Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tactful Tuesday: My Grocery List

It's that time of the week- grocery shopping day! While some love going to the store, I have to admit that I don't. Lately I've realized that so many of my purchases go to waste due to last minute birthday celebrations, dinner at a friend's and last minute trips back to Phoenix, that keep me from cooking for myself.

Another thing I don't particularly like about the way I grocery shop is the fact that I always end up with way more carbohydrates in my pantry than anyone should ever have laying around. If you can relate to me at all, then you'll agree that easy, fast carbs are deadly! They make lazy snacking a cinch - my roommates can attest to the fact that sometimes when I don't feel like cooking I'll have three or four servings of Wheat Thins or Cheez-Its instead of a nutritious meal. Sounds gross I know, but it really does happen. Does anyone else think there's something addictive in snack foods because I have such a hard time eating the suggested serving size.

Anyway... In an attempt to spend more wisely and make smarter purchases, I've decided to keep items off my list that are unnecessary so that I don't find myself reaching into a box at dinner time or late at night. For those of you grocery shopping professionals, feel free to add healthy items to my list... Lord knows I need all the help I can get!

By the way, how cute is this DIY grocery list? I may have to start making some of these!

Even though I've been living in an apartment since June, I'm yet to master this grocery/cooking thing. I truly blame it on the fact that I lived in my sorority house for two years. We were fortunate enough to have a chefs that cooked all meals for us Monday-Friday... #firstworldproblems, anyone? Also, the fact that I'll be moving back in with my parents over summer isn't very motivational. I doubt that I'll be doing as much grocery shopping. But, I'm still going to give it a try until I graduate in just about a month and a half. So here goes nothing...

Grocery List:
Avocados (If on sale)
Bell Peppers
Baby Carrots
Salsa Verde (For marinating chicken)
Special K cereal
Fat-free milk
Sandwich thins (I swear, I never use an entire loaf of bread!)
Frozen veggies
Pretzels (For some odd reason, I don't overindulge in pretzels like other snacks!)
Black Beans

This is a rather short list since I'm choosing to leave off those dangerous carbs. So as I mentioned before, please feel free to offer suggestions. Let's hope leaving those items off the list will actually keep me away from the snack isles in the store!



  1. A glass of wine with some wheat thins or baked ruffles is usually my dinner...but since I turned 30 last year...carbs are now replaced with fruit and wine! In my 40s...I better not have to pick wine or fruit...omg I cannot go w/out wine!

  2. I'm loving that shopping list! I wonder where you can get it! Cute post today!

  3. Love the shopping list! I want to thank you for the sweet comment you left for me yesterday! I really appreciate it! I hope the difficult time your experiencing passes! Just know there is a plan, if you need anything let me know!

  4. Good job leaving off the bad stuff:)