Mint

Ginger

Non Dairy

Coconut Creamer

Oat Milk

Veganaise

Earth Balance Butter

Proteins

Tempeh – soy based protein, chewy and dense. Good replacement for bacon if smoked.

Seitan- wheat based protein (not suitable for gluten free diets). Has the texture of duck or dark meat chicken. This is my go to.

Tofu- Firm is good for cooking while silken is good for sauces and smoothies. I am not in love, but it is tasty breaded and fried, but then again, what isn't?!

*All of the above takes on the flavor of whatever you put on it- Experiment!

Grains (Some are sold in bulk at your local natural market- budget friendly!)

Whole Wheat Wraps

Whole Wheat Penne, Linguine or spaghetti

Quinoa Pasta

Wild Rice

Brown Rice

Quinoa

Israeli Couscous

Beans

Cannelini

Black

Black Soy

Kidney

Garbanzo (Chick Peas)

Lentils

Nuts/Seeds

Sunflower Seeds

Almonds

Walnuts

Hazelnuts

Pine Nuts

Trail Mix

Popcorn kernels


Misc. (When buying anything in a box, jar, or can – always check the ingredients. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t buy it! No one likes a “chemical shit storm” in their food.)

Mustard (Dijon, Spicy- Mr. Mustard and Grey Poupon are my favorites)

Jelly (I always go for seedless Raspberry or wild blueberry **swoon**)

Peanut or Almond Butter

Olive Oil

Grapeseed Oil- high heat oil (I use this to make popcorn)

Flaxseed Oil- Omega 3, salad dressings

Safflower Oil - high heat oil

Balsamic Vinegar (there is an amazing oil and vinegar shop called Scarborough Fare on Main St. in Beacon. You must go for a tasting!)

Apple Cider Vinegar

Veggie Broth (Kitchen Basics)

Soy Sauce (Tamari or Shoyu)

Miren

Ready Foods (my "go to" when I don't feel like cooking)

Field Roast

Nate’s Zesty Italian Meatless Meatballs

Muir Glen Pasta Sauce, canned tomatoes

Amy’s Vegan/Vegetarian Burritos

Gardein 

Polenta (excellent as a base for a grilled/marinated veggie napoleon)

 

You'll notice that I haven't included meat and fish. I describe my food choices as plant based. That isn't to say I don't enjoy a wild caught sockeye salmon, or an occasional sushi date. Sean makes chicken basically for every meal. I do indulge on a great burgers, but I opt for meat raised on local farms in the Hudson Valley. My meat consumption is infrequent and always viewed as a side and never the star of my menu. I don't restrict myself to one way of eating. I go for what feels good and healthful-- and my body thanks me for it. 

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