Back to Basics Food Shopping List
By Jennifer Levitan
Inspired by “Staying Healthy with Nutrition” by Elson M. Haas, MD
Are you an organized food shopping list person?
Or do you just go to the store and buy what you feel like eating that day?
I am mostly an organized list person, but once I’m in the store, I do allow myself to buy a few “extra” items that appeal to me that day – especially if it’s a seasonal produce item.
There are many different ways of creating a weekly menu and shopping list. Sometimes I have specific meals in mind and buy ingredients for those meals. But I find this isn’t always the most economical way of purchasing as my ingredients might not be on sale or in season.
Hubby & I both enjoy the challenge of putting together a meal with what we have on hand. So often I look to the amount of food we have one hand in each macronutrient category - Proteins, Fats & Carbohydrates. Below is a simple list to get you started – it is not long and there are many extra foods you can add as well!
With foods in your home from this Basic List, you can put together a healthy, well-balanced meal in a half hour with a few fresh ingredients and without having to give up taste or resort to lifeless, chemical, or processed foods.
**Proportions will vary based on your nutritional needs**
Back to Basics Whole Food Shopping List
Vegetables & Fruits
Other (items used in small amounts)
Jennifer Levitan, C.H.N.C. is a Northern Ontario based Holistic Nutritional Consultant specializing in a simplified approach to healthy eating. With a focus on delicious, whole, local and sustainable foods, Jennifer empowers her clients to make practical nutrition choices for optimal health and a life of JoyFull Eating!
Jennifer Levitan, ARCT, ORMT, C.H.N.C. is a Northern Ontario based Holistic Nutritional Consultant specializing in a simplified approach to healthy eating. With a focus on delicious, whole, local and sustainable foods, Jennifer empowers her clients to make practical nutrition choices for optimal health. Jennifer earned a diploma in Natural Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2018 and is currently working towards her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Science.