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My grocery list ALWAYS includes foods directly related to diabetes and my health. What exactly does that include? Take a look at what’s in my bag.
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My Little Secret… Shhh
Ok, I tend to be the grocery shopper at our house. I look at it this way… it gives me extra steps by walking around the grocery store and gives me an opportunity to see food trends. Ok, any little secret to reveal here…I’m a little more particular on the foods that go into my grocery cart than my husband. Shhh, don’t tell him I said that.
This is an important subject matter because more than half of us here in the United States, are choosing to eat at home regularly. And many of us are including more plant-based/plant products and nearly half of us are putting more effort into selecting healthy food options at the store.
Ok, let’s peek at what I bought at the grocery store today…
- Fruit – I’m going to eat this with my lunch and dinner this week.
- Vegetables fresh and frozen -I always like having extra veggies in stock. I eat two servings with lunch and two servings with dinner every day.
- Potatoes – oh good, I’m going to use the potatoes as the carb for our dinner tonight.
- Whole grain bread – always like having whole-grain bread in stock for a quick lunch or to use as a carb serving side for dinner.
- Steel-cut oats – I needed more of these oats. I’ve been making my overnight oats recipe (see link below) so that I have my breakfast pre-prepped every morning.
- Popcorn– I like using a variety of popcorns as a carb option as a side for lunch.
- Nuts – Truth be told, I eat nuts at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sometimes nuts are my “dessert” for a meal. I needed to stock up this week so I’m glad I purchased more today.
- Tempeh – tonight, this is going to be the star of our plant-based main dish, tempeh stir fry. I will use frozen vegetables and serve this entrée with a vegetable egg roll.
- Tuna fish – We will be using tuna as the protein source for dinner tomorrow night.
- Nut butternut butter – is a staple at our house. It’s a great plant-based protein for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks.
- Cheese – Always a staple at our house as well. I’ll usually use cheese for lunch every other day for my protein food at that meal.
- Ripple milk – I need to have this in my refrigerator as an ingredient for my overnight oats and chia chocolate pudding recipe (see link below).
- Eggs – Many people think about eggs as breakfast food, but we will be having eggs for dinner this week. It’s a great protein food.
- Chai tea – I added chai tea to my grocery list because I want to play around with making my own diabetes-friendly version of the chai teas that you buy at the coffee shops.
Be Sure To Check Out – Overnight Oats Recipe That Won’t Spike Your Blood Sugar and Chocolate Chia Pudding
Did you notice, in my bag of groceries, I have several carb foods, protein foods, and many plant-based proteins? The statistics show that many of you are interested in more eating more plant-based.
Check out my videos on how to get adequate protein on a plant-based eating plan and eat more plants for better health.
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