good things : winter groceries

I’m interrupting our scheduled 2012 goal-planning programming to bring you a grocery list.

Which, in January, is usually synonymous with a goal list.

Along with the rest of the world I’ve recommitted to not eating pie for breakfast anymore now that the holidays are over. Even though I do think having pie for breakfast every now and again is a good policy, especially when it’s Shoo Fly Pie. But when you have pie for breakfast and cookies for lunch and brownies for dinner it can lead to an overabundance of good things. Namely, a pile of clothing that used to fit.

So when a friend recently mentioned wanting to eat clean for a few weeks, I got really excited. I started thinking about all of my favorite groceries and put together this little list of recipes and pantry staples that I thought might be helpful to the endeavor and sent it off with well wishes. But then I wondered if anyone else who is trying to get off of the Holiday Sugar and Butter Train might want a few new ideas to add to the January’s grocery bag too?

And then I tried to go to Planet Fitness and had to drive around the parking lot 8 times before a space opened up and I came to the conclusion that yes, now is a good time to unleash a healthy eating list upon the blog world.

Here are a few things that constantly find themselves in my kitchen. If you’re trying to get back on track, any of these will lead you down the straight and narrow. (And none of them taste like cardboard. Promise.)


Breakfast Quinoa
Ezekiel 4:9 English Muffins
Frozen Banana Bowl: My favorite post-workout breakfast! 1 frozen banana + 2 Tbsp oats + 2 Tbsp protein powder + 2 Tbsp liquid of choice (juice, milk, or my new favorite, Vanilla Coconut Almond Milk) – blend/food process and top with fresh/frozen fruit and nuts or granola.
Greek Oatmeal: Another new favorite – half oatmeal, half greek yogurt. Cook 1/3 cup of oatmeal and add in/top with whatever you usually would, then layer 1/2 a container of greek yogurt on top. The heat from the oatmeal warms up the yogurt and makes it nice and smooth and it’s just so wonderful. Add a little honey or agave on top too!
Greek Waffles
Old Wessex Scottish Oats


Apple and Cheddar Sandwiches
Chopped Salad 1
Chopped Salad 2
Chicken Salad
Chipotle Makeover
Grapefruit Salad
Pacific Foods Thai Sweet Potato Soup

Amy’s California Veggie Burgers
Greek Quinoa Burgers
Kashi Lemongrass Coconut Chicken
Stuffed Acorn Squash


Granola Bars
Lara Bars (I’m partial to the Cherry Pie flavor)
Peanut Butter & Co PB (Any flavor, but I love Dark Chocolate Dreams)
Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus


Frozen Banana Cream: 1 frozen banana + 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, blend/food process until creamy, top with 1/2 Tbsp softened peanut butter
Lindt Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt
Milk & Honey Chocolate Banana Granola (This is especially good with aforementioned almond milk)

Hopefully this gives you some new ideas next time you hit the grocery store. Anyone have something else to add to the list? And would posting a list like this be a good idea either once a month or once a season? I’m think I might like that idea.


6 thoughts on “good things : winter groceries

  1. If you like clean eating, you should check out Clean Eating by Tosca Reno. There is also a Clean Eating magazine which always has good recipes.

    • thanks for the head’s up, michelle! i’ll have to check out that magazine too – the pictures always catch my eye because they’re so vibrant but i’ve never actually read through it. now i have a real excuse to buy it haha! :)

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