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Healthy Calorie Shopping List?

Updated on November 13, 2014

Okay, you may think I am trying to squeeze an article out of a mundane task, but that simply isn't the truth. When I was younger, all my friends said, "Oh, wait till you turn 30, your body will start to slow down, and losing weight will be so much harder." Well, I am 29 now, and even though I am a daily distance runner, (running over 10-miles a day), the scale is staying still. This surprises me since I am increasing my workout and improving my eating habits.

So, tomorrow is the day I am going grocery shopping, and would like some tips from my fans, and from others who just might come across this article. If it is sound advice, I don't care where I get it from. The first thing I need to mention is that I am a vegetarian, and that is non-negotiable.

My parents were Seventh-Day Adventist when I had been born, so I never ate meat. I am a Methodist now but have no want or need ever to consume meat. I do drink milk that is cooked in a product, and the same thing goes if it is something that is made and cooked with eggs. I don't eat eggs or milk on its own. I know it sounds weird, but a lot of it is out of respect for my parents. I am of normal weight, and this food restriction has never caused me to be ill, or overweight, so that is not a problem for me.

So, I am going to list my grocery-list and will head to the store for either tomorrow or the next day, so there will be plenty of time if you have any questions, comments or complaints. I am very open to any opinions or complaints. The only thing I am not willing to budge on is the meat eating. This also includes red mean, light meat, and yes fish. Crazy as this sounds, please blame my parents, lol. In their favor, neither them or anyone in the church they attend (not my Methodist Church) no one is overweight.

My List So Fat, But Subject To Change Depending On You:

1. Spaghetti squash

2. 10 100 cal yogurt's assorted.

3. Low-calorie pita bread.

4. Low calorie, 40 cal per piece cheese.

5. Bag of granny apples.

6. Two things of whole lettuce.

7. One bottle a very low-calorie dressing.

8. Bag of baby carrots

9. Bag of potatoes.

10. Vanilla low calorie almond milk.

11. Two lemons.

12. Two limes

13. Kosher salt.

14. Vinegar.

15. Extra-virgin olive oil.

16. Black olives and in a can.

17. Two blocks of firm tofu.

18. One box of garden burgers.

19. Low-calorie potato buns.

20. 100 cal bagels.

21. One bag of celery.

22. One bag of kale.

23. Box of 10 cal hot apple cider per bag.

24. One pack of sugarless Kool-Aid to make Popsicles out of.

25. Bag of raw asparagus.

26. Carton of egg whites.

27. Two watermelons.

28. One carton of strawberries.

29. Cheese sticks that you can peel, low calorie version.

30. One bag of almonds.

31. Can of chickpeas.

32. Can of pinto beans.

33. Can of black beans.

34. Can of low-fat whipped cream.

35. Bag of frozen vegetables.

36. Spinage

37. Blueberries

38. Cucumbers

39. Peppers

40. Grapefruit

41. Spinage

42. Peanut Butter

43. Plums

44. Starfruit

45. Blueberries

46. Hemp Seeds

47. Avacodo

48. Papaya

49. Mushrooms

50. Corn

51. Cherries

*I just hope I have enough room in my fridge!*


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    • vkwok profile image

      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for this list, Alli! I think I'll give it a try next chance I get.

    • CatherineGiordano profile image

      Catherine Giordano 

      4 years ago from Orlando Florida

      I buy almond milk also. I use the plain milk instead of vanilla. It tastes fine and is half the calories. I applaud you for your healthy eating habits. and it is true your metabolism does slow down as you age and once you hit menopause furgeddaboutit. Luckily, you won't have to worry about that for a long time yet.

    • esja profile image


      4 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks for making it so easy.

    • Judy Filarecki profile image

      Judy Filarecki 

      4 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Good list but check out your spelling on the list title.

    • notsuperstitious1 profile image

      Edith Rose 

      4 years ago from Canada

      Good grocery list. I would add onions and garlic and leave out the olives. Also tomatoes for your salad. I like a little Feta cheese in my salad along with any kind of onion. Have you tried cottage cheese with green onions?


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