Items for a healthy grocery lists. Share your ideas with the community!

Items for a healthy grocery lists. Share your ideas with the community!

Hi everyone, just had this idea of creating a healthy grocery list with all of your ideas and experiences! I will start by sharing some items I usually buy when shopping for food and you can share yours? What do you think? Ok, here are my suggestions:

OATS - Basic but still brilliant in any healthy grocery list

BOUILLON - A (low sodium) vegetable bouillon powder or liquid can be an asset when cooking rice, soups, stews and more. It gives a good flavour easily and might diminish you need for adding extra salt! Plus, when you run out of food you can always snack on it as a hot drink/soup in a cup.

DRIED APRICOTS – Nice sweet snack to have for moments of craving. Also a fruit that can actually be forgotten on the cupboard without going off quickly. You can also chop it and add to other food preparations like bread, rice, desserts and salads.

SUNFLOWER SEEDS - Lovely crunchy thing to have as a healthy snack. You can also use it for as a finishing touch in many dishes, and it is not as expensive as pine nuts!

TURMERIC - This yellow/orange powder actually doesn't have much taste, BUT it has many potential health benefits and the colour can lift many boring dishes. You can add it to the hummus, bread, rice, soup...

Comment below with some of your food shopping items :)


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  • Dates: like dries apricots they are great for sugar cravings...

  • Thanks for participating Pigivi!

    Dates are delicious :)

  • My pleasure, and I should add spices of all sorts: great to flavour without adding too much oil or butter...​

  • Blended dates with a bit of water and cinnamon make a delicious sweet paste ideal for spreading on bread or cakes.

  • If you are having a salad, mix in Raw white cabbage for a real crunchy effect and nutritionally great

    This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese.


  • Root ginger is always on my list, along with garlic, fresh veg and fruit, berries especially

  • Good point Bigleg and I think that the reason most people are on this site will be that we get that.

  • Raw almonds are my go-to snack, along with carrots and hummus. Also flaxseed gets thrown into my smoothie every morning.

  • I love making an easy guacamole (avocado, lemon juice, garlic and cayenne or chopped chillies and a few coriander sprigs) and put on seeded Ryvita for a quick and delicious lunch.

  • Wholemeal rice, wholemeal pasta, brown sugar (only for baking), wholemeal bread, wholemeal pitta/tortillas-can be freezed,buckweat, red/green lentils - these can be kept in the cupboards, so you can always make a meal if you have some vegetables and meat in the fridge.

  • I am not sure, cabs, converted to glucose!

    Full cream, butter, coconut oil and cheese may be an option.

  • For snacking carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumber sticks, radishes and houmus to dip them in and ice cold water to accompany and make us feel full without many xalories. Also helps skin become more clear.

  • Sweet plums to combat sugar cravings. Carob and seed bars for extra vitamins.

  • Slimming world haribo, don't do slimming world but my friend does and I stole the receipe from her. Keeps sugar sweet cravings at bay. All you need is jelly, geletaine and yogurt. Lovely. X

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