Healthy shopping made easy.
“Wow! You look great!” “Thanks, I feel great, too!” Who doesn’t want to have that conversation? Looking fabulous and feeling healthy come from a combination of regular exercise and smart eating habits. Healthy eating starts with stocking your kitchen and pantry with the right foods. We’re sharing the ultimate clean eating grocery list, 50 of the foods that will put you on the path toward the positive change you deserve.
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The Ultimate Clean Eating Grocery List- 50 Foods
The foods below are non- or minimally processed, and many are used regularly in Skinny Ms. recipes. You’ll find many items on this clean eating shopping list by walking the outer perimeter of the grocery store. Interior aisles are stocked largely with processed foods containing too much added salt, refined sugars, and chemical preservatives.
Fresh or frozen fruits and veggies are musts, because they’re the foundation for any healthy lifestyle. When possible, choose organic to reduce the risk of exposure to pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Find out which non-organic produce has the highest risk of chemical exposure in The Dirty Dozen.
Keep the doctor away by snacking on them or using them in dishes like Harvest Quinoa and Apple Salad.
This Strawberry Banana Smoothie is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a post-workout refresher.
Snack on these on their own or enjoy a meal that’s ready when you come home with One-Pan Honey Roasted Chicken and Carrots.
Stock up on strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries, and more! Treat yourself to a healthy breakfast with Berries and Basil Cream Cheese Toast.
5. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
From kale to spinach, dark green veggies are a good foundation for building a better body. Try our yummy Spicy Kale Salad with Chickpeas & Maple Dijon Dressing.
6. Sweet Potatoes
Benefit from antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and better blood sugar regulation in dishes like Sweet Potato Fries.
7. Bell Peppers
Pepper meals, like Skinny Bell Pepper Nacho Boats, are rich in antioxidants and packed with vitamins, such as C, E, and K.
This bulb adds plenty of good-for-you flavor to dishes like Cabbage Garlic Veggie Soup.
Crunch into a nutritious topping, appetizer, or side with Baked Onion Rings.
Beans and Legumes
These are a healthy—and budget-friendly—protein source, especially if you’re living a vegetarian lifestyle.
This is a broader category that includes beans as well as peas and lentils. Try this Slow Cooker Lentil and Veggie Stew.
This superfood, which is a green soybean, is a tasty snack or salad topping. Try our Air-Fried Edamame with Sweet Thai Chili Dressing.
Discover more snack ideas for your clean-eating shopping list in 50 Clean-Eating Snacks.
Lean options are a good source of the protein that builds lean muscles, which, in turn, burn more calories. Avoid the antibiotics found in some of these foods by choosing organic when available.
14. Chicken Breasts
Get the protein without the fat found in other meats by making our The Easiest Air Fryer Chicken Breasts Recipe this week. You might also like to try this tasty Skinny Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast.
Fish is an excellent source of protein. Options like salmon are loaded with healthy fats, too. Try this delicious Citrus Salmon Tray Bake or our Simple One Pan Lemon Salmon with Roasted Asparagus. You might also like this Light and Elegant White Fish and Vegetables and our Fast and Flavorful Chimichurri Shrimp.
17. Non- or Low-Fat Greek Yogurt, Plain
Avoid flavored brands with refined sugar, and mix in your own fresh berries or nuts to add flavor. Try making our Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad with Toasted Pecans and Apples oe this yummy Vanilla Bean Yogurt Shake!
18. Low-Fat Cheese
Benefit from dairy-based protein in Slow Cooker Spinach and Mozzarella Frittata.
White flour is stripped of nutrients, making it an empty source of calories. Instead, add nutrient- and fiber-rich whole grains to your clean-eating grocery list.
This is a power-packed superfood, so try one of our delicious quinoa recipes! We have plenty to choose from, including this Sweet Potato, Kale, and Quinoa Skillet or our Turkey Sausage and Quinoa Pizza Bowl.
21. Whole Wheat Bread
Great for sandwiches, whole wheat slices are more filling and nutritious compared to white bread. Use some whole wheat bread when following the Steps to Make the Perfect Skinny Sandwich.
