health

Happy nutrition month! My grocery list on a college budget. 

I don’t buy all of this stuff every week – I buy it based on what is in season, reasonably priced, on sale, and what I’m craving for. These are the things I usually buy:

-Veggies (bitter melon, yardlong, dulse, okinawan, spinach, kale, swiss chard, arugula, cucumber, artichoke, celery, carrots, romanesco, onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, salsify, banana flower, kai-lan, sunchoke, squash, purple yam, broccoli, etc)

-Fruits (bananas, apples, oranges, mango, langsat, passion fruit, soursop, water apple, dragon fruit, snake fruit, yangmei, durian, longan, pineapple, peach, watermelon, grapes, berries, lemon, lime, avocado, pomegranate, all dat fruityness)

-Frozen fruit (pineapple & strawberry are really cheap year round, sometimes I get acai, blueberries, mangos or raspberries)

-Dried fruit (persimmons, mulberries, cranberries, raisins, apricots, sweet potato, apples, etc – sun dried or freeze dried, no added sugar)

-Juice (fresh squeezed orange juice is a staple for me & any other fresh squeezed or cold pressed juices)

-Pantry staples (rice, quinoa, gf pasta, chia seeds, nuts, beans, seeds, spirulina, nut butter, gf cereal, tea, nutritional yeast, tamari, coconut oil, cacao powder, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, lentils, etc)

-Other liquids (coconut water, nut-milk, aloe juice, kombucha, miso broth, chia drinks, etc)

-Pre-made soup when I’m feeling lazy in the kitchen (carrot-ginger, tomato-basil, spicy black bean, split pea, etc – all from whole foods or trader joe’s – read the labels!!!)

-“Fast Food” (dairy free yogurt, kale chips, seaweed, flax crackers, rice cakes, fruit bars, hummus, trail mix, etc)

-Herbs (cilantro, rosemary, mint, thyme, wheatgrass, sprouts, etc)