Oh, no! The to-do list is calling and you still haven’t figured out what’s for dinner! We’ve all been there. The challenge is finding a healthy meal that won’t take hours to prep. Here’s a quick and easy dinner shopping list to help you serve tasty, no-hassle dinners.
With this shopping list for easy dinners, we’ve chosen healthy foods to stock the kitchen and pantry with clean eating foods that create a foundation for quick and easy dinner recipes. From DIY pasta recipes to basic chicken sandwiches, you’ll have the ingredients for a nutritious and delicious supper. These staple ingredients are minimally-processed or whole foods, so you get maximum nutritional benefit with minimal added refined sugar, salt, or preservatives.
For easy recipe ideas, check out these meal planning resources. When you find a few dishes that might tickle those taste buds, add those ingredients to your shopping list for easy dinners too.
Easy Dinner Shopping List: Bread & Grains
Easy Dinner Shopping List: Canned/Jarred/Dry Goods
Marinara, no sugar added, low sodium
Almonds and/or walnuts, whole & unsalted (Ideal for sprinkling on salads or vegetable side dishes.)
Easy Dinner Shopping List: Condiments & Spices
Mustard, no added sugar
Ketchup, naturally sweetened (We love OrganicVille Ketchup.)
Cooking oils, like extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, safflower oil, and/or coconut oil
Herbs and spices of all varieties (Avoid pre-packaged mixes and use pure herbs and spices to flavor meats, salads, and vegetable side dishes.)
Chia seeds (Ideal for salad or yogurt toppings.)
Easy Dinner Shopping List: Beans & Legumes (dry or canned)
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
Lentils (all types)
Easy Dinner Shopping List: Produce
Salad greens, like lettuce and/or spinach
Favorite fresh vegetables
Favorite fresh fruits
Easy Dinner Shopping List: Fish & Lean Meats (choose organic when possible)
Fish, especially cold-water fish like salmon
Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
Lean ground turkey
Bison or venison (as a beef alternative)
Easy Dinner Shopping List: Eggs & Dairy
Greek yogurt, plain non-fat (Ideal as a healthy replacement for sour cream or mayo.)
Mozzarella, low-fat, shredded
Feta cheese, low-fat or non-fat
Milk, 1% or skim, or a milk alternative, like almond milk
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