My Quick Fix Shopping List

If I don’t have much time, if I haven’t checked the cupboard and if I haven’t planned my meals for the week but know I need food – this is what I get. My 20 item quick fix shopping list. From this list I can manage to make a few dinners, lunches, breakfasts, snacks and desserts.

Frozen berries – I always have frozen berries in the freezer. I eat them with coconut yoghurt, chia seeds, cinnamon and nuts for breakfast.

Chia seeds – If I ever want a quick dessert I mix 1 tablespoon chia seeds with ½ cup nut milk. After about 5 minutes the chia seeds soak up the liquid and form a pudding like consistency. Then I mix through raw cacao powder, berries and some honey to make a choc berry pudding.

Nuts – my favourites are almonds and walnuts. Nuts are a perfect snack as they contain protein and healthy fats to satisfy hunger, curb cravings and keep you satisfied. I also use nuts to make nut milk (see recipe here) and nut butter (see recipe here).

Quinoa – the base of my quickest meal ever. Simply cook some quinoa in a rice cooker, then add salad or cooked vegetables and stir through olive oil and tamari (wheat free soy sauce).

Raw honey – I use raw honey instead of refined sugar in my desserts and snacks.

Dates – if I want an instant sweet snack I fill a fresh date with almond butter. Yum!

Cinnamon – I have cinnamon everyday in my breakfast and in desserts and snacks. It helps to balance blood sugar and minimise cravings.

Raw cacao powder – I cannot live without chocolate.

Ginger – I use ginger in most of my dinners and in all of my green juices.

Garlic – my favourite superfood. I use garlic everyday in all my dinners.

Eggs – the perfect meal in terms of good fats and protein. Eggs are a quick and easy meal.

Avocado – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I eat an avocado every single day. They are my favourite source of good fats which are essential for hormone regulation.

Coconut oil – I use coconut oil in cooking as it doesn’t go rancid as quickly as other oils.

Olive oil – excellent healthy fat great for drizzling over salads and making hummus and pesto.

Herbal tea – perfect way to increase your water intake if you’re not a fan of water and great for digestion. Peppermint is my favourite.

Coconut yoghurt – I eat coconut yoghurt for breakfast every day and use it instead of icecream for desserts.

Vegetables – any type of vegetable is great. Pack your fridge with them. My favourites are kale, carrots, mushrooms, brocoli, beans, peas, zucchini, capsicum, potatoes, sweet potato, pumpkin and cabbage.

Lemon – drink lemon juice and water upon rising to stimulate gastric juices needed for digestion. Grate lemon rind on your salad and squeeze lemon juice in your green juice.

Chick peas – use them to make burger patties (see recipe here) or hummus or put them in curries, soups or stir frys.

Herbs and spices –  I don’t mind which ones you use, just use them. My favourites are coriander, parsely, mint, basil, sage, cumin, fennel, paprika, tumeric, cinnamon and nutmeg.

What’s on your quick fix shopping list?

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2 responses to “My Quick Fix Shopping List

  1. I use zucchinis in almost everything and I would easily use over a kg of mushrooms each week! Indian eggplants too, but I’ve heard that as a Nightshade I shouldn’t eat eggplant often. Is this true and how often is too often?

    1. Hey Chloe, nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, peppers, goji berries and gooseberries) are associated with inflammation so this is why some people avoid. I’d suggest listening to your own body. Everyone is different. If you’re affected you might experience joint pain, headaches or sore muscles. If so, stop eating them. Otherwise, enjoy in moderation. If you have an inflammatory condition such as arthritis I’d suggest cutting them out for 1 month and see how you feel. Or if not, you could still cut them out for 1 month and see how you recover from exercise, etc. Hope this helps x

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