Typical Grocery List // Vegan

One of my readers suggested I share a typical grocery list. I thought it was such a great idea because I often get asked about the foods I buy. When I first started eating plant-based, making trips to the grocery store was so stressful. I was kind of all over the place and would just buy random items. It’s taken some time, but I now have a pretty basic grocery list I follow.

If you don’t know what to buy, it helps to separate your list into sections. For example, I sometimes separate my list into: protein, grains, fruits, vegetables, and miscellaneous. Also, it helps to research recipes or nutrition information before hand. Here is a standard grocery list for me:

  • Protein
    • Black beans
    • Fat free re-fried beans or garbanzo beans
    • Extra firm tofu
  • Grains
    • Rolled oats
    • Corn tortillas
    • Bread
    • Brown rice or jasmine rice
    • Whole wheat pasta
  • Fruits
    • Bananas (at least 6)
    • 1 package of frozen raspberries or mixed berries
    • 1 bag of apples
    • 3 avocados
  • Veggies
    • 1 bag of spinach
    • 1 package of carrots
    • 1 zucchini
    • 1 package of frozen broccoli
    • 1 bag of sweet potatoes
  • Miscellaneous 
    • Flax seed
    • Spices or seasonings
    • Maple syrup or agave
    • Sauces

I don’t buy these things every week. A lot of the miscellaneous items last at least a month. Also, grains and dried beans last longer than a week. This list is fairly standard and you can make many plant-based recipes with these items. I hope this post helps! Thanks for reading!


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    May 24, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    This sounds very similar to the sort of thing I buy! Making a list definitely simplifies grocery shopping 🙂

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      May 24, 2018 at 4:09 pm

      I agree! Thanks for commenting!

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    With love, Caroline
    May 25, 2018 at 6:37 am

    I love this post! Very useful, I always buy too many things and end up eating too much :/

    • Reply
      May 25, 2018 at 9:05 am

      I’m glad it’s useful! Thanks for commenting!

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    June 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Awesome post, I’m just starting out and that “just buy random things” was definitely me. Thank you for sharing

    • Reply
      June 15, 2018 at 5:31 pm

      I’m glad it helped! Thanks for commenting!

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    June 24, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Love this !

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      June 24, 2018 at 12:55 am

      Thank you!

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    July 5, 2018 at 1:43 am

    That’s pretty much my shopping list haha

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