Healthy on the Cheap Day 5 (Day 1-5 Shopping List)

I woke up today very excited for the month of April! I’m only 26 days away from a vacation and lots of great plans between now and then! I hope you are enjoying this Healthy on the Cheap plan and invite any feedback or questions that you have!

Today’s Shopping List Additions (See below for the complete Shopping list for Days 1-5. Two more days to go!

Strawberry- high in fiber, potassium and vitamin c. Buy frozen if they are out of season.

Banana- These get a bad rep because of their high glycemic value but they are loaded with potassium. Unless you have diabetes these should be a part of a healthy diet.

Almond Milk- A great alternative to cows milk. Almond milk is lactose, gluten, casein and cholesterol free; it’s also free of saturated fats. Maybe try soy milk, rice milk, or coconut milk if this one doesn’t work for you.

Spinach- loaded with iron which is required  for red blood cell production and assists with cellular metabolism.

Balsamic Vinegar- I recently read an article that one of the food’s nutritionists say not to eat is bottled salad dressing because of the sugars and other illegible ingredients. A great an easy alternative is Balsamic vinegar. If you can splurge on a good one it will be worth it!

Day 5

Breakfast- Strawberry, Banana, and Almond Milk Smoothie

Lunch- Whole Wheat Wrap, spread hummus evenly, top with carrots, broccoli, goat cheese, red onion, and quinoa (about a tablespoon of each)

Snack- oatmeal with a sliced banana and almonds, add a pinch of cinnamon

Dinner- Baked Potato, with a salad of Spinach, carrots, broccoli, red onion, black beans, avocado, and cherry tomatoes. Top with Balsamic Vinegar and a touch of Olive Oil.

Days 1-5 Shopping List

16 ounces Canned Crushed Tomatoes
Agave nectar
Almond Milk
Almonds
Amy’s Organic Soup
Apple
Avocado
Balsamic Vinegar
Banana
broccoli
Can of Black Beans
Carrots
Cherry tomatoes
Chicken
Chunky Natural Peanut Butter
Cinnamon
Garlic
Goat Cheese Crumbles
Hummus
Olive Oil
Pine Nuts
Potatoes
Quaker Steel Oats Oatmeal
Quinoa
Red Onion
Spinach
Strawberry
Thomas Whole Wheat Bagel THINS
Whole Wheat Spaghetti
Whole wheat tortillas
Zucchini
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