13 Healthy Items To Add To Your Grocery List

Grocery shopping is hard – there’s always the temptation of unhealthy junk foods! For starters, never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. [That never ends well!] Second, go into your shopping trip with a set to-buy list.  Come up with a permanent list of your healthy eating staples.  I’ve put together a list of 13 healthy items to add to your grocery list.

13 Healthy Items To Add To Your Grocery List


  1. Eggs

    Both egg whites and egg yolks are not only a great way to start your day, but a great way to load up on vitamins. Egg yolks are packed full of (healthy!) fats, as well as plenty of protein.  Hard boiled eggs are my favorite.  You can simply make those in the beginning of the week and snack on them or cut them up and use on a salad.

  2. Edamame

    Edamame beans are not only a tasty appetizer when out for sushi, but they’re a powerful legume! Just half a cup of soybeans have as much fibre as four slices of whole wheat bread. Edamame is easy to make at home – just push your cart to the vegetable aisle, purchase some soybeans, boil, toss in salt, and enjoy! [Source]

  3. Brown Rice Cakes

    Rice cakes are a  great snack.  They’re low in sugar and calories, so they’re absolutely perfect for the person on the go. And they’re gluten free for those of you who are considerate of that!

  4. Greens

    Greens are a bit of an obvious one, but I cannot stress how great they are for you! Leafy greens are full of Vitamin K, a vitamin that loads you with healthy energy and boosts bone health. Greens are easy to incorporate into your diet too. Throw your favorite greens in a smoothie, make a salad, or sauté the greens in olive oil and garlic and serve them as a side.

  5. Sparkling Water

    Are you addicted to sugary sodas like Coca Cola, Fanta, or Mountain Dew? Cut back on that artificial sugar and caffeine by substituting those sodas for sparkling water. Sparkling water has the same bubbles as soda, but without the sugar, calories, caffeine or sodium. [Source]

  6. Canned Tuna

    Even though this yummy treat comes in a can, it’s still an inexpensive way to get in your daily Omega 3! Canned tuna is also a great source of unsaturated fats.

  7. Salmon

    Like tuna, salmon is a delicious source of Omega 3 and unsaturated fats. The health benefits of salmon are endless – the nutrients in salmon help decrease inflammation, avoid cardiovascular problems, and improve brain function.  Salmon is a great ingredient because it’s so versatile. Baked salmon is a great main course, while smoked salmon is the perfect addition to any breakfast.  [Source]

  8. Avocados

    Avocados are full of fibre, which helps you feel fuller while getting your digestive system working double time. They’re also full of a host of nutrients, including more potassium then a banana! There are so many things you can make with an avocado! You can add it to sandwiches, smoothies, or to an old fashioned guacamole recipe. Avocados are very versatile. [Source]

  9. Celery

    Celery is mainly water, making it the perfect snack for those hoping to slim down. Celery is also loaded with dietary fibres to help your digestive system stay at peak performance.

  10. Peanut Butter

    As much as it was a childhood treat, peanut butter is full of uber-healthy benefits. Did you know peanut butter is a key source of protein and potassium, which lowers your risk of heart disease. It’s also loaded with fibre, magnesium, and Vitamin E, boosting your bowel health and fortifying your bones and muscles  [Source]

  11. Granola

    Granola is a quick and easy way to have a healthy breakfast with minimal prep time and effort. Even better – granola helps lower your cholesterol, maintain a healthy heart, prevent anemia and keep you energized! [Source]

  12. Lemons

    Lemons are the key to detox! Lemons help detox your system while boosting up your metabolism. Squeeze lemons over your protein or add sliced lemon to your water.

  13. Green Tea

    Green tea is such a power drink! It does contain caffeine, but the caffeine in green tea doesn’t make you jittery like coffee may, it increases brain function. The warm (or cold) drink boosts metabolism, which aids in food digestion and weight loss. [Source]

By adding these items to your cart on your weekly shopping expedition, you’re automatically making healthier eating choices! All these items are easy to incorporate into your daily meals. What are some of your favorite healthy options? 


