Quick Guide to Healthy Groceries Fitness

Grocery shopping can be extremely daunting when trying to change how you eat.

At first you’re like, “yes, I got this. Healthy grocery shopping. What’s up?!”

But then you get there and you see all the things and you’re like:

Well, have no fear! Carrie’s quick easy grocery shopping guidelines are here!

My key to grocery shopping is planning ahead. I figure out all my meals for the week and shop based on that. If you don’t know where to even start, here is a list to get you started!


  • Fruits
  • Veggies (lettuce-in the bag, a head of lettuce- for sandwich wraps, kale, spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers- my favorite!, onions, celery, garlic, asparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc.)
  • Sweet potatoes


  • English Muffins (I get the 100 calorie english muffins)
  • Bread (we usually buy Sunbeam because it’s on sale. I’m on a budget, too!)
  • Pasta (angel hair, bow-tie)
  • Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Cous Cous


  • Chicken breasts
  • Fish (tilapia, shrimp, salmon)
  • Turkey (sliced and ground)

Baking/Cooking Essentials

  • Flour (all purpose)
  • Sugars (brown, powdered, white, and substitute)
  • Baking powder and Baking Soda
  • Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Cornstarch
  • Cornmeal
  • Coconut (shredded)
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Extracts (vanilla, almond, peppermint)
  • Various spices (cayenne, italian, dried herbs, pumpkin pie seasoning, cinnamon, garlic powder, garlic salt, onion salt, onion powder, cajun, cumin, mustard, paprika)


  • Cheese (blocked cheddar, shredded mozzarella, shredded cheddar, feta, goat, brie, etc.)
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Light sour cream
  • Milk

Other Condiments

  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly or Jam
  • Ketchup
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Sauerkraut
  • Jalapenos/Banana Peppers/Pickles
  • Black Olives
  • Olive Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • White Vinegar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salsa
  • Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Popcorn


Obviously you don’t have to buy all of this at once. These are things we use often for meals. You’ll be able to make a whole lot with these items, though, and you’ll be well on your way to being prepared to change your eating habits on a consistent basis and you’ll be walking out of the grocery store like:

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