It’s no secret that I’m a big believer in feeding your body the best foods you can to keep you in tip-top condition year round, and making sure you’ve got the tonnes of energy you need to do the things you love in life!

I personally like to eat as clean as possible, meaning that I love whole, healthy foods that are closest to their natural state- think a whole lotta veggies, fruit, whole grains, healthy fats, plant-based proteins… you get the idea. 🙂

Eating clean is definitely not a diet by any stretch of the imagination, it’s simply a lifestyle of eating healthily 80% of the time to nourish your body.
Don’t get me wrong, 20% of the time I’m totally down for a cupcake or two… or four. With a side of Dairy Milk chocolate. (And maybe a sneaky hot chip session thrown in too…).

Everything in moderation, kids!

There are so many incredible benefits both physically and mentally, to eating clean most of the time:

  • Increased energy
  •  Easy weight maintenance
  • Improved overall health and immunity
  • Healthy skin
  • Increase in lean muscle
  • Decreased instances of certain diseases, like cancer and diabetes
  • Less impact on the environment, as the foods are minimally processed
  • Less expensive than buying lots of packaged foods
  • Sustainable- unlike fad diets, clean eating is a holistic approach you can keep up for life!

I thought I’d include a bit of a list of all the things I typically (read: always!) buy when I hit up the supermarket.
I swear every time I go, I grab the same food, I even have a specific route through the supermarket and I don’t even have to think; just grab! Super convenient, and no brain power necessary. Perfect. 😉

Fruit:

Bananas
Apples
Mixed frozen berries
Grapes
Avocado (still refuse to believe this is a fruit… I will fight to the bitter end!)
Dates (okay so they kinda snuck in here and don’t really fit… but they needed a mention because they’re so damn good.)

Veggies:

Cucumber
Capsicum/bell peppers
Tomatoes
Broccoli
Carrots
Brussel sprouts
Baby spinach
Pumpkin
Sweet potato
Snow peas
Green beans

Nuts, seeds, oils & nut butters:

Peanut butter
Almond butter
Almond, brazil nut and cashew nut butter (try saying that one three times fast, I dare ya!)
Tahini
Almonds
Chia seeds
Sunflower seeds
Walnuts
Coconut oil

Poultry & fish:

Salmon
Tuna (in cans it makes life a billion times easier!)
Chicken
Free range eggs

Grains:

Rolled oats
Wholemeal bread (Helga and Burgen are hands down my favourites!)
Quinoa

Beans & lentils:

Chickpeas/garbanzo beans
Lentils

Plant-based milk:

Almond milk (Almond Breeze is delicious! Great for baking, oats, pancakes…)

Dairy:

Cottage cheese
Natural yoghurt (Chobani is incredible, if you see it, nab it, ASAP! I’m telling you)

Baking stuff:

Vanilla extract
Stevia
Wholewheat flour
Almond meal
Baking soda
Cocoa powder

Treats:

Dark chocolate
Larabars

Things I’m dying to try:

Nutritional yeast (apparently tastes just like cheese?! I’m sold.)
Kale
Spaghetti squash
Tempeh
Agave syrup

 

What’s on your shopping list?

This article originally appeared on http://runningshoeschocolatemousse.com. It has been shared with the author’s permission and has been edited from it’s original content. The original article can be found at: http://runningshoeschocolatemousse.com/foodie-faves/.

Kloe Sampson

Kloe Sampson

I'm a Sydney girl passionate about all things healthy living and fitness, writing about my journey along the way. Aspiring to work in the fitness industry, I'm studying Exercise and Sport Science, as well as completing group fitness instructor and personal training courses. Thanks for stopping by!

Author Blog Site: http://runningshoeschocolatemousse.com

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