|I apologize for the shaky-ness. They don't allow pictures in the grocery store, so I had to be covert.|
I pack my cart with produce. I buy a higher percentage of produce (fruits and vegetables) than any other food category. Fruits and vegetables are handy for snacking and adding as sides to any meal. The old adage of 2-3 fruits and 3-5 vegetables a day is something I live by.
Bell Peppers (Green and Red)
This is my second highest category. Protein is so important for your body when you exercise. It aids in building muscle, muscle repair, and recovery. Protein is staple in every meal in every meal I eat. It makes you feel full for a longer period of time. Definitely a bonus.
Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)
Hummus (for the vegetables)
Turkey (Low-sodium deli meat)
We all know I love dairy. I made that very clear in a previous post. Dairy helps build muscles, strengthen your bones, and tastes so delicious!
Greek Yogurt (Plain)
Like dairy, there is a lot of negativity about carbohydrates in the news these days. "Carbohydrates make you gain weight", a paraphrase from Gary Taubes author of Why We Get Fat. I actually really enjoyed the book despite this claim. It made me think about what I eat and how it effects my body, but I disagree with the gross abandonment of carbs in my diet. Carbohydrates give you energy. Some carbs (refined, think white bread) give you energy quickly while whole grains, more complex carbohydrates, take longer to break down and give you energy over a longer period of time. I believe in buying more complex carbohydrates and eating them in moderation.
Whole Grain Dark German Wheat Bread
Whole Wheat Tortillas
Some foods were not pictured because they were already at the house (i.e.- avocado, whole grain pasta, fat-free re-fried beans, salmon, etc.)
Keep sneaking peeks at other people's carts or asking me what I am buying. I am more than happy to share and if you see something I am missing, but should be eating, let me know.