I’ve received a couple of emails asking about our weekly grocery shopping haul after my post about ShopShop. For the most part, my weekly shopping list consists of the same basic foods. I try to buy things that are versatile and have a decent shelf life. And of course, there are always a few “splurge” items that find their way into our cart!
Like I said, versatility is key. I don’t always get to create a meal plan before shopping, so some of that is done on the fly…or even after the fact. However, waste is a major no no in this house. I avoid it by having a few standard recipes in my back pocket. The ingredients in these recipes can be swapped out easily, the spices can be adjusted, etc. For example, vegetable stir-fry is a staple, as are curry based dishes. Another favorite meal is what I like to call kitchen sink nachos – anything goes…just depends on what we have on hand.
Another helpful factor is that both Vishnu and I rotate between the same two breakfasts every day – a green mocha smoothie or banana oatmeal with PB. Vishnu’s lunches are pretty standard as well – a turkey sandwich, fruit, carrots, string cheese, and maybe some trail mix. My lunches usually consist of leftovers from the previous night’s dinner. We like to keep things simple.
With that being said, here is a list of all the basic foods you will find somewhere in our kitchen in some combination at any given time, taking into account seasonality and prices. And I just want to mention that this was made possible by the awesomeness that is ShopShop because we all know that my memory never serves me well!
Again, I just want to stress that I DO NOT buy all of these items every week. A lot of things are once a month/once every few months type purchases. But this paints a good picture of the kinds of foods that are a part of my well stocked kitchen.
And just for the record, the creators of ShopShop have no idea who I am. I just love the app that much!
What are some of the core items on your weekly shopping list?