Eating clean is a journey. Once you decide to start cooking for yourself, you start down a road of learning and growth. Every time you try something new in the kitchen, you’ll get a little better and learn something that will come in handy later.
One of the first challenges is knowing what to buy at the grocery store and what you need to stock your kitchen. After you have all of the basic supplies, cooking at home becomes much easier. Some specialty products, for example – chia seeds, certain flours, and quality olive oil – seem expensive at first. But luckily, those items usually don’t need to be purchased as often. Once you have all of the basics, the hard part is out of the way. Frequent purchases such as produce should be much less expensive.
This looks like a long list so if you’re starting from scratch, take it slow. Get what you can, as you can.
Flours and grains:
brown rice flour
ground flax seeds [flax seed meal] spelt flour
Nuts & Seeds:
Spices & Seasonings:
red pepper flakes
Oils and Vinegars:
cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
apple cider vinegar
white wine vinegar
coconut palm sugar
[we don’t recommend the use of agave. see this link for information.]
Fruits, Vegetables, and Legumes:
greens – spinach, chard, kale, mixed greens, etc.
tomatoes – cherry/grape, roma, and vine
Trader Joe’s organic hummus
Whole Foods German mustard
herbs – parsley, cilantro, basil, thyme
sprouts – bean, alfalfa, sunflower
raw nuts & seeds – almonds, cashews, pepitas, sunflower, chia,
extra virgin olive oil
Two Moms in the Raw Granola Bars
Mary’s Gone Crackers