MUST-HAVES

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FOOD (my staples)

Fridge (these items are in my fridge at all times!)

Unsweetened Almond Milk and Soy Milk  (Silk!)

2% (dairy) milk

Salsa

Westbrae Stoneground mustard

Follow Your Heart Veganaise

Earth Balance buttery spread

Twin Oaks tofu

Greek Yogurt (Fage or Chobani 2% plain)

Veggies: Romaine lettuce, Mixed greens, Arugula, Tomatoes, Carrots, Eggplant, Squash (various), Onion, White button/Crimini mushrooms, whatever is seasonal

Fruit: Fuji apples, bananas, lemons (when in season: Strawberries, peaches, melon)

Freezer

Veggies: Spinach, Sweet corn (Cascadian Farm)

Fruit: Wild blueberries, strawberries, bananas, peaches

Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Bread (Sesame, Cinnamon Raisin)

Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Tortillas

Dave’s Killer Bread

So Delicious coconut milk ice cream

GoodPop bars

Pantry

KIND bars + healthy grains (my favorite company!)

FlapJacked High Protein pancake mix

NOW brand unsweetened cocoa powder

Canned Pumpkin (Farmer’s Market)

Muir Glen Fire-roasted (no salt-added) tomatoes

Oats (Country Choice Organic Multigrain)

Oat Bran (Bob’s Red Mill)

Cold Cereals: Nature’s Path Smart Bran, Kamut and Millet puffs

Grains, etc: Brown rice, White Jasmine rice, Short grain/sushi rice, Quinoa (red, black, white), Bulgar, Amaranth

Dried Beans/Legumes: Black beans, Chickpeas, Red Kidney beans, French lentils, Cranberry beans

Flours: Coconut, Peanut (I can’t find this in stores and order it online through Byrd Mill), Oat, Whole Wheat, White,  Pastry, Garbanzo & Fava, Masa Harina, Cornmeal, Almond Meal

Protein Powder: Designer Whey, Vega Health Optimizer,  SunWarrior Blend or Plant Fusion

Other bars: Clif (Clif Bar, Mojo, Z-bar, Crunch, Luna), Green’s, Kashi (Chewy, Crunchy, Cereal, GOLEAN Roll)

Raw Nuts/Seeds: Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews, Sunflower Seeds, Peanuts

Raisins

Nut butters: Sunflower (Trader Joes or Sunbutter), Almond (Whole Foods ground in-house!!), Peanut, Justin’s Almond butter packets

Chia, Flaxseed (whole), Sesame Seeds

Coco Pop rice cakes

Boulder Canyon Balsamic Vinegar and Rosemary chips

Trader Joe’s Skinny Fries

Celestial Seasonings Tea (Mandarian Spice, Green, Peach, Strawberry, Decaf Chai, Roastaroma)

Teeccino

Dandy blend

Coffee (caf and de-caf)

Spices, etc.

Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos

Bragg Liquid Aminos

Vinegar: Balsamic, Apple Cider, Red Wine, Rice, Sherry

Grinders from Trader Joes: Pink Sea Salt, Flower Pepper, Everyday seasoning, Lemon Pepper, Sugar Chocolate Coffee Bean

Cinnamon

Bourbon Vanilla extract

Sweeteners: Stevia (Whole Foods’ 365 brand French Vanilla and Plain, NuNaturals brand powder and liquid), NOW Xylitol Plus, Agave Nectar, Honey, Raw Sugar

Baking powder

Most common dried herbs/spices: Garlic, Dill, Red Pepper flake, Oregano, Rosemary, Cumin, Coriander

Favorite brands (edible): Arrowhead Mills, Bob’s Red Mill, Kashi, Amy’s, Food for Life, Horizon, Nature’s Path, Silk, Earth Balance, Follow Your Heart, So Delicious, Clif, Celestial Seasonings, Spectrum, Vega, NOW, SunWarrior, Plant Fusion, Coconut Secret

Favorite brands (non-edible): Tom’s, Burt’s Bees, Mineral Fusion, Alba, Jason, PrAna, Oulikai, The North Face, Patagonia, Mountain Hardware, Osprey, Under Armour, Brooks, Mizuno, Reebok

Comments

  1. Love your list have you tried the freekeh from freekehlicious.com it’s fab

  2. Lara bars are great pre-workout food. You should give them a go! The only ingredients in them are dates, almonds or cashews, and either coconut/fruit/spices. Also, if you have a food processor it is very easy to make them yourself. :)

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