Health & Wellness

Plant Based Diet Grocery List

PLANT BASED GROCERY-LIST

In a recent post, I explained how raw/whole foods make a difference in my diet. Although I have practiced eating pretty clean for the most part, I haven’t been fully committed and sporadic slips have had me feeling like crap later. While I don’t necessarily endorse a plant-based diet, I certainly believe that it has more lifestyle benefits than most realize or want to admit. At first, these changes require sacrifice, but after some time they are second nature and our bodies become detoxified making non-whole foods distastefull.

Physical Impact of a Plant Based Diet

I think of it like this: A flower lives on water, sunlight and carbon-dioxide. If the flower’s water was diluted, its sunlight was filtered, and its carbon-dioxide was manufactured, what would happen to the flower? Now think of your body as that flower. Here is a lovely illustration…

plant based diet - physical impact

Im not sure if it’s a symptom of trend or if Americans are actually understanding the effects of eating crap, but it’s getting increasingly easy to find farm-to-table restaurants, order vegetarian or vegan meals and/or request a GF menu. Still, I believe the biggest difference is made in our daily routines and habits. Above I shared a list of groceries I commonly buy – perhaps you’re surprised at how uncomplicated it is? Until recently, this list was mostly supplemented with eggs, turkey, chicken breast, tilapia, shrimp and some cheese.

Making a Transition

In order to experience the full effects of a plant-based diet, I am trying alternative snacks, seasonings and proteins, all of which are inexpensive and found at most grocery stores. I anticipated these things tasting like a sacrifice, but from what I have tried, they are anything but that (meatless meatballs actually taste like meatballs). I will be sharing posts about new products we are trying, as well as raw/whole food recipes for easy transitioning like: smoothies, snacks, easy meals and cooking hacks.

Environmental Impact of a Plant Based Diet

plant based diet - environmental impact


Here are a few resources I encourage you to check out: CowspiracyMountain MamaWhole FoodsGrain Brain.

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3 Comments

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    Nellwyn
    May 12, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    This grocery list includes so many of my favourite foods! I’ll be curious to see what products you love… I’ve found some veggie substitutes that are awesome and some that are not so good…

    Nellwyn | http://www.thecardinalpress.com

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    Mary
    May 13, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Good list. I’m not a vegetarian, but it’s always good to focus heavily on plant based foods for overall health. My husband is a huge meat eater, but we’ve been making conscience efforts to eliminate meat from a good chunk of the week, and focus on vegetarian dishes as the main option. It’s a transition, but slowly working.

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      FreelyMi
      May 16, 2016 at 2:08 am

      Agreed! My husband and I were actually surprised by how little meat we ate before we started learning more about this. There are so many options that it’s almost like we never made a change.

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