Fruits and veggies are always first on my list. Gotta have the essentials!
-apples (whichever kind is on sale)
-whole wheat sandwich thins
-Nature's Path or Kashi cereals
-Ezekiel 4:9 cereal
-Amy's canned low-sodium soups
-canned garbanzo beans/chickpeas
-canned beans (all varieties)
-Amy's microwave meals (I keep a few on hand at all times for those late night skating practices, which upon returning home the last thing I want to do is cook! Ever had a night like that? These are tasty, super healthy and super quick for when you're in a time crunch!)
-Veggie Burgers (whichever kind is the cheapest that day with the cleanest ingredient list!)
-frozen berries/other frozen fruits
-ALL frozen veggies
-Stoneyfield Farms Organic Plain Nonfat Yogurt (or the cheap kind!)
-a couple containers of greek yogurt (Oikos or Dannon Greek)
-fat free cottage cheese
-all fruit preserves
-the oh-so-essential nutbutter! (Organic Peanut, Almond, and Cashew. Along with a few Justin's packets for on-the-go)
-LARABARS. TONS. :)
Can't think of anything else right at the moment...but these are pretty much the bare essentials.
What are your shopping essentials? How many grocer trips do you make per week?
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