22. Whole Wheat Pasta
Yes, you can enjoy pasta as part of a better lifestyle. Try our yummy Cheesy Pizza Pasta Bake.
Canned and Jarred Ingredients
These foods often make meal prep easier. Always read labels to make sure you’re purchasing items with no or little added sugar, salt, or preservatives.
It’s simple to make your own Clean-Eating Sauce, but sometimes it’s more convenient to have a low-sodium, no-sugar-added brand on hand.
25. Chicken Broth
Stock up on this healthy foundational ingredient so you can enjoy recipes like this scrumptious Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup.
Baked treats are fine in moderation. And by making them at home, you can control things like sugar and fat!
27. Whole Wheat Flour
Please family or guests with our Clean-Eating Apple Pie.
28. White Whole Wheat Flour
This flour is an unrefined whole grain flour that retains most of its nutrients unlike the white version. It is often preferred in baking because of its lighter texture. Try making our Quick and Easy Drop Biscuits.
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds are small but mighty. They deliver a host of good-for-you benefits, from omega-3 fatty acids to unsaturated (good) fats.
Tap into almond’s superfood power with our Sweet And Spicy Toasted Almonds.
Have a great morning by enjoying walnuts and other tasty foods in these Banana-Walnut Bran Muffins.
31. Chia Seeds
Try these seeds in Mixed Berry Chia Jam.
32. Flax Seeds
Power up for the day with Flax and Apple Raisin Oatmeal.
Oils and Condiments
No clean-eating grocery list would be complete without healthy oils and condiments for your cooking, baking, and snacking.
33. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
This ingredient is used in an abundance of different healthy recipes, even baking! Try it in our Olive Oil Honey Banana Bread.
34. Walnut Oil
Learn more about this nutrient-rich oil in 6 Healthy Oils and How to Use Them.
35. Coconut Oil
Unrefined coconut oil is a natural anti-inflammatory. Check out these 6 Ways to Use Coconut Oil in Your Recipes.
36. Balsamic Vinegar
This vinegar is the foundation for many healthy marinade and salad dressing recipes, such as this Strawberry Balsamic Dressing.
Choose a no-sugar-added brand, and enjoy it in our Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken.
Herbs and Spices
If you need fresh herbs, find them in the produce section. Better yet, grow your own!
Try these flavorful Greek Chicken Kebabs.
Top burgers or nosh on fresh veggies with Dill Yogurt Spread.
Health-up snack time by making simple Whole-Grain Cinnamon Pita Chips.
Add this side to your menu plan this week: Slow Cooker Homestyle Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary.
Processed sugar is a fast way to add pounds and wreak havoc on your health. Go natural instead!
We love this natural sweetener in our Pineapple Honey Shrimp Taco Bowl
45. Maple Syrup
With breakfast or in other dishes, like Skinny Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw, 100% pure maple syrup is a tasty alternative to refined sugar products.
46. Coconut Palm Sugar
We use this in recipes like the Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Milk and Milk Alternatives
Whether you’re pouring a tall, cool glass or using it in recipes, you’ll want to add milk (or an alternative) to your clean-eating grocery list.
47. Low-Fat Milk
Non-flavored milk offers a healthy boost of protein. Kick processed coffee creamers to the curb with our clean-eating Coffee Creamer.
48. Almond Milk
Ground almonds make this milk alternative rich in antioxidants. Discover how yummy it can be in our Skinny Orange Julius.
49. Coconut Milk
Made from pressed coconut meat, this alternative delivers plenty of nutrients, like potassium, zinc, and folate. However, it’s high in fat so use it in moderation. Try it in Coconut Curry Cauliflower.
Forget the highly sweetened brands and make the healthy choice while grocery shopping.
50. Green Tea
Unsweetened green tea, a no-calorie superfood, is included in many of our smoothie and drink recipes. Learn How To Brew Kombucha At Home!
Make positive changes! This clean-eating grocery list is a good place to start. Remember to download our FREE Clean-Eating Menu Planner to help make shopping easier.