Whole foods, plant-based shopping for beginners

My shopping list is hilariously predictable. Every single week I get the same thing: a ton of fruits & veggies; a few cans of beans; some whole wheat tortillas; bulk items like quinoa, baking soda, and brown rice noodles; kid snacks like pretzels, crackers, and trail mix; a couple of things of almond milk, and bread. Occasionally I go nuts and buy some sparkling water and fruit juice to make my own soda, or maybe I’ll get a few non-WFPB items like butter and cage-free brown eggs for some of my more conventional comfort food recipes. But seriously, my list rarely if ever changes. (If you don’t believe me, check out this post here and this one here.)

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10 more tips for keeping your grocery budget under control

It’s been a while since I’ve done a budget-saving post, and my last one — “Tips for Keeping Your Grocery Bill Under Control” — got such a great response that I decided it was time to do a follow-up. If you haven’t already seen my “One Week of Eating the Healthy Little Changes Way” post, where I walk you through my process from meal planning to shopping to cooking to help you see my methods in action, check it out first. (And while we’re on the subject, if you have any other questions about my process, please let me know in the comments — and don’t forget to share any genius tips of your own!)

Now, I’m following up with 10 tips for keeping your grocery budget under control — all methods I use and swear by.

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One week of eating the Healthy Little Changes Way

I make some pretty big claims on my home page:

♥  Lose weight easily and keep it off effortlessly.

♥  Make healthy, delicious meals your whole family will enjoy.

♥  Cut your grocery budget and keep it under control.

♥  Get organized so that cooking from scratch becomes an easy, seamless part of every day.

It may sound like a lot of hyped-up promises, but let me assure you, it’s not. This is the real deal, folks. I know, because I live this way.

I’m in the process of writing detailed eGuides to give you all the knowledge you’ll need for implementing my plan into your own life, but now, I’m going to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how I make this work in my life. Continue reading