Quick & Easy Dinner Shopping List

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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.

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Easy Dinner Shopping List: Bread & Grains

100% Whole-wheat pasta
100% Whole-wheat pitas, tortillas, or rolls
100% Whole-wheat bread crumbs
Brown rice

Easy Dinner Shopping List: Canned/Jarred/Dry Goods

Marinara, no sugar added, low sodium
Sun-dried tomatoes
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.)
Balsamic vinegar
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)

Black beans
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
Kidney beans
Pinto 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
Butter, unsalted
Milk, 1% or skim, or a milk alternative, like almond milk


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