Shopping List

IMG_1837freezer soupsIMG_0561IMG_9674IMG_0096IMG_3506IMG_0077IMG_9634IMG_0082IMG_0896Here is a shopping list to get you started! I have not finalised the meal plan yet, so some of it could change. I have not included quantities as it will depend on how many people you are cooking for and if you decide to make double and freeze. I would highly recommend this.

We are not starting till the 6th Jan, so I shall edit it this closer to the time. I know that some of you are really keen to see what you have to buy, as I would be.

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The hardest thing about starting a new plan, is the organisation. It takes work, it takes time and it takes a fair amount of preparation.

My top tips for getting organised are

  • When you are cooking, always double or triple the recipe and freeze in bags.
  • Roast lots of your favourite vegetables and store in a Tupperware. This can be added to jazz up any meal or salad.
  • Cut carrots, peppers or whatever veg you like to dip and have them ready in a tub with a little spot of water in the bottom of tub prevent them drying out.
  • As it is winter, stewing your fruit is great. Apples and plums work well. These will store in the fridge and are a great addition to your breakfast.
  • Get organised in advance. If I am working, I make my lunch when I am making my dinner. I often assemble my breakfast then too. Anything that saves time and stops you grabbing processed cereal, toast or something much worse!
  • If you are out for the whole day, ensure you have taken enough food with you. Everyone at my work laughs at my near suitcase size of food bag I bring in every day. What can I say, I love to eat!

Fresh Produce

Dairy

Low fat soft cheese
Eggs
Greek yoghurt
Mature cheddar

Fruit

Lemons
Plums
Apples
Berries
Bananas
Oranges

Vegetables

Sweet potatoes
Tomatoes
Spinach
Onions
Spring onions
Carrots
Peppers
Chinese leaves or little gem lettuce
Mushrooms
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Garlic
Ginger

Meat

Chicken
Salmon
Turkey steaks
Haddock
Stewing steak
Turkey mince

Store Cupboard Essentials

Cereals and Nuts

Red lentils
Brown rice
Wholemeal cous cous
Wholemeal flour
Wholemeal SR flour
Oat bran
Porridge oats
Nuts
Dried fruits
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seeds

Tins

Tuna
Chopped tomatoes
Tomato puree
Chickpeas
Green lentils
Aduki Beans
Coconut milk or coconut powder

Oils and Spices

Olive oil
Coconut oil
Chicken stock
Soy sauce
Sesame oil
Balsamic vinegar
White wine vinegar
Dried chillies
Sea salt
Black pepper
Turmeric
Ground coriander
Cocoa powder
Agave syrup