Clean Eating Grocery List

Ok, so it’s that time of the week again. Time to do a little grocery shopping this evening. I’m not gonna lie, it’s not my favorite thing in the world, but now that I am watching what I pick up at the store, I am SO much more interested. Remember, eating clean is a must, and if you buy the right foods you will eat the right foods. Abs are made in the kitchen people. 🙂

Below I wanted to share what is on my full shopping list which I usually print out and bring with me to keep me on track, and not wandering off into the junk food sections!

Protein Options

  • Eggs
  • Boneless/skinless chicken breasts (I pick up every time!)
  • Lean ground turkey
  • Canned tuna (in water always)
  • Plain nonfat cottage cheese
  • Plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • Non fat cheese sticks
  • Salmon

Veggie Options

  • Brocoli
  • Asparagus
  • Spinach
  • Kale (need to start eating more of this!)
  • Bell peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Cauliflower
  • Artichoke
  • Green beans
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumber


  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries (huge fan of berries as you can tell!)
  • Tomatoes (some can say it’s a veggie, some fruit, who knows!)
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon (if in season)

Complex Carb Options

  • Low carb/low sugar cereal
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Sweet potato

Healthy Fat Options

  • Natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • Olive oil
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Avocado


  • Water! (If you don’t have a brita or water filter)
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Green tea
  • Coffee


  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Mustard
  • Salsa
  • Cinnamon
  • Zero calorie sweetener
  • Pepper
  • Salt

I also tend to pick up multi vitamins and protein powder (usually Muscle Milk).

Other helpful tips

  • Try to stay away from the alcohol! I sometimes will give in and buy a bottle of wine, but alcohol promotes fat storage- more details about that later.
  • Dont go on an empty stomach!
  • Just because its says low-fat doesn’t mean it is healthy!

One thing that I have learned is that eating healthy absolutely does not have to be expensive. Stores like Trader Joes have all of this food available at low prices. Please don’t ever think that it will cost a fortune to eat clean, because you can always stick to minimum requirements or look for coupons for these items. If you stick to this list, cut out as much junk food and minimally eat out, you will see results. I have witnessed this first hand. I do have cheat meals so don’t get me wrong, I am only human (and also a HUGE chocoholic and full Italian who loves my pasta) but I try my very hardest to stick to this list as much as possible.

I may also be leaving a few things out, some I may not like or others I just don’t know about, so please don’t be shy to leave me a comment and give other suggestions!

Thank you for reading! I hope this clean eating list will help you to choose all of the right options that work for you as they have worked for me!

xo, Jenna



8 thoughts on “Clean Eating Grocery List

  1. It’s funny I actually love grocery shopping! Haha! And I so agree with you, alcohol can def pack those pounds on. It was crazy how much I lost when I stopped drinking. So I see you have almond milk. What’s the deal w non fat milk?

    • Non fat milk is great as well, I just prefer almond milk. It’s made by mixing almonds and water so has an extremely high nutritional value, tons of vitamins and is safe for those who are lactose intolerant. It may be much less calories and fat as well. I hope that helps Kelly!

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