7 grocery items I stock up on every week for balanced eating! Sharing the staples in my grocery haul.
I love seeing other people's grocery hauls, it's so fun being nosy! So today I'm sharing a little behind the scenes with you...the items I stock up on every (or almost every) week.
Eating a balanced diet starts with what you bring home from the grocery store.
Let's face it, we don't always have all the time in the world to do meal prep, so having my pantry stocked with healthy options and easy (healthy) snacks really helps me when we get hungry.
These are my most purchased items according to my Superstore purchase history! Some of these items I purchase each week, and some every couple of weeks. Either way, they are personal faves and I'm excited to share with you!
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Apples- I am an apple addict. I love it sliced up with some cheese, or drizzled with peanut butter, chocolate chips and flaky sea salt for fancy 'apple nachos'.
Apple Cider Vinegar- so we can make our daily Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe! I am a die hard Bragg's fan. Ben likes the Kirkland brand from Costco but I hate it! It's not the same at all to my tastebuds.
Healthy Snack Bars- make sure you read the labels of the snack bars you purchase! I love Larabars because they have a clean ingredients list, and RxBar for the same reason.
RxBar are still a little hard to find in Canada, you can get them on the RxBar website, and I've ordered them from the Naturamarket.ca website (they have a good flavor selection and you can also get VitalProteins Collagen Peptides there, although they seem to be out of stock frequently these days).
Pepperoni Sticks- I was so excited to see some cleaner pepperoni stick options come out. We like the ones pictured above from Grimm's fine foods, but there are others available these days that are free from nitrates and made with natural ingredients. These are great when you need a high protein snack quickly.
Free Range Eggs- when we first started purchasing free range eggs, I had sticker shock. They are pricier than regular eggs but let me tell you, it is worth the price. First, consider how the chickens are treated. Free range chickens are allowed to roam freely, whereas conventional eggs come from chickens confined to cages, surrounded by other cages upon cages, never even breathing fresh air...it makes me so sad to think about.
You can see the quality of the egg by the thickness of the shell (they are hard to crack sometimes) and the color of the yolk. They taste amazing, and we are supporting good farming practices which is important to me.
*note- do not confuse free range eggs with free run. Free run simply means they are cage-free but are still confined to a barn. I have read that free run chickens can sometimes live in even worse (dirty, injured & over-populated) conditions than caged chickens 🙁
Silver Hills Bread- LOVE this brand and pretty much all their products. We get them at Superstore and sometimes Costco. They have a super clean, organic ingredient list and the bread has the best texture! Kind of chewy, rather than super soft, which I prefer.
Klondike Bars- because after the kids are in bed, momma needs a treat! I like these bars because they are big enough to feel like a real treat, but have only 250-300 calories per bar. So it's not crazy overkill.
I put this one here because you guys know I'm all about moderation. Are they clean? No. Are they healthy? No. Do I care? No. You have got to live a little, right?
Those are my seven grocery store staples! I hope you found some new products and ideas.
What are your grocery store staples? Let me know in the comments below!