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Memorize this grocery list.

grocery list

Hey guys! I thought I’d pop on today and share a really simple grocery list you can use to create quick and easy meals for one through the course of a work week. Maybe you’re trying to limit eating out to save a little dough for your weekend or maybe you just don’t have the cash flow right now to get fancy. Whatever the reason, I’ve got you covered. Pick up these items and combine them with spices and other pantry staples you probably already have on hand. These are pretty much the key foods I discovered, after years of spending money I didn’t have to dine out with frequency, could be turned into a meal plan I can whack out with my eyes shut. And in time, this is the list I would turn to when I showed up at the grocery store without a plan and just a twenty dollar bill or two to spare. Hope you find it helpful!

Grocery List

  • Oatmeal packets
  • Bananas
  • Dozen eggs
  • Canned tuna
  • Tortillas
  • Mustard
  • Hummus
  • Box of spring mix
  • Avocado
  • Baby carrots
  • Rice cakes
  • Peanut butter
  • Bag of sweet potatoes
  • Can of black beans
  • Chicken breasts (2)
  • Brown rice
  • Bag of frozen vegetables

This list = 5 breakfasts + 5 lunches + 5 snacks + 4 dinners

Here are some ideas…

Breakfasts – Oatmeal with bananas, Oatmeal with peanut butter, Hardboiled eggs, Scrambled eggs, Rice cakes with peanut butter and banana, Breakfast burrito

Lunches – Tuna salad wraps, Peanut butter and banana wraps, Salad greens with tuna and avocado, Salad greens with leftovers, Egg salad on rice cakes, Egg salad wraps

Lunch sides/Snacks – Baby carrots and hummus, Hardboiled eggs, Bananas, Rice cakes and peanut butter, Sweet potato, Avocado

Dinners – 1) Baked chicken breast with a baked sweet potato, cooked vegetables, and a side of salad greens. 2) Jacket sweet potato dressed with black beans and a side of Mexican rice. 3) Scrambled eggs with sweet potato home-fries and avocado smash on a rice cake 4) Stir-fried chicken and vegetables over brown rice.