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  • Reply hello my love (jessie) March 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Great list! I’ve just become gluten-free in the last couple months and it’s helped me make healthier decisions all around, a lot of these things included. Wish I liked green tea though… 😉

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 10:28 am

      I would love to learn more about your Gluten Free journey! Green Tea is definitely an acquired taste! I like to drink cold green tea rather than hot.

  • Reply Jenna March 1, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    This is actually very similar to my weekly grocery list 🙂 we’re a gluten-free family and these items help keep our meals interesting!

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Great! I must head over and check out your grocery list 🙂

  • Reply Emily Woodard March 1, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    I’d love to try adding sparkling water to my list. All I drink is water and tea, so it would be nice to switch it up a bit! Do you have any favorite flavors?

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 10:30 am

      Ironically enough, I absolutely love Menard’s sparkling water. I decided to give it a go once. It was super cheap $1.68 for 4 bottles – and fell in love! I love the pomegranate cherry flavor!

  • Reply Chloe | Boxwood Avenue March 1, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Brown rice cakes are definitely a staple in our house! I love Justin’s almond butter to go packs too! 🙂

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 10:31 am

      Awesome! I definitely need to try out those to go packets! Great idea 🙂

  • Reply Miss Angie (@MySoCalledChaos) March 1, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Mmm, those are all super great choices! I need to eat more Edamame. I love it, but I never think to buy it!

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 10:32 am

      YES! I definitely agree with you. I never used to think to buy it. Now its on my monthly grocery list! A must-have!

  • Reply Rachel Gault (@rachelgault) March 1, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Sparkling water and eggs are my favorite too! Will have to look at adding some more of these to my grocery list, thanks for sharing!

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 10:36 am

      Yes! It takes some work to integrate in the healthy items into your list!

  • Reply Plating Pixels March 1, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Love all these ideas! I eat most of them but need to remember then more often. Just got into soybeans which are an awesome snack!

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Great idea! That is something I would love to add to my list as well! 🙂

  • Reply The Southern Thing March 1, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Edamame has been my go to snack lately! Love it!

  • Reply noemi March 1, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Great list! I haven’t bought edamame in a while, thanks for reminding me how great they are 🙂

  • Reply swell condition March 1, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Great list except eggs… eww…..thanks though and I must get more edamame – love that stuff!

  • Reply Blog To Taste (@BlogToTaste) March 1, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Peanut butter, Salmon, granola and eggs somehow always find a way into my cart. 🙂

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 10:45 am

      Awesome to hear that all of these items are on your list!

  • Reply Kamara H March 2, 2016 at 5:37 am

    I love and use all these products! I do find it hard however to find healthy, no sugar added granola that isn’t £5 for a tiny box.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Yes I agree! That can definitely be a challenge. We actually get ours from Aldis. A great option for less!

  • Reply Mayliving March 2, 2016 at 8:23 am

    I feel proud to say almost all of these are on my list already! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 10:40 am

      YAY! Glad you have a lot of these items on your list!

  • Reply reinventingjess March 2, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Most of these are on my staples list! I know I still need to work on healthy eating – sometimes junk food is just too tempting!

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 10:39 am

      I hear ya! Junk food is definitely tempting!!

  • Reply Chels (@Inspire_Indulge) March 2, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Avocados! YES. I am obsessed with them.

  • Reply Amy Jones March 2, 2016 at 10:55 am

    These are all great stuff I specially like avocados and salmon I could use them for almost any meal and the result would be amazing

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Not everyone is a fish lover! Glad you are! Avocados are at the top of the list 🙂

  • Reply Chrystie March 2, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Ok..I love all of these except the fish…otherwise I’m covered 🙂

  • Reply Bella Bucchiotti (xoxoBella) March 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Most of these are my favourite foods! I guess I am doing pretty good. 🙂

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 10:33 am

      Absolutely! Avocados would definitely be my favorite! Which is yours?

  • Reply letlezley March 2, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    This is such a great list. Most of these things I’ve used before but I’m in search for some edamame recipes!

  • Reply Molly March 2, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Avocados are a must on every list!

  • Reply Julie February 1, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Great list! We all should have a healthy routine and a healthier life.

    Keep up the good work!

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