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What does your weekly grocery list look like?

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Created October 30, 2011 at 10:56 PM

I'm trying to change the way I shop in order to change the way I eat (Safeway is 5 minutes away, so I'm currently an impulse buyer). What do you buy when you go in the market... looking for ideas.

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on November 01, 2011
at 02:35 AM

Yeah I've heard lots of great things about the meat at Costco. Of course I have several near by me since I live in Los Angeles. Gonna go check it out this weekend!

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on October 31, 2011
at 12:48 PM

That worked, Eric. Thanks!

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on October 31, 2011
at 06:32 AM

Maybe change it to Sam club... Better to have a typo than a bad link...

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on October 31, 2011
at 06:30 AM

Looks great! If you have a costco the New Zealand lamb legg there is even cheaper...

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on October 31, 2011
at 06:29 AM

Thanks for the details!

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No kidding! I've never had that happen before. When I mouse over it says, "Link added by VigLink". Not cool!

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on October 31, 2011
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Scary about the link add.

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(10663)

on October 30, 2011
at 11:53 PM

At Whole Foods:

  • grass-fed beef (New York steak, top sirloin, round eye, milanesa, short ribs, etc.)
  • coconut oil (Dr. Bronner's virgin unrefined), EVOO (Spectrum), macadamia oil (Oils of Aloha)
  • bison
  • raw macadamia nuts
  • organic fruits and veggies
  • apple cider vinegar (Bragg's)
  • coconut milk (Thai Kitchen)
  • ghee (Purity Farms)
  • frozen shrimp/fish
  • almond butter (MaraNatha)

At Trader Joe's:

  • frozen and fresh vegetables
  • grass-fed New Zealand lamb
  • boneless pork tenderloin
  • free-range organic chicken

At Ralph's:

  • omega-3 eggs
  • canned wild salmon/tuna/sardines (Bumblebee, Wild Plant, Season Brand)
  • raw almonds (Flanigan Farms)

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on October 31, 2011
at 06:30 AM

Looks great! If you have a costco the New Zealand lamb legg there is even cheaper...

Medium avatar

(10663)

on November 01, 2011
at 02:35 AM

Yeah I've heard lots of great things about the meat at Costco. Of course I have several near by me since I live in Los Angeles. Gonna go check it out this weekend!

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on October 30, 2011
at 11:08 PM

(I feed two adults and a baby, and usually go shopping 2-3 times a week to ensure freshness. Get more frozen stuff if you can only make it to the store once a week.)

  • 3 dozen eggs (omega 3 kind)
  • 1 package bacon (all natural, nitrate free kind)
  • 2 packages chicken sausage (for easy meals for the baby)
  • frozen wild salmon (TJ's is the best!)
  • frozen shrimp, scallops or some sort of white fish

(note: I get most of my meat through my MEAT CSA, so I don't do much meat shopping at the store)

  • 2 butternut squash, 1 acorn squash
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 2 huge bins of spinach or other salad lettuce fixings
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • cucumbers
  • 1 bag carrots
  • 2-3 bags sweet potatoes
  • 10 lbs. apples
  • bunch bananas
  • organic grapes
  • garlic
  • fresh ginger
  • bag of kiwis
  • bag of lemons or limes
  • other seasonal produce (right now, cranberries)

  • walnuts

  • almond butter
  • chicken stock
  • beef stock
  • canned tomatoes
  • canned coconut milk
  • canned sardines or canned salmon (only enough for a week - don't keep anything canned around too long due to BPA issues)
  • replenish any spices that are running low
  • replenish any olive oil, coconut oil, etc. that are running low

Hope this helps! Happy gathering!

--Sarah

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on October 31, 2011
at 06:29 AM

Thanks for the details!

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on October 31, 2011
at 12:49 AM

From our weekly local farmer's co-op:

  • Some kind of pastured/grassfed meat not currently in our freezer (we buy a pastured/grass-fed meat share so we have a lot of meat at home already)
  • Lots of fresh local veggies depending on what is in season
  • fresh local fruit
  • 2-3 dozen pastured eggs

From Whole Foods:

  • pastured butter (Kerrygold or Organic Valley)
  • cream
  • olives from the olive bar
  • fruits and veggies not available at the farmers' co-op
  • olive oil

From Azure Standard (monthly):

  • coconut oil (Nutiva)
  • coconut milk (Native Forest)
  • canned wild caught tuna
  • canned sardines in olive oil
  • turkey jerky
  • canned organic tomatoes
  • raw nuts
  • dried fruit
  • herbs & spices
  • baking supplies (coconut flour, coconut sugar, arrowroot, etc)

I also stop by Kroger occasionally (they have an amazing high end cheese department), Sam Club about once a month for avocados, mushrooms and Kerrygold cheeses (I'm closer to primal/archevore so I do have cheese occasionally), and I go to the Indian grocery store as needed for spices and ghee. I also buy a few additional groceries at WF, Kroger, and Sam Club for other family members.

