A simple shopping list

We promise that one small journey to the supermarket is a lot less stressful and tiring than making the trip multiple times after work! If you go armoured with a organised shopping list, a meal plan and a good attitude, you should not experience the “there’s nothing to eat!” panic.

A simple shopping list

Preparing a good, well-balanced list of foods to get on Sunday, ready for the week ahead will help you continue your healthy lifestyle and avoid the panic-fuelled take away order.

To see just how easy it can be, we have compiled a little shopping list to get you started. You can mix and match meals with the ingredients below. Have you ever tried a Mediterranean-style recipe? (Try throwing salad leaves, olives, peppers and some meat together and drizzle in olive oil, delicious!)

  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • bag of salad
  • sweet potato
  • avocado
  • blueberries
  • bananas
  • garlic bulb
  • wholegrain bread
  • whole-wheat pittas
  • wholegrain pasta
  • natural nut butter
  • one tin of anchovies
  • one pack of olives
  • red and green peppers
  • 12 pack of eggs
  • one block of parmesan cheese
  • low fat cheddar cheese
  • boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • smoked salmon
  • long-grain brown rice
  • oats
  • milk
  • tuna
  • yoghurt
  • tinned chickpeas
  • reduced-salt chicken stock
  • tomato sauce
  • raisins
  • extra-virgin olive oil.

Now, don’t panic, you are not required to follow this list exactly, but to get you ready for the week, we have compiled a few breakfast recipes using the above list:

1. Wholegrain toast with tomato-scrambled eggs.
2. Porridge with raisins and nut butter.
3. Wholegrain toast with mashed avocado and smoked salmon.
4. Fresh yoghurt with blueberries, raisins and chopped banana.

Whilst you can alternate and adapt your shopping list to your tastes and requirements, preparing what meals you are going to eat throughout the week will make the busy supermarket a lot less stressful. Tip: try to also prepare your lunches for the week – you will be smiling when you realise the time and money you have saved!

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Written by Ellen Hoggard

Ellen is the Content Manager for Memiah and writer for Nutritionist Resource and Happiful magazine.

Written by Ellen Hoggard

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