Edit Note: I did not add the links to the words Sam Club. They were somehow added automatically.

Edit Note #2: Edited to spell store name incorrectly to remove auto links. Thanks Eric!

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on October 31, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Scary about the link add.

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(7223)

on October 31, 2011
at 01:41 AM

No kidding! I've never had that happen before. When I mouse over it says, "Link added by VigLink". Not cool!

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on October 31, 2011
at 06:32 AM

Maybe change it to Sam club... Better to have a typo than a bad link...

13a44ea00b0c9af0b6d0f3d5f5c2cfca

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on October 31, 2011
at 12:48 PM

That worked, Eric. Thanks!

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on October 30, 2011
at 11:02 PM

Lots of veggies and a lot of high quality meats and wild-caught fish. I get eggs from a farmer friend in town. We also get fruit, but not so consistently.

We go grocery shopping probably 3 times/week, though.

Also, as for long-term staple items, you get some good info from the fine folks here or go to marksdailyapple.com or robbwolf.com or some similar great site and get some outstanding ideas.

Good luck to you.

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on October 31, 2011
at 01:45 AM

I usually buy my grass-fed meats and cheeses in bulk from us wellness, so my freezer is always stocked with:

  • grass-fed ground lamb
  • grass-fed ground bison
  • grass-fed ground beef
  • free-range organic chicken
  • wild caught raw shrimp

From my local farmer's market, I pick up pastured grain-free eggs (2 for the week), as well as raw goat cheese, grass-fed sheep's yogurt, locally caught fish (scallops, cod, flounder, etc.) and some veggies depending on what's available, and some seasonal fruit for my mom.

From whole foods, I usually stock up on most of my organic and/or locally grown vegetables- spaghetti squash, butternut squash, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, kale, parsley, leeks, onions, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, zucchini, rosemary, garlic, avocados, spinach, arugula. I also occasionally take advantage of any wild fish sales. I generally get my wild king/sockeye salmon and freeze it.

As for pantry items, I always buy canned wild salmon (crown prince, bpa free), wild planet sardines and tuna, simply organic herbs and spices, macadamia nut oil (my favorite), cold pressed organic coconut oil, naked goat raw goat cheese (they BEST, from spain), kerrygold butter, sweet riot and/or alter eco 85% dark chocolate, applegate farms grass-fed roast beef for the occasional throw-together meal.

At trader joe's, I buy organic olive oil, canned coconut milk (light, but doesn't have guar gum), organic raw walnuts, and all toiletries and what not.

Am I missing anything...?

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on October 30, 2011
at 11:40 PM

Sat Farmer's Market: ??? Greens, other veggies & fruits in season ??? Lambs liver, kidney or hearts ??? Green Chiles (we live in New Mexico!) ??? Raw Goat's milk ???Goat's cheese

Food Coop: ???Pastured local eggs ???Sour Cream ???Local cream ??? Chocolate ???Grassfed ground beef and steak ???Pastured pork or bacon ???Organic fruit

Whole Foods: ???Kerrygold butter ???Dubliner cheese ???Meat or fish on sale ???Canned oysters

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on November 01, 2011
at 02:49 PM

I'm a single person with no car. On the weekend I make two or three trips and load it up in my bike basket: the produce market for fruit and veg, my organic butcher for meat, eggs and fish, and every once in a while to health food store for staples like coconut oil or almond flour. I buy a little extra meat so that a few things go in the freezer and most get eaten that week.

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on October 31, 2011
at 07:55 AM

One trip/week to the farmer's market to feed two adults:

1 head white cabbage

1 head red cabbage

3kg parsnips

1 pumpkin

6 carrots

1/2 celery root

1 (bar?) leek

6 Onions

70-80 pastured eggs

250g pastured butter

All of it is from an organic farmer because he's the only one who a) is from our region and b) delviers good quality. I'd buy non-organic-labeled stuff if anyone around here would offer decent quality. They don't.

Meat: From the freezer: 1/8 cow per 6 months from a local grass-feeder A couple of ducks, geese and some wild boar throughout the year.

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on October 31, 2011
at 06:45 AM

I am fairly simple.

Pastured Eggs (28/week) (neighbor / store )
KerryGold Butter (easy to find)
KerryGold Dubliner Cheese (Costco)
Meat including Wild Salmon
Veggies (Usually kale and Spinach, sometimes potatoes)
Berries

Cream, half-n-half, vanilla and sugar for making Vanilla Ice Cream